A missing man, who holds unknown views on issues that will shape the global economy, will take over at an undesignated point in the near future. Or so we think
It may have been checked off President Obama’s to-do list, but the Iraq war is far from over.
Frustration leads to public protests as the fund-bereft government stops issuing paychecks that keep the Palestinian territories working
Two earthquakes hit the border of Yunnan and Guizhou provinces in southwestern China on Sept. 7,killing at least 89 people and injuring some 820 others. More than 200,000 are believed to have been displaced following the …
A recent story in a nationalist, Beijing-based newspaper suggests that China might be rethinking labor camps
The Hong Kong government has backed down from its plan to implement “moral and national education” in public schools, in what is being construed as a major victory for civil society in the semiautonomous Chinese territory
Today’s global media stories look at the pressure on Asian leaders to develop welfare states, the rise of drag trafficking in South America and the deterioration of living conditions in Gaza.
Considered heretics by many mainstream Sunnis, the Alawites have long been perceived as a solid bloc of support for their co-religionists in the Assad dynasty. Not so now
Even as the regime’s Alawite support erodes, the President of Syria finds vocal support among his co-religionists in Turkey
There are a lot of winning things about South Korean rapper Psy’s horse dance. It’s pretty easy, for one. It’s equally entertaining when replicated by a person wearing a giant duck costume or a teenager in his suburban …
*Update: Hong Kong’s government on Saturday backed down from plans to make “national education” mandatory. The scheme will now be voluntary.
Tens of thousands of people swamped Hong Kong’s government offices on Friday evening …
Despite tensions in the ruling party over choosing a replacement, the passing of a man who ruled for a generation may produce a more responsive government
American grandstanding about human rights in China has been replaced by more pressing fears over jobs and prosperity