Few expect that the four-day truce in Syria’s civil war scheduled to take effect Friday will hold, much less serve as the prelude to a more sustained peace process.
Over the past few days, violence between the Arakanese (or Rakhine) and Rohingya communities erupted again in the country’s far west, leaving at least 56 dead, according to an Arakan state official’s estimate.
A mysterious Oct. 23 bomb blast in Khartoum, the Sudanese capital, sparked allegations of Israeli subterfuge and sabotage
Friday marks Eid-al-Adha, the close of the four-day annual pilgrimage, or hajj, to Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
China’s criminal justice and prison system is known for being notoriously opaque—trials move swiftly, the guilty sometimes disappear. Here are images from inside two detention centers in Beijing, after government authorities …
Cartel warriors now carry shoulder-fired launchers that can take down helicopters — and reach across the U.S. border. Should they be redefined as terrorists and rebels instead of just gangsters?
In their first joint trip to Haiti since their honeymoon, the Clintons help inaugurate an industrial park in the country’s north that many hope will jumpstart the economy.
The Jimmy Savile sex-abuse investigation has already surrounded the late TV star’s employer, the BBC, in scandal — but other institutions may soon face scrutiny as well
Chinese authorities in Tibet offer cash rewards for intelligence on self-immolations, Mexico’s Navy leads the country’s war on crime, and UK GDP grows by 1.0%
TIME’s reporter ponders hysteria and the madness of crowds after helping to save a colleague during another groping incident in Cairo
Mindful of its declining appetite for projecting power in the Middle East, the U.S. is relying on more activist partners in the region such Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Turkey to arm the Syrian rebellion. But Tuesday’s visit to Gaza …
Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei is the latest to hop on the Gangnam Style bandwagon.
The scientists were gathered by the government in a PR ploy to allay fears—when the probability of a quake were actually going up.