Democracy in action. Or not. The deals and dramas that decide who runs the world.
Gazans pay tribute to Syrian toddler Aylan with sand sculpture
'It reminded me of the children of the Bakr family who were killed on the Gaza beach during the last war.'
Catholic communities ready to open their doors after pope's refugee appeal
It takes six to eight months to process an asylum application in Europe, sometimes longer. During this time, many refugees are in desperate need of a place to stay.
Comedian Jimmy Morales is leading the vote for Guatemala's next leader
He's not a president yet, but he's played one on TV.
Report: US to overhaul rebel force fighting IS in Syria
The effort amounts to an admission that the fledgling force is failing to be effective.
Hungary says it will send buses to border for refugee marchers
A crowd of migrants police estimated at 2,500, including people in wheelchairs and on crutches, set off at noon Friday determined to get to the Austrian border 110 miles away.
UK's Cameron bows to pressure to take more Syrian refugees
The change in policy will apply to Syrians already living in refugee camps.
Cheers and outcry as Kentucky anti-gay marriage clerk goes behind bars
After refusing to grant marriage licenses to same-sex couples, Kim Davis is jailed for contempt.
A photo tour of Beirut’s pop-up Christian shrines
Lebanon remains a hospitable place for Christians, home to at least eight different sects.
Inside ‘the Bloodhound’: Why Mexico’s fact-checking experiment should scare politicians everywhere
On a scale from 'True' to 'Ridiculous,' how honest are the things your leaders say?
How social media transformed the image of a drowned Syrian child into an iconic symbol
The world's paying attention now.
'My children slipped through my hands': Father of drowned Syrian boy
Abdullah Kurdi now wants to return to the Syrian city he and his family fled to bury his loved ones.
Desperate refugees mob a train in Budapest but don't get far
Hundreds stormed Budapest's main station early Thursday after police re-opened it following a two-day standoff — only to find that train services to western Europe were suspended.
Guatemala swears in new president as ex-leader detained
Guatemala's Congress swore in a new president Thursday as disgraced former leader Otto Perez was ordered detained to prevent him becoming a fugitive from justice in the Central American nation's long-running corruption saga.
Celebrate WWII's end by eating the ice-cream head of a Japanese war criminal
You can't say the Chinese ice cream makers aren't innovative.
White House clinches support for Iran nuclear deal
US President Barack Obama on Wednesday earned sufficient congressional backing to ensure the Iran nuclear deal does not get blocked, when a veteran Democrat became the crucial 34th senator to back the controversial accord.
Uzbekistan apparently just banned political science studies
It's too Western and lacks scientific rigor, according to one of the most repressive regimes in the world.
Congress is warming to the nuclear agreement — but what about Iran's politicians?
Analysis: The ultimate winner in Iran's domestic battles between reformists and hardliners will help determine if Iran actually implements the nuclear accord.
Gasp! Hillary Clinton likes skim milk, tea, and (maybe) gefilte fish
And other revelations from the 4,400 emails published this week.
Beijing’s WWII parade is so much fun they’ve banned balloons, birds, and reality TV
Oh, and you're not allowed to watch it from your window.
Violence flares in Ukraine’s capital just as it’s easing up in the east
This time Kyiv had the fierce clashes — the bloodiest violence in the capital since last year’s street revolution.
Beijing is hell-bent on having clear skies for its military parade
Even monkeys — yes, monkeys — have been enlisted to help get ready for China's massive 70th anniversary celebration of the end of World War II.
Children among 71 migrants found dead in truck in Austria
The deaths highlighted the dangers faced by migrants at the hands of traffickers on arrival in Europe, even if they survive perilous voyages across the Mediterranean.
The migration crisis threatens the 'soul' of Europe. Here are 6 figures that explain why
Europe is struggling to cope with the influx of so many people in such a short period of time.
Trash talk trumps civility on the 2016 campaign trail
'If you wrestle with a pig, two things happen. You get dirty, and the pig enjoys it.'
Extreme satire about Donald Trump actually believable to foreign media
A satirical website reported that Trump wants to deport all Kenyans from the United States. A Kenyan newspaper fell for it. Can you blame them?
Russia lifts Wikipedia ban after it edits drugs entry
Russia's media watchdog said Tuesday it had lifted a short-lived ban on Russian-language Wikipedia over an entry on a form of cannabis.
Indonesia still grapples with the ghosts of communism
Decades after a brutal political massacre, 'communist' remains a wounding slur.
Is Peru’s new anti-drug policy too tough even for Washington?
The country that's one of the world’s top cocaine producers wants to shoot down drug planes, in defiance of US wishes.
Myanmar's tense political purge plays out in Facebook posts
The revolution may not be televised, but it will be shared in a status update.
Russia's famously crooked courts are now going after foreigners
They're foreign citizens who've fallen afoul of the Kremlin and wound up on Russian soil to pay the price.
Life on the front lines: A view from James Foley’s camera
A montage of the American journalist's best reporting for GlobalPost.