A tightly managed trial and a secretive seaside gathering tell us much about the ruling party’s fears
Though the domestic environment in either country is hardly suitable for rapprochement, there are signs of a thaw between the U.S. and Pakistan, particularly in the dealings of their influential spy agencies
A medical student who has spent months saving lives in makeshift trauma stations shares his harrowing tale
The parliamentary denoucement of the ministers of defense and the interior may be a sign of Afghan democracy at work but it makes the security situation much more volatile for U.S. forces preparing to withdraw
India’s pre-eminent anticorruption activist says he won’t run for office, but his movement looks set to enter the hurly-burly of Indian democracy
Today’s required reading: a harrowing account from Syria, searching for the ghosts of the financial crisis and new details in the Bo Xilai scandal
Though Saudi Arabia sent female athletes to the Olympics for the first time this year, women within the country still struggle to find basic sports and fitness facilities.
Torrential rains following Typhoon Saola have flooded the Philippine capital, displacing up to 20,000 residents and raising last week’s death toll to 51, according to the Associated Press.
After a brazen militant attack on an Egyptian base led to the deaths of 16 soldiers, questions are growing over whether Egypt’s fragile government can control Islamist extremism on its Israeli border
By joining the rebels, Riad Hijab doesn’t quite debilitate the government of President Assad. He does, however, further humiliate it and thin the ranks of bureaucrats it can count on