Shows of mass sorrow for the leader's death, whether genuine or staged, show how this regime holds such unlikely power over a people who should hate them
A worsening death toll, new Arab League action, and Russia's sudden change in position might provide an opening for an international response
The North Korean leader's 27-year-old son is next in line, but the military might not support him
The Czech dissident, politician, and writer, who died today at 75, left important lessons for a world that badly needs them
Three soldiers beat a defenseless woman, pull off her abaya, and drag her down a Cairo street
A watershed year for popular democratic movements around the world
Syrian resistance fighters are starting to look more like a durable insurgency
The regime of Bashar al-Assad is increasingly targeting young boys and girls, often with torture
The Syrian dictator's interview with Barbara Walters suggests he has no plans of stepping down, moderating, or compromising
It's a tale of culture, geography, economics, colonial legacies, scientific advances, and now the idea that we have to prevent cases and treat patients one at a time
An awkward metaphor by a low-level Chinese official might be more apt than she knew
Because reality isn't scary enough, apparently
Since 2001, the U.S. spy agency has been retooled to fight terror, but what has it lost?
Is Hillary Clinton's trip there about promoting democracy or countering China? Probably both—and that's why it could be so significant.
Chinese leaders know that, with Europe and the U.S. struggling, they can't rely on exports forever. China's future may hinge on whether its leaders can make the necessary changes in time.
Though the uprising had long appeared hopeless, regional allies and security forces are turning against the regime. But it will likely be a civil war before it's a revolution.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is calling for a European "political union," but the continent may already be moving toward unification
It's not hard to see why the first GOP debate on foreign policy was held on a Saturday night and only partially broadcast nationwide
A new video series by Amnesty UK brings dark humor to some of the world's worst human rights abuses
What Obama's plan to build a marine base here means for China, Japan, Afghanistan, and global politics