In the war for the heart of northern Mali, the real fear isn’t al Qaeda, it’s the criminals and fundamentalists lurking just around the corner.
Behind closed doors, a newly revealed transcript shows, the Bush administration was much more deeply divided about the way forward in Iraq than it let on in public.
How the new pope has blessed the long suffering soccer fans of Argentina’s Club Atlético San Lorenzo.
Budget hawks' plans to cut funding for political and social science aren't just short-sighted and simple-minded -- they'll actually hurt national security.
Saudi Arabia's farcical justice system condemned seven young men to death this week, and the world remained silent.
The shadowy Islamist group that was all but destroyed in the 1980s is ruining the uprising against Bashar al-Assad.
Iran's popularity in the Arab world is way down, but sectarianism is on the rise.
Extremists are destroying the fabric of Pakistani society. Where is the government?
As Pope Benedict XVI says his final farewells, how will Germans remember one of their own?
Though rumors of gay scandal are swirling around Pope Benedict’s retirement, it’s larger concerns that will test the Vatican as the Conclave begins.
A guide to the sex abuse scandals under Pope Benedict XVI's watch.
Forget about the “war on terror.” The next few decades will be dominated by the bitter divide within Islam itself.
Obama's cabinet had a plan to take down Bashar al-Assad. What went wrong?
Islamist radicals may be gaining strength, but the spirit that sparked this uprising survives in the unlikeliest of places.
Two years after the Arab Spring awoke demons and democracy in the Middle East, I went to see whether changes had roiled the lands of royals.
Following in the footsteps of the French military advance in Mali.
When it comes to covering Africa's latest conflict, it's suddenly amateur hour.
How did so many Western analysts get Egypt's Islamist movement so wrong?
A gay rights revolution is sweeping across the Americas. It's time for Washington to catch up.
Benjamin Netanyahu finds himself besieged by a resurgent Israeli left and an old ally-turned-rival on the right.
How two words -- forged nearly a century ago -- help explain France's military intervention in Mali.