Yes, it's true: Military involvement in Syria has its risks. But the costs of non-intervention are growing by the day.
The troubling ambiguity of FP's rankings. Plus: Finland comes in last for once.
The government in Burma is promising to clean up its act. But the army is still recruiting child soldiers.
Sectarian conflict in Burma is once again spurring talk of a “global war against Islam.”
What's worse than not having a coherent foreign policy? Mouthing off about it.
As the Chinese capital cleans up from deadly floods, the country's netizens take to social media to blame officials.
The capital's worst rainfall in 60 years caused massive floods and destruction.
After torrential rains brought deadly flash floods, the unprepared and devastated residents of Krymsk are struggling to recover.
Scientists discover the Higgs boson, fireworks around the globe, and refugees flee to South Sudan.
How Burma’s pro-democracy movement betrayed its own ideals and rehabilitated the military
Was this year's ranking of the world's most fragile states on target? Five countries respond.
Images from photojournalist Robert King’s recent visit to a Syrian community under siege.
An American photojournalist describes what he saw during the month he spent in a Syrian village under siege.
Foreign intervention to topple Bashar al-Assad's bloody regime risks a fiasco on par with Iraq and Afghanistan.
An ex-president is convicted, England celebrates, and Angela Merkel feeds a penguin.
Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are slugging it out over the economy, but the world may have a trick or two up its sleeve.
The latest bad publicity for the global cruise industry is just the tip of the iceberg.
Obama takes a basketball break with buddy David Cameron, Japan marks the earthquake anniversary, and a couple of bridges take a beating.
Africans are way past the victim thing -- but Westerners don't seem to be there yet. A tale of two films.
Japan's public is squarely against going back to nuclear power. So why is the government pushing so hard to get the country's nuclear plants back online?
Ambassador Ertharin Cousin and Nancy Lindborg say U.S. food aid has come a long way since serving as a means of donating surplus commodities.
A visual history of the West's misguided attempts to send its hand-me-downs to the developing world.
U.N. spokesperson Elisabeth Byrs writes that David Rieff's accusations of casualty count inflation are unfair.