1. Korea Confronts Tendency to Overlook Safety as Toll in Ferry Sinking Grows

    Amid a list of errors that appeared to have contributed to the disaster, South Koreans are expressing shame and anger at how far their country still has to go to address inadequate safety measures and lax regulation.

  2. Homs Emerges as Turning Point in Shaping Syria’s Future

    For both the government and opposition, the central Syrian crossroads city, practically reduced to rubble during the civil war, will play a crucial role in stitching the country back together.

  3. Abbas Renews Threat to Dissolve Palestinian Authority if Peace Talks Fail

    Mahmoud Abbas, the president of the Palestinian Authority, said that Israel had deprived him of any real power to govern the West Bank and that he was considering giving it back to Israel.

  4. Memo From Pretoria
    A.N.C.’s Stature Wanes as Disenchantment Grows in South Africa

    The venerated African National Congress is expected to win in the coming election, though unemployment and abuses of power are among the issues stirring opposition forces.

  5. ‘Saudi America’: Mirage?

    The United States, Canada and Mexico — for different reasons — show renewed promise as producing nations, if significant hurdles can be overcome.

  6. Letter From India: Strong Hand Hasn't Fared Well in India
  7. Sherpas Move to Shut Everest in Labor Fight
  8. Losing the Lead: The American Middle Class Is No Longer the World’s Richest
  9. A Survey Says: Who Likes Web Censorship? (Ask Putin.)
  10. Greetings: Navigate News With The Upshot
  11. Three Recipes to Savor to the Last Crumb


  1. T. O. Molefe: Pretoria’s Problems Go Beyond Zuma
  2. Editorial: Duty and Shame as the Ship Sank
  3. David Brooks: The Leadership Emotions
  4. Frank Bruni: Autism and the Agitator