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The 100-Year-Old Carve-Up Bleeding the Middle East Today

How two men, one British, one French, got together and drew a new map – betraying promises and inventing nations like Syria and Iraq. And left a mess …

Middle East

Chinese President Xi Jinping just made a move that has 'tremendous political significance'

Xi JinpingReutersChinese President Xi Jinping recently announced that he would take command of all of China's armed forces, including the People's Liberation Army (PLA).<p>Xi is already chairman of the Central Military Commission that oversees the army. He is now taking a more direct role as head of …

100 Years of Slow Growth

If you’ve never watched any of Hans Rosling’s Gapminder animations of rising living standards around the world since 1800, you really should. If …

Why China's slowdown matters

<b>After a long period of stunning growth, China's economy is now slowing.</b><p>The economy grew at an average rate of 10% a year for the three decades up to 2010.<p>It has slowed markedly. Last year, the Chinese economy grew 7.4%. The International Monetary Fund (IMF)'s most recent forecast is 6.8% for this …

China

Special Report: Why gold threatens Ivory Coast's peace | Reuters

GAMINA, Ivory Coast (Reuters) - Nestled among the cocoa plantations of western Ivory Coast is a gold mine that does not feature on any official maps. It is not run by an industrial mining company, nor does it pay taxes to the central government.<p>Prospectors search for gold at a gold mine near the …

Africa

What's The Best Way to Combat Terrorism? | The Takeaway | WNYC

As the U.S. fights ISIS in Syria, it seems likely that we're helping Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the process. Is there a better way to combat …

Middle East

Houthi rebels attack Yemen security chief's home | Reuters

SANAA (Reuters) - Shi’ite Muslim rebels attacked the home of Yemen’s intelligence chief in Sanaa on Saturday, residents and security sources said, showing the fragility of a power-sharing accord that has failed to halt fighting in the capital.<p>Houthi rebels seized control of much of Sanaa last week, …