• March 22, 2018
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  • The birdman of Oxfordshire
    Mar 14, 2018 By Syed Hamad AliSpecial to Weekend Review
    David Hughes started out as a lion trainer in a circus but now, he’s keeping the ancient art of falconry alive at his family-owned centre in the English countryside
  • A ray of hope for Palestine’s youth
    Mar 14, 2018 By Rafique GangatSpecial to Weekend Review
    The unemployment rate for Palestinians under 29 is the highest in the Arab world, but the YES programme is now making a real difference
  • A Tuscan village is reshaped by migration
    Mar 14, 2018 By Gaia Pianigiani
    Even in tradition-steeped Tuscany, immigration is changing the face of Italy — migrants now tend the fields, care for the elderly and fill the schools
  • In Dresden, Putin’s shadow lingers
    Mar 14, 2018 By Laura Mandeville
    As a young KGB officer, Vladimir Putin worked in eastern Germany for a few years. Today, his presence is still felt
  • In Iraq, the best digits cost a mint
    Feb 28, 2018 By Mustafa Salim and 
Tamer El-Ghobashy
    The market for ‘distinguished’ cellphone numbers has prices that rival those at gold and gem exchanges
  • Chile slays Tony the Tiger
    Feb 28, 2018 By Andrew Jacobs
    The government is waging war on rising obesity and unhealthy foods with a slew of marketing restrictions and labelling rules
  • The last matchmaker & a magical book of love
    Feb 21, 2018 By Mick O’ReillySpecial to Weekend Review
    Willie Daly, Ireland’s last traditional matchmaker, shares his secrets on the meaning of love, romance and marriage
  • An Englishman in Pakistan
    Feb 21, 2018 By Syed Hamad AliSpecial to Weekend Review
    In 2011, Matthew Vaughan moved his family from the UK to Islamabad. Now, he has written a book to try and change perceptions about his new homeland
  • Journalists face bullying, criminal cases
    Feb 21, 2018 By Poras Chaudhary
    Many reporters and editors say it’s becoming increasingly difficult to do their jobs
  • Chasing their Bollywood dreams
    Feb 14, 2018 By Shashank Bengali
    In a Mumbai slum, an unlikely acting coach helps impoverished children prepare for a career in Hindi films
  • Afghan book trade is booming
    Feb 14, 2018 By Rod Nordland and 
Fahim Abed
    Fuelled by pent-up demand for both outside views and local authors, publishers and sellers in Kabul are flourishing
  • Building hope with bamboo
    Feb 14, 2018 By Tessy KoshySpecial to Weekend Review
    A Hyderabad couple grappled with debts, depression and kidnappings in their bid to promote eco-friendly, sustainable homes to give a livelihood to tribal artisans
  • Preserving Angkor Wat’s legacy
    Feb 14, 2018 By Manasi MathkarSpecial to Weekend Review
    Working side by side with Cambodians, Japanese historian Yoshiaki Ishizawa has devoted fifty years of his life to preserve the temple complex for the future
  • China’s watchful eye
    Jan 31, 2018 By Simon Denyer
    Facial recognition is the new hot tech topic in the country. Banks, airports, hotels and even public toilets are all trying to verify people’s identities
  • Paying for the crimes of their parents
    Jan 31, 2018 By Nilima PathakSpecial to Weekend Review
    Niroja Laxmi Mohaptra has found her calling in helping children who end up behind bars when their parents are serving a jail sentence
  • Saffron, the golden spice of Kashmir
    Jan 31, 2018 By Haroon Mirani
Special to Weekend Review
    The world’s most expensive spice has been cultivated in the historic Indian town of Pampore for generations