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50 Cheap Eats Destinations in NYC

As restaurant prices in New York City continue to soar, finding great inexpensive places becomes more of a priority — and if the food is not only delicious but also outside a diner’s previous experience, all the better. Eater critic Robert Sietsema regularly rounds up neighborhood spots and reviews …

Staten Island

31 Best Restaurants in New York City

If you can make it here (as a restaurant), you can make it anywhere.

What Went Wrong in Vietnam

The military historian Max Boot takes on the counter-insurgency maven Edward Lansdale.<p><b>Audio:</b> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>For almost thirty years, by means financial, military, and diplomatic, the United States tried to prevent Vietnam …

The Rohingya Suffer Real Horrors. So Why Are Some of Their Stories Untrue?

LEDA, Bangladesh — The four young sisters sat in a huddle, together but alone.<p>Their accounts were dramatic: Their mother had died when their home was burned by soldiers in Rakhine State in western Myanmar. Their father was one of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who had disappeared into official …

Domestic Violence

Woman Organizes a Tiny Pantry With Dollar Tree Finds, and It's a Sight to Behold

Walk-in pantries are what parenting dreams are made of, but so many of us have a slender, shallow cabinet instead, which can be tricky to organize. Enter Tonya, from YouTube channel Hey Tonya. The woman is known to work organization miracles with her Dollar Tree hauls (have you seen her laundry …

In Bethlehem, a Mood of Hopeless Resignation Among Palestinians

BETHLEHEM, West Bank — A Christmas tree inside the doorway beckoned travelers to the Jacir Palace Hotel, a luxury inn in the West Bank city of Bethlehem.<p>But with just days to go before Christmas, the management was mulling whether to reopen or remain closed for the holidays, normally one of the …

Israel

Life under Kim Jong Un: recent escapees open up about their former life

When Kim Jong Un became the leader of North Korea almost six years ago, many North Koreans thought that their lives were going to improve. He offered …

North Korea

My estranged husband still won’t tell me the truth about his affair with a young woman

He walked out on the family and I discovered he had slept with a woman 20 years his junior. He says it was a one-off, but I know it lasted longer. I still want to be with him but he has lied to me<p>Seven months ago, my husband of eight years told me he was leaving me and moving out the next day. We …

Behavior

Account Suspended

How blood money, diplomacy and desperation are reuniting Palestine | Reuters

GAZA (Reuters) - A decade on, Rawda al-Zaanoun is at last willing to forgive the gunmen who killed her son during the civil war that split Palestine. It has been painful, but she says it is time.<p>Palestinians shake hands during a reconciliation ceremony in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip …

Palestinian Authority

Better-than-Takeout Crispy Orange Beef & Veggies

Crispy Orange Ground Beef & Veggies<p>Serves 4<p>1 pound ground beef <br>1/3 cup freshly squeezed orange juice (from 1 medium navel orange) <br>3 tablespoons …

Vegetables

The Best Restaurants in Baltimore's Inner Harbor

If all you know about Baltimore is what you've seen on <i>The Wire</i> or <i>Homicide: Life on the Street</i>—or, say, a school field trip to the National …

New York City

Derek Peth & Taylor Nolan: How We Knew Our Love Was Real & Why Paradise Shutdown Was 'Really Good for Us'

Derek Peth and Taylor Nolan fell for one another in <i>Paradise</i>, but it was after the cameras stopped rolling that they knew their love was real.<p>On …

The impact on your body of just ONE day of binge eating is actually quite scary

Why is life so unfair?<p>As somebody who, if I'm being completely honest, definitely ate a large pizza and then a curry on Sunday while extremely hungover, I am now quite concerned for the welfare of my body.<p>Because what I have described above is 100% binge eating, and new research into the impact of …

The Chosen One? Al-Qaeda's Next Leader Could Be Osama Bin Laden's Son Hamza

One day before the 16th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, Al-Qaeda alerted the world that it would release four messages to coincide with the day the …

'Israel to occupy parts of south Lebanon in next conflict with Hezbollah'

Israeli withdrawal of its troops in 2000, after 22 years in south Lebanon, is still considered a victory for the Lebanese Shi'ite terror army.<p>><br>• ><p>IDF …

Middle East

America’s secret role in the Rwandan genocide

The violence that shocked the world in 1994 did not come from nowhere. While the CIA looked on, its allies in the Ugandan government helped to spread terror and fuel ethnic hatred<p>Between April and July 1994, hundreds of thousands of Rwandans were murdered in the most rapid genocide ever recorded. …

Africa

Israel, White House Abandon Pretense of Peace Process

The remarkable run of international attention aimed at solving the Israel-Palestine conflict has run its course. In the decades from the Security …

Israel

How Israel Went Nuclear

It was October 24, 1956, at the villa in Sèvres where the French and Israeli leadership were meeting to finalize the plans for Operation Suez. …

Is Israel becoming a mafia state?

The other day, I was sitting at a picnic with several friends when someone referred to Vladimir Putin’s Russia as a “mafia state.”<p>A Russian-born …

Israel

Desperation Mounts in Caribbean Islands: ‘All the Food Is Gone’

MARIGOT, St. Martin — At dawn, people began to gather, quietly planning for survival after Hurricane Irma.<p>They started with the grocery stores, scavenging what they needed for sustenance: water, crackers, fruit.<p>But by nightfall on Thursday, what had been a search for food took a more menacing turn, …

Rainfall

Taxi Medallions, Once a Safe Investment, Now Drag Owners Into Debt

Owning a yellow cab has left Issa Isac in deep debt and facing a precarious future.<p>It was not supposed to turn out this way when Mr. Isac slid behind the wheel in 2005. Soon he was earning $200 a night driving. Three years later, he borrowed $335,000 to buy a New York City taxi medallion, which …

Transportation

Bin Laden’s Son Is Poised to Unify Terrorists Worldwide

Hamza bin Laden isn’t just being prepared for a leadership role in his father’s organization. He’s now the figure best placed to reunify the global …

Terrorism

This Year's 12 Top-Selling Items on Amazon Prime Day

<b>Amazon.com</b> (NASDAQ: AMZN) was rewarded with an overwhelming response to its annual Prime Day sales extravaganza this year. The company took the sale global this year and expanded the amount of time allotted for the sale, beating last year's Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales <i>combined</i> and generating …

21 Shows Fans Mourning "Game Of Thrones" Will Probably Really Enjoy

It's going to be a loooong wait for season 8.

TV Series

The 38 Essential Seoul Restaurants

Seoul’s food traditions extend back centuries, from the hearty bowls of <i>seoll</i><i>e</i><i>ongtang</i> (beef bone soup) found in its cozy restaurants to the simple vegan fare of its Buddhist temples. But the dining scene is changing fast in the South Korean capital. Not only are chefs rediscovering — and reinventing …

Joseon Dynasty

The Ultimate Guide to the Neighborhoods of Seoul

Seoul is an exciting city with so much to see, do (and eat and drink) that even those on a short visit can easily pack in a lot of sights and …

I miss you. But I don't want you anymore!

These days I sit solemnly or with a book. I am quite active on social media. I even want to stalk you, but I don’t really wish to meet you or even …

Relationships

Why Was an Italian Graduate Student Tortured and Murdered in Egypt?

The target of the Egyptian police, that day in November 2015, was the street vendors selling socks, $2 sunglasses and fake jewelry, who clustered under the arcades of the elegant century-old buildings of Heliopolis, a Cairo suburb. Such raids were routine, but these vendors occupied an especially …

Obama Administration