War & Conflict

History of America in hole-punched photos

During the Great Depression, the US government launched a project to portray the country's reality. Here are the photos.

History of America in hole-punched photos

India

Why are Hindu groups protesting against Tipu Sultan?

Southern Karnataka state celebrates Tipu Sultan for being a patriot while Hindu nationalists call him a tyrant.

Tipu Sultan's birth anniversary observed amid protests

History

Should an Irish giant finally be left to rest in peace?

Ethical questions linger 234 years after surgeon who inspired Dr Jekyll character stole Byrne's towering corpse.

Should giant Charles Byrne be left to rest in peace?

Opinion

Balfour 100 years on: Britain's colonial legacy

Theresa May will be celebrating the anniversary of the Balfour Declaration. But what is there to celebrate?

Salma Yaqoob

by Salma Yaqoob

Salma Yaqoob

Opinion

The failed dream of a Russian revolution

The legacy of the Russian Revolution obliges, one hundred years later, neither celebration nor mourning.

C J Polychroniou

by C J Polychroniou

C J Polychroniou

Bolivia

Che Guevara remembered 50 years after his execution

Artists, activists and Guevara's descendants gather to commemorate the death of the revolutionary.

Che Guevara remembered 50 years after his execution

Opinion

Che: An assassin or a revolutionary?

Fifty years after Che Guevara's assassination, attempts to commercialise and distort his image continue.

Belen Fernandez

by Belen Fernandez

Belen Fernandez

UpFront

Columbus Day: What are we celebrating?

We discuss Christopher Columbus's legacy of invasion, greed and death.

Opinion

How British colonialism ruined a perfect cup of tea

On the colonial colouring of the culinary calamity the British call a cup of tea.

Hamid Dabashi

by Hamid Dabashi

Hamid Dabashi

Afghanistan

US historian who spent decades in Kabul dies at 90

Afghans mourn American historian and archaeologist who spent decades preserving country's heritage.

Nancy Dupree: Renowned US historian dies in Afghanistan

Opinion

Will Spain's 'disappeared' find justice in Argentina?

An Argentinian court's investigation in to Federico Garcia Lorca's murder may help Spain reconcile with its tragic past.

Gina Benevento

by Gina Benevento

Gina Benevento

Opinion

150 years of 'Das Kapital': How relevant is Marx today?

The seminal work of the 19th century economist still provides a framework for understanding contemporary capitalism.

Jayati Ghosh

by Jayati Ghosh

Jayati Ghosh

Opinion

The myth of American 'greatness'

Donald Trump is on a mission to "make America great again". But when exactly was America great?

Belen Fernandez

by Belen Fernandez

Belen Fernandez

Latin America

'Black people in Brazil are still slaves'

UNESCO recognition of slave-era harbour as heritage site prompts debate about discrimination in present-day Brazil.

Middle East

Archaeologists uncover 17 mummies in central Egypt

The find is the latest in a number of discoveries that officials hope will help revive the struggling tourism industry.

Archaeologists uncover 17 mummies in central Egypt