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
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