More than half a year after a devastating conflict in Gaza, large sections of the Palestinian territory show little sign of a rebuilding effort, leaving tensions to build toward another war.
Kenyan Christians have long dominated political and social institutions. But an increasingly devout Muslim population is pushing for a greater voice, testing the ability of religious leaders to sustain longstanding religious harmony.
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani told Congress Wednesday that his country was trying to stand on its own feet. The US government has poured nearly $1 trillion in war and reconstruction in Afghanistan.
Iran's largest salt lake has shrunk by 90 percent over the last decade, one of many endangered water resources. Iran is belatedly adopting modern drip irrigation. Mar 22 is International Water Day.
The idealism of the sharing economy is coming up against profit-driven tendencies, and firms like Uber and Airbnb are encountering backlash. Now, a discussion is taking place about what the industry’s moral underpinnings should be.
In parts of the Midwest, floods of immigrants are reshaping the culture. The influx is presenting challenges, but some towns have made strides toward striking a balance between old and new.
Business may be great in Germany, but its infrastructure? It's threatening the country's vaunted productivity.
A murder mystery in Argentina, a country that a century ago rivaled the US as the richest in the Americas, has spotlighted its political and economic missteps. This year's elections could offer an alternative path.
For years, Ahmet Davutoglu worked to foster friendly ties across the Middle East. Experts say that quickly changed in the aftermath of the Arab Spring uprisings in 2010.
Under President Erdogan, Turkey has taken a more active role in the Middle East and raised alarms it may no longer be a reliable Western ally.
Polls suggest a majority of Americans support legal pot, and as many as five states could legalize recreational marijuana in 2016. What might the trend mean for America? Washington State and Colorado are beginning to offer clues.
Email hacks, shadowing, petitions, placards and curses are being aimed at the organizers of Hong Kong's 'umbrella movement,' which ended months ago. The bullying tactics increasingly look like those faced by activists on the mainland.
The Kremlin has been able to make its decisions without public scrutiny, despite the disparate Russian elites jockeying for the president’s ear. Even those directly involved have no idea with whom else Putin may be consulting.
Russia’s leader keeps his relationships in the Kremlin's halls of power private. But military and security types seem to be gaining favor over once-prominent oligarchs and ideologues.
Congress is beset by partisanship that has made it virtually impossible to get much done. But the ABLE ACT, which passed at the end of the last Congress and helps children with disabilities, could serve as a model.
Just months ago Crosby, N.D., a small town on the Canadian border, was booming. Now it’s hunkering down to ride out the oil bust that has the US energy industry reeling.
The Obama administration has long advocated a more inclusive government in Baghdad. Shiite Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi still has much to do.
Dresden has seen tens of thousands of Germans join weekly marches in protest of the 'Islamification' of Europe. But underlying that complaint is a host of concerns about immigration, security, and Europe that has long gone unspoken in Germany.
Seeking better schools, Latin America – the world's most unequal region – is trying models like Teach for America.
Incarceration rates in the United States increased more seven-fold between 1980 to 2010. Many communities are turning to alternative forms of justice, such as community courts, as a means to break the cycle of incarceration.
Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is charged with one of the worst acts of domestic terrorism in US history, yet in the city where the bombings occurred, a unique mix of factors means that most residents don’t want to put him to death.
Part 1: Kashmir at a crossroads. Will the valley inch closer to India? Part 2: Kashmiris can't forget their freedom struggle with India, but want a better life.
With the shared regional threat of the Islamic State and a nuclear Iran, some top Israeli security officials say now's the time for peace talks with Israel's moderate neighbors.
Studio Aya has produced detailed renderings of nearly every key challenge involved in dividing Jerusalem between Israel and the future Palestine.
The question of how to govern a shared Jerusalem, sacred to both Jews and Muslims, often seems intractable. But many potential solutions are already under consideration.