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Martina Buchal | Posted 07.17.2014 | Impact
Martina Buchal

Neighboring countries weren't always friendly to one another. But, you would never guess it sitting with this group of young people. Croatians, Serbians, Bosnians, and Albanians -- most of whom had witnessed war first-hand -- were laughing and exchanging ideas together.

Border Crisis: How Will Turkey Support Over 1 Million Syrian Refugees?

Jen Nedeau | Posted 07.02.2014 | World
Jen Nedeau

Turkey, which is smaller in size than the state of Texas, shares a long border with Syria, much like Texas shares with Mexico. In Syria, not just one generation, but many generations have been wiped out by the violence.

The World's Best Waterfront Cities

Fodor's | Posted 07.15.2014 | Travel
Fodor's

In most large cities around the world, waterways are the norm, not the exception--but some places capitalize on their location more than others. These...

Afghanistan Taken Hostage by Its Politicians

Mahbouba Seraj | Posted 06.25.2014 | World
Mahbouba Seraj

I don't know how much longer the people of my country, Afghanistan, will tolerate what is being done to them under the elaborate pretense of the devotion, duty and allegiance they supposedly owe to the "saviors" of their land, the legendary and heroic big men of the Mujahideen.

WATCH: I Traveled The World With A Cutout Of My Late Father

HuffPost Live | Posted 06.17.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

After the death of her father, Jinna Yang turned her seemingly perfect life upside down. The 20-something New Yorker ditched her high-paying job, luxu...

Iraq's Final Hours

Stephen Schlesinger | Posted 06.15.2014 | World
Stephen Schlesinger

The United States has already sacrificed enough of its soldiers and treasury for Iraq during its eight years of involvement in that nation's so-called struggle for freedom. From the beginning, the war was based on a falsehood, namely the notion that Iraq harbored weapons of mass destruction.

A Culinary Journey Through Iran's Capital City

Reza Bavar | Posted 06.13.2014 | Travel
Reza Bavar

If you are ever lucky enough to tour Tehran, you will not just like, but love, at least one (if not all) of these places.

Decadent Cakes From Around The World You Need To Try

The Daily Meal | Posted 06.09.2014 | Taste
The Daily Meal

No matter how you slice it, people crave cakes.

The Clever, 'Democratically Supported,' Bloodthirsty Tyrant

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 06.04.2014 | World
Daniel R. DePetris

To be blunt, Syria's presidential contest is indeed incredibly insulting to anyone who can legitimately call himself or herself a democrat. Yet the voting that the Syrian National Coalition has called a "blood election" is an integral part of Assad's strategy for the war.

Palestinian Rock Star Finds His American Comeback

Hani Almadhoun | Posted 06.04.2014 | Entertainment
Hani Almadhoun

Haitham Shomali is Palestinian and has been in the music industry his entire life. From childhood, growing up with a musical family and the youngest o...

"Aren't You Ashamed to Be a Muslim?"

Tami Shaikh | Posted 06.04.2014 | Religion
Tami Shaikh

"I don't want to offend you but can I please ask you a question? It must be hard to tell people you're a Muslim; I mean they are the ones going around...

World's Best Ice Cream Parlors

The Daily Meal | Posted 06.01.2014 | Taste
The Daily Meal

Competition was fierce. But we have the scoop on the best parlors to satisfy your creamy cravings around the globe, and we're confident these parlors will live up to all your expectations.

Is India Tiring of Democracy?

Sunil Adam | Posted 05.30.2014 | World
Sunil Adam

Not only has Modi secured a mandate to be "strong and decisive," but what appeals to the Hindu majority that elected him is his ability to ride roughshod over the processes of government, apparently in the interest of "good governance."

The New 9/11 Museum and The Nature of Evil: Needs for Larger Contexts and Questions

Robert Klitzman, M.D. | Posted 05.29.2014 | Religion
Robert Klitzman, M.D.

My sister, Karen, died on 9/11, working at the World Trade Center; and hence, I visited the new Museum, which opened this week, with my family. A...

Must-Try Delicious Pies From Around The World

The Daily Meal | Posted 05.27.2014 | Taste
The Daily Meal

Regardless of what kind of pie you're eating, the pastry treat itself has a very long and practical history.

India: In for Modi-fication

Sriya Chakravarti | Posted 07.21.2014 | Business
Sriya Chakravarti

He is the new Prime Minister of India. In other words, the face of India, the hope of India, the ambition of India, and many people strongly believe that he will lead the country to its true destiny.

Pakistan's Generals Leery of Modi's Rise in India

Michael Hughes | Posted 07.19.2014 | World
Michael Hughes

Although Pakistan's political leaders have expressed optimistic sentiments with respect to the election of the right-wing Narendra Modi as prime minister of India, let us not forget that the country's true center of power does not lie in Islamabad -- it resides in the cantonments of Rawalpindi.

European Union 2014: Another Chapter in the "Dis-Integration" of the EU?

John Sydney Hopkins | Posted 07.18.2014 | Business
John Sydney Hopkins

The political risks of the EU are currently understated by financial integration measures. 2014 is likely the year of EU political fragmentation and will be evidenced in the European Parliament elections to some degree, and will increase as the debate over the future of EU policy broadens.

European Union 2014: Another Chapter in the "Dis-integration" of the EU?

John Sydney Hopkins | Posted 07.16.2014 | World
John Sydney Hopkins

What has evolved over the last 20 or so years is a natural divergence between the fundamentally weaker and stronger economies, particularly since the onset of the global financial crisis five years ago.

How Syria Could Affect the Future of Humanity

Lorna Byrne | Posted 07.13.2014 | Religion
Lorna Byrne

Looking at the Syrian crisis now, we may not, humanly, be able to see a solution. That's why we need to pray. Prayer is so powerful. All our prayers count. Your prayer may be the one that makes the difference.

Eight Wonders Sites in Europe

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 07.15.2014 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

Happy voyage! Like J.R.R. Tolkien would say: "Not all those who wander are lost."

Unusual Starbucks Frappuccino Flavors Around the World

The Daily Meal | Posted 07.09.2014 | Taste
The Daily Meal

It's almost Frappuccino time again -- the weather starts warming and in comes the slew of flavored, iced coffee concoctions drizzled with syrup. All across the world, Starbucks outlets are getting creative with what they put in this delicious frozen coffee drink.

Why Reinvention Is the Word of the Moment

Russell C. Smith | Posted 07.06.2014 | Impact
Russell C. Smith

Reinvention has unseated innovation as the it word for our times. If you spend any time at all looking for it, you'll notice it's everywhere.

The Rest Of The World Thinks These American Foods Are Strange

The Daily Meal | Posted 07.02.2014 | Taste
The Daily Meal

You're not alone... many American foods baffle people from other countries.

Jimmy Carter, John Kerry and Their Best Friends

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 06.28.2014 | Politics
Raymond J. Learsy

Certainly there are many issues that both sides need to accommodate, but pundits rationalizing the isolation of Israel will only make the Palestinians more intransigent and the Israelis more fearful of the long shadow of history and their sworn determination that it will happen "Never Again."