Past experience shows that economic pressure does change societies—but it mostly facilitates hardliners. Iran’s regime may be next.
But with dissent still stifled and a recent crackdown on the very activists who helped end the ban, it’s unclear how much the country is prepared to change.
Ahead of tomorrow’s elections, Ankara is expected to tamper with the vote and make life difficult for members of the embattled minority group.
Citizens’ wellbeing is often the result of careful planning—not serendipity.
A very short book excerpt
“There is a real reason for us to be scared,” President Obama’s Ebola czar said.
Most Central American migrant children get deported before they even reach the U.S. One story shows what can await them when they get back to the countries they fled.
What’s it like to be arrested for ‘driving while female’? As the kingdom prepares to lift its ban, an activist tells her story.
Even if Turkey’s opposition curbs election fraud in Sunday’s election, the odds of overcoming his near-absolute control are low.
New tariffs come with new threats as the downward spiral continues.
A watery rescue in Russia, dragon boat racing in China, a soap box derby in France, Hawaiian lava viewed from Earth orbit, flamingos in Kenya, a boxer dressed as a lion in Germany, and much more.
The country’s hard-line interior minister keeps stoking uproar with his inflammatory rhetoric—and it only makes him more popular.
A collection of photos of millinery miracles worn by Royal Ascot racegoers over the past few years.
Liverpool F.C.’s star player is emerging as England’s—and arguably the world’s—most visible Muslim sports icon.
Trump’s opponents could learn something from Emmanuel Macron, who works to convince skeptics of immigration he will enforce borders even as he advocates for immigration.
The tale of a bombing raid in the Libyan desert, pitting stealth bombers and 500-pound bombs against 70 ragtag fighters
Erdoğan is counting on his resentment-fueled political movement to deliver him to victory in the upcoming elections.
A collection of images from the southern U.S. border by the Getty Images photographer John Moore, showing the landscape, those who patrol the border, and those who choose to risk everything to cross it.
The U.S., which withdrew from the organization Tuesday, had sought to reform it.
How the hopeful protests of June 2013 were co-opted by forces intent on bringing down the left.
While his administration cited its criticism of Israel, the White House also wants to distance itself from a body critical of its own policies.