New Year rally presses claims for a directly elected leader and greater autonomy from Beijing
Skirmishes kick off as U.N. mulls security resolution
A dozen reportedly injured amid heavy gunfire and blasts across the capital
In today’s offerings: the U.S. and China’s increasing military competition, Ai Weiwei’s protege and Palestinian politics intersect with regional realities.
Syria’s foreign minister speaks, this week’s controversial visits by the Egyptian president and Colombia’s leader confirms peace talks with leftist rebels.
Military stakes set to rise in Asia-Pacific, Bangladesh forcefully tries to keep its place as a low-cost export powerhouse and fresh leaks on Iran’s nuclear program.
A closer inspection of Greece’s austerity program, controversial take on U.S.-Pakistan relations and Mexico’s Supreme Court pleases human rights activists
American ideals versus interests in Ethiopia, Apple and Foxconn told to do more on labor conditions in Chinese factories and François Hollande faces criticism over treatment of the Roma
Among today’s picks: factional politics in China, the emerging proxy wars in the Middle East and remembering 8-8-88 in Burma.
Today’s picks: resistance to Islamism in Mali, the illegal organs trade and more recriminations between China and the U.S. over the South China Sea.
Today’s global picks: another Syrian defection, the U.S. wades into the South China Sea and the decline of the Tetra Pak dynasty.
A gruesome video depicts the Taliban’s take on adultery in today’s Afghanistan. But it also tells of the failures of an 11-year project of nation-building