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In Turkey, a raki commercial goes viral for its political undertones
As Turkey heads into general elections, it was not the 100th-anniversary that came to mind, but rather the celebrations that will take place if the ruling AKP loses.
Malagasy people remain resilient amid the soaring cost of basic commodities
Since the beginning of the year, there has been a steep rise in the cost of basic goods in Madagascar. The government responded by banning all public protests.
Undertones: What do onions have to do with the Turkish elections?
President Recep Erdoğan is pitting “identity” versus “reality” in his campaign to stay in power
At home, in a presidential palace, and a mosque: Where Central Asian presidents hosted iftar in 2023
Where they are held, who attends them, and what words are spoken at these events can help better understand Central Asia and its people.
The wholesome power of rice and lentils in Nepal
Eaten at least twice daily, the steamed rice and a soup of lentils and cooked seasonal vegetables is not just a Nepali staple but something deeper and essential.
Racial tensions rise in Suriname amidst economic instability, but citizens still hope for unity
Suriname, a tiny country in South America and a member of CARICOM, has been in uproar due to economic instability and corruption. Amidst the mayhem, racial tensions are growing.
Poisonings and evictions in Paraguay driven by Europe's meat industry
McDonald's, KFC, and Carrefour, among others, sell meat produced with soybeans linked to human rights violations in Paraguay.
Seven ways Moldova made its citizens proud in 2022
Independent Moldovan media outlet Newsmaker made a list of the ways the country made its citizens proud in 2022
Documentary about the 1920s Volga famine is prohibited in Russia but broadcasted on YouTube
A Russian documentary covering the 1921–1923 famine in the Volga region is banned by the Russian government for unclear reasons, but made available online on YouTube.
Soaring food prices and funding shortfalls add to growing food insecurity in Uganda’s refugee settlements
"The agency is aware that conflicts may arise when refugees don’t get enough to eat. Food shortages can cause tension and anxiety, which can threaten peaceful coexistence between refugees and host communities" said Frank Walusimbi, the associate communications officer at UNHCR.
Anti-war Russians find a new home in Turkey
It is not entirely clear how many Russians have arrived thus far to Turkey since Russia's unprovoked invasion of Ukraine.
How the hot chilli pepper ‘Akabare’ came to tickle the taste-buds of Nepali noodle lovers
Nepal’s indigenous round-shaped hot chilli pepper, locally known as ‘Akabare’, has taken the Nepali noodle industry by storm and is forging ahead to the international markets.
A young chef in Baku turns his flat into a restaurant
The space is not just a restaurant but is also a studio. Photo and video shoots are done here, and content is created for various culinary platforms.
How can tea workers in Bangladesh survive on a daily wage of less than 2 USD?
Tea workers in Bangladesh went on a strike demanding a daily wage of BDT 300 (USD 3.16). Their protest earned them a 25 percent pay rise to BDT 170 (USD 1.80). But is it enough?
Buyers experience sticker shock at the price of vegetables in Trinidad & Tobago
Single eggplants being sold for from between TTD 50 and 75 (USD 7-11), leave shoppers puzzled, since the produce is locally grown.
Bulgarian culinary traditions as a way to restore cultural memory: Granny's forgotten dishes in the village of Antimovo
Local cuisine in a Bulgarian village near Danube river blends Vlahian and Bulgarian traditions, providing attractions for domestic tourists as well as those coming from neighboring Romania and Serbia.
The Caribbean's ‘looming’ food security storm suddenly seems more threatening
It is estimated that there are as many as 2.8 million people — nearly 40 percent of the population — suffering from food insecurity in the English-speaking Caribbean, most of them from low-income households.
Climate change and rapid urbanization blamed for the worst flood in over a century in northeastern Bangladesh
Heavy rainfall in the hills of neighbouring India caused flash floods in the northeastern districts of Bangladesh. Various organisations and volunteers have come forward to help the flood victims.
Bulgarian culinary traditions as a way to restore cultural memory: Grandma's unforgettable tarhana
Eastern influences are evident in the cuisine of South East Bulgaria, near the borders of Turkey and Greece. Temenuzhka Mateva promotes tarhana pastry based on recreated recipe of her grandma.
Bulgarian culinary traditions as a way to restore cultural memory: wild herbs
Three women from different corners of Bulgaria have something in common: they believe their vocation is to preserve the local heritage of culinary traditions as part of a collective identity.
Inflation, youth, and protests in Mongolia
In a movement soon known as the "Do Your Job!" protests, youth urged the government to do their job, as they protested against corruption, injustice, debt burden and inflation.