A news blackout has become an orthodox response to kidnappings in war zones. But is it helping captives survive their ordeals?
Fears of a sectarian war in Yemen increased as the largest protests erupted since the Houthis seized power. The US State Department warned of risks to the diplomatic community in Sanaa.
The Houthis who took control of Yemen's capital hinted they might be willing to work with the US. But there's still the problem of their 'death to America' chants.
The game of chicken between Greece and its international creditors is intensifying as the current loan package is set to expire at the end of the month.
The ideology that drives Islamic State has its roots in a reaction to Mongol horrors of hundreds of years ago. But Baghdadi and his followers are looking more and more like the villainous grandson of Genghis Khan.
The self-styled Islamic State was trying to send a message by burning Lt. Muath al-Kassasbeh alive. It seems Jordanians are listening.
Al Jazeera journalists Peter Greste and Mohamed Fahmy are lucky to hold foreign passports. Thousands of others aren't so lucky.
The situation looks grim for a Jordanian pilot and a Japanese journalist who the Islamic State are trying to use to gain the release of a woman who helped murder 58 people in Amman in 2005.
Greece's economic pain propelled its new left-wing prime minister to power, and early signs are he'll push Angela Merkel and the rest of Europe hard on debt forgiveness and a curtailment of the country's austerity program.
And if he was, what does it mean?
The self-styled Islamic State is losing key battles on the ground in Iraq and Syria and in the propaganda wars as well. A Kurdish victory in Kobane would be a stinging blow.
There may be economic and political rivalries within the dynasty. But its collective interest is in keeping the oil-rich nation on its longstanding course.
But that doesn't mean it's popular. A Pew poll released today found that the only federal agency less well-liked among Americans was the Internal Revenue Service.
Prosecutor Nisman died of a gunshot wound on Sunday. He was scheduled the next day to make the case that President Kirchner was involved in a cover-up of Iranian involvement in a 1994 terrorist attack in Buenos Aires.
Oil and Iraq – and Iran, about which Obama issued a rare red line in his largely domestically focused speech.
A Houthi rebel leader stopped short of deposing his rival after his forces sacked the presidential palace today in Yemen's capital.
Meanwhile, protesters, journalists, and political opponents continue to go to jail.