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In Karachi, Street Food Tells a Story of Division and Unity

The Flavors That Divide Us

As exiles and immigrants come and go, they leave their mark on the street food. The politics ushers in years of violence, followed by years of peace. Yet the underlying divisions that cut across the city remain the same. Even in its togetherness, Karachi stands divided in its identity.

Palm Oil and Blood In Honduras’ Ongoing Conflict

Honduras and Ongoing Land Fights

Land conflicts aren’t dead in Honduras, and insecurity is still the norm for rural farmers, politicized or not, in regions such as the Aguán. But there is now hope that, under the new government of Xiomara Castro, some progress toward resolution, however minimal, can be made.

Israel and Gaza Keep Up Their Precarious Dance

Israel and Gaza Keep Up Their Precarious Dance

The situation on the ground in both Israel and Gaza has returned to pre-war “normal,” a testament to the strategic value of the economic and civilian facets of their budding relationship. But absent a longer-term understanding, this precarious dance will just push off another conflagration.

An Iraqi Actress to Sue The Economist Over ‘Fat’ Photo

An Iraqi Actress to Sue The Economist Over ‘Fat’ Photo

“I have decided to take legal action against The Economist for their cover story. I am demanding compensation for the emotional, mental, and social damage this incident has caused me. My legal team and I are arranging the next steps"

Faith and Vengeance: the Islamic State’s War in Afghanistan

Faith and Vengeance: the Islamic State’s War in Afghanistan

Since its formation in 2015, ISKP has been killing civilians and fighting the Taliban in a wave of violence unlike anything the country has seen before. This is the inside story of the group’s rise, fall and possible rebirth.

The New Frontier: African Artists Tap Into a Digital Goldrush

The New Frontier: African Artists Tap Into a Digital Goldrush

For artists anywhere, selling art typically promises only meager returns. But non-fungible tokens (NFTs) have opened new possibilities, giving African artists global exposure for their work and allowing them to earn enough income to make a living.

A Malian Writer Finds a Postmortem Revival

A Malian Writer Finds a Postmortem Revival

Most academics agree that the plagiarism charges against Yambo Ouologuem fall into a “gray area” as plenty of writers, including T.S. Eliot, have used the same method of intertextuality. But the damage to a brilliant young writer was done — until a French literary event in 2021 set the record straight.