Ansar Dine, a radical Islamist militia, has set about destroying mausoleums and shrines in the historic Malian city of Timbuktu, which was once a great center of Islamic learning in the 15th and 16th centuries
The countries are military allies but share a fraught history. Now Seoul’s presidential election may be affected by the controversy
The resignation of Marcus Agius, chairman of Barclays bank, may be just the first casualty of a mammoth scandal rocking the U.K.’s financial sector.
Mexico’s President-elect Enrique Peña Nieto took up the centrist mantle of his Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) — which once stood for little more than amassing power (and keeping it for over seven decades) — and …
Police in central China say Li Wangyang killed himself. But family and friends suspect he was murdered, and 800 km away in Hong Kong, activists are calling for an investigation
In today’s roundup: Potential U.S.-Pak deal on reopening NATO supply route, Burma gets a new American ambassador and warnings of more riots in the U.K.
Spain’s national soccer team wins an unprecedented third-straight international title with Sunday’s 4-0 European Championship win over Italy, and gives fans new reason for joy–and hope–amid the crushing euro crisis.
Hong Kong marked the 15th anniversary of its return to Chinese rule and the inauguration of a new Chief Executive on July 1. Despite some spectacular fireworks, the mood was far from celebratory
On July 1 self-made millionaire Leung Chun-ying was sworn in as Hong Kong’s new top official by Chinese President Hu Jintao. The day marked the 15th anniversary of the handover from Britain to China, and tens of thousands of …
At an arms bazaar outside Moscow, military hardware and geopolitics are on display
His father says his son has failed. His mother espouses extreme views. His sister sides with a brother in jail. Even the opposition media is embarrassed for President Ollanta Humala.
The Venezuelan presidential campaign officially starts July 1, pitting the demagogic populist Hugo Chávez against Henrique Capriles, the most capable opposition candidate yet. But both men will have to woo a large segment of …