In 55 wide-ranging lists, TIME surveys the highs and lows, the good and the bad of the past 12 months
The Chinese government tightens its control over Macau’s casino industry, growing demand for domestic helpers fuels human trafficking in India and riots break out in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
The sharpshooter had been a zealous convert to the cause of overthrowing Bashar Assad but one fateful and tragic assignment has unsettled his soul
The go-ahead on the E1 settlements could make a contiguous Palestinian West Bank a practical impossibility–and with it, a viable two-state solution to the decades long impasse.
A group of British lawmakers has released a report accusing multinational companies Amazon, Google and Starbucks of “immorally” using tax practices that allegedly allow them to “pay little or no corporation tax” in …
Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng on Monday posted a video urging incoming President Xi Jinping to uphold human rights and follow Burma on the path to democratic reform.
North Korea’s planned rocket launch in December prompted protests from its neighbors, 10 Christians and 5 policemen were killed in Nigeria over the weekend and the Israeli Prime Minister brushes aside world condemnation of …
Iran and Pakistan depend on river basins that flow out of Afghanistan. And Afghans are growing paranoid that its neighbors are trying to take more water than the country can afford to give
No dictator now, but joblessness still the spark
A new report details the ponzi scheme that clobbered the impoverished country’s financial system—a grievous assault bigger than anything the Taliban could have devised
Amid the rebel violence in eastern Congo, a group of women have organized to report on a pandemic of sexual violence and to help the victims
In recognition of this year’s World AIDS Day, U2 singer and global activist Bono is stepping up his fight against HIV/AIDS by personally lobbying American legislators to maintain funding for global AIDS initiatives and awareness. …