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.
Thursday’s selections include Hamas Holocaust-deniers and a Somali constitution.
As the regime’s ability to govern Syria declines, it is being transformed into a powerful militia that has little incentive to compromise
This week’s epic power outage is a bleak reminder that India’s power sector has remained frozen in time while neighbors like China have surged ahead
TIME speaks with Alison Klayman, the young American director of a recently released documentary about Ai Weiwei, China’s high-profile dissident artist
Late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat’s wife files a legal case in France requesting a new inquiry into the cause of her husband’s death, after high levels of radiocative polomium were discovered on his clothes.
Tens of thousands of Ultra Orthodox Jews attend Siyum HaShas, a celebration marking completion of a seven-and-a-half year study-cycle of the entire Babylonian Talmud. Each of the 2711 pages of the Talmud is studied in sequence, …
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