The sparsely populated country of steppes and vast forests is a bastion of democracy sandwiched between two authoritarian states. But, after it held parliamentary elections, questions abound about corruption and the legacy of its …
Thousands of refugees are pouring into South Sudan from the north with tales of atrocities at the hands of the Sudanese government in Blue Nile state
Nestled in the heart of the Danish capital Copenhagen, Europe’s most famous urban commune faces its D-Day after forty years of iconoclastic independence.
Organizations across the globe fight to end the practice, but entrenched traditions, poverty and ineffectual governance stifle the chances for real progress
Today’s global media stories look at the conviction of a prominent journalist in Ethiopia, the possibility of peace talks being revived in the Middle East, and the debate over Egypt’s new first lady.
The situation appears to be deteriorating even as the junta constricts the powers of the newly elected president
Leung Chun-ying, often referred to as C.Y. Leung, is Hong Kong’s incoming Chief Executive. It’s a pressure cooker of a role that puts him at the helm of the freest and most international city of the world’s most populous …
As Mexico Prepares to Vote for President, Former Ruling Party Eyes Return to Power
Global illegal drug use is expected to rise by 25% over the next few decades as rapid urbanization, industrialization, and population growth in developing countries fuel the demand for illegal substances, the UN’s anti-drug …
Last week’s impeachment and removal of Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo may have passed constitutional muster, but the disregard for due process is a reminder that Paraguay hasn’t yet arrived in the 21st century
A conference chaired by U.N. peace envoy Kofi Annan in Geneva aims to bring some resolution and peace to the bloody Syrian conflict. But regional geo-politics will get in the way.
Queen Elizabeth II’s meeting and handshake with former IRA commander Martin McGuinness marks a historic milestone in Anglo-Irish relations — but not without public opposition
What you need to know on June 27, 2012: Ahead of elections, scandals and intrigue grows in Mexico; Turkey raises the heat on Syria; Germany digs in its heels ahead of Euro summit; the slow, but steady pace of reforms in Burma continues