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.
When a would-be reformer meets one of the most corrupt institutions in a country infamous for graft.
King Salman's historic visit to Indonesia is the culmination of a 37-year-long Saudi campaign for cultural influence in the world's largest Muslim nation.
Terror and religious extremism challenge a state unaccustomed to martyrdom narratives. Can a country doing business all over the world really avoid other peoples' politics?
Iranian asylum seekers in Germany are converting to Christianity and filling pews in churches across Germany. What's the reason for this phenomenon?
They can see the global culture via satellite television, but cannot touch it, except to purchase the veneer on Amazon.
A close call on a reporting trip to Sierra Leone, where the epidemic has ended but fear of the disease persists.
Some West Africans who have beat the deadly disease are now going blind—and doctors, unsure if treatment would unleash the virus back into the population, are powerless to help them.
Authoritarian leaders like the Gambia's Yahya Jammeh seem to relish the West's wealth. Why doesn’t the United States use that against them?
What happened when 11 exiles armed themselves for a violent night in the Gambia.
New infections in the country have skyrocketed, even as they’re declining worldwide. Cebu City, one of the hardest-hit areas, is struggling to control the drug use that’s spreading the virus.