The Last Country in the World Where Divorce Is Illegal

Welcome to the Philippines, home to philandering politicians, millions of “illegitimate” children, and marital laws that make Italy look liberal.


Pope Francis Has Yet to Visit East Timor

East Timor is long overdue for a papal visit, and popes don’t come to Asia often.

Christian Caryl

Religion Is Not the Enemy

Salman Rushdie blames the "Charlie Hebdo" killings on "religion.” He’s got the wrong culprit.

Best Defense

The Middle Eastern impasses (1): The problems of the Shias in responding

By Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi, Best Defense guest columnist It has become a truism that resolution of the current crisis in Iraq that has seen major ...


Islam Will Not Have Its Own ‘Reformation’

Stop expecting a Muslim Martin Luther. No two religions follow the same historical path.


The Lighthouse Dims

Alexandria, once the pulsing cosmopolitan heart of the Arab World, is now the base for Egypt’s Salafists, a hardline Islamist movement that has tied its fortunes to the country’s autocratic new president.

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