Today’s required reading: reports on and from inside Syria, Burma’s slow march towards media freedom and Chinese scorn for U.S. military moves in Asia.
Today’s required reading: the Chinese Communist Party’s version of events in the murder trial of Bo Xilai’s wife, more trouble for Sheldon Adelson and an interview with the departing envoy to Iraq.
TIME looks at a number of Syria’s most famous medieval fortresses, some of which are nearly a millennium old.
Among today’s picks: factional politics in China, the emerging proxy wars in the Middle East and remembering 8-8-88 in Burma.
Today’s required reading: a harrowing account from Syria, searching for the ghosts of the financial crisis and new details in the Bo Xilai scandal
Late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat’s wife files a legal case in France requesting a new inquiry into the cause of her husband’s death, after high levels of radiocative polomium were discovered on his clothes.
In today’s choices: Germany may play peace-broker in Afghanistan, plans for the Hong Kong of the Caribbean and violence in India’s northeast.
Limited public and media reaction to news events rooted in World War II atrocities raises concerns that societies may be starting to forget the dark, hard lessons of the Holocaust
Today’s picks include the official report into the death of June 4 dissident Li Wangyang, signs of internal strife in Iran and the Indian Navy’s IT personnel plans
Today’s global picks: another Syrian defection, the U.S. wades into the South China Sea and the decline of the Tetra Pak dynasty.
Today’s required reading: an interview with the Taliban, reporting from flood-hit Russia and go “inside Syria.”