In today’s offerings: the U.S. and China’s increasing military competition, Ai Weiwei’s protege and Palestinian politics intersect with regional realities.
New essays by French author Richard Millet, which say Anders Behring Breivik’s Norwegian massacre was the result of immigration and multiculturalism, have caused an uproar in France
Syria’s foreign minister speaks, this week’s controversial visits by the Egyptian president and Colombia’s leader confirms peace talks with leftist rebels.
In today’s required reading: another massacre in Syria, Japan plans to buy disputed South China Sea islands and communal violence rears its head again in Indonesia.
Today’s required reading: reports on and from inside Syria, Burma’s slow march towards media freedom and Chinese scorn for U.S. military moves in Asia.
The arrest of a minor in Pakistan throws the spotlight back on its infamous blasphemy laws, competition in Sri Lanka among the two giants of Asia and Thailand’s booming cosmetic surgery industry.
Revenge attack fears spark internal migration in India, Bibi talking tough on Iran and a new front in the war against radical Islam in Africa
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.
During the lunar month of Ramadan, Muslims around the world fast from dawn to dusk and strive to be more pious and charitable.
Today’s required reading: Romney’s Euro vision, the London Olympics from Ai Weiwei’s point of view and reports of renewed repression in Mali.
TIME’s Bobby Ghosh and Yuri Kozyrev embedded with a Yemeni unit in early July as it patrolled territory only recently reclaimed from al-Qaeda and its proxies.