Palestinian demonstrators fed up with high prices and unpaid salaries shuttered shops, halted traffic with burning tires and closed schools throughout the West Bank on Monday in the largest show of popular discontent with the …
The European debt crisis takes center stage as the Dutch head to the polls
The legacy of the war in Afghanistan will be about much more than the attacks of 9/11 and the defeat of Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaeda
Al-Qaeda is in retreat and Osama bin Laden’s dream lies in ruins. So what next for Washington and its struggle against extremist jihadists?
In today’s required reading: where al-Qaeda stands 11 years after the 9/11 attacks, Somalia’s struggle to recover after decades of warfare, and the possibility that four Pakistani soldiers who went missing 47 years ago might …
A missing man, who holds unknown views on issues that will shape the global economy, will take over at an undesignated point in the near future. Or so we think
It may have been checked off President Obama’s to-do list, but the Iraq war is far from over.
Frustration leads to public protests as the fund-bereft government stops issuing paychecks that keep the Palestinian territories working
Two earthquakes hit the border of Yunnan and Guizhou provinces in southwestern China on Sept. 7,killing at least 89 people and injuring some 820 others. More than 200,000 are believed to have been displaced following the …
A recent story in a nationalist, Beijing-based newspaper suggests that China might be rethinking labor camps
The Hong Kong government has backed down from its plan to implement “moral and national education” in public schools, in what is being construed as a major victory for civil society in the semiautonomous Chinese territory
Today’s global media stories look at the pressure on Asian leaders to develop welfare states, the rise of drag trafficking in South America and the deterioration of living conditions in Gaza.
Considered heretics by many mainstream Sunnis, the Alawites have long been perceived as a solid bloc of support for their co-religionists in the Assad dynasty. Not so now