The 117th successor of Saint Mark is not expected to rock relations with the government. But he may have to
Syria’s opposition needs to be more representative and inclusive, say U.S. officials mindful of the dangers of an increasingly sectarian civil war. But the scale of the challenge in creating an opposition that draws in ethnic and …
As the U.S. presidential election reaches its final lap, Democratic and Republican volunteers scramble to mobilize overseas voters
Secularists warn that Islamists have hijacked the drafting process and may give the country over to religious authorities who will determine how Shari‘a affects the law of the land
The Coptic Church picks a new pope, China’s diabetes drug market will reach $3.2 billion by 2016, and David Cameron heads to the Guld and Middle East
Three days before a once-a-decade leadership transition is set to begin in a country boasting the world’s second-largest economy, we have almost no idea about what’s actually going to happen.
From Syrian rebels to polar bears, global stakeholders hope for changes after Tuesday’s U.S. presidential election
New investigations into how French authorities handled Toulouse terrorist Mohammed Merah stoke suspicions of an intelligence failure
The pomp in the Gaza Strip last month was significant. Hamas, the militant Palestinian group long known for parading in the streets wearing black ski masks and suicide belts, had turned out an honor guard in dress uniforms. They …
Laos plans to build a big dam in the Mekong to the dismay of its downstream neighbors, post-coup Guinea-Bissau is a drug trafficking haven, and U.S. intelligence officials release detailed timeline of September 11 Benghazi killings
The U.S. wants to reshape Syria’s opposition. But there is no guarantee the plan will work
China’s civil-aviation industry has been developing at a double-digit clip over the past three decades, but growth is now soaring to new, potentially dangerous, heights.
TIME goes to the frontlines in Afghanistan where U.S. and NATO forces are trying to train a fledgling army how to fight effectively in the mountains