The restaurant re-creates dishes dating back to the early days of the Ottoman Empire. Batur Durmay says the idea for Istanbul's Asitane restaurant — inspired by Turkish palace kitchens — came about somewhat
Alyona Savranenko grew up in a small village in central Ukraine. She had a modest upbringing, one she loved — featuring unpaved roads, cows grazing in the field, and mushroom-picking in the forests. She
At the heart of the impeachment inquiry into US President Donald Trump is the decision to withhold security aid from Ukraine. The first article of impeachment voted on by the House of Representatives Dec.
When French soldiers began an incursion against the West African Kingdom of Dahomey in 1890, King Béhanzin sent his fiercest soldiers to defend the front line. The troops were an elite squadron of women
On a recent Monday afternoon, Tel Aviv’s Shamshiri restaurant was quickly filling up with customers. The owner, Avi Hanasav, rushed between the dining room and the kitchen, where his mother was preparing
The presidency of Donald Trump is set to go on trial in the US Senate. Nearly a month after the House of Representatives took two historic votes to impeach the 45th president of the United States, House
Flutist and composer Nathalie Joachim first came up with the idea for her debut album in late 2015. She was in Haiti, exploring her Haitian heritage and wanted to know about female artists from the island.
The following series of audio reports introduces listeners to both asylum-seekers desperate to make a home in Japan and the Japanese citizens who don’t think refugees can ever become Japanese. In the after
Murmansk is the largest city in the Arctic Circle. Nowhere else in the world do so many people spend so long in near-perpetual darkness. On Sunday, residents came out to catch the first glimpse of the
Haiti's calamitous earthquake a decade ago leveled much of the capital, killed tens of thousands and left some 1.5 million people homeless. The 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit the poorest country in the on
Author and photographer, Teju Cole, visited Mali for the first time at the end of 2019. During this trip, he wrote a post on social media about being in Bamako, Mali's capital, and attending seven concerts
Some commentators called the White House speech a show of strength. Flanking US President Donald Trump were senior officials in his administration, including Vice President Mike Pence and top military
Dorothy Mbabazi used to live comfortably as a vegetable farmer in western Uganda. The single mother of seven had 9 acres of land in the Buliisa region — nestled between Lake Albert and Murchison Falls
US President Donald Trump on Thursday said he supported expanding the North Atlantic Treaty Organization to include Middle Eastern nations, as the United States seeks to limit its troop footprint globally.
At age 13, Sandra Morales traveled with her sister from Guatemala to Detroit where she eventually met her husband, Daniel Roblero. Like her, he’d left Guatemala as a teenager. The couple didn’t have legal
After an overnight Iranian missile attack on an Iraqi base housing US troops, US President Donald Trump made a statement Wednesday regarding tensions between the US and Iran. Tensions have escalated in
In the Thai capital, roads are often so hopelessly clogged that only a motorbike can get you to your destination on time. A motorbike, unlike a car, can weave between idling vehicles. Or even mount the
In September 2009, Typhoon Ketsana dumped a foot and a half of rain on the Philippines in just 24 hours. In the capital, Manila, muddy, sewage-filled floodwater trapped Veronica “Derek” Cabe’s family the
The United States has no plans to pull its troops out of Iraq, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Monday, following reports by Reuters and other media of an American military letter informing Iraqi about