Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel faces growing anger at home over German help in buoying the Greek economy with a second bailout package.
Firsthand accounts and the ethnic makeup of people displaced by violence in Sudan's border region indicate civilians may have been the target of attacks by northern forces.
Arshad Khan is one of countless young boys recruited by a network of Taliban commanders. His story highlights the challenge ahead for Pakistani authorities in ending the war on terror.
Countries ban all kinds of things, including clothing and accessories. The Islamic Republic of Iran has been in the headlines for unusual bans in the past, and its morality watchdogs have struck again, this time against necklaces. Below, some of the world’s strangest fashion bans:
Vancouver riots after the city's Canucks ice hockey team lost Game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals have embarrassed a nation that doesn't see much sports-related violence.
The guerrilla group attacked a military contingent Tuesday, killing two civilians and wounding 10. But the Colombian government says the attack is a sign of the rebels' desperation.
Critics say El Salvador's new Decree 743, which requires the Constitutional Court to make decisions by unanimous consensus, renders the court powerless.
The Nicaraguan government has completed permanent housing for 103 families who have been squatting in the ruins of four abandoned high-rises in Managua since the 1972 earthquake.
A new study ranked Afghanistan, India, and Pakistan as more dangerous for women than Somalia. Rights activists say they're encouraged by an emerging public awareness of problems women face.
Vancouver riot: Officers from around the region flooded into downtown, and Robertson said things were getting under control, but the images and atmosphere that persisted late into the night suggested otherwise.
TrustLaw, an organization that provides legal aid and information on women's rights, set out to determine which countries were the most dangerous for women. By polling more than 200 international gender experts on general perception of danger and six other issues – health threats, discrimination, cultural and religious norms, sexual violence, nonsexual violence, and trafficking – TrustLaw determined that women were at the most risk in the following five countries. (See full report here)
Tuesday's release of Jorge Hank Rhon after being held on gun charges is a blow to a government that can't seem to make charges against organized crime stick, writes guest blogger Steven Dudley.
Thursday’s ruling was a victory for Indonesia’s law enforcement agencies that had sought for years to tie Abu Bakar Bashir conclusively to terrorist activities.
Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad made his usual denunciations of the US at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization's (SCO) meeting in Kazakhstan, but Russia and China seem less interested this year.
Residents of the mostly Muslim Bo-Kaap neighborhood in Cape Town welcomed the establishment of a 'dry' hotel in their area, not realizing it could be easily sold to another company looking to sell liquor.
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization's (SCO) meeting in Kazakhstan focused on how Central Asia could be affected by the possible spread of the Arab Spring – as well as failure to stabilize Afghanistan.