Is Duterte Really Asking for U.S. Aid Against China?
The volatile Philippine leader is trying to fend off accusations of being soft on Beijing.
Trump Took on the Fed, but What Can He Do About Apple?
American companies and markets are suffering collateral damage from U.S. trade war with China.
Arrest of Top Huawei Executive Could Roil Trade Talks with China
What we know so far about the case and its potential impact.
Who Decides Who Gets to Go on the Hajj?
The world's 1.6 billion Muslims all are trying to make it to Mecca at least once in their lifetimes. Here's how Saudi Arabia controls the flow of pilgrims.
How Do You Flee a Country Without Leaving It?
5 ways Edward Snowden can smuggle himself out of the Moscow airport.
Why Is It So Hard to Identify the World’s Rape Capital?
How it's possible for Botswana and Sweden to top a global ranking of rape.
What Exactly Is ‘Non-Lethal’ Aid?
Anything not designed to kill. But that doesn't mean it can't be used for bloody ends.
Can Poor People Open a Swiss Bank Account?
Bad news: You need more than a passport, some pocket change, and a healthy disdain for the IRS.
How Do You Prove Someone’s a Witch in Saudi Arabia?
Call the religious police's Anti-Witchcraft Unit and get them to set up a sting operation.
Does the U.S. Tax its Billionaires Less Than Other Rich Countries?
Depends what you consider rich. (But yes.)
Is It Legal for Americans to Fight in Another Country’s Army?
For the most part, yes, unless they're fighting against America.
What Makes Credit Rating Agencies Issue a Downgrade?
It all depends on if the country is able to pay its debts, and whether it's willing to.