The late President may have helped deepen Ghana’s roots of democracy, but the economy has been uneven, and polls in December may reflect middle-class discontent
Tribal militias have joined the campaign against the local franchise of the radical movement. It may have helped oust al-Qaeda from a few cities, but it may not guarantee peace in the long run
In Tal Rifaat, the Assad regime has been replaced by a local tribunal of clerics, guided by Islamic law and the pursuit of political reconciliation
A Peruvian rescue of the enormous paiche, a jungle fish once dwindling in number, brings a delicious new ingredient to restaurant menus around the world
Today’s required reading: the Chinese Communist Party’s version of events in the murder trial of Bo Xilai’s wife, more trouble for Sheldon Adelson and an interview with the departing envoy to Iraq.
At the trial of Gu Kailai, the world was given but a brief glimpse of the players in the Bo Xilai scandal.
While the military mounts a largely symbolic show of force, the elected President starts a slow and deliberate campaign to assert executive authority
Libya’s Abdurrahim El-Keib has run the government for the National Transitional Council for 10 months. He admits Libya has problems, but he remains optimistic about the future
Today’s picks: recent history repeating itself in Pakistan, insider politics Japan-style and how a U.N. climate change compensation scheme went awry.
The new status quo in the Middle East is one of porous borders, growing radicalization and the fragmentation of once stable nation-states
A 57-year-old Italian cleric who has lived in Syria for more than thirty years speaks out on the nature of the conflict and his hopes for peace.
TIME looks at a number of Syria’s most famous medieval fortresses, some of which are nearly a millennium old.
Among today’s picks: factional politics in China, the emerging proxy wars in the Middle East and remembering 8-8-88 in Burma.