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The angry pensioners of Simferopol would rather have Russian dictatorship than European democracy.
The oil-rich emirate once was heralded as the Arab world's rising power. Now, its neighbors are pressuring it to take a back seat role.
Vladimir Putin's forces in Crimea are trying to pick a fight. But the Ukrainians hunkered down in their bases have every interest in abstaining.
The relationship between China's majority Han and its Uighurs has been fraught for years.
How clumsy foreign advocates unwittingly helped Uganda's anti-gay bill become law.
The kingdom is using an army of flacks to keep the illusion of peace and stability.
Can Leopoldo López unite Venezuela's fractious opposition and exorcise the ghost of Hugo Chávez?
Egypt's entire cabinet just resigned. Will it make any difference?
A photographer returns to Maidan and finds mourners where protesters once stood.
The Sochi Olympic Games spell the end of the rope for Russia's wilderness vigilantes.
The network's Cairo-based staff, who stand accused of running a terror cell from a luxury hotel, find themselves caught in the middle of a regional power struggle.
How long can Venezuela's president pretend not to see the economic ruin his policies have created?
Is the war-traumatized, fractured, and corrupt Balkan state finally experiencing a political revolution?
Egypt's government is happily letting exiled billionaires and convicted Mubarak cronies buy their way back home.
How a triple murder in Karachi left the Taliban not just making headlines, but writing them, too.
In Thailand's restive politics, it's the royals who have the power to soothe the country -- or destabilize it.
A deadly surge of revenge violence has seized the Central African Republic -- and peacekeepers seem powerless to stop it.
Protests against the authoritarian government of Prime Minister Hun Sen are reaching a boiling point.
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?
How a $50 million graft scandal is pushing Malawi even closer to environmental catastrophe.
Can opposition leaders contain protest violence in Ukraine—or is the country headed for “prolonged guerrilla warfare”?
Inside the shadowy $4 million ransom payment to release two kidnapped Europeans in Syria.
What do Egyptians really care about in their country's constitutional referendum? Not the constitution, for starters.
Why Turkey's nasty Gulen-Erdogan fight is making for some strange bedfellows.