Israel denies killing an Iranian weapons scientist. Iran detains and releases a Taliban insider. Qatar foments an Arab Spring. Why is everyone suddenly acting like bit players in a Graham Greene novel?
The South African government has been giving mixed signals about who it backs in Congo's upcoming elections.
In an interview with French TV, Yemen's President Saleh promised to step down – again. Western nations may try sanctions to compel his departure as conditions in Yemen worsen.
China’s increasingly assertive territorial claims over huge swathes of the South China Sea recently have unnerved several neighbors. They welcome Obama's Asia visit to re-assert Washington’s Pacific priorities.
The Institutional Revolutionary Party that once ruled Mexico unchallenged, has taken the governor's mansion in Michoacán amid a bloody and unpopular drug war. The party has its sights set on bigger things.
Mosques in New Delhi are gradually changing their rules to allow women to gather in the mosques for prayer.
Sudan President Bashir and South Sudan President Kiir are heaping blame on one another amid first cross-border attacks.
The second election in Congo's history is still two weeks away, but violence and hate speech are already on the rise.
Senegal's President Wade, up for reelection, faces growing unpopularity and unemployment, but the opposition is divided enough that he could still succeed.
Bangkok residents, unfazed by the floods that have created water levels as high as three feet, kept their businesses and transportation open.
But the Mexican bloggers' demands in the manifesto – many beyond the power of the Mexican government to enforce – highlight the vulnerability of social media users to drug cartel violence.
Criticizing the Obama administration's handling of the "Arab Spring," the pullout from Iraq, and the US's response to a resurgent China is the easy part for Republican presidential challengers.