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Saudi education 101

David Kenner

How the kingdom’s schools and universities shape its youth.

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Saudi Arabia’s quiet frontierSaudi Arabia’s quiet frontier

Saudi Arabia’s quiet frontier

David Kenner
When viewed from the kingdom’s deep south, political and economic life look different than in the bustling capital.

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Rising anti-Semitism has Germany’s Jewish community on edgeRising anti-Semitism has Germany’s Jewish community on edge

Rising anti-Semitism has Germany’s Jewish community on edge

Emily Schultheis
But despite increasing threats, some in Berlin are optimistic about a new, vibrant Jewish culture.

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An ancient tea horse roadtrip in picturesAn ancient tea horse roadtrip in pictures

An ancient tea horse roadtrip in pictures

Matthew Chitwood
A motorcycle adventure along Yunnan’s historic trade route.

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The statistics look promising, but is El Salvador really safer?The statistics look promising, but is El Salvador really safer?

The statistics look promising, but is El Salvador really safer?

Elizabeth Hawkins
Reflections on the country’s new security plan six months on.

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Give me stability or give me deathGive me stability or give me death

Give me stability or give me death

Matthew Chitwood
China’s aversion to social unrest and prospects for political reform.

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As Germany marks Berlin Wall anniversary, east-west split still divides new generationAs Germany marks Berlin Wall anniversary, east-west split still divides new generation

As Germany marks Berlin Wall anniversary, east-west split still divides new generation

Emily Schultheis
30 years after the fall of the Wall, Germans born in 1989 reflect on why right-wing populism is ascendant in the east.

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