Newsweek International

Newsweek International is a consumer magazine covering general interest issues with editorial content. Newsweek Inc. publishes this periodical weekly. Fareed Zakaria is the Editor.

Articles from Vol. 158, No. 09, August 29

'A Violent Convulsion of Kids on Holiday from High School'
Byline: Sion Simon; Simon, a Labour M.P. from 2001 to 2010, is running for mayor of Birmingham. Few British mosques are places of mosaic or minaret. They are not fine buildings from which muezzins call. They are the adapted back rooms or upstairs...
Iceland's Culture Palace
A stunning new concert hall hopes to lure visitors back to the island nation. On the ride into Reykjavik from Keflavik International Airport, it's hard to miss the shimmering glass building that sits on the water's edge. "What's that?" I ask the...
Najib Mikati
Byline: Babak Dehghanpisheh Some billionaires prefer to while away their time on yachts or Caribbean isles. Others breed racehorses or build foundations. Mikati chose to dive into Lebanon's cutthroat political world. Interview by Babak Dehghanpisheh...
No Root Causes
Byline: Daniel Hannan; Hannan is a conservative member of the European parliament and blogs every day at www.hannan.co.uk. The violent disturbances in Britain are criminal, not political. Police need to be reminded to be 'beastly to scoundrels.'...
Rafa!
Part bull, part bullfighter, Rafael Nadal is a man who never quits or makes excuses in defeat. As we drool at the prospect of the U.S. Open, two snapshots provide graphic evidence of the chasm between Rafael Nadal's image and the reality of a tennis...
Russia's Young Hemingway
Byline: Owen Matthews Chechen War Veteran Zahar Prilepin is an unabashed nationalist and critic of the Kremlin. Last year, at a literary festival in St-Malo, France, Russian writer Zahar Prilepin and I spoke on a panel about Russia's war in Chechnya....
The City: Tuscon
Byline: Moody Is The Author, Most Recently, Of The Four Fingers Of Death. Rick Moody visits Arizona and finds a place of natural and human extremes. It was 114 degrees fahrenheit in Tucson, Arizona, when I arrived the other day. This is not a...
The Disappeared
Hisham Matar's new novel takes on a very personal subject: a father's abduction by a brutal regime and a son's unsettling sense of loss. As Hisham Matar was finishing his latest novel, about a young man so grief-stricken by a father's absence that...
The Revolution's Next Step
Byline: Alaa Al-Aswany The trial of Hosni Mubarak is an important moment for Egypt, but the military needs to stop trying to preserve the old regime. I think this is a very important moment, to see Mubarak in the cage. It's a great moment in...
Ukraine's Joan of Arc
Byline: Anna Nemtsova Yulia Tymoshenko isn't afraid to be a martyr. She may soon get her chance. Yulia Tymoshenko seemed a little paler and far more irritated after her arrest, but still managed to pin her long blonde braid into a perfect crown...
Why Riot Now?
Malaise among Britain's urban poor is nothing new. So why did it finally tip into widespread, terrifying violence? Street struggles are part of our modern history. The uprisings in the Arab world, the daily neighborhood protests in China's major...