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Video: The Daily Show Profiles Terror Financing

The ruins of Palmyra, Syria, are now under occupation from the Islamic State. (Michal Unolt/Flickr)
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Comedy Central's iconic news program looks at how ISIS traffics in stolen antiquities to earn revenue.

Interview: Lucy Liu on Growing Up in Queens, Ally McBeal, and Hollywood's 'Slow' Progress in Casting Asian Americans

Lucy Liu attends the Huading Film Awards on June 1, 2014 at Ricardo Montalban Theatre in Los Angeles, California. (Joe Scarnici/Getty)
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Things are better today for Asian Americans in entertainment than ever before, says the star of CBS's Elementary, "but it's a very slow process."

Watch: 'Deeply, Deeply' Patriotic Song Featuring China's President Debuts During New Year Gala

Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People on January 30, 2015 in Beijing, China. (Fred Dufour/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

"Give My Heart to You," broadcast to some 700 million viewers on Wednesday, was set to a montage of triumphant imagery of President Xi Jinping.

Afghan Media Mogul Compares American Cable News to 'Professional Wrestling'

Saad Mohseni
Current Affairs

During a recent visit to New York, Saad Mohseni, founder of the largest media company in Afghanistan, said some U.S. cable news networks "could learn a lot from the Afghans."

Watch: Charlie Rose Covers 'Iran Modern'

L to R: Suzanne DiMaggio, Tom Nagorski, Charlie Rose and Melissa Chiu.

Charlie Rose recently interviewed Asia Society's Melissa Chiu, Suzanne DiMaggio and Tom Nagorski about Asia Society Museum's 'Iran Modern' exhibition, which opened September 6 to rave reviews.

Interview: Aasif Mandvi on Introducing Jon Hamm to the 'Indian Head Wobble'

Aasif Mandvi. (Adam Cantor)

The Daily Show correspondent also lists his three favorite interviews on the fake news show and warns Jon Stewart of a potential John Oliver takeover.

Turkish Soap Operas and the Pakistani Mothers Who Watch Them

Engin Akyürek in action during an episode of the Turkish soap opera Fatmagül'ün Suçu Ne?. (YouTube)

I was clueless why my mother, from her home in Karachi via Skype, suddenly started calling my two-year-old son “Engin.” His name is Elias. She revealed that this was a tribute to her current favorite actor, Engin Akyurek of Turkey.

Video Roundup: China in This Year's U.S. Presidential Campaign Ads

A screenshot from a recent Obama ad depicting a hypothetical Romney presidency.

President Barack Obama and former Governor Mitt Romney have both tried to outdo each other in tough talk on China during this election.

TV Hybrid 'Hindustani' Brings Bollywood Core Values to Arab World

Actors Malayeen (L) and Bashir al-Ghonim (R) in 'Hindustani' (OSN).

For decades, the Arab world has been a big market for Bollywood cinema — and now Hindustani, a new Gulf serial, puts the core of Bollywood's appeal into an Arabic-speaking context.

(Asian American) Kids Say the Darndest Things

A still from the trailer for HBO's 'East of Main Street: Small Talk.'

Come to Asia Society New York on Wednesday, May 2, for a screening of the new HBO special 'East of Main Street: Small Talk,' which explores what it's like to be Asian American from the perspective of children.