Why is Havana so cautious about reform? Perhaps because its reformer-in-chief is also a stalwart of the revolution.
In World War II's aftermath, MI5 turned to fight a new threat. It wasn't the Soviets. It was bombers from Jerusalem.
Online whispers paint an eerie parallel between Japanese war criminals and dead Chinese strongman Mao Zedong.
After decades of corruption and conflict, the Democratic Republic of Congo edges toward statehood.
How a decades-old fake coup attempt is taking its toll on Tunisia.
New information reveals why Saddam Hussein never used chemical weapons in the Gulf War.
The technology uncovering humanity's past -- and perhaps its future.
How the beautiful, painful, and problematic birth of Israel mirrors modern America's moral ambiguity.
Why the Ukrainian leader's decision to backtrack on Europe could cost him his political career.
With Nelson Mandela's death, a look back at the South African leader's legendary life -- in his own words.
How the latest mass protests in Ukraine go beyond the revolution of 2004.
60 years ago, London was even more polluted than Beijing is today.
Why Burma's rebels have every reason to be suspicious of government emissaries talking peace.
From protecting pandas to chucking nukes, inside the heated debate over whether Scotland should be independent.
America is resurrecting the same strategy that failed in Iraq -- and ground troops will pay the price.
The end of Nepal's bloody civil war was supposed to bring freedom to the downtrodden. But democracy actually makes some things more complicated.
Pope Francis wants to reform the church. But does that mean giving believers a vote?
The Chinese government thinks it can thwart unrest among ethnic minorities by raising their incomes. But prosperity doesn't buy loyalty.
It’s time for the world’s largest democracy to start promoting human rights.
Yad Vashem is not biased against Tunisian Arabs that saved Jews' lives during the Holocaust.
Yes, terrorism is a problem. But Pakistan is making remarkable headway in its transition to democracy.