Turkey's Turncoat

The strange tale of a newspaper editor who flipped from being the government’s biggest critic to its secret weapon.


Sydney Hostage Crisis Spawns #Illridewithyou Twitter Campaign

There is now a predictable cycle that seems to follow every perceived act of Islamist terror: first the attack, then the violent confrontation with police, ...


A Walk Down Putin Avenue

Life inside the first city that Russia’s strongman crushed and conquered.


Praying Politics in Modi’s India

The nationalist BJP government has promised to rebuild the temple of Ram, a fiery point of contention for Hindus and Muslims. But it's not doing so ... for a surprising reason.


Watching Top Gun in Tehran

At 5 o’clock every Monday afternoon when I was in my early teens, Masoud rang our doorbell. He would flash a toothy smile when I ...


Saudi Arabia Has a Shiite Problem

The first thing I noticed when I visited al-Awamiya, a Shiite town in oil-rich eastern Saudi Arabia, was its utter isolation and stark poverty. Ringed ...


Nigeria to Washington: Take Your Military Aid and Shove It

Just weeks after the Nigerian ambassador to Washington blasted the U.S. military for not offering enough assistance to weaken Boko Haram, the Nigerian government canceled ...


Surpise! Joining ISIS Isn’t All It’s Cracked Be.

Someone's got to clean toilets and fetch water for Islamic State militants, but a would-be Indian jihadi who traveled all the way to Iraq to ...


The Firestarter of Berlin

BERLIN — On an unseasonably warm day in early October, off a busy artery that cuts through the heart of Berlin's Wedding neighborhood, the voice ...

Kerry Tells European Envoys U.N. Action on Palestine Can Wait till Israeli Election

Kerry Tells European Envoys U.N. Action on Palestine Can Wait till Israeli Election

Obama Hammers Sony for Pulling ‘The Interview’

Obama Hammers Sony for Pulling ‘The Interview’

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