Images of people and animals trying to beat the heat across the Northern Hemisphere.
Conservatives mocked the Democratic presidential candidate, but there’s evidence of a connection between drought and the Syrian civil war.
Around Athens and in other parts of southern Greece, about 50 forest fires have broken out in recent days, fanned by strong winds and high temperatures.
In the Donetsk People’s Republic, Russia is everywhere, from the mailboxes to the license plates. Ukraine is nowhere.
Just for fun, here are some recent images of the Earth, as seen from above. Shot from as close as a few hundred feet, or as distant as a million miles, the variety and beauty of our home planet depicted in these photos continues to amaze.
After decades of estrangement, Washington and Havana formally reestablished diplomatic relations on Monday.
How the Arab Street views the agreement, in one simple diagram
In our fourth installment of a series prompted by Ta-Nehisi Coates’s “Letter to My Son,” readers share their experiences with bigotry outside the United States.
Discussing El Chapo’s escape with an ex-cartel operative, a Mexican intelligence official, and an American counternarcotics agent
Blocking the agreement poses risks, but legislators can use their role to extract commitments that address key concerns.
U.S. presidents of both parties have often shown better judgment in knowing when to accept diplomatic solutions than in choosing to go to war.
The deal is done. What can be done to clean up the mess?
The new documentary The Look of Silence is the companion to 2012’s The Act of Killing, and follows a man who confronts the people who killed his brother in Indonesia’s 1965 anti-Communist purge.
After a reshuffle of power, banks in the country will open again for the first time in three weeks.
Enforcing the agreement falls to the IAEA, whose budget is the size of the San Diego police department’s.
The country’s tough tack with Greece seems to be hurting its strong reputation.
The massive ice mountains of Pluto, Bastille Day in Paris, the Pan Am Games in Toronto, brush fires above Athens, celebrating a nuclear deal in Tehran, a Jaffa candy race in New Zealand, and much more
The largest DNA-identification project ever conducted provides unprecedented proof of the slaughter at Srebrenica. But 20 years later, too many people claim it never happened.
Three Atlantic writers debate the merits of the nuclear agreement.
Obama has secured an admirable agreement, but at tremendous cost.