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Atheism and Islam

It’s hard to credit that Saudi Arabia has proportionately as many atheists as the United States, but it’s a question that quickly runs into terminological problems.

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Election (and other news) updates

This week, updates from Israel, Australia, Estonia, Finland and Northern Cyprus.

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Yet another Israeli election

Don’t expect much in the way of dramatic change either way from Israel’s early election.

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Culture, capitalism and destruction

Is it reasonable to compare the destruction wrought by Islamic State with some of the faults of modern capitalism?

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We’re back!

World blogging returns, with news from Greece, Japan, the US, Moldova, Tunisia and Hungary.

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Two steps forward, one back in Tunisia

Tunisian voters deliver a check to the Islamists, opting instead for secular forces with a link to the authoritarian past. But it’s good to have a choice.

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Four elections in one day

A summary of yesterday’s four elections, in Brazil, Ukraine, Tunisia and Uruguay.

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Some thoughts about “terrorism”

Terrorism everywhere, it seems: Ukraine, Iraq, Gaza. Or are we using the label as a substitute for serious thought?

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Death of a peacemaker

Eduard Shevardnadze, the last Soviet foreign minister, dies peacefully in retirement. His life is worth remembering.

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Kurds move closer still to statehood

With continued chaos in Iraq, the country’s Kurds find that independence may now be within their grasp.

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