As his regime slowly crumbles and options for exile and reconciliation narrow, Syria’s embattled President Bashar Assad looks likely to cling grimly on to power, no matter the consequences
Among today’s picks: the Syrian situation, Burma and Thailand play good neighbors and inside Argentina’s soccer hooligan culture.
The conflict is testing the brittle bonds of a national identity in states carved out of old Ottoman provinces at the end of World War I
Recent trouble in the South China Sea has renewed debate as to whether the U.S. is a trusted friend, or an old foe
The storm-induced paralysis was a reminder that for all its development, the Chinese capital still suffers from potentially debilitating infrastructure weaknesses
The events in Aurora, Colo., appear to echo the meticulously planned crime that devastated Oslo almost a year before. The Norwegians are still trying to figure out how to deal with the legacy of that mass murder
A revised deficit-cutting budget bill passed by France’s ruling leftists Thursday effectively repeals all major reforms undertaken by former President Nicolas Sarkozy, virtually erasing virtually all his economic policies.
Is the Ivy League university’s satellite campus in the Southeast Asian city-state a diminution of Yale’s democratic underpinnings, or is the opposition to it an example of western moral superiority?
Pummeled by regime firepower, a rebel town allows itself a brief moment to pretend he’s gone. And then it’s back to reality.
Today’s picks include major economic reforms proposed by North Korean leader Kim Jon Un, the rejection of an appeal by Chinese dissident Ai Weiwei and U.N. Security Council members blaming each other for failing to come to an agreement on Syria.
A journey inside the creative, challenging, dark heart of larp—Live Action Role Playing—in Scandinavia. Featuring foam weapons, fake scenarios, and some very real emotions.
The artist and activist insists that the case against him is politically motivated and says he plans to continue to challenge the government’s charge