Brazil, home to the highest number of annual murders, is offering discounted World Cup tickets to Brazilians who turn in their guns.
The two strongest Republican candidates to emerge from the Iowa caucuses, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum, both are open to bombing Iran's nuclear weapons program.
The Iranian currency – the rial – has been essential in shoring up a view of Iran as strong and independent in recent years. Now it's collapsing on President Ahmadinejad's watch.
By designing 'living buildings' that go beyond LEED certification, Jason F. McLennan is challenging architects to take 'green' building a step farther.
The Taliban announcement that it would open an office in Qatar is a first step toward talks. But history shows that negotiated withdrawals are often designed to test the patience of the departing Army.
Despite Honduran efforts to promote police reform and check organized crime, the country has become a major transit point for cocaine, and the future of its democratic institutions looks bleak.
Last week the criticism focused on the questionable credentials of the Arab League Syria mission's leader. This week it is about whether the mission is capable of doing its job.
Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood appears to have put up another strong showing in the last round of Egypt's parliamentary election – possibly enough for a parliamentary majority.
Will Senegal's most famous Afropop artist Youssou N'Dour be able to rally young voters against President Abdoulaye Wade's effort to serve a third term, or will he just split the opposition?
The Taliban, US, and Afghan officials have agreed to the let the Taliban set up an office in Qatar, providing a historic avenue for direct talks.