As the fashion-show season gets underway, the models rush from runway to runway, showing the new looks from major designers. But many black and other ethnic models are offered few assignments. Some fashion designers are notorious for excluding minority mannequins—male as well as female—from their eagerly anticipated runway extravaganzas.
Even before the World Cup ended, the recriminations had begun in countries whose soccer federations had paid through the nose for high-flying coaches who failed—like Fabio Capello in England, Carlos Parreira in South Africa, and Sven-Göran Eriksson in Ivory Coast—to deliver their teams to the final.
Thailand's new prime minister must win over the rural majority to preserve his fragile coalition government.
Open barely two years, this award-winning boutique from Rhombus International is one of the city's most desirable hotels, and one of the hippest spots in Lan Kwai Fong, the ultratrendy section of the Central district whose initials inspired the hotel's name.
Iraq is trying to establish a new national police force. Why the local cops want it to go away.
Baghdad's Green Zone has become the latest battleground in the struggle for Iraq.
The GI's marched in silence, placing their feet carefully to avoid tripwires that could detonate an IED. In the no man's land between Shakarat and Sinsil, small villages about 60 miles north of Baghdad, the only sounds that pierced the midnight darkness were the murmurs of platoon leader Capt. Travis Batty into his radio, and the crunch of boots hitting sand. The military's Operation Iron Harvest—a major offensive to drive Al Qaeda in Iraq from Diyala province—was underway, and the troops from Blackfoot Company were in the vanguard, tasked with securing the area for their comrades in the rear. I was along to watch.Diyala province is the latest battleground in the fight against Al Qaeda, and since the operation began last week, at least nine U.S. soldiers have been killed. The insurgents holed up here remain tenacious, unleashing suicide bombers and planting lethal explosives that can blow anything off the road. And they've upped the ante. A severed head turned up last week in a...