One theater troupe's fight to bring fine art to the Donetsk People's Republic.
Leaders in countries of the former USSR are increasingly driving their best and brightest into emigration. No one wins.
Bicycling in the dark in Douma, Syria; moving Hamburg's swans to their winter home; and opening the International Toilet Festival in New Delhi.
Talking with Iran about its nuclear program might help the cause of peace. But so far the nuclear dispute has been a disaster for the human rights of Iranians.
Protests in Mexico City; skinny-dipping in Chonqing; and chess in Kuala Lumpur.
The period before World War I was marked by inequality, terrorism, and discontent with democracy. Sound familiar?
Shiites mark Ashura; Russian soldiers prepare for a parade; and a debutante ball in London.
Everyone talks about the "failure" of the Arab revolts that began in 2011. But the story isn't over yet.
U.S. Marines pack up in Afghanistan; Hungarians protest a proposed Internet tax; and a nude swimming competition in France.
The Bahraini government has been working overtime to crush pro-democracy activists. But what about followers of the Islamic State?
While wildlife activists focus on rhinos and elephants, Asia’s bears are succumbing to a poaching problem of their own.
A wedding portrait at Hong Kong's protests; gas masks at Indonesia's presidential inauguration; and sunlight in an Egyptian temple.
Read the highlights from a now-famous essay on all that's ailing Uncle Sam.
Protests in St. Louis; a pilgrimage in Peru; and the funeral of a Kurdish fighter.
How one of Southeast Asia's most corrupt countries gave power over funding to its poorest citizens.
Empowering Muslim women is the key to degrading and ultimately destroying medieval and reactionary fanaticism.
Hong Kong's ongoing democracy protests; Eid al-Adha prayers in Indonesia; and skateboarding in Panama City.
Stirring, profane, always authentic: Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests have developed a rich musical culture.
Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protest isn’t only about freedom. It’s also about identity.
Brazil's woman-versus-woman presidential race suggests that feminism has triumphed. The reality is more complicated. The first in our series of Lab Reports on Brazil.
Kurdish refugees cross into Turkey; global marches on climate change; and celebrating Munich's Oktoberfest.
Egypt's government is preparing to domesticate the country's informal economy. But not everyone is convinced that's a good idea.
As Turkey's ruling party consolidates its power, the space for free expression narrows. The third in our series of Lab Reports on Turkey.
Epic battles, evil Japanese, and the Sewol ferry sinking: Why this South Korean blockbuster is breaking every box office record.
So far Tunisia's revolution has managed to bridge the gap between secularists and Islamists. But can that precarious accord make it through election season?
Floods in Indian Kashmir; an English debutante ball; and Gaza's students return to school.