When a radical pope says it's time we stopped treating capitalism like it's a religion, American conservatives get preachy.
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Pope Francis wants to reform the church. But does that mean giving believers a vote?
Why the Middle East's identity conflicts go way beyond the Sunni-Shiite divide.
The world is profoundly divided over gay rights -- and it's going to get worse before it gets better.
Snapshots of life in a Siberian town that's lost its livelihood.
5 pioneers of social media, from before social media was an annoying buzzword.
What today’s activists can learn from the life and times of the heroic Polish politician who passed away earlier this week.
Can America really win the battle against Islamic extremism?
How simmering ethnic hatred in Moscow exploded into violence.
The Syrian rebellion is turning hard-line Islamist, squeezing out Christians, Alawites, and Kurds who also hate Assad.
As nationalist fervor intensifies, Vladimir Putin's opponents face some tough choices.
For years the Houthis have been derided as subversives and separatists. Now they're sitting at the table in Sanaa.
Is the turbulent Middle East bringing Sunni and Shiite jihadists together, or driving them to war?
In a small Egyptian town, a corpse washes ashore. And then things get really ugly.
The Salafi ultra-radicals are now Egypt's new power brokers.
Speaking to the centuries-old, wrathful oracle who advises the Dalai Lama on policy.
Hundreds are joining the fight against Assad. Will they return as terrorists?
As the streets of Cairo erupt in chaos, Jerusalem wonders if the military can set things right again.
A scary virus is sweeping Saudi Arabia. Six million religious pilgrims are about to descend on the country from across the world. The result could be disastrous.
Explaining the persistence of violence, sectarianism, and incompetence.
Does 538 work when only one person runs the show in Tehran?