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Serena A. Chaudhry
(TV Journalist @Reuters | Formerly in Iraq, South Africa, Pakistan | Ex-@BBCWorld | #Bollywood | #WebSummit | #AFGG 2017 | London & Jo'burg gal Tweets+RTs=my own)
Mosul -- 'There are families living in this alleyway.” The Arabic words were hand-painted in red, black, and blue on a tattered canvas, pinned up where a small side street led off a main thoroughfare in Iraq's Mosul. The alleyway looked…
The New York Times
– May 25, 2:00 AM
KABUL, Afghanistan — On some days, life as a young woman in Kabul can feel suffocating for Hadis Lessani Delijam, a 17-year-old high school senior. Once, a man on the street harangued her for her makeup and Western clothes; they are…
On Thursday, Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (B.J.P.) handily won another five-year term from voters across India, cementing Modi's control of the country and making clear his formidable popularity. Not only did the Hindu-nationalist B.J.P.
Hua Qu lives in Princeton, N.J., with her son Shaofan. This month, my husband, Xiyue Wang, marked his 1,000th day unjustly imprisoned in Iran. He has been in jail for more than twice the time the American diplomats were held hostage from 1979 to…
The Washington Post
– May 25, 4:00 AM
One reason many thought the BJP would struggle to replicate its 2014 benchmark is the uncertain state of the Indian economy. Why didn't a sputtering economy sink — or at the very least shrink — the BJP's electoral prospects? An…