• September 21, 2017
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World

  • The magic of dance
    03:14 pm By Gillian Warren-BrownSpecial to Weekend Review
    Children and young adults from impoverished families in Cape Town get free dance training that empowers them with life skills
  • How to escape North Korea
    Sep 20, 2017 By Anna Fifield
    Ordinary North Koreans are risking their lives to make a perilous journey out of Kim Jong Un’s clutches
  • An island of saints, scholars and shaikhs
    Sep 14, 2017 By Mick O’Reilly, Special to Weekend Review
    By 2031, Islam will likely be Ireland’s second-largest religion, thanks to the pioneering role played by Dubai’s Al Maktoum Foundation
  • Bolshevik revolution, a Chinese tourist trap
    Sep 13, 2017 By Amie Ferris-Rotman
    China is excited by the 100th anniversary of Vladimir Lenin’s rise to power — and Russians are excited to take its money
  • Voice of Baceprot, a rising metal band made up of three teenage girls, is challenging entrenched stereotypes about gender norms
  • Towards the making of a more cohesive society
    Aug 30, 2017 By Syed Hamad Ali Special to Weekend Review
    Craig Considine’s book on the Pakistani diaspora seeks to banish half truths and misconceptions about the community in the US and Ireland
  • Charlize Theron’s sick work ethic
    Aug 30, 2017 By Cara Buckley
    At a time when audiences crave female empowerment, she’s packing a punch, first in Mad Max: Fury Road, and now in Atomic Blonde
  • Russia’s villages are ‘melting away’
    Aug 30, 2017 By Neil MAcfarquhar
    Long considered the wellspring of Russian culture and identity, rural areas in the country are dying due to demographic decline
  • ‘I like an empty desk’
    Aug 30, 2017 By Sarah Manguso
    The idea of creating many drafts is anathema to this writer who prefers to keep it simple
  • Rewriting history
    Aug 24, 2017 By Haroon Mirani, Special to Gulf News
    Archeologists unearth series of ancient sites in north Kashmir
  • Care services for the elderly in India rising
    Aug 17, 2017 Narendra Kaushik, Special to Weekend Review
    Many Indian professionals living overseas are hiring helpers to care for their aged parents and grandparents back home
  • Sufi shrines in China
    Aug 11, 2017 Jyoti Kalsi, Special to Weekend Review
    New York-based artist visits enduring symbols of collective memory and faith in desert environment in northwest China
  • China’s army of green activists
    Aug 11, 2017 By Guillaume Pitron
    Questioning the three decades of capitalism and the basis of the country’s economic growth policy
  • Empowering rural women in India
    Aug 02, 2017 Gagandeep Kaur, Special to Weekend Review
    The expansion of mobile network in the country’s hinterland is not only changing the perception about mobile devices but also generating means of livelihood
  • Last woman standing in the Americas
    Aug 02, 2017 By Ernesto Londono
    With Rousseff impeached and Fernandez fighting corruption charges, the Chilean president finds herself in an unsettling position
  • Jackfruit: Rise of the messy, smelly fruit
    Jul 26, 2017 By Mythily RamachandranSpecial to Weekend Review
    Jackfruit was much neglected until a Kerala-based entrepreneur revolutionised the way it’s used and consumed