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Revealed: the $2bn offshore trail that leads to Vladimir Putin

A massive leak of documents shines new light on the fabulous fortunes of the Russian president’s inner circle<p>Putin’s best friend: the cellist who holds the key to his fortune Iceland’s PM faces snap election over revelations What are the Panama Papers? Panama Papers: global reaction – live<p>A network …

Corruption

Best cities in the world for shopping? Hey Los Angeles, you're No. 3

Attention shoppers! If part of your travel fun involves stylish purchases, here are 25 cities — New York City is tops and Los Angeles takes the No. 3 spot — worthy of pulling out your wallet.<p>That's the word from Expedia, which Wednesday released a ranking of the best shopping cities in the …

We Asked an Expert What Would Happen if Saudi Arabia and Iran Went to War

As tensions between the two Middle Eastern powers intensify, is there actually a chance of a shooting war breaking out? And how disastrous would that be?<p>The relationship between Saudi Arabia and Iran has been fraught with tension for decades. In 1979, when the Shah was overthrown in Iran, that …

South Asia

The Great Hypocritical Muslim Cover-Up

‘World Hijab Day’ is worse than passé. It’s time to make the veil a matter of choice in Iran and Saudi Arabia, for starters.<p>Many of my fellow Muslims …

There Is Only One Way to Defeat ISIS

We must hold accountable our Middle Eastern "allies"—the states and bankers and political elites—who persist in funding mass murder.<p>There was a strange stillness in the news on Saturday morning, a Saturday morning that came earlier in Paris than it did in Des Moines, a city in Iowa, one of the …

Arabian Sea

Study: Religious Kids Are Jerks

A study published in the journal Current Biology testing the behavior of Christian, Muslim, and atheist children has found that religious kids are …

Starting With the Earth as a Marble, This Is the First Timelapse of the Solar System to Scale | Colossal

<p>When looking in a science textbook or a toy mobile of the solar system, it’s easy to depict the sun, planets and moon to scale in comparison to each …

Muslim World and Secularism

In Pakistan and, in fact, most of the Islamic world, the very concept of secularism is completely misunderstood. Somehow the concept has been thoroughly confused and amalgamated with Atheism. An overwhelming majority of politicians, and even intellectuals, often try to defend themselves when …

Religion

Politics 101: Why military coups happen in Pakistan

Ten years ago, Dr Charles H. Kennedy, renowned expert on Pakistani politics, wrote the essay <i>A User’s Guide to Guided Democracy</i>, in which he …

Senior Republicans rebuke Cruz over his attacks on McConnell

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior Senate Republicans lined up Sunday to rebuke Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz for harshly criticizing Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, an extraordinary display of intraparty division played out live on the Senate floor.<p>As the Senate met for a rare Sunday session, Sens. Orrin …

Republicans

Failed investment: 43 years later, citizens to regain possession of land

<b>KARACHI: Forty-two citizens, 43 years of struggle and money invested to build their dream homes. This is the story of the families who were allotted</b> …

Looking for Jinnah’s Pakistan

All sorts of ironies are often pointed out about what happened to Pakistan after the early demise of its founder, Mohammad Ali Jinnah.<p>Shamim Ahmed in …

Salman Khan urges PM Nawaz to confirm if Mumbai blasts suspect is hiding in Pakistan — Anti-Salman tweets make trend on Twitter

Salman lashed out at Tiger Memon in a chain of tweets posted early on Sunday, and asked Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to confirm whether the …

Forget about 'beats' and 'misses' when it comes to quarterly earnings

Translation? The Democratic Party's front-running presidential candidate is taking aim at Wall Street - sort of.<p>Clinton is no Bernie Sanders, or Elizabeth Warren for that matter. For some she is, in fact, just a little too close to the money men. So perhaps unsurprisingly, instead of offering a …

Markets

Latest World News, Videos & Photos

New details on the death of a family from Iowa vacationing in Mexico<p>Toxic gases blamed for American family death in Mexico<p>French police officer …

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

Why Turkey Has Finally Declared War on ISIS

Newsha Tavakolian for TIME<p>Newsha Tavakolian for TIME<p>Newsha Tavakolian for TIME<p>Newsha Tavakolian for TIME<p>Newsha Tavakolian for TIME<p>Newsha Tavakolian …

Middle East
Middle East
Middle East

The Death of Satire

Once the smartest form of comedy, satire has turned into fake news and dumbed-down clickbait. From Colbert to The Onion, the tide is going out.<p>How …