Prime Minister Justin Trudeau fulfilled his campaign pledge to take in 25,000 Syrian refugees, in contrast with the US. Behind the welcome is a national ethic of welcoming the victims of the world's conflicts – and the tragic fate of a toddler.
Indonesia, the world's fourth most populous country, cut its fertility rate in half over a 30-year period. Now its program faces pushback from conservatives, mirroring global trends in family planning.
Congress is backing new sanctions on Iran despite the nuclear deal. It's unusual for Congress to tamper with presidential foreign policy to such a degree. But it's about more than partisan politics, some say.
Obama administration officials hope the Iran nuclear deal brings better relations. The return of 10 captured sailors is proof it's working, they say. But critics counter that the incident shows Iran is growing bolder.