President Trump's combative foreign policy against long-standing American allies has led Germany to spearhead a hearts-and-minds campaign directly to the American people called Wunderbar Together to celebrate Germany's cultural contributions.
The balance between economic growth and sustainability is being challenged in a resort town outside Puerto Vallarta. As social inequalities and environmental problems grow, residents are questioning the merits of unchecked tourism developments.
With the Syrian government holding just over 60 percent of Syria's territory, President Bashar Assad hopes to begin reconstruction efforts despite few Western countries willing to help, international sanctions, and a seven-year-old conflict that continues to rage on.
Plenty of people are doing good work in Pakistan, but too often such stories don't reach Western readers. So here’s one person helping street children – something that’s needed elsewhere, too.
With many hands on the task, the International Coastal Cleanup shows how communities working together can highlight a problem and help solve it. Legislation is starting to have an impact, too.
The harsh prison conditions of former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi are calling attention to the country's crackdown against democracy since Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi came to power four years ago.
Denny Tamaki, the first elected leader of Okinawa to have an American parent, is leading a push against the US military presence on the island. Many consider him a "new kind of leader" as he stands for diversity in a country with a reputation for uniformity.
South Korean officials announced the beginning of demining efforts in the demilitarized zone on Oct. 1. The efforts are part of a deal with North Korea to reduce military tensions on several fronts.
Several large coastal towns in Indonesia were hit by an earthquake and tsunami on Sept. 28 washing out communities and trapping residents under rubble. Poor roads and lack of heavy equipment, medical supplies, and experts is making recovery efforts difficult.
On Oct. 1, hundreds of Catalan activists blocked roads, occupied railway tracks, and protested outside of the Spanish delegation's local headquarters. The activists continue to demand independence from Spain one year after a divisive referendum vote took place.
As a subscriber you’ve probably seen plenty of our Moscow Bureau Chief Fred Weir’s stories probing the geopolitical storms swirling out of Moscow. But we were all recently reminded how Fred’s 30-plus years of living in Russia have blessed him with a curiosity that can take you beyond the news cycle and into everyday Russia. One in a series of monthly profiles of Monitor journalists.
At the United Nations General Assembly this week, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad – the world's oldest leader – took the stage to speak on the US-China trade war, the necessity of free sea passage, and other issues affecting Malaysia.
Because Kenya and India share many of the same British colonial laws, India's recent decision to decriminalize homosexuality is reverberating in Kenyan courts. It could also lead to a shift for LGBT rights across Africa.
As Russian diplomats have yielded their influence in Idlib, Russian businesspeople are signing contracts with Syrian companies. From development projects to weapons sales, Russia plans to be engaged with Syria for the long term.