Just one year into François Hollande's presidency, he's on the ropes and praying for a miracle.
In Burma, members of the pro-democracy opposition are struggling to school themselves in the ins and outs of a liberal society. But so far it's an uphill battle.
In the wake of Venezuela's contested election, will Nicolás Maduro bring the fractured country together or tear it apart?
Was Abdul Jalil al-Fransi an al Qaeda fighter -- or a French spy?
Meet Sayed Kashua, Israel's most popular writer, comedian, critic -- and Arab.
Under China’s new leader, the People’s Liberation Army is showing rare signs of friendliness toward the United States. Can the new tone prevent a war?
Even the Chinese are finally starting to think their allies in Pyongyang are a little bit crazy.
As Venezuelans head to the polls to replace Hugo Chávez, a crazy campaign takes a turn toward the truly bizarre.
Why Margaret Thatcher still makes life difficult for Britain's Conservatives.
What does it say about Germany today that in order to see some Jews you’ve got to go to a museum?
Was a U.N. diplomat pushed out of his position for airing Port-au-Prince's dirty laundry in public?
Two years after President Bashar al-Assad's regime had me arrested, there seems to be no end in sight to the bloodshed in Syria.
Islamic militants messed with the wrong city on Saturday night.
Amid the drug palaces of northern Mali, it's easy to see why this war will be hard to win.
Once a laughingstock, the Arab world’s political body is closing ranks against Bashar al-Assad.
South Africa is a mess. So why does it get to sit at the BRICS big boy table?
Peng Liyuan is the first prominent Chinese first lady in decades. But does she matter?
It’s safer than sex.
Venezuela’s upcoming election features a young challenger against Hugo Chávez’s appointed successor -- who’s doing everything in his power to make the race about his dead boss.
Was it the dirty war, the social conservatism, or both?
As the country's National Dialogue kicks off this week, hope is in short supply.
The Muslim Brotherhood may have the votes -- for now -- but Egypt is a ship without a rudder.
Could Boris Johnson actually end up as Britain's prime minister?
Can the newly appointed opposition prime minister form an interim government that Syrians can get behind?