The Taliban wanted to trade Bergdahl for her. The Islamic State offered to swap Foley. Why does every jihadi group want the U.S. to free Aafia Siddiqui?
Out of the headlines but not out of action, the U.S. military is still engaged in long-forgotten interventions.
Messy bondholder fight could complicate future defaults.
The Islamic State has conquered much of Iraq with the help of Saddam’s cronies. Now the men America once discarded could help win the country back.
Central bankers fueled an emerging-market credit boom that could deflate when they change course.
From logging Tasmanian forests to dumping in the Great Barrier Reef, Prime Minister Tony Abbott is the Australian environment's worst nightmare.
Offshore energy fueled Scotland's dream of independence. The eclipse of North Sea oil and gas is killing it.
Allowing rebels to leverage a cease-fire into political power will only lead to more death in the Central African Republic -- as it has in South Sudan and too many other African states.
As Washington awaits the release of the highly classified probe into the CIA's torture program, John Brennan's integrity is being questioned just when the agency needs it most.
The dispute between Baghdad and Erbil over Iraqi Kurdistan's oil exports has steadily ratcheted up this year. Now they are fighting in court over $100 million of oil anchored outside of Houston.
The Islamic State, the world's richest terror group, is reaping millions of dollars a day from selling stolen oil to shady businessmen across the Middle East.
An arbitration panel in The Hague finds that Moscow dismembered Yukos for political purposes and awards record damages to former shareholders.
There were infinite (and well-documented) reasons why it was a terrible idea to invest millions of dollars in getting Afghans to grow soybeans. But the United States did it anyway.
EU leaders expand sanctions options but hold off targeting industries.
The new $50 billion BRICS bank will finance a wave of heavily polluting coal plants the West wouldn't touch. And that's not all bad.
The hockey league's first sustainability report underscores the threat global warming poses to the outdoor roots of the game.
The White House's indictment for the MH17 shoot-down relies on secret satellite photos and intercepted phone calls -- but also on Twitter and YouTube.
There's little doubt that pro-Russian rebels, using Russian weapons, shot down MH17. Why won't the White House say so?
Obama issues his strongest sanctions yet to pressure Moscow out of the Ukraine conflict.
An American crypto-company is making a killing off German anger about U.S. spying.
China suddenly withdrew its controversial oil rig from Vietnamese waters ahead of schedule. Beijing says the rig did its job -- and it may have, in more ways than one.
The company spent a year preparing to enter the former pariah state. Will it be a trailblazer or a cautionary tale?
Neither side can gain from this war of attrition. But is Benjamin Netanyahu willing to risk a ground invasion to stop it?
Can the Kurds prevent Maliki from sabotaging the country's oil infrastructure?
Intelligence leaks may have caused damage, but it's not irreparable.
China's heavy-handed behavior is driving neighbors, especially Australia, farther away from its orbit.