Tor Market is now the longest-running English-language market for illegal drugs on the dark web. But its success and profile may contain the seeds of its own downfall.
Christianity is the second-largest religion in Kazakhstan, with 26% of the population practicing the faith. But many Christians, especially in the smaller denominations, have experienced persecution.
Studying how contemporary apples have changed drastically from their origins and preserving wild varieties can help maintain their diversity.
Day 4 of our Understanding Islam series. Knowing the historical contributions of Islam and its influence on other faiths can help counter many assumptions about the religion today.
It was only in the 19th century the West became aware of Buddhism as a religion in its own right – but the Buddha had been a Christian saint for centuries.
A scholar who spent 24 months in the Uighur-dominated regions of China recalls when the Chinese crackdown on Uighurs started in 2017 – people were picked up and never returned.
China is betting that a massive set of investments around the world will bring it economic prosperity and international political power.
Iran has long recognised the benefits of using cryptocurrencies to counter US sanctions.
Muslims came to China in the 13th century and played an influential role. Tensions have escalated since 9/11, and the global community is largely silent.
China is funding global infrastructure projects to expand its influence and capacity for economic growth.
Setting the scene for ancient Silk Road trading and now China’s Belt and Road initiative, the Tianshan has changed humanity. Geological evidence shows us how this incredible mountain range formed.
The case for all things Tor.
China’s bid for an infrastructure blitz to drive overland trade through to Europe will end up being overshadowed.
As Mosul rebuilds, its history is a reminder that people of many faiths lived in cooperation in the city. In the city was the Tomb of Prophet Jonah, venerated by Jews, Christians and Muslims alike.
China has launched a quietly aggressive global trade, development and infrastructure initiative based on the ancient Silk Road model. But is Africa welcome on the journey to renewed prosperity?
Leaders are worried US leadership on global issues like climate change will be diminished under President Trump. Experts explain why China is ready to lead, and how that could be a good thing.
China’s new freight train line to London is part of an increasing web of trade routes designed to boost the country’s influence abroad.
Is this evidence that Rome traded with Japan? Almost certainly not.
Today, there are more than 20 cryptomarkets selling illicit drugs, or more than 55 if single-vendor markets are included.
How a research team identified parasites in ‘hygiene sticks’ that travellers on the Silk Road effectively used as their toilet paper.