A Uighur jade trader gets a rare chance to visit Hong Kong and has a taste of the freedom he does not enjoy back home.
Washington's lack of a plan to confront the spread of radical Islam looms as an epoch-defining failure.
A thousand years ago, Yazidis and tiny pagan sects flourished under the caliphate. But the days of the tolerant Islamic state are over.
The plan seems bound to further raise tensions in Xinjiang.
The Yazidis, a small Iraqi religious minority, are marooned and starving on a mountain in Kurdistan. Now, the United States is trying to save them from the murderous hands of the Islamic State.
In the lands of the Old Testament, an endangered religious minority is being wiped out by the brutal Islamic State.
If you want to rule for 1,000 years, don't touch my daughters or my cigarettes.
How Rwanda's Pentecostals are keeping the demons of the past at bay.
MH17 shot down in Ukraine; Israel launches a ground invasion of Gaza; and the island of Tenerife, Spain celebrates the patron saint of fishermen.
Why is a barbaric medieval caliphate so much better at social media than Washington?
Life isn't easy for Malaysian gays. And it may actually be getting worse.
Why the new United Nations human rights advocate is the wrong man for the job.
The jihadist takeover of northern Iraq is a disaster for Iraqis. But the destruction of an ancient Christian culture is a disaster for the world.
How the lessons of the European wars of the Reformation -- hundreds of years old -- can help stave off the lethal mix of religious radicalization and politics.
Why Hillary Clinton's greatest foreign policy "success" isn't the win her new book claims.
History enthusiasts commemorate the Great War; Thai anti-coup protesters adopt a familiar hand signal; and Hong Kong remembers the Tiananmen crackdown.
China's state security apparatus may have set its sights on a new target -- fringe religious groups.
History has shown that the Catholic Church can be a great force for good. But it can only live up to that promise by properly addressing the clerical sex abuse scandal.
A conversation with FP's David Rothkopf and former Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Michael Oren -- on Zionism, the loyalty of American Jews, and the promise of the Promised Land.
Britain's almost comically right-wing Tea Party clone is on the rise -- but if it ends up kingmaker in Westminster, that's no laughing matter.
Burma's Rohingya minority could fall victim to full-scale genocide if the international community doesn't intervene.
The history of Jewish-Ukrainian relations hasn't been a happy one. But these days, the two sides are joining forces against Vladimir Putin.
The Vatican prepares for the canonization of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II; Pro-Russian activists clash with police in Donetsk; and sumo wrestlers make babies cry in Japan.
Can the Islamist party thrive in the turbulent politics of post-Qaddafi Libya?
Every week, thousands of people attend a megachurch in Lagos. But they aren’t there for the sermons -- they believe the televangelist pastor can cure them of HIV, cancer, and other terrible diseases.
Revelers prepare for Holy Week; Myanmar celebrates its New Year water festival; and the search for survivors of the South Korea ferry sinking continues.
Why the surprising Philippine Supreme Court ruling on reproductive health rights is a big win for women -- and a blow to the church.
If Narendra Modi wins, India's leftists will have no one to blame but themselves.
A surprising disparity between Communist and Christian chatter.