Trinidad has the highest rate of Islamic State recruitment in the Western hemisphere. How did this happen?
Now that the French head of state won’t be seeking reelection, how will his presidency be remembered?
One president-for-life has been known to show up at rallies in clothes displaying his own face.
The highlights from seven days of reading about the world
The rerun of the presidential election is on Sunday, and polls show the race is too close to call.
As the death toll in the Philippines soars, those left behind confront a different life.
Every day until Sunday, December 25, we’ll present one new image of our universe from NASA’s ‘scope.
Colombian children have never lived in a world where their country was not fighting. Now, as peace finally seems probable, the nation is grappling with the mental-health fallout from the conflict.
Alan Gross reflects on Fidel Castro’s legacy.
On Monday, a fire erupted in a section of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, quickly spreading through the drought-affected area around Gatlinburg, Tennessee.
Since Fidel Castro died, Donald Trump and others have called for reversing Obama’s opening to the island. Fifty years of evidence suggests that won’t work.
As Iraqi and Kurdish troops close in on the ISIS stronghold of Mosul in Iraq, militants fleeing the region have been setting oil wells ablaze, blackening the skies with oily soot for miles
The president-elect doesn’t understand that war is politics, because he lacks experience in both war and politics.
How Trump’s government could change America’s approach to terrorism
Some nations are excited for the new president-elect. But others question what he means for their security.
For the past five weekends, hundreds of thousands of protesters have been occupying large parts of downtown Seoul, in some of the largest demonstrations seen in decades.
One of the saddest ironies of my own history is that the United States might have achieved its goals in Southeast Asia without ever going to war.
The combination of geography, charisma, and authoritarianism that helped the revolutionary outlast 10 American presidents
He presided over dramatic improvements in health and other human-development indicators in Cuba, but crushed dissent and repressed human rights.
Riek Machar thinks the president-elect will side with him in the South Sudan conflict—once he learns about it.
When I spent a week with Fidel, a dictator who outlasted 10 American presidents, and who nearly outlasted an 11th, I found a man who sensed that change was coming, and that the Cuban system would not last forever.