When the fighting is over in Gaza, one of these stories is going to look strange.
The hometowns of national leaders shine brighter, particularly in poor countries.
When war zones become travel destinations
The Russian leader is reaching out to his foes with one hand, and striking them with the other.
Shortly after posting on a social network, Artur Gasparyan found himself risking his life for Russia.
Rand Paul and Rick Perry each claim to be the Gipper’s heir in the Middle East. Who's right?
The Israeli prime minister argues against Palestinian sovereignty, citing regional chaos. But holding the West Bank forever is no solution.
The former veep's record is marked by false claims, erroneous predictions, and catastrophic results. Now he's urging more wars. Has his audience learned its lesson?
Seeking to understand why Hamas fires rockets at the civilians of its militarily powerful neighbor
Mapping which countries have the most and least youthful populations
Exploiting the earth "is our sin," the pontiff says.
Brazil confronts its crushing World Cup loss
Young people are at the center of the latest violence. And they'll decide its future.
The Third Reich viewed tobacco as a threat to the health of the "chosen folk."
DNA nationalism, Euro-idealism, crony capitalism: Which utopian vision will win out?
Countries are judged on how they police their police
My surreal trek through unfinished Italy
A Fourth of July thought experiment
There is a "deep loathing" between the Israeli and Palestinian leaders, America's Mideast envoy said in his first interview since stepping down.
Berlin's architecture blends the tragedy of the past with redemption in the present and renewal in the future.