Although Colombia delivered some heavy blows in its war against the FARC, the country is facing violence on an entirely new front—from loose criminal networks rushing in to serve the ongoing demand for drug exports.
A London-based journalism nonprofit is working with the WikiLeaks Web site and TV and print media in several countries on programs and stories based on what is described as massive cache of classified U.S. military field reports related to the Iraq War.
Even before any Qurans have been torched, Islamic extremist leaders are fanning the flames of the controversy, taking advantage of a propaganda windfall. Afghan insurgent leader Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, whom the U.S. has labeled as a terrorist, issued a statement this week saying the Quran burning is "part of the American war against Muslims."
The Commonwealth Games—in which 71 teams from 54 Anglophone nations compete in Olympic-style sports—were meant to showcase the country's emergence onto the global stage. Instead, they are turning into a grand humiliation.
A statement released by Scotland Yard on Monday and posted on the Web site of the London Metropolitan Police Service reveals more details about the peculiar death of Gareth Williams, a 31-year-old mathematics wizard who worked for Britain's electronic-eavesdropping agency, but sheds no light on possible causes.
As Obama’s summer of discontent marches into autumn, Hillary Clinton is looking rather pleased with herself. Perhaps she finally found the silver lining to losing the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination.
On September 11, pastor Terry Jones of the Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville, Fla., will lead a ceremonial burning of Qurans at his church. Amid protests in Kabul, Gen. David Petraeus, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, has now said that the book burning will endanger troops.
Despite the Mexican government’s high-profile capture last week of American-born kingpin Edgar Valdez “La Barbie” Villarreal, the country’s drug war continues to spiral out of control. A telling sign: ordinary Mexicans, who until now have largely been removed from the carnage, are turning to private security firms for help.
It may have been a relief to many when the World Cup’s vuvuzelas finally stopped blaring, but now the Rainbow Nation’s winter of good feeling is emphatically over. A recent government workers’ strike grew so massive that the Army was called out to keep hospitals open.
Decades after such figures appeared elsewhere in Europe, Germany finally has produced its own high-profile star of the anti-immigrant right. But only for about a week. Thilo Sarrazin, a former Social Democratic politician, set off the fiercest storm of public outrage in recent memory with his new book, "Germany Abolishes Itself," in which he lays bare the failures of German education, migration, and welfare policies.
For most people, knowledge of this exotic Australian island begins and ends with the animated antics of a Looney Tunes character, which isn’t surprising considering that the journey to Tasmania from America or Europe can take more than 24 hours.
Does Israel have a stranglehold on Washington, corrupting America’s national interests? Quite the contrary, argues Mitchell Bard. An insidious Arab lobby composed of big oil companies, weapons firms, and Middle Eastern despots is secretly conspiring to undermine decision making in the U.S. capital.
This time eight years ago, Brazilian democracy took a stress test—and passed with distinction. The onetime radical union leader Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva took charge of Latin America’s largest nation and impressed the world with his moderate politics and prudent economics. That was then.
The country's economy may be booming, but the Chinese have to look no further than America to see what will happen if they don’t curb their energy appetite and address the growing gap between rich and poor.
Russian women are habitually beaten with legal impunity—in a country with no support system for victims of domestic violence. So it was horrible but hardly surprising when my friend's husband got drunk and killed her.
The world's attention may have wandered from Iran, but recent reports from the country reveal a government that is as willing as ever to suppress dissent and a judiciary that still plans to kill a woman saved from a stoning sentence last month.
By making a public spectacle of negotiations, leaders have made Israelis and Palestinians less likely to reach any agreement. President Obama should have pushed them to conduct back-channel, off-the-record talks instead.