An encouraging number of the world's people voted in 2012. But voting does not a democracy make.
Haunting photos of a year in the life of the war America is still fighting.
Surprisingly humane moments in combat -- and why they matter.
As sanctions bite, some of Iran's leaders are signaling a willingness to come back to the negotiating table.
Bangladeshis want a reckoning with their bloody past. But they can do it without partisanship?
The triumph of democracy isn't inevitable. It has to be fought for.
Narendra Modi is still banned from the United States for his involvement in deadly anti-Muslim riots. Could he be the next leader of India?
The country tears itself further apart with each passing day. This is the moment to do something about it.
This Hanukkah, Israel doesn't have to worry about running out of oil.
Turkey says it wants to be a model for democracy in the Middle East. But so far its actions lag behind its achievements.
The Salafi threat to blow up the pyramids is nothing new: Egypt's ambivalence toward its past dates back centuries.
An interview with a leading human rights activist from Bahrain
Islamist political parties aren't succeeding in the Middle East because they stand for Islam. It's because they have a well-established political brand.
Artist Ahmed Mater returns to Islam's holiest site to capture the enormous changes as modernity meets tradition.
The growing insecurity of religious and ethnic minorities is one of the biggest problems arising from the Arab Spring. But much can be done to protect them.
The return of French anti-Semitism is a lot scarier than just a few nasty tweets.
Millions of Muslims from around the world begin the hajj -- a journey to the holy city of Mecca.
A new Islamist strongman has taken the stage in North Africa. His rising power is giving him a lot of bad ideas.