In a surprise upset, the only moderate candidate in the Iranian presidential race won more the majority of the vote in the first round of votes alone. The Green Revolution lives on.
Pakistan is one of the least accepting countries of homosexuality, but this "homophobic" nation generates the most online traffic for gay pornography. How do we explain the inconsistency?
Hassan Rouhani's election as president of Iran represents a strong signal of people's displeasure with the status quo and reflects the continued desire for change amongst many in the country.
President Obama's inaction in Syria has created a much greater conflict— one of global proportions, one that will make us wish we acted earlier. Is the Middle East on an irreversible course?
Giving women a better choice worldwide is something that it's easy for the average American to help out with.
With Iran's economy in dire straits, the new president could signal an economic, nuclear, and foreign policy readjustment by the regime. The director of Iranian Studies at Stanford explains.
Protests on recent transportation hikes in São Paulo turned violent Thursday evening. Authorities claim they didn't use excessive force, but these photos show a different story.
5,000 people have been lost to gun violence in the sixth months since Newton. These Senators are trying to renew the fight for expanded background checks.
The Obama administration claims that Assad has deployed chemical weapons. But there is no reliable evidence and the media is keeping quiet. Will Syria become the next Iraq?
Passing an anti-gay law after your president announces his divorce on a TV show is ridiculous. Doing it after a three gay men are murdered in May makes it unforgivable.
Millions of Iranians are heading to the polls today to elect a new president to replace Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
Protests in São Paulo have hit an incredible fever pitch over the past days as youth rebel against a proposed transit hike and government corruption. Here are 16 stunning recordings.
Growing Sino-Latin American trade has raised concerns in Washington over increasing Chinese influence in the region. Should the U.S. be worried? And what are the consequences for Latin America?
"Do you hear the people sing, singing the song of angry men?" Until Prime Minister Erdogan wakes up and listens to the needs of his people, Turkey will slide towards greater conflict.
While cynicism and disappointment may be the default responses after any night of news consumption, some less sensational statistics suggest that the world actually is becoming more peaceful.
After acknowledging that Assad used chemical weapons, the White House announced it will be sending more aid to the rebels, but this move to save face is too little too late.
This year's pageant contestants will sport sarongs instead of bikinis in Bali, Indonesia.
Watch the protesters from Taksim Square sing Les Miserables "Do You Hear The People Sing" to protest the Turkish regime.
Is the timing of the Obama administration announcement that the Syrian regime has used chemical weapons designed to distract people's attention from the NSA surveillance scandal?
In conceptualizing the possibilities of an Assad victory, we more clearly understand what’s at stake in the Syria conflict, and especially why intervening to halt Assad’s army is imperative.
The Turkish government announced there will be a vote held on the future of Gezi Park. Taksim Solidarity calls the move "positive."
The Green Movement is dead. The likely winner will be a conservative who offers little hope for change.
Pope Francis was recently quoted referring to a Vatican "gay lobby," and though this information may come as a surprise to many, others have pointed out the existence of a gay clergy for years.
To prevent leaks of U.S. innovation, leaders propose authorizing corporations to use cyberattacks, using Iraq-style state-building techniques in China, and recruitment of top Chinese students.
The ongoing conflict between protesters and the government demonstrates the inadequacy of economic performance as the ultimate measuring stick for political stability and development success.