In “Farangs,” a short story by Thai-American writer Rattawut Lapcharoensap, a guesthouse owner grumbles about foreign tourists and their narrow tastes.
An anthropologist finds a “living stone-age museum ” On a chilly September night in 1982, three men approached a police checkpoint at the village of Lotsum, along the tense cease-fire line between India and Pakistan in the Himalayas. The travelers looked like ordinary Kashmiri peasants, and the guards let them pass
Immigration has always been a contentious issue in Europe. But these days, with enduring economic turmoil further fueling concerns over rising unemployment, European nations are especially sensitive about the prospect of foreigners taking jobs away from their citizens.
My mother’s golf pro called to tell her he was going home to Canada for two weeks.
China: Effort to Attract Foreign Students A senior Chinese education official says that China plans to have 150,000 foreign students studying for degrees by 2020, according to a report on Wednesday in China Daily, an official English-language newspaper. The central government intends to offer more scholarships and to encourage local governments and schools to do […]
AP Analysis: Karzai Remarks Risk US-Afghan Rift President Hamid Karzai’s startling threat to join the Taliban if foreigners don’t stop meddling in Afghanistan and his strident criticism of the West’s role have worsened relations with Washington at a time when the U.S. military wants closer cooperation ahead of a potentially decisive offensive this summer. Karzai […]
There is a well-known saying in Afghanistan: “You can rent an Afghan, but you can’t buy him.” “There’s been an amnesty program for low-level Taliban in place for many years now and thousands of people have taken advantage of it,” he said.