As the climate talks open in Paris, here is an instructive set of "story maps" from our friends…
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas shook hands for the first time in years at the global climate conference in France on Monday.
French authorities used emergency powers to arrest more than 200 demonstrators ahead of Monday’s global climate conference.
What’s M.I.A.’s “Borders” video really about?
Vladimir Putin says Turkey shot down a Russian plane so it could protect its oil trade with the Islamic State.
The International Monetary Fund has added the Chinese renminbi to the world’s basket of reserve currencies.
While Saint Nicholas may bring gifts to good boys and girls, ancient folklore in Europe's Alpine region also tells of Krampus, a frightening beast-like creature who emerges during the Yule season, looking for naughty children to punish in horrible ways—or possibly to drag back to his lair in a sack.
Two Israeli minors have been convicted in last year’s abduction and murder of a Palestinian teenager.
The first is near Abu Dhabi: The villas of Marabe Al Dhafra…
Leaders from nearly 200 countries are meeting in Paris to reach a new deal on reducing carbon emissions.
On the eve of the Paris climate talks, let’s get back to “sustainable capitalism.” After my piece about…
Winter weather in China, Europe, and the United States, a Martian panorama, a neighborhood in flames in Manila, demonstrations in Chicago, the Thanksgiving Day parade in New York City, and much more.
The statesman understood something most diplomats don’t: history—and how to apply it.
The mystery of onomatopoeia around the world
One bird’s journey from the forests of New England to the farms of Iran
The country’s politics are beset by a unique anxiety that the entire system could collapse. Why?
The 2016 Sony World Photography Awards are now taking entries, and the organizers have been kind enough to share some of their early entries with us.
Almost two months after American airstrikes killed 30 people at a Doctors Without Borders facility in Afghanistan, the Pentagon has admitted the cause.
It may not start a new war. But it will make it much harder to stop an old one.
The incident has further strained relations between Moscow and Ankara.