The government of Israel consistently speaks out against its enemies: Hamas, Hezbollah, Iran and so on. But does it actually know who its friends are?
DAN-CHYI CHUA
For a moment, leave behind what divides Jersualem and take a walk through the new Mamilla with its creator, envisioned as a meeting place across cultures.
DAN-CHYI CHUA
“Wherever there's a Lao wat, there's a Lao community dedicated to preserving and practicing Buddhist precepts.”
SEE
Fear-mongering, war-mongering, excessive patriotism… Here’s a look at how right-wingers in India, Pakistan and the USA create a climate of fear and suspicion to win votes.
INDIAN PUNDIT
Before the Obama-mediated talks between Israel and the Palestinians can begin in Washington, they are already crying bloody murder in the holy land.
DAN-CHYI CHUA
This week, Israeli soldier Eden Abergil posted photos of herself posing next to blindfolded Palestinian detainees on her Facebook account. If you thought that was demeaning to Palestinians, well, you only got half the story.
DAN-CHYI CHUA
The film portrayed silenced Muslim females shrouded in black, sentenced to shove one French fry at a time underneath their veil. Poor, hungry, Muzzy women.
KALSOOM LAKHANI
Hindu fundamentalism and European proselytizing are threatening secular Nepal.
DINESH WAGLE
A Pakistani blogger discusses picking and choosing aspects of his religion that are most appealing to him.
YAWAR HEREKAR
Violence, drunkenness, sex… It’s not just the Vatican, similar scandals are rocking the Buddhist world, too.
SOPHEAP CHAK
Jasmine has long been known as an aphrodisiac. Now a compound from the flower is helping to fight cancer.
VIVIENNE KHOO
Call it cheesy, but this latest TV hit does deserve praise for trying to reconcile Islamic ideals with modern culture.
ARWA ABURAWA
Passionate and inspired by his environment, a young boy pushes against the grain of poverty for the right not to beg.
PRATIMA MANANDHAR
Men, you have been warned. Beware what you say to get a woman in bed, the Israeli court can jail you for rape. It has just done that with an Arab who pretended to be a Jew, opening unwittingly at the same time, a whole racist can of worms.
DAN-CHYI CHUA
The irony of the situation between the Israelis and the Palestinians is how much they have in common, especially in how both their histories are marked by tragedy and loss.
DAN-CHYI CHUA