Algeria's long-ruling president is cruising to victory in the polls. But the outside world shouldn't be fooled: The authorities are losing control.
Why are Algerians so keen to elect (once again) an ailing 77-year-old man they so rarely see?
Income inequality in the U.S. is now as bad as it was in aristocratic Europe. Are the bread riots finally coming?
Remembering photographer Anja Niedringhaus; Protesters clash with police in Athens; and Balinese young people celebrate the Kissing Festival.
Tunisia has made it farther down the road to democracy than any other Arab Spring country. That means that it deserves hands-on support from the West -- sooner rather than later.
As hundreds of young men are sentenced to death for the killing of one policeman, the state is gearing up to crush its Islamist enemies.
The trouble with high speed rail in China; how small satellites are turning space into a DIY playground; and what happens to "child sorcerers" in Congo.
President Obama takes a big risk and scores a win for democracy -- and no one gives a damn.
Meet the Putin cronies and Ukrainian collaborators at the top of the Obama administration’s sanctions target list.
How the franchise operations of the world's most infamous terrorist organization became more potent than the mothership.
Back in the days of the Arab Spring, optimists predicted a bright future for democratic upheavals around the world. But the reality in places like Ukraine, Venezuela, Turkey, and Thailand is far messier.
The kingdom is using an army of flacks to keep the illusion of peace and stability.
Egypt's entire cabinet just resigned. Will it make any difference?
Yes, young people are often a force for political change. But what kind, exactly?
We're fighting al Qaeda like a terrorist group. They're fighting us as an army.
How the trade vs. aid debate shows the different trajectories of Egypt and Tunisia.
Did the military violate its own rules by getting in bed with Budweiser during the Super Bowl?
Is Egypt's president-in-waiting turning back the clock -- to the Nasser era?
Egypt’s new Field Marshal-in-chief, Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, looks ready to seize the presidency. But is it more than he can handle?
The former secretary of defense thinks this is the first time politics played a role in foreign policy? Please.
The year ahead will tell us a lot about the state of democracy around the world. But voting is just one part of the story.
How young people meeting on the Internet might help build peace in some of the world's most volatile regions.
For human rights advocates, 2013 brought many grim setbacks. Yet there were still some important signs of progress.
The race is on to exploit off-shore energy around Israel, Syria, Lebanon, and Cyprus -- and Moscow is crashing the party.
How a decades-old fake coup attempt is taking its toll on Tunisia.
No one else manages to rile Tunisia's post-revolutionary government quite like rapper Klay BBJ.