The colonial troops who fought the Allies' war

Aug 4, 2014

The colonial troops who fought the Allies' war

by Alice Ritchie

The skies above Flanders, 1917 — Indian pilot Hardutt Singh Malik is guiding his single-seater biplane fighter up through thick cloud behind his Canadian flight commander, William ‘Billy’ Barker, in search of enemy aircraft. Their dangerously blind ascent finally ends as they emerge into ...

American Muslims embrace old taboos

Aug 3, 2014

American Muslims embrace old taboos

Omar Akersim prays regularly and observes the dawn-to-dusk Ramadan fast. He is also openly gay. Akersim, 26, is part of a small but growing number of American Muslims challenging the long-standing interpretations of Islam that defined their parents’ world. They believe that one can ...

Aug 3, 2014

96 people killed in Xinjiang attack last week: China

Chinese state media said Sunday that 37 civilians and 59 “terrorists” had been killed in an attack earlier in the week in Xinjiang, home to China’s mainly Muslim Uighur minority. The total toll makes the incident by far the bloodiest since rioting involving Uighurs ...