North Korea has taken control of Mt. Kumgang, a jointly maintained tourist area in which South Korea's Hyundai Asan had invested more than $1.5 billion for a hotel, hot springs, shopping mall, and a road inside the North.
American photographer and visiting professor Victoria Crayhon finds a rising generation that’s impatient to see the world beyond Vladivostok, Russia, and find better jobs and opportunities.
A celebrity gym owner in Rio de Janeiro teaches martial arts to entice kids from the favelas to stay in school.
The unprecedented Arab protests on Israel's borders, pegged to the 63rd anniversary of Israel's declaration of statehood, resulted in at least 10 dead and hundreds wounded.
Michel Martelly, Haiti's new president, is seeking a prime minister with business acumen but no political experience. "Sweet Micky's" choice is Daniel-Gerard Rouzier - a business entrepreneur but political novice.
Israeli officials have warned in recent weeks that 'radical' Islamist groups and Iran are trying to leverage the unrest in the Middle East to expand their influence and pull Israel into the conflict.
A turnout of some 50,000 Palestinian refugees at the Israel-Lebanon border exceeded organizers' expectations and spurred calls for a peaceful 'third intifada.' But it is too soon to tell whether a fresh mass uprising will gain traction.
Eight people were reportedly killed in separate incidents along Israel's borders with both Syria and Lebanon – and dozens were wounded in the West Bank and Gaza – during the Palestinians' annual 'nakba' protest against Israel.
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Kizza Besigye's arrival in Kampala Thursday, the same day President Museveni was sworn in for a fourth term, was met with fresh violence as his supporters clashed with police.
A Gulf-brokered deal to usher Saleh out of power has failed. Yemeni protesters have settled in for the long haul with tents wired for Internet access and satellite TV.
In just one example, Bahrain's government failed to respond to a scathing report accusing authorities of detaining wounded protesters rather than allowing them to get treatment.
Tourists visiting South Africa's most iconic landmark are being targeted by criminals.
President Raúl Castro's economic reforms in Cuba appear set to deliver long-sought freedom, even if few can afford to go anywhere.
In Tanzania, an entrepreneur turns waste cooking oil into an alternative to diesel fuel and (as a bonus) liquid soap.
Although it is helpful to have reliable numbers on rape in the Democratic Republic of Congo, that doesn't change the fact that so far there's no answer on how to bring those numbers down.
One indication of Syria's confidence is that it has not yet attempted to wreak havoc regionally – a tactic it has employed in the past when feeling threatened.
Libyan rebels saw significant progress on both the military and diplomatic front in recent days, even as Qaddafi's regime disparaged their efforts.