After a decade of war in Afghanistan, the West’s massive military and aid presence has seemingly done little more than …
A business boom in the northern Afghan city of Mazar-i-Sharif also fuels the area’s sex trade, Japan asks why young judo practitioners are dying and the E.U. is set to lift all sanctions on Burma
A new World Bank report is released on sub-Saharan Africa’s economic growth, Sunni candidates in Iraq are being assassinated ahead of the country’s elections, and a senior Syrian government minister has alleged that Britain and …
An ex-dictator of Guatemala is on trial on genocide charges, the Vietnamese government might give cash to families who have daughters and China’s Xi Jinping says he is willing to promote dialogue between North and South Korea
A year after Toulouse jihadi Mohammed Merah began a killing campaign that claimed seven lives, France marks the death of his first victim amid new indications that domestic intelligence services missed clear signs of the threat he posed
Closing smaller bases is the first step in what the military calls retrograde–the arduous and complex process of bringing home all of the U.S.’s equipment in Afghanistan.
Video footage supposedly filmed by a downed U.S. drone has been released by Iran.
A rights group says migrant workers at the Sochi Olympic construction sites are exploited, the U.K. is the world’s top land-grabber and Iran releases footage of a missing U.S. drone
Despite the French army’s rapid progress in pushing al-Qaeda-linked extremists to the nether regions of Mali, officials in Paris say full elimination of jihadi militias in the Sahel is more than unlikely
If there’s one thing last week’s attack should tell us, it’s that the “war on terror” isn’t that different from the “war on drugs”.
The latest moves in the Afghanistan endgame have moved the insurgents closer to talking with the Kabul government — but there is no real breakthrough yet
The end-game in the war torn country is complex–and troop levels may be the simplest piece of the puzzle