Brazil’s educational system isn’t keeping up with the country’s economy, the Sri Lankan president is criticized for turning the nation into his personal fief, and the Church of England votes over whether to allow women to become bishops
A horrific train-and-bus accident underlined the Mubarak-era infrastructure and corruption that Egypt’s new leader must attend to — even as a foreign crisis demands attention
In India, Bal Thackeray exuded an influence that inspired many but was loathsome to more. His image was unmistakable: his broad-lensed spectacles, the beaded necklace around his neck, his trademark white kurta and dhoti. His …
The tragic case of Savita Halappanavar, who died at a hospital after doctors refused to terminate her pregnancy, is attracting worldwide attention, concern–and anger
The city is not the capital of Israel nor even its most populous metropolis. But it is the symbol of a secular prosperity that rankles with many others in the region–and thus a ripe target for fearmongers.
The Egyptian president has denounced the Israeli attack and recalled Cairo’s ambassador to Tel Aviv. But Mubarak did as much in the past. Will the Muslim Brotherhood do more?
Vladimir Putin may have only returned to the Presidency in May of this year, but it has not taken him long to re-establish his domineering grip over political life. A former agent of the KGB, the notorious spy agency active …
The French economy faces a looming crisis, the Emirati government clamps down on online dissent, and Afghan children suffer psychological damage from war
The drums of war are pounding across Israel and the Gaza Strip following Israel’s targeted killing of Ahmed Jabari, commander of the military wing of Hamas, the Islamist group in control in Gaza. As Israeli air strikes have …
As the Benghazi episode takes center stage in Washington, questions loom over why the Libyans have bungled the investigation
Israel claims to have destroyed the missiles of Hamas they feared most–or at least the ones they know of. But the assault on the Palestinian coastal enclave may go on for weeks.
Despite positive growth in France and Germany, official figures show the 17-nation euro bloc sinking into its second recession since 2009—with experts warning the worst is yet to come.
Burma plans to free hundreds of prisoners, U.N. diplomats claim North Korea is illegally shipping weapons to Syria, and violence escalates in Gaza following the death of Hamas military chief