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Chinese Nationalism on the Internet

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Massive Earthquake in China

A 7.9-magnitude earthquake in southwestern China has killed thousands of people.

Love in Saudi Arabia

In the desert outside of the Saudi Arabian capital, Riyadh, two young men debate the notion of romantic love in their nation.

Military Junta Portrays Control

The military junta portrays its control over the massive devastation in Myanmar by broadcasting its relief efforts.

Reaction Abroad to the U.S. Election

A look at this week’s news events with Alison Smale of The International Herald Tribune in Paris.

Israel’s Arabs

Some of Israel’s 1.3 million Arab citizens say they feel increasingly unwanted and far less well off than Israeli Jews.

Cyclone Nargis Devastates Myanmar

The devastation left thousands dead and many displaced without food, water or shelter, resulting in Myanmar opening up to foreign aid.

Zimbabweans Flee to South Africa

Despite fears of being sent back, many Zimbabweans illegally cross the border into South Africa to escape hunger and violence.

Chinese Nationalism on the Internet

Nationalistic messages calling for Chinese solidarity and the boycott of foreign goods have spread like wildfire in Internet chat rooms.

Cracking Down on Illegal Logging

Operation Arc of Fire is Brazil’s latest effort to crack down on illegal logging in the Amazon forest.

Grieving in Baghdad

A mother lost a son and a nephew after a rocket slammed into a wall in front of their home in Baghdad.

Sign Language for Islamists

In Sadr City, Hashem Hadi Obaid translates sermons by preachers loyal to Moktada al-Sadr, the anti-American cleric, into sign language.

Where the Tigers Roam

The forest dwellers of Nagarhole National Park are being relocated to make room for the fabled Indian tiger.

Pride on the Line

Chinese nationalism is on the rise in the wake of recent riots in Tibet as well as demonstrations following the Olympic Torch.

Sketching a Future

The next generation of Chinese artists faces the prospects and pitfalls of commercial art.

Tensions Rising in Sadr City

This mostly Shiite district in Baghdad has been encircled by troops since heavy fighting in Basra spilled over into the capital last month.

Tensions Rising in Sadr City

This mostly Shiite district of Baghdad has been encircled by troops since heavy fighting in Basra spilled over into the capital last month.

Protests Extinguish Olympic Flame

The torch went out several times, and police officers had to bring it onto a bus to try to protect it against demonstrators.

The Abandoned and Displaced in Kenya

Post-election violence in Kenya has left at least 300,000 people displaced, The Times’s Jeffrey Gettleman reports.

No Winner Yet in Zimbabwe

President Robert Mugabe’s control of Zimbabwe seems to be eroding, as results of the nation’s presidential election have yet to be released.

Unrest in Sadr City

Amid fighting in the Iraqi city of Basra, Baghdad is under a curfew and its Sadr City neighborhood is experiencing airstrikes and protests.

Welcome to T5

London Heathrow’s Airport opened its new $9 billion terminal, T5, but it didn’t take off with rave reviews.

George W. Bush Speaks About Iraq

The President sees a « defining moment » in Iraq and « a test » for the Iraqi government. (NBC Video)

Extending China’s Reach

The network of roads is a major milestone for China and its neighbors.

Anxiety Near Tibet

Chinese police have been monitoring the Tibetan community in Chengdu, in Sichuan Province, which adjoins Tibet.

Evolving the Role of Captain

Capt. Chas Cannon, 3rd Infantry Division, is responsible for an area of farming communities, east of Baghdad.

Taiwan’s Presidential Election

China’s suppression of Tibet protests has become the dominant issue in Taiwan’s presidential election.

In Mosul, New Test of Iraqi Army

Michael Kamber examines the Iraqi Security Forces.

Worldwide Tibetan Protests

Worldwide Tibetan protests and violence in Lhasa, Tibet, pose a dilemma for the Chinese government.

The Eastern Bloc Remembered

Many East Germans disappeared trying to cross to the West over Bulgaria’s southern border.

Battle for Hearts & Minds

A top terrorism expert believes Abu Yahya Al-Libi has revealed the secret to bringing down the global Jihadist movement.

Healing Amenah

Two-year-old Amenah al-Bayati returns to Haditha after life-saving surgery.

Backgrounder: Zimbabwe’s Election

A look at the leading candidates in Zimbabwe’s Presidential election, including Robert M. Mugabe, ruler of Zimbabwe since its inception, and Morgan Tsvangirai, the opposition leader.

The Chronic Crisis in Gaza

Israel may consider launching a broader ground invasion of the Gaza Strip if rocket attacks continue.

Crisis Over Colombia Raid in Ecuador

Times correspondent Simon Romero analyzes the repercussions of Colombia’s incursion into Ecuador to raid a FARC camp.

Kenya’s Tourism Industry in Shambles

Months of violence have taken their toll on Kenya’s tourism industry. Jeffrey Gettleman reports from the Masai Mara game reserve.

Kenya Rivals Sign Power-Sharing Deal

After a two month political standoff and waves of violence, Kenya’s political leaders reached a power-sharing agreement.

This Is Baghdad

Stephen Farrell welcomes readers to the Baghdad Bureau blog.

Taking on Local Fighters

Violence has fallen drastically in Arab Jabour, a former stronghold of Al Qaeda in Mesopotamia.

Finding a Bomb Factory

U.S. troops come upon a suspected bomb factory in Diyala. In another village a house bomb, with deadly results.

Argentina’s Cheap Drug Scourge

Paco, a cheap and highly addictive smokable cocaine residue, has destroyed thousands of lives in Argentina. But Bilma Acuna is fighting back.

The Week Ahead

Alison Smale, of the International Herald Tribune, discusses events in the world this week.

Marriage Beyond Reach

With the cost of building a life beyond their grasp, many in the Arab Middle East are delaying marriage, losing hope and often turning to religion for solace.

Voices on Musharraf

President Musharraf’s approval rating is at an all-time low in advance of Monday’s parliamentary elections.

Violence Segregates Kenya

Violence brought by the aftermath of a contested presidential election is redrawing the ethnic map of Kenya.

Two Gatherings in Beirut

Robert F. Worth discusses the funeral of the Hezbollah leader Imad Mugniyah and the anniversary of the killing of Rafik Hariri.

Hezbollah Chief Killed in Bombing

Reporter John Kifner examines the death of Hezbollah commander Imad Mugniyah.

Twin Bombings in Baghdad

Ian Fisher reports on two deadly blasts in the neighborhood of Karada.

Conflict Hurts Kenya’s Middle Class

Torn between their work identity and their ethnic backgrounds, members of Kenya’s vibrant middle class anxiously try to stay in business.

In Mexico: A Bus of Women’s Own

Mexico City has created « Women Only » buses in response to complaints of sexual harassment on public transportation.

Good News for McCain?

John McCain does not need the Republican race to end now, as long as it is the right kind of Republican race, reports John Harwood of The Times and CNBC.

Reaction Abroad to Feb. 5 Results

The IHT’s managing editor, Alison Smale, discusses the results of the presidential nominating contests in 24 U.S. states.

Bombings in Baghdad Markets

Attacks that killed dozens of people at two popular Iraqi pet markets were the bloodiest in six months.

Kenyan Politician Assassinated

A popular parliament member was gunned down outside his home in Nairobi, sparking clashes between mourners and police.

The Week Ahead

The International Herald Tribune’s managing editor, Alison Smale, discusses events in world news.

Continued Violence in Kenya

East Africa bureau chief Jeffrey Gettleman reports on continuing violence in Kenya.

The Week Ahead

Alison Smale, of the International Herald Tribune, discusses events in the world this week.

Boom Times for Afghan Weddings

In Kabul, Afghan grooms are increasingly going for broke, spending thousands of dollars in a growing number of lavish wedding halls.

Fear and Anger in Kenya

Kenya’s recent election has untapped decades of resentment, displacing thousands of people and claiming around 500 lives.

A Respite From Violence

Despite continuing political tension between Kenya’s president and opposition leaders, life was edging back to normal in many parts.

Chaos in Kenya

Chaos and ethnic fighting has ignited in Kenya, destabilizing the country, just one week after Kenyans went to the polls to elect their president.

Pakistan: A View From the D.J. Booth

Munizeh Sanai, host of « The Rush Hour » in Karachi, Pakistan, discusses the country’s unrest.

Perfect Strangers, Genetic Kin

Two families are brought together by an extremely rare genetic disorder.

Smoke-Free French Cafes

France’s coming ban on smoking in cafes suggests a slowly changing way of life — and not everyone is happy about it.

The Anbar Awakening

The Sunni Awakening has helped calm one of the most violent provinces of Iraq. But it faces an uncertain future.

Cell Block 5

Inside Morocco’s largest prison, convicted Muslim militants are jockeying for control and seeing results.

Kenya’s Presidential Elections

Raila Odinga is the leader of Kenya’s opposition party, and according to recent polls, he may win the election for president on Dec. 27.

One Blast Furnace, Two Steel Towns

The mass shift of polluting industries from West to East has blighted China’s economic rise, while giving the West cleaner air and water.

Uday’s New Face

Shot by insurgents for helping the American troops in Baghdad, an Iraqi man is now in New York, where surgeons work to reconstruct his shattered face.

The Letter Writer

G. P. Sawant, a professional letter writer in Mumbai, is a winner and loser due to globalization.

Opening the German-Polish Border

Security and control at the once-contentious border between Germany and Poland ease further, but divisions remain.

Dubai Rx : Conduit for Fake Drugs

Massive free trade zones like those in Dubai are being used by counterfeiters to smuggle fake drugs from China to Europe and the United States.

The World’s Fish Basket

China is the world’s largest aquaculture producer, but its use of illegal chemicals raises questions about its seafood exports.

The Kite Fliers of Kabul

Kite flying, a popular pastime long banned by the Taliban, is back in full force in Afghanistan.

The Week Ahead

Alison Smale, the IHT’s managing editor, discusses events in the world this week.

The Comic Who Shook Italy

Stand-up comic turned blogger Beppe Grillo is building the first populist political movement seen in Italy for decades.

Pakistan’s Silent Majority

Writer David Rohde and photographer Thomas Munita report from rural Pakistan, where President Pervez Musharraf claims to be widely supported.

The Week Ahead

Alison Smale, the IHT’s managing editor, discusses events in the world this week.

Getting the Vote Out in Kirkuk

Some Kurds say they were pushed to move back to Kirkuk to ensure a high turnout for a referendum whose deadline is about to pass.

China’s Noxious Trucks

Trucks are the mules of China’s spectacularly expanding economy — ubiquitous and essential, yet highly noxious.

The Comic Who Shook Italy

Stand-up comic turned blogger Beppe Grillo is building the first populist political movement seen in Italy for decades.

The National Intelligence Estimate

The political landscape changes as it is learned that Iran’s nuclear weapons program has been inactive since 2003.

The Week Ahead

Alison Smale, of the International Herald Tribune, discusses events in the world this week.

China’s Endangered Species

China’s rapid economic expansion has jeopardized the nation’s prized wildlife and biodiversity, such as the Yangtze turtle.

Stealing Water to Survive

Abbas Wadi Kadhim provides for his family by washing cars in Baghdad using city water from a broken pipe.

Does It Play in Punjab?

Writer David Rohde and photographer Tomas Munita report from rural Pakistan, where President Pervez Musharraf claims to be widely supported.

Home but Not Home

Iraqi officials handed out cash to returning refugees during an event at a Baghdad hotel.

The Annapolis Conference

The New York Times’s Steven Erlanger looks at next steps for Israelis, Palestinians and the Middle East.

A Hero’s Welcome

Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif returns to Pakistan to a hero’s welcome.

Just When It Seemed Safe

At an exotic pet market that was just beginning to revive in Baghdad, a bombing shatters the calm.

Aboard the Pushpak Express

Dreams in tow, rural passengers aboard India’s Pushpak Express hope to build better lives for themselves in the city.

Labor Strikes in France Continue

Roger Cohen, op-ed columnist for the International Herald Tribune, examines the motivations behind the labor strikes in France.

The ‘Surge’ in Baghdad

Iraq may feel safer since the « surge » in U.S. troops, but for two Baghdad women recovery remains limited.

Living With the Three Gorges Dam

According to an official count, more than a million people were displaced by the building of the world’s biggest dam. Now the « hidden dangers » of the project are coming to light.

Interview With Pakistan’s President

The New York Times spoke with Pakistan’s president, Gen. Pervez Musharraf, about the state of emergency, upcoming elections and Benazir Bhutto.

Russia and the Baltics, Part I

As Russia rises, pervasive fears spread across Baltic countries.

Russia and the Baltics, Part II

A Soviet sculpture park in Lithuania stirs old fears of an increasingly hostile neighbor.

Mexico’s Child Bullfighters

Child bullfighting has become popular in Mexico, where there are no age limits for matadors. (This film contains footage that may be disturbing.)

Sarkozy Visits Washington

International Herald Tribune reporter Katrin Bennhold on President Nicolas Sarkozy of France, who made his first official visit to Washington.

Islamabad’s Lawyers Defiant

The ousted Supreme Court chief justice urged lawyers to defy Gen. Pervez Musharraf’s state of emergency in Pakistan.

The Week Ahead

A look at this week’s news events with Alison Smale of The International Herald Tribune in Paris.

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