Revelers prepare for Holy Week; Myanmar celebrates its New Year water festival; and the search for survivors of the South Korea ferry sinking continues.
How Burmese rebels are waging war on the opium industry.
Why the surprising Philippine Supreme Court ruling on reproductive health rights is a big win for women -- and a blow to the church.
A small court in the Hague wrestles with an existential question that could put a stop to China's maritime power grab.
Remembering photographer Anja Niedringhaus; Protesters clash with police in Athens; and Balinese young people celebrate the Kissing Festival.
Kerry was against Pollard's release before he was for it; Hagel to meet with Malaysian counterpart; Is a U.S. sub already on the hunt for 370?; CMC takes notice of an op-Ed; and a bit more.
Rivalries among the political elite are exacerbating divides and allowing urgent problems to fester. Can anyone stop the rot?
It’s the crowning achievement of her tenure as secretary of state, and it’s unraveling at the seams.
The world's most isolated ocean has a long history of making things disappear.
Hey, world, we Malaysians know you want straight answers about MH370. But you’re asking the wrong government.
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.
Nowadays, it seems, everyone's a fascist. Here's a handy guide to identifying the real thing.
Once again, Malaysia's ruling party turns to outdated sodomy laws to discredit the opposition.
After decades of censorship, Burma's filmmakers probe their country's dark past.
Terrorism theory in Malaysia Airlines crash disintegrates; Rock bottom: the relationship between the CIA and the Senate; Sinclair may now get a plea deal; and a bit more.
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 current political standoff in Thailand is a symptom of deeper problems that can't be solved by watering down democratic process.
Why the country George Orwell once skewered is finally embracing its non-native son.
In Thailand's restive politics, it's the royals who have the power to soothe the country -- or destabilize it.
Protests against the authoritarian government of Prime Minister Hun Sen are reaching a boiling point.
A possible energy deal between Russia and Iran could torpedo U.S. nuclear talks with Iran
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.
For human rights advocates, 2013 brought many grim setbacks. Yet there were still some important signs of progress.
Burma's census disregards the complex ethnic identities of its people. Could this breathe new life into sectarian conflict?