Prosecutors in the case of Anders Breivik, the man responsible for one of the worst massacres in Norwegian history, asked he be consigned to psychiatric care rather than prison. But the debate over Breivik’s sanity will only grow.
The Yemeni army has had remarkable success evicting the terrorist group from towns it held. But military cohesiveness is weak–and a suicide bomber managed to kill the leader of the campaign.
The death of a Nigerian man in the southern Chinese megacity of Guangzhou — allegedly when he was in police custody — sparked a protest by Africans living there, raising tensions in a country still uncomfortable with racial difference
Among today’s required reading: Western web attacks on Iran, the Bo Xilai story just keeps giving and testy exchanges between the U.K. and Argentina in Mexico.
Harnessing the emotional trauma of one of the 20th century’s most tragic episodes — a nearly four-year ultracommunist revolution that left a quarter of Cambodia’s population dead — the reality TV show “It’s Not a …
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has appealed for asylum at the Ecuadorian embassy in London. It’s a curious choice: under President Rafael Correa, Ecuador’s free speech record has been dismal.
In a controversial ruling, Pakistan’s Supreme Court axed Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani—a verdict that speaks volumes of the enmities and uncertainties haunting the country
In Pakistan’s tribal areas, anger over drones and suspicions over vaccinators disrupts an effort to eradicate a deadly disease
In today’s scan of stories: signs of tension at the G20 in Mexico, semi-exiled activist Chen Guangcheng talks to the U.S. media and a new Greek government looks likely.
No breakthroughs achieved as both sides dig in, overestimating their leverage
On June 16, amid much media hype, China launched the Shenzhou-9 space capsule. Aboard the vessel was Liu Yang, 33, a former fighter pilot and China’s first female in space.
Almost immediately after polls closed, the junta announced directives on the constitution, lawmaking and, it seemed, the nature of the presidency. Activists are furious, but no one is likely to change the status quo