One of the world’s most-famous artists is having an important retrospective in the Smithsonian, but Ai Weiwei can’t attend because the authorities in Beijing won’t give him back his passport. He talks to TIME about his art, his …
Multiple French sweeps leave a Salafist suspect dead after gunfight with police, and mark a return to France’s multi-discipline counter-terror system over the all-intelligence model of former President Nicolas Sarkozy
The pontiff was the victim, the person in whose name the crime was committed, the authority under which the trial was held and the arbiter of whether the sentence will be carried out.
Even as the FBI prepares to investigate the incident that led to the death of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens, the consulate grounds may have been left unguarded for too long
Venezuela’s firebrand socialist president is no longer a shoo-in to win re-election on Oct. 7—for reasons that are also haunting other leaders on the Latin American left.
On deck for Friday: Death count reveals 18 children and one adult killed by a landslide in the southwest China’s Yunnan province, Morocco bars the entrance of a Dutch ship that provides abortion services, Jordan’s King dissolves …
Amid the hodgepodge of groups that make up the armed opposition to Bashar Assad, one organization is coming dramatically to the fore
TIME’s Europe editor, Catherine Mayer, talks about how she reported and wrote her magazine story on how Ireland’s Prime Minister, Enda Kenny, is trying to fix his country’s battered economy
Frank Hsieh’s visit to China suggests a new willingness among Taiwan’s opposition leaders to engage with their neighbors across the strait
Rising food prices have sparked protests in India and elsewhere in the developing world. But, according to humanitarian group Oxfam, costs are increasing because of a new menace
As one outpost is prepared for a handover, a report raises the risks attendant upon the departure of American forces
Ankara feels compelled to respond to shelling that killed five Turks but is in no position to intervene alone in Syria’s civil war
As the exchange rate of the rial collapsed, the center of Iran’s commerce shut down in protest — and the uprising is spreading