• December 11, 2017
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  • A traditional carpet woven with social history
    Dec 06, 2017 By Syed Hamad AliSpecial to Weekend Review
    For 35 years, Hikmet Sirlak has been selling kilim in Istanbul and finds joy in the masterpieces created by nomadic weavers in the interior areas of Anatolia
  • Revenge doesn’t taste so sweet
    Dec 05, 2017 By Alla Dreyvitser
    A growing body of research suggests getting even may make you feel worse in the long run
  • What UAE residents want in a partner
    Dec 05, 2017 Cleofe Maceda, Senior Web Reporter
    Is it money, looks or personality? New study reveals what men, women in UAE look for in a romantic partner
  • Filmlab: Showing the reel Palestine
    Nov 29, 2017 By Rafique GangatSpecial to Weekend Review
    Palestine allows Palestinian filmmakers to tell the story of their occupied homeland to a new generation of viewers
  • Ukraine, world’s most mined nation
    Nov 29, 2017 By Jack Losh
    Land mines in the country’s east put it among world’s most dangerous areas for civilians
  • So, what’s the problem with ‘so’?
    Nov 29, 2017 By David Shariatmadari
    BBC Radio 4 listeners (and John Humphrys) are fuming over an ‘unwelcome linguistic epidemic’. In fact, it goes back as far as Beowulf
  • The accelerating flight of young villagers to cities has imperiled a folk tradition the Dong have kept alive for centuries: the weaving and dyeing of indigo textiles
  • The gangsters and the gangs
    Nov 23, 2017 By Mick O’ReillySpecial to Weekend Review
    The Kinahans are believed to have ties with the Russian mafia while the Hutch gang has amassed an illegal fortune from bank robberies
  • Drugs, bullets and blood in Dublin
    Nov 23, 2017 By Mick O’ReillySpecial to Weekend Review
    There’s a vicious drug war under way in the Irish capital — and so far it has claimed a dozen lives
  • A voice for Indonesia’s indigenous peoples
    Nov 22, 2017 By Manasi MathkarSpecial to Weekend Review
    Abdon Nababan, winner of the 2017 Ramon Magsaysay Award, has worked tirelessly to fight for the rights of his country’s marginalised communities
  • Confronting the generation gap on a trip
    Nov 22, 2017 By Johanna Leggatt
    Nothing prepares one for how rigidly parents will adhere to old habits even as the world is screaming at them to change
  • Masterpiece bought for $60, sold for $450m
    Nov 16, 2017 By Robin Pogrebin and Scott Reyburn
    Da Vinci’s record-breaking work has attracted awe, suspicion and a lawsuit in 500 years
  • How knowledge can conquer pain
    Nov 16, 2017 By Jumana Al Tamimi, Associate Editor
    As an active teen, Nauxath Nathoo suddenly became incapacitated with a rare disease. She overcame the trauma but credits it to a positive mental attitude
  • To complain is to truly be alive
    Nov 15, 2017 By Samantha Irby
    It’s like casting off the oppressive wool coat you have been buried under since October on that first truly beautiful warm April day
  • Being empathetic may hurt your health
    Nov 08, 2017 By Jennifer Breheny 
    People who prioritise others’ emotions over their own are susceptible to anxiety or depression
  • Looks like a wedding; why is the cake plastic?
    Nov 06, 2017 Mauricio Lima, New York Times News Service
    ‘Falsa boda’ in Spanish, or ‘fake wedding’, is a good excuse for a party