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Dispatches
A woman walks past a construction site fence showing an illustration of the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup mascot "La'eeb" in West Bay in Qatar's capital Doha on October 13, 2022.
While the World Cup host faces a flurry of criticism, Maryam Alsubaiey explains why she remains cautiously optimistic about the potential for lasting positive change in her home country.
A protester waves a Sri Lankan flag while standing atop prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe's office in Colombo on July 13, 2022. Hundreds of protesters stormed the office amid the deep political and economic crisis in the country which led to months of widespread protests.
As Sri Lanka has lurched from crisis to crisis, lasting improvement has been hard to come by. But with increasing talk of systemic change, the drama of 2022 could prove a turning point.
A Bhutanese monk spins a prayer wheel
What the world can learn from the tiny Himalayan village.
Tokyo Olympics 2020
As Tokyo hosted the 2020 Olympics — a year late — a journalist found Asia's largest city shrouded in eerie calm.
Two sisters follow a Zumba lesson online in Auckland, New Zealand, during the COVID-19 pandemic.
New Zealand's exemplary response to COVID-19 nonetheless revealed a society still struggling with inequality.
An Afghan man is tested for COVID-19
Why measuring the impact of COVID-19 in Afghanistan is so difficult.
Taiwanese baseball fans attend a game alongside cardboard cutouts during the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic
In a year when COVID-19 triggered shutdowns nearly everywhere, life in Taiwan proceeded almost normally. How'd they do it?
A South Korean street during a COVID lockdown
South Korea's impressive numbers belie a more complicated reality.
Subway Vintage
Trips to Pyongyang tell one story; meetings with defectors, another.
Keran Asia Society Magazine
A journalist peers inside Pakistan-administered Jammu and Kashmir.