The US ambassador to Afghanistan said so in a recent interview, and it's a stunning statistic if true. But it's probably not.
Today's attacks are insignificant from a tactical perspective, but they are part of a steady increase of assaults – sending a message that the Taliban-led insurgency can reach deep into the capital.
A Tibetan exile in the mountains of India has turned to carving to remind him of his homeland.
Youth sports program in Mexico fights obesity through fun and games.
The departure of Honduran Security Minister Oscar Alvarez, the leading crusader against police corruption in Honduras, is a victory for crooked cops.
While Americans and Europeans bemoan the cost of gasoline at the pumps, people in some other parts of the world enjoy filling up their tanks cheaply thanks to subsidies provided by wealthy, oil-rich governments. But fuel subsidies tend to benefit the rich (who own motor vehicles) more than the poor. The IMF estimated that 65 percent of the fuel subsidies in Africa benefit the richest 40 percent of households (2010). Only 8 percent of the $410 billion in government fuel subsidies worldwide went to the poorest 20 percent of the population (International Energy Agency - estimates, 2010). The British insurance firm Staveley Head has released the latest list of the world’s gas pump prices. Here are the 10 cheapest countries on Earth to fill a gas tank.
Among the legacies of 9/11 is a more dangerous world for journalists and civilians working in conflict zones such as Afghanistan and Pakistan. Here are a few stories that tell of the growing risks.
Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan said Monday in Cairo that he is prepared for the worst case scenario with Israel, while Israel scrambles to cover its flanks in a multifront diplomatic crisis.
The lack of financial assistance to offset rising costs of US universities is a major reason, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).