Jordan has refused to pull the trigger on a prisoner swap, saying it lacked proof the pilot held by Islamic State jihadists was still alive. Jordan says its role in the US-led coalition has not diminished.
'Never let textbooks promoting Western values enter into our classes,' says China's education minister. Meanwhile, Chinese officials are immobilizing VPN's that allow ordinary citizens access to an uncensored Internet.
The surprise appointment by African leaders indicates, some say, a support of the 90-year-old leader's misrule of Zimbabwe. Mugabe has been the country's President since it gained independence in 1980.
At a time when members of the current Hindu nationalist government are talking about 'converting' religious minorities to Hindu beliefs, Obama's words on free exercise and equality left a ringing sound.
The legendary British statesman was laid to rest 50 years ago today in 'one of the most stirring and momentous ceremonies' in the country's history. The Christian Science Monitor reported as it happened.