BETHLEHEM, West Bank — On Monday, Maysoon Musa rose early for morning prayers, then helped harvest squash in the family fields. She acted “perfectly normal,” said her mother, who described her daughter as “just a quiet girl, as shy as a chicken.”Read full article >>
Tens of thousands of people attend rival rallies in Greece ahead of Sunday's crucial referendum on an international financial bailout.
By Michele Kambas and Lefteris Papadimas ATHENS (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of Greeks took to the streets on Friday in rival rallies that laid bare the deep divide heading into a referendum that may decide the country’s future in Europe’s single currency. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, elected in January on a promise to end years of austerity, urged people packing Syntagma square in central At
ATHENS — Dueling rallies of tens of thousands of people apiece took over central Athens on Friday evening, with demonstrators making their final push before a referendum on Sunday that has passionately divided this flailing nation between those terrified Greece will lose its place in Europe and others determined to transform the continent at all costs.Read full article >>
NEW DELHI — Every weeknight, millions of Indians tune their radios to the mellifluous voice of Neelesh Misra spinning tales of a vanishing way of life in a fictional Indian town.He calls it Yaad Sheher, or Memory Town, a place on the cusp of change where people are leaving behind extended families and back yards with tamarind trees for boxy new city apartments.Read full article >>