The Obama administration has announced that it is suspending, and in some cases ending, millions of dollars in aid to the Pakistani military. The decision comes after substantial debate about whether that money is being used in the way that the US intended – a question raised in the wake of the American military raid that ended with Osama bin Laden's death.
The arrest of a suspected Russian mafioso in Ecuador highlights the increasing presence in the country of international organized crime, says guest blogger Elyssa Pachico.
Native vegetables such as guar, Dogon shallot, and celosia could play an important role in feeding Africa.
Senegal yielded to UN pressure not to extradite Hissene Habre, who is wanted in Chad for human rights violations. The UN and other international groups fear he will be tortured and executed in Chad.
The government crackdowns on Homs and Hama continued today, reinforcing the opposition's doubts that the Assad regime will pursue reforms.
A propaganda film released in time for the anniversary of China's Communist Party isn't going down well with the public, despite rave reviews in the official media.
This weekend's turnout of at least 20,000 protesters, despite government warnings not to participate, could galvanize opposition support ahead of upcoming elections.
South Sudan burst into song, dance, and exultation as people ushered in July 9. Today, South Sudan officially becomes the world's newest nation after decades of armed liberation struggle.
'Arlington Ladies' at Arlington National Cemetery offer help to families and express gratitude for the lives of veterans.