The author Yasmina Reza says that Borges taught her fiction, like joy, is borne of mysterious, instinctual processes achieved in an unconscious state. By Heart is a series in which authors share and discuss
Syrian militant group al-Nusra Front has denounced US-led air strikes as "a war against Islam". In an online statement, the al-Qaeda-linked group called on jihadists around the world to target Western
The coalition is growing -- not just in words, but in action. Just over two weeks after U.S. President Barack Obama vowed "America will lead a broad coalition to roll back this terrorist threat" posed
This post originally appeared on the Crew blog. You’ve heard people say you need to get out of your comfort zone, right? You need to stretch yourself, they say. It’ll be good for you. Everyone seems to
North Korean leader fails to appear a gathering of top party and government officials on Thursday after not appearing in public for three weeks The failure of Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, to in
Matthew Miller, a US tourist held in North Korea since April for "hostile acts", begins a six-year sentence involving farm work and isolation, say media reports Matthew Miller, an American held in North
A combination picture of two file photos shows Brazil's presidential candidates Marina Silva (L) of the Brazilian Socialist Party (PSB) in Sao Paulo, and Dilma Rousseff (R) of the Workers' Party (PT) Brasilia.
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hundreds of children joined students demanding greater democracy for Hong Kong on Friday, capping a week-long campaign that has seen a large cut-out depicting the territory’s leader
A year has passed since the September 2013 protests in Sudan, in which more than 170 people, including women and children, were killed during demonstrations against President Omar Al-Bashir’s military
Rival Palestinian groups agree following talks in Cairo that the Palestinian Authority will govern the Gaza Strip. Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah have reached a partial understanding that should
World A newly released video shows an al Qaeda splinter group in Algeria beheading a French citizen, days after giving French President Francois Hollande a 24-hour deadline to stop airstrikes against Hollande
Reading this article on a laptop while watching TV and idly scrolling through tweets on your phone? You're a multitasker, and it may be changing the structure of your brain. New research from the University
Four years ago, Angela Stimpson agreed to donate a kidney to a complete stranger. "The only thing I knew about my recipient was that she was a female and she lived in Bakersfield, Calif.," Stimpson says.
"Following Francis" is a monthly blog on the latest happenings of Pope Francis. It is prepared exclusively for The WorldPost by Sébastien Maillard, Vatican Correspondent for La Croix, Rome ROME -- Who's
Pope Francis has had a busy week at World Youth Day in Rio as he visited his slums and prisons, blessed the Olympic flag and brought three million people to Copacabana Beach for a final Mass on Sunday
Pope Francis' compassionate nature was poignantly captured in this image of him tenderly comforting a sick man by kissing him on the head. Though the man's face was disfigured, the Pope laid his hands
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Francis made headlines this week when he officiated at the weddings of 20 couples, including some who had been living together and a woman who has a daughter from a previous relationship.
(RNS) Pope Francis on Saturday will name Bishop Blase Cupich of Spokane, Wash., a prelate closely identified with the Catholic Church’s progressive wing, to be the next archbishop of Chicago, according
The Obama administration has chosen Los Angeles as one of three cities to launch pilot programs aimed at deterring U.S. citizens from traveling abroad to fight with militant groups and to prevent attacks
Western allies vowed a tough fight against ISIS on Monday after the terrorist group called for attacks against those countries. "This call for the murder of civilians along with the execution of hostages
U.S. intelligence officials revealed last week that they believe the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, is reaping as much as $3 million a day in revenue, making it one of the wealthiest terrorist groups