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.
Making space for glitzy Shanghai Expo sites and modern office buildings means clearing vestiges of the old city -- and the old Shanghainese who live there.
Fifteen years on, haunting images of the massacre that shamed Europe.
War photographer Marcus Bleasdale visits Djibouti – where poverty, not conflict, divides the country – and documents eerily familiar scenes of deprivation and malnutrition.
A look at 20 places with nothing to celebrate this weekend. The following images are from the bottom 20 countries and territories from Freedom House's Freedom in the World report, with text prepared by the staff of Freedom House.
What happens when you give cameras to a group of Kabul teens? You see Afghanistan not as a place of war and violence, but as a country where children still play and life carries on.
Looking back at what we saw during the Green Movement protests -- and what we didn't see.
Record stores, Mad Men furniture, and pencil skirts -- when Kabul had rock 'n' roll, not rockets.
A month after a BP drilling operation began hemorrhaging crude into the Gulf of Mexico, company executives and White House officials are still volleying the blame and the responsibility for what will be the worst oil spill in U.S. history.
From apartheid South Africa to Bollywood financiers, the sport of cricket boasts a storied political history. Here's a look at some of the game's most controversial moments.
A short account of one Congressman's visit to Gaza and Israel.
Portraits of Israel’s endlessly controversial outposts, neighborhoods, and settlements.
A short visual history of presidential BFFs, and why Obama needs his own global buddy.
The United States prepares its troops and its allies for the coming offensive in Kandahar, the Taliban's spiritual home.
Where do sheikhs go shopping? Facing the rising threat of a nuclear-armed Iran, they go to weapons shows like the International Defence Exhibition and Conference, where leaders from Cairo to Riyadh are stocking up.
A look at the actual people behind the controversial Oscar-winning film.
Green lawns and sand traps are now replacing ancient villages and tropical forests on Hainan Island, one of China's most pristine spots. Necessary development, or destructive clear-cutting?
From the bloody civil wars in Africa to the rag-tag insurgiences in Southeast Asia, 33 conflicts are raging around the world today, and it’s often innocent civilians who suffer the most.