An 11-year-old boy in Ghana, Andrew Adansi-Bonnah, has started his own effort to raise millions of dollars to help hungry refugees in Somalia.
The Czech Republic has a long tradition of puppetry, which carried on cultural and language traditions when the Austro-Hungarian Empire discouraged Czech nationalism.
Israel yesterday announced new homes in East Jerusalem to ease a housing shortage. But critics argue that the cost of building in contested territory is partially to blame for Israel's economic woes.
Mali is a regional outlier for trying to combat Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb with not just force, but also an initiative to address societal problems seen as fostering extremism.
Kenya's 'Ocampo Six' – the name given to the six political figures accused by the ICC of inciting Kenya's 2007 post-election violence – have one more hearing in The Hague before their trials begin.
Olympians and businessmen express concern that a week of riots have hurt the city's image as a safe, world-class venue for the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai announced yesterday he would not run in 2014 elections. Meanwhile, Taliban peace talks aimed at a final political settlement have reportedly stalled.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sought to bolster America's largely symbolic sanctions. But while Syrian allies such as Russia have lobbied hard for reforms, few appear eager to apply sanctions.
The arrest of the Colombian woman, accused of laundering money for the Mexican drug cartel, will do little to hamper a group that operates in as many as 50 countries, including the US.
Kingdom Tower: the next tallest building in the world will be the Kingdom Tower in Saudi Arabia, says Prince Alwaleed bin Talal.
British officials have criticized social media for its role in organizing and fanning the riots throughout England. But experts suggest that much of the criticism is misplaced.
During a scuba at an archaeological site in the Black Sea Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin emerged from the water with two ancient Greek urns, reports state media
A week after a murder sparked riots and looting in London and beyond, Prime Minister David Cameron addressed Parliament for nearly three hours today. Here's how Britain responded.
Land theft is a major source of conflict in Afghanistan and threatens stability, say analysts. Protesters near Kabul Tuesday say an MP was involved in stealing their land.
The first batches of more than 1,200 people arrested across England began appearing in court today. Among them were a postman, a charity worker, and a millionaire's teen daughter.
Brazil's new middle class, by spending record numbers on consumer goods and services like travel, is attracting investment and international business to the country, fueling its growth.
A fan of the Scottish Premier League team Glasgow Rangers paid an astonishing sum for a seat that used to be part of the club's stadium before renovations in the 1970s.
Japan's aging population is resulting in a quickly shrinking workforce and low prospects for growth. Engaging women in the workforce more fully could help, but there's cultural resistance.
The arrest of Islamist militant Umar Patek is raising questions about how best to prosecute militants suspected of cross-border terrorism.
Chilean youth have held continuous rallies for two months to protest the country's poor education system, which has not substantially changed since the fall of dictator Augusto Pinochet in 1990.