The mysterious and sudden invisibility of the man who would rule China set countless tongues wagging. Only the markets seemed unperturbed by the rumors and speculation
The furor over a provocative video has obscured the deep anger at U.S. foreign policy that has long existed in the Middle East.
After nine years out in the cold, the Parti Québécois is back in power in the largely Francophone province. What does it mean for Quebec’s English-speaking minority?
Today picks: years of poor management leave Vietnam’s banks in unhealthy shape, concern’s over whether Mongolia’s mining boom comes at the expense of its citizens, and the Royal Family’s latest scandal comes at the cruellest …
This week’s U.S. embassy attacks are the product of intense jockeying for power in an Arab political landscape riven with both new and familiar challenges. Here are five key lessons to take away from an ugly week
TIME’s Africa bureau chief, Alex Perry, talks about how he reported and wrote this week’s magazine story on controversial Rwandan President Paul Kagame
In the midst of a crisis over an army rebellion in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), which the United Nations has accused Rwanda of supporting, Rwandan President Paul Kagame allowed TIME unprecedented access into his …
The Philippine government believes bolstering extractive industries will drive growth. But religious leaders and environmentalists wonder about the cost
A mysterious video produced by a group of largely unknown Islamophobes in the U.S. roiled a parallel set of Salafists (orthodox Muslims) in the Middle East and sparked attacks on U.S. diplomatic missions in Egypt, Libya and Yemen
TIME speaks to the Libyan politician who had breakfast with U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens on the day of the American’s death
The deadly attacks on U.S. diplomatic outposts in Egypt and Libya raise the question, Did the Arab Spring make the Middle East more dangerous?
Today’s picks include Japanese proposals to phase out nuclear plants, the decline of global child mortality rates and the success of center-ground parties at the Dutch election.