Today’s picks: resistance to Islamism in Mali, the illegal organs trade and more recriminations between China and the U.S. over the South China Sea.
Optimism and Islamism take root in the Free Syrian Army-controlled corridor that runs north to the Turkish border
Support for the anti-Assad rebellion has been complicated by Syria’s Kurds moving to establish autonomy, raising Ankara’s fears about implications for Turkey’s domestic Kurdish challenge
As Jamaica celebrates its golden anniversary of independence on Aug. 6 — the same week its Olympic sprinters look set to dominate in London — its first female Prime Minister sits down with TIME to discuss the island’s, and …
Absence of a political solution makes a military victory more urgent, say opposition leaders. But stability after Assad remains a daunting challenge
Today’s picks include religious violence in Burma, saber-rattling in the South Atlantic and a North Korean roller coaster ride.
The environment for micro, small and medium-size enterprises — which together take up nearly 9% of India’s GDP in 2009 — needs to power up if the nation wants to continue to capitalize on its celebrated entrepreneurial spirit
Is the ongoing trial of three Russian feminist punk rockers in Moscow a sign of a new tyrannical streak defining the rule of President Vladimir Putin?
Underfunding enforcement may be preferable to reversing the law for a Socialist Party that needs the support of a left-leaning entertainment industry
The former U.N. Secretary-General embarked on a mission that was bound to fail. But its end is unlikely to help Syria avert a chaotic bloodbath
With the Mideast peace process in a state of collapse, a new existential clash looms over Israel — and Palestinians aren’t involved.