By investing billions of dollars in Pakistan and dozens of other countries, China is gaining cultural cachet worldwide.
The spread of hoaxes and doctored photos during massive floods in Kerala showed, yet again, how easily disinformation can spread on messaging platforms like WhatsApp—and how deadly it can be.
One year after the liberation of Mosul, distrust, fear, and a paralyzing sense of insecurity plague the country’s religious and ethnic minorities.
In Bhopal, residents who survived the massive gas leak and those who arrived later continue to deal with the consequences.
On Facebook and in the cafés of decimated Mosul, some Iraqis envision a country free from political Islam.
Saudi women can drive now. But with a recent crackdown on the very activists who helped end the ban on women drivers, it’s unclear how much the country is prepared to change.
A short version of the documentary Down from the Mountains, which focuses on three children left behind by migrant parents in the mountains of southwest China, is featured on The Atlantic Selects.
In December, Haider al-Abadi declared victory over ISIS. But with Iranian militias still empowered and tensions with the Kurds high, challenges to peace remain.
Bernie Krisher helped bring free journalism to Cambodia. Now, as the country reverts to autocracy, his paper has been shut down. Will he survive the heartbreak? Will Cambodia?
A new law seeks to protect “human dignity” on the internet.
In the background of September's independence referendum, the fate of persecuted groups like the Shabak hangs in the balance.
Far from trying to “Islamicize” the country, some Syrian refugees find its version of Islam too conservative for their taste.