No, they couldn't. A brief, somewhat comforting explainer
Welcome to the weird social-media world of Chinese consulates.
The "homosexual propaganda" ban is traditionalism at its worst
The "homosexual propaganda" ban is traditionalism at its worst.
Advice for the new secretary of state about Israeli-Palestinian relations
Advice for the new secretary of state on Israeli-Palestinian relations. For instance: It's not a race.
Syrian rebels brandish their weapons
Late last year, during a particularly bad day of fighting, a band of Syrian rebels took refuge in a basement. Some pictures, via the light from a hole in the wall.
Two years after Egypt's revolution, U.S. diplomacy comes full circle
Long after the moving images of Egypt’s Facebook-addicted, pro-democratic revolutionaries faded from Tahrir Square, they have remained firmly implanted in the minds of American observers 6,000 miles away. For much of the two years since Egypt’s uprising, many observers in Washington seemingly believed that anything in Cairo that wasn’t Mubarak was a step in a democratic direction.
As his time as prime minister heads to a close, he seems to have transformed himself yet again: The hardliner has become a peacemaker.
The biggest loser? The peace process.
The real drama of Israeli politics will occur after the votes are tallied.
The French public has recently been more inclined to a sense of decline, malaise, paralysis and crisis. And it is at least partially justified.