Why the United States should walk carefully and move slowly when it comes to reform in Bahrain.
What does it say about Germany today that in order to see some Jews you’ve got to go to a museum?
The pope's foot baths were not just a masterstroke of public relations -- they were the opening salvo of a serious campaign to revive the Catholic Church.
How Pope Francis can really help the poor -- and why he'll help the Catholic Church, too, in the process.
Rampaging Islamist vigilantes are cracking down on free expression -- and ruining Tunisia's Arab Spring.
Eric Harroun claims to have joined up with an al Qaeda-linked group fighting in Syria’s brutal civil war. We tracked him down, but getting the truth was more difficult.
Was it the dirty war, the social conservatism, or both?
By going over the heads of Israeli and Palestinian leaders, Obama is demanding that their people step up.
The Muslim Brotherhood may have the votes -- for now -- but Egypt is a ship without a rudder.
Can the newly appointed opposition prime minister form an interim government that Syrians can get behind?
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?