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Throughout human history, money hasn’t just been used to buy clothing—it’s been incorporated into the very fabric of fashion itself
In the era of Marie Kondo, it’s tempting to throw out objects that don’t “spark joy.” But one useless piece of plastic was a symbol of a life my parents were proud of building.
Saifullah Paracha, the oldest prisoner in Guantánamo Bay, will probably die in detention without ever being charged. His son is currently in a US prison. Both have been in custody for almost 15 years, accused of aiding al-Qaida. But did they?
Influencers from Amman to Dubai have adopted show-all, tell-all lives with a fevered passion, ushering in a new kind of celebrity culture in a region where women’s thoughts and wardrobe choices are often kept private. These are the women snapping their way to social change. Read here.
In a town Pakistan is trying to wipe off its map, a people targeted by the right wing are trying to play cricket
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