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How U.S. Taxpayers Are Funding the Taliban (Updated)

Michael Hughes | Posted 07.30.2012 | World
Michael Hughes

The U.S. has been financing both sides of the war in Afghanistan since 2001 as a startling percentage of foreign aid continues to flood Taliban coffers on a daily basis, according to Douglas A. Wissing in his new book.

Insecurities Over Sovereignty: Why Pakistan Sentenced Shakil Afridi

Aziz Nayani | Posted 07.29.2012 | World
Aziz Nayani

On the surface, it makes little sense for Pakistan to convict the man who assisted in operations aimed at capturing bin Laden. The decision reveals a larger insecurity within the Pakistani psyche.

Around The World In 10 Photos

Posted 05.19.2012 | World

From Argentina to Zimbabwe, the monumental to the day-to-day, each week, HuffPost World will present some of the most remarkable images from across th...

Around The World in 10 Photos

Posted 05.12.2012 | World

From Argentina to Zimbabwe, the monumental to the day-to-day, each week, HuffPost World will present some of the most remarkable images from across th...

How Your Family Can Fly Around the World for (Almost) Free

David Code | Posted 07.10.2012 | Parents
David Code

Many parents either don't realize the power of their credit cards to earn vacations, or else they gave up on frequent flyer points after one frustrating attempt to redeem their miles

An Open Letter to the Sultan of Oman : Please, Leave a Tip for a Sick Woman

Sasa Milosevic | Posted 07.07.2012 | World
Sasa Milosevic

During your recent and glamorous visit to Croatia, you left about $60,000 in tips for the staff of the hotels Hilton Imperial and Rixos Libertas in Dubrovnik.

Strange State of Palestinian Conflict Could Produce Unexpected Results

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 07.03.2012 | World
Daoud Kuttab

The Palestinian conflict is going through one of its strangest stages these days. So much is going against Palestine, yet so much is going for it.

Remembering Sri Sathya Sai Baba

Vamsee Juluri | Posted 06.25.2012 | Religion
Vamsee Juluri

I have yet to find the right words for what he meant to my family and to me. He made me think that at its heart all religion is about selfless love, and he showed me that it is humanly possible.

PHOTOS: 8 Surprising 'Inside-Out' Attractions

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 06.24.2012 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Ray Bradbury once wrote about an indoor dreamworld, the sun dome -- a giant spa and cafeteria centered around one giant, burning star. These attractions are similar -- and actually exist.

Hunger Games -- The Price of Failed Transition

Duane Elgin | Posted 06.16.2012 | Home
Duane Elgin

The first step in creating a positive future is to imagine it. If we can visualize a future of promise, we can create that future.

Bringing Together the Palestinian Divide

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 06.05.2012 | World
Daoud Kuttab

The end of Hana Shalabi's 44-day hunger strike has produced mixed results, and has pointed out another under-reported issue -- the separation and difficulty of movement between Gaza and West Bank.

Melting Before My Eyes

Lea Lane | Posted 06.04.2012 | Green
Lea Lane


Shell Supports Iran's Murderous Mullahs; Should We Be Supporting Shell?

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 06.02.2012 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

The callous greed in the oil patch seems to know no limits. Here we have a company, Royal Dutch Shell, bursting with earnings, at the apogee of its yearly returns, going after the last dollar or Euro to make things fatter still.

Kony 2012 -- Why the Backlash Matters

Jeremy Konyndyk | Posted 03.19.2012 | World
Jeremy Konyndyk

As a result of the inadvertent harm caused by well-meaning but misguided advocacy and the offense caused by turning the Kony crisis into a marketing pitch, humanitarian advocates must hold themselves to a higher standard.

Obama Fulminates Over China's Export Restrictions on Rare-Earths While Silent On OPEC's Collusion

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.18.2012 | World
Raymond J. Learsy

OPEC continues to practice its restraint of trade scot-free, with nary a word of condemnation given the influence of oil interests, the commodity exchanges, and our incredibly oblivious courts.

Arab Spring Activists Inspired to Capture Airwaves

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.15.2012 | Media
Daoud Kuttab

Palestine's experience of capturing airwaves in a period of transition was of extreme interest to media activists from Libya, Tunisia, Egypt and Yemen.

Christian Zionism Challenged In Bethlehem

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.12.2012 | Religion
Daoud Kuttab

The "Christ at the Checkpoint" conference hosted more than 600 evangelicals from around the world. But before it opened, the conference was the subject of multi-pronged attacks.

The Lives of Chinese Migrant Workers: An Interview With Author Michelle Dammon Loyalka

Jeffrey Wasserstrom | Posted 05.08.2012 | Home
Jeffrey Wasserstrom

Loyalka's new book zeroes in on the experiences of workers not in one of China's coastal boom towns or in Beijing but in the much less frequently written about inland metropolis of Xi'an.


Posted 02.21.2012 | World

Will Putin remain in power in Russia? Is French president Nicolas Sarkozy headed for a second term? Who will call the White House home next January? ...

Pakistan's Colonial State of Mind Keeps Baloch in Chains

Michael Hughes | Posted 04.14.2012 | World
Michael Hughes

American politicians were quick to condemn monsters like Gaddafi for human rights atrocities but are still reluctant to do the same with Pakistan. There isn't a military solution to this crisis.

WATCH: Ai Weiwei Design UK Pavilion Via Skype

Posted 02.10.2012 | Arts

Legendary Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei, along with architectural design duo Herzog & de Meuron, will design the Serpentine Gallery pavilion f...

The Happiest People In The World...

Reuters | Posted 04.11.2012 | World

NEW YORK, Feb 10 (Reuters) - Despite economic woes, wars, conflicts and natural disasters the world is a happier place today than it was four years ...

In London, Egypt's Wael Ghonim Criticises 'Western Double Standards'

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 04.02.2012 | UK
Faisal J. Abbas

Are Arabs better or worse off following the 2011 revolutions? Did the Arab Spring make the world a safer place and should the UK and USA accept the new democratically-elected governments of the Middle East if the people vote-in religious parties which may oppose Western interests?

A New Book on Poverty in China, 1900-1953: A Quick Q & A With Its Author, Janet Y. Chen

Jeffrey Wasserstrom | Posted 04.01.2012 | Home
Jeffrey Wasserstrom

Every society sees and treats its poorest members differently. For China specialists, the most important new publication on the impoverished is the first book by Princeton historian Janet Y. Chen.

Iran's Oil Threat, "Deja Vu, All Over Again"

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 03.31.2012 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Where is Yogi Berra when we need him? There is Iran going back to its old game plan, threatening to ban oil exports.