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
France’s precursor to the Internet, the clunky yet beloved Minitel, is set to go dark for good at the end of June, 30 years after its revolutionary launch
The extradition from Tunisia to Libya of Al-Baghdadi Ali al-Mahmoudi, former deputy to the late Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi, may be cheered in Tripoli. But it has exposed the growing power struggle between Islamists and …
Today’s global stories delve into the prospects for peace in Kashmir, Paraguay’s presidential impeachment and the Queen’s historic visit to Northern Ireland.
Uruguay’s proposal to legalize marijuana sales – and make its government the sole seller – reflects a growing worldwide urge to find new and less violent solutions to an old but deadly drug war
Mohamed Morsy’s election as President marked a watershed moment for Egypt, but unless he can repair the rifts with other opposition groups, the military will be calling the shots
Meerwada has long hewed to the sun’s schedule. The village of 400 in central India’s Madhya Pradesh state lies 70 km from the nearest town, and until last year it was not supplied with power. Daily chores were completed between …
Does a week of protests in and around Khartoum show that Sudan is facing its own Arab Spring?