Although the Syrian regime flouted a deadline earlier this week, it seems to be abiding by the UN cease-fire that went into effect today.
Soccer player defects: A Cuban national soccer player disappeared while his team was playing in an Olympic soccer tournament in Tennessee.
Drug policy isn't on the agenda for this weekends Summit of the Americas in Colombia, but it's a topic on everyone's mind, writes guest blogger Steven Dudley.
Khartoum mobilized its military after Sudan's attack Monday and South Sudan's counterattack Tuesday. The fighting could threaten the region's oil production, a Sudanese official predicts.
Change may be afoot with action against the militant al-Shabab and high-level international attention on Somalia. But famine could threaten progress, writes guest blogger Laura Heaton.
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff spoke at Harvard University on the connection between country's rapid economic growth and education.
Young entrepreneurs find new ways to drive social change through founding businesses.
With tensions between China and its neighbors over the South China Sea already high, any disagreement runs the risk of becoming militarized.