East and South Asia
The Shahbagh protests in Bangladesh (pictured above) have effected legal reform — the state will now be able to appeal a life sentence into a death sentence.
Will Mehmood Khan Achakzai be the caretaker prime minister in Pakistan?
Narendra Modi seems likelier than ever to lead the BJP’s 2014 campaign in India’s general elections.
Time‘s penance in looking back on the anti-war Iraqi protests exactly one decade later.
Latin America / Caribbean
Newly reelected Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa has revolutionary plans. [Spanish]
Marina Silva is starting a new Brazilian political party.
Mali will hold (much delayed) presidential elections on July 7.
Which African leaders are savviest on Twitter?
Are Swaziland’s elections meaningless?
Reexamining the iron closet.
The 2014 Paris mayoral race is in full swing.
Former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi pays homage to bribery.
Russia and Former Soviet Union
Polls in Armenia are now open.
Middle East and North Africa
Former Israeli foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman’s trial is underway.
Yair Lapid and Naftali Bennett are both less than enthusiastic about the haredim parties.