The country is under the harsh, one-man rule of Ramzan Kadyrov, who wears a track suit, keeps a pet tiger, and urges men to take second wives.
Thousands of supporters of former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra seek to topple the government that itself came to power after mass demonstrations.
Profit, not patriotism, keeps companies afloat.
Romantic thriller rolls out star power but leaves audience with an empty puzzle of a plot.
The Haqqani network has agreed to discuss a peace proposal with government-backed mediators.
Charles Freeman, nominee for chair of the National Intelligence Council, blames pro-Israeli lobbyists for scuttling his nomination.
In tough times, people are increasingly turning to activities such as board games and musical evenings with friends.