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Producing nostalgia: Iranian diaspora TV's rebranding of the Shah

Iran's diaspora media showcase the achievements of the Pahlavi monarchy while skirting around oppression and censorship.

Voices

Nigeria's ancient Kano wall disappears along with history

Illegal encroachment and a lack of maintenance has led to the destruction of the city's historical barrier.

Nigeria's ancient Kano wall disappears along with history

Opinion

'Be realistic, demand the impossible!'

How the events of 1968 transformed French society.

C J Polychroniou

by C J Polychroniou

C J Polychroniou

Opinion

Rosa Luxemburg: The unsung hero of postcolonial theory

Luxemburg's work gave the postcolonial theorist a veritable voice at the global gathering of critical Marxist thinking.

Hamid Dabashi

by Hamid Dabashi

Hamid Dabashi

Opinion

What the May 1968 revolts did and did not do

To what extent did the events of May 1968 transform Western European society?

Santiago Zabala

by Santiago Zabala

Santiago Zabala

Turkey

Turkey demands return of plundered ancient artefacts

At least 150,000 treasures kept in leading museums such as the Louvre in Paris and London's Victoria and Albert Museum.

Turkey demands return of plundered ancient artefacts

Opinion

The American pursuit of domination: From Barbary wars to Iraq

Since its inception, the United States has engaged in an international struggle for power, often in a hawkish manner.

Abderrahmane Amor

by Abderrahmane Amor

Abderrahmane Amor

Al Jazeera World

May Ziade: The Life of an Arab Feminist Writer

Exploring Ziade's complex life, her effort to emancipate women, and her platonic relationship with poet Khalil Gibran.

UpFront

Is the UK still racist?

Writers Afua Hirsch and Claire Fox debate whether transcending racial identities is possible in the UK.

Is the UK still racist?

UpFront

War, poverty and inequality: Is there any good news?

Harvard professor Steven Pinker's new book argues that things have never been better, but is he right?

War, poverty and inequality: Is there any good news?

Al Jazeera World

The Great Population Exchange between Turkey and Greece

The lasting legacy of the population exchange between Greece and Turkey after the fall of the Ottoman Empire.

Holding the Key: Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulchre

A look at Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulchre, its turbulent history and the different denominations using it.

Opinion

The ICJ may help Chagossians to finally return home

An upcoming ICJ decision on the status of the Chagos Islands may upset both the UK and Mauritius.

Constantinos Yiallourides

by Constantinos Yiallourides

Constantinos Yiallourides

South Sudan

South Sudan archivists fear loss of historical texts

With efforts to get national archives off the ground stalled, conflict not only threatens people but also historical heritage.

The Listening Post

History through Cuban eyes: Noticiero ICAIC

A Listening Post special looking back at a time when Cuban movie theatres delivered the news like nobody else.