The US is pledging to help Nigeria identify those responsible for a series of attacks that left at least 40 people dead on Christmas day.
This year should have been a stellar one for US-Latin American relations, marked by trade deals and Obama's high popularity in the region. Instead, 2011 held a sense of distance between the regions.
Seven towns in Germany have special post offices dedicated to answering children's Christmas letters, which letter writers see as a chance to undermine seasonal greed and instill joy and hope.
Because of worsening security, the Peace Corps is suspending operations in Honduras and freezing new applicants in Guatemala and El Salvador. It could be a long time before they return.
The Christmas 'blitz' is a relatively new phenomenon in New Delhi, but it's a big one.
According to state-run media in Syria, two car bombs went off in Damascus today. The government is blaming 'armed terrorists.'
Relations between US and Pakistan have soured so much that the report on the NATO bombing is likely to have little effect. Instead, Pakistanis fret about rumors of a possible military coup.