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In Act Of Protest, Ai Weiwei Vase Is Destroyed At Miami Museum

A local artist claims he smashed the vase to protest the type of artists showcased at the museum.

A beginner’s guide to Franglais

In the spirit of mutual mistranslation, here’s a brief glossary of the weirdest 'English' words you need a French dictionary to understand.

Fake decentralization - Chris Blattman

A very under-appreciated fact: developing countries keep cutting themselves into smaller units. Half of African countries have increased the

Is this 'castaway' for real?

'I’m not sure if I believe his story,' the Marshall Islands’ acting foreign minister said.

Aerial Perspectives by Alex MacLean – in pictures

Taken from 5,000 feet above the earth in a Cessna aeroplane, Alex MacLean's photographs document humanity's footprint on the natural world.

Dubai's Most Wated

Continue reading [split] ‘The transition from studio to this was very easy,’ laughs Meitha Al Mazrooei, speaking of her former architecture

Seven Hours in Hama

“That is it! We cannot wait anymore. We are going to Hama, this morning.” My mother stood facing both of us, my twin and I, helpless and wit

What Is a Photograph? An Exhibit at the International Center of Photography

A new exhibit at the International Center of Photography highlights photographers whose work is redefining the medium.

Syrian Opposition’s Calm at Talks Surprises as Officials Falter

A turnabout has the exile coalition and its Western backers declaring an early, if modest, victory.

15 Awkward Moments From The Animal Kingdom

Nature is beautiful. And sometimes awkward. Much Love - Virgin Mobile

What Drives Success?

Culture pushes some groups to achieve. We can learn from them.

Botswana 'breaks ranks with SADC, AU'

Botswana President Ian Khama says his country won’t participate in future SADC election observer missions after he noted what he says were i

Turkey's Enemy Within

How Prime Minister Erdogan is dismantling democracy.

Syria's heritage in ruins: before-and-after pictures

The war in Syria has claimed more than 130,000 lives and, as these images reveal, it is also laying waste to its historic buildings and Unes

How Tradition Remade Rwanda

The secret ingredient in Rwanda's efforts to rebuild its nation after the violence of genocide.

China’s Stadium Diplomacy in Africa

China is on a stadium-building binge in Africa. What will the glut of cookie-cutter stadia do to the African game?

Dusklands by Robin Yassin-Kassab | Critical Muslim

Morocco's Arabic name, 'al-Maghreb', emerges from the root gh-r-b, which denotes concepts including the west, distance, and alienation. 'Gha


Last summer I travelled in Morocco (where I used to live) in order to write an essay for the Maghreb issue of the Critical Muslim, which I a