Iran's invitation to Russia, China, and other nations to visit its nuclear facilities is seen as an attempt to magnify divisions in the international community ahead of talks later this month.
While problems remain in some spots along the border, it seems increasingly likely that the Sudan referendum on southern Sudan's independence could go smoothly.
The proposed legislation regulating US trade in Congo's conflict minerals lacks the specificity and oversight to fully tie the hands of US companies trading in conflict minerals.
Salman Taseer, the governor of Pakistan's Punjab Province, was seen widely as one of the country's most important political figures.
A team from Australia's Monash University won this year's World Universities Debate Championships on Monday night, but the tiny African nation of Botswana chalked up its own victory as host.
Diplomatic options in Ivory Coast are running out after a group of African leaders failed to convince the incumbent president to step down and regional forces said they were beginning to discuss military strategies.
The MQM is a kingmaker in Pakistani politics. Its withdrawal from the ruling coalition is seen by some as a move to 'quit a sinking ship early.'
New Jordanian schools, built in part with US aid for Iraqi refugees, may end up serving few Iraqis. But some say that's OK – Jordanians often needed more help.
Recent attacks against Christians in Egypt and Iraq have drawn attention to the Middle East's Christian populations, which are dwindling as Christians flee violence, political strife, and persecution. Christians made up more than 20 percent of the region's population in the early 20th century, but today, they make up less than 10 percent. Here is a look at the status of Christians in seven key countries, from Egypt to Iran.
For the past two years, Freedom House has downgraded Taiwan’s rating in its annual report on global press freedom. Critics say it's common for government propaganda to masquerade as 'news.'
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Israeli lawmakers today that it was the US that dropped the idea of a three-month Israeli settlement freeze this fall.
The year 2011 will include some big developments in Africa to look out for – Sudan's referendum and the continuing strife in Ivory Coast, among others.
Australia flood rescue and relief efforts are under way to deal with what officials have called a "disaster of biblical proportions."
The Pakistan political crisis worries the US government, which considers a strong Pakistan government key to winning its war in neighboring Afghanistan.
The mysterious case of the blackbirds dropping from the Arkansas sky recalls Mao Zedong's Great Sparrow Massacre.
The departure of a key partner in the ruling coalition has sparked a Pakistan political crisis that could distract the government from pressing security and economic problems.
Priests called for calm as mourners gathered Sunday at the scene of the New Year's Eve church bombing that killed 21 and wounded 90 in Alexandria, Egypt.
As of Sunday, anyone caught smoking in enclosed public spaces will now have to pay a 30 euro ($40) fine and as much as 100,000 euros ($134,000) after being caught three times.
Israeli military forces shot and killed a Palestinian man Sunday as he approached a checkpoint in the West Bank city of Nablus holding a bottle.
The Obama administration's efforts to get incumbent President Laurent Gbagbo to step down after a disputed Nov. 28 poll reflects an ossified view of African politics, writes guest blogger G. Pascal Zachary.