Almost as long as there have been governments, there have been attempts to overthrow them. But what does history tell us about the recent uprisings in the Middle East?
For 30 years the world welcomed Egypt's president -- they shook his hand and looked the other way. But the time for photo ops is likely over.
And cats and koalas. From World War I to the Vietnam War, a cache of old photos reveals that four-legged creatures, big and small, had a special place in Australia's military forces -- inside the ranks and out.
An exclusive look inside a booming multibillion-dollar, evangelical, global Thai cult.
On Jan. 9, Southern Sudan votes on whether to become an independent state. If the north and south separate, as most analysts expect them to do, Juba will be the world's newest capital city. Juba-based photographer Pete Muller gives FP an exclusive tour.
With nearly twice as many killings as last year and violence spreading across the country, 2010 was the worst year on record for Mexico's hyperbrutal drug war.
On the eve of Belarus's Sunday presidential elections, FP looked at eight brave activists fighting for a better future. By Monday, at least six of the eight had been beaten, imprisoned, or gone missing. We continue to update their stories.
It took just a few hours for demolition crews to flatten the Shanghai studios of China's world-renowned contemporary artist Ai Weiwei on Tuesday. In November, Ai -- who was then under house arrest in Beijing -- organized a "party" to mark the impending destruction of his studio, drawing hundreds of admirers from across China.
Washington may have just gotten a lot less friendly for the president, but he still has plenty of fans in Asia. A look at where he's going, who he's meeting, and what it means.
Chinese wedding photography is a parade of excess and ambition, an elaborate and expensive rite of passage, and often more prized than the ceremony itself.
Iran's controversial president makes a big show in Beirut.
Forget about a youth boom -- the planet's population is getting older, fast. From the West Bank to Woodstock, a look at a world going gray.
The lights may have gone out at this year's U.N. General Assembly, but it's the glittering fashions -- even more than the orations -- that keep on shining.
While it's true that more than 75 percent of parliaments worldwide are more than three-quarters male, in recent years some high-powered female heads of state have bucked the trend. If Dilma Rousseff is elected as Brazil's first female president, she'll be joining a small, but elite, cohort.
In Jaffna, Sri Lanka, the Tamil community is slowly rising again.
Not all the world's dictators are clotheshorses, but as these leaders show, sometimes politics, power, and polyester combine to make fashion magic.
The world's most repressive workplace environments -- where trade unions are suppressed, workers' rights are ignored, and forced labor is not unknown.
Once a misty, forgotten backwater, the western Chinese city of Chongqing is growing faster than mapmakers and even government officials can track.
Spain's much-celebrated and much-debated sport of bullfighting may finally be headed for change.