Today’s picks: the stormy waters of the South China Sea, India faces the fallout from late monsoon rains and a controversial German writer and economist (not surprisingly) speaks his mind
Joko Widodo only gets through a few bites of his chicken porridge. Over the course of a breakfast meeting, the mayor of Solo, who is now running for governor in Jakarta, must pause every few moments to pose for photographs
There are only a few of them left — deserters and MIAs of the huge Soviet Red Army divisions sent in to control Afghanistan. But they still remember how it all ended — and worry that the American war will end the same way
The iconic running of the bulls takes place this week in Pamplona, Spain as people from across the globe flood the city’s streets to celebrate the legendary festival of San Fermín.
It will be almost five months before Enrique Peña Nieto is sworn in as Mexico’s new President. But will it be enough time for him to figure out what to do with the country’s dire economic and security problems?
A gruesome video depicts the Taliban’s take on adultery in today’s Afghanistan. But it also tells of the failures of an 11-year project of nation-building
In today’s brief: an interview with the Dalai Lama, Israeli settlements under the spotlight and the mysterious deaths of U.S. forces in Africa
A $28 billion port, tourism and industrial complex called Iskandar Malaysia is rising at the tip of southern Malaysia. It promises to knit together erstwhile rivals and, in so doing, reshape the regional economy
A low-key strike in the Chinese boom city of Shenzhen won a number of victories, including the right to have a worker representative elected into China’s state-run labor unions. That set the stage for a historic, bottom-up …
His decree reinstating parliament sounds confrontational, but it can serve the purposes of both the Muslim Brotherhood and the military
On Saturday, polls opened for Libya’s first free election after decades of Muammar Gaddafi’s authoritarian rule.