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With due apologies to God, Voltaire and the Ukrainians, I must point out that if Ukraine did not exist, it would not be necessary
The Red Wadi (Wadi al Ahmar) lies a bit to the west of the old Roman border between Tripolitania and Cyrenaica
Crimea is going to be part of Russia, and there is nothing anybody else can do about it.
Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron rambled a bit on his visit to Afghanistan last December, but ended up
The first mistake of the Ukrainian revolutionaries was to abandon the agreement of Feb. 23 to create a national unity
This is not how it was supposed to happen.
Aung San Suu Kyi, Nobel Peace Prize winner and champion of Burmese democracy, declared last June that she would run for president
It would be interesting to know just what tidbits of information the U.S. National Security Agency’s eavesdropping has turned up
General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who led the coup against Egypt’s elected president last July, has one of the finest collections
The good thing about volcanoes is that you know where they are. If you don’t want to get hurt, just stay away from them.
The Catholic Church consecrates saints with less pomp and sentimentality than was lavished on Nelson Mandela during the weeklong media orgy
Ukraine’s President Viktor Yanukovych had much explaining to do at the summit meeting of the European Union in Vilnius, Lithuania
“We are not blind, and I don’t think we are stupid,” said U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in response to fierce Israeli criticism
The big news of the week is that China’s one-child policy is being relaxed.
The Curse of Mars also applies to Asian countries.
Short term beats long term most of the time, even when people understand where their long-term self-interest really lies.
Last May, with considerable trepidation, I wrote an article about what seemed to be extraordinarily high rates of rape in Africa.
When someone pulls a rabbit out of a hat, it’s natural to be suspicious.
The most important hamburger in the history of the world was cooked (but only half-eaten) in London on Monday.
Two massacres committed by the Egyptian army in one week.