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Interview: 'Spice Spoon' Blogger Samples Pakistani, Afghan and Iranian Cooking

Chicken kebab sliders with mint aïoli, one of the many delicacies highlighted on Shayma Saadat's blog
Food & RecipesLifestyle

Toronto-based writer and photographer Shayma Saadat draws on her mixed heritage to cook up an award-winning "food memoir" blog.

Photo of the Day: Tying Together Pushcarts in Bangladesh

A Bangladeshi man ties his pushcart beside the road during a nationwide strike called by the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) in Dhaka, Bangaldesh on May 26, 2013. (Munir Uz Zaman/AFP/Getty Images)

A Bangladeshi man ties his pushcart beside the road during a nationwide strike called by the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) in Dhaka, Bangaldesh on May 26, 2013. (Munir Uz Zaman/AFP/Getty Images)

Video: Solution to Bangladesh Factory Tragedy is 'Mending, Not Ending' Industry

A Bangladeshi man holds a portrait of his missing relatives, believed trapped in the rubble of an eight-storey building that collapsed in Savar, on the outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh on April 28, 2013. (Munir Uz Zaman/AFP/Getty Images)

In the wake of the April tragedy at a Dhaka clothing factory, argues Asia 21 Fellow Ejaj Ahmad, foreign companies shouldn't leave Bangladesh, but should try instead to improve safety conditions.

Interview: Food Writer Michael Krondl Explores the Delicious Desserts of Kolkata

The classic golab jamun. (roland/Flickr)
Food & RecipesLifestyle

Food writer Michael Krondl shares what leads him to travel the world to see how different cultures embrace desserts — particularly in Kolkata, India.

Photos: 'Made in Bangladesh' Takes Behind-the-Scenes Look at Garment Workers

Garment worker leaders form a human chain in front of the Jatiya Press Club, demanding punishment for the killers of Aminul Islam, in Dhaka, Bangladesh. (Gazi Nafis Ahmed)

A young socially-minded Bangladeshi photographer turns his lens on his country's garment factories and the workers who brave hazardous conditions in them to scrape together a living.

In US Asia Policy, Great Success Requires Greater Ambition

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks at a joint press conference with Yun Byung-se, South Korean Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, at the State Department in Washington, DC on April 2, 2013. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

Asia Society D.C. Director Matt Stumpf says Secretary of State John Kerry would do well to focus on bringing a "fresh, positive vision" for U.S.-Asia relations when he visits the region later this week.

Sequestering America's Pacific Century

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (C) discusses sequestration as (L-R) Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY), Sen. Jerry Moran (R-KS), and Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO) listen on February 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Asia Society Washington, D.C., Director Matt Stumpf says change is rapid in Asia, and it won’t wait for American politicians who can't make spending decisions.

On Feb. 21, Bangladeshis Have Good Cause to Celebrate Int'l Mother Language Day

A Bangladeshi art student paints on a wall in front of the Shahid Minar in preparation for Language Martyrs Day and International Mother Language Day in Dhaka on Feb. 20, 2012. (Munir Uz Zaman/AFP/Getty Images)

This Thursday, a nationwide celebration for Bangladesh takes on worldwide significance in the struggle to preserve native languages.

Video: Emotions Run High As Activist is Slain in Bangladesh

As protestors in Bangladesh continue to call for a 1971 Liberation War criminal to receive the death penalty, opponents slew an activist behind the Shahbag protest in Dhaka. People leave messages next to a picture of slain activist Ahmed Rajib Haider Shuvo on Facebook.

As protestors in Bangladesh's capital continue to rally for capital punishment of a 1971 Liberation War criminal, opponents retaliate by slaying an activist blogger.

Photos: Across Generations, Bangladeshis Unite to Demand a Death Sentence

Protestors in the Shahbag area in Dhaka, Bangladesh arrange lit candles to form the number 71 in Bangla, signifying the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War. (Naorose Bin Ali)

After a week of protests in Bangladesh calling for the death of a 1971 war criminal, we take a look at the history that motivates thousands of people to demand capital punishment.