A WikiLeaks cable written three months before the takeover of the US Embassy in Tehran is at times insightful and at times sweeping in its condescension about the 'Persian psyche.'
Concorde crash verdict came down Monday, with a French court ruling that Continental Airlines was responsible for the 2000 disaster that killed 113 people and hastened the end of supersonic commercial flights.
Guest blogger Alex Thurston rounds up a selection of links that showcase the media and diplomatic reactions to the Nov. 28 Ivory Coast elections. Some of the aftermath has been violent.
A senior US embassy official made the clearest public statements yet of US determination to try to limit the hardline Sadr movement's influence if it continues to rebuff American overtures.
Although much of the information released by WikiLeaks on Africa's Great Lakes region is not news, it does tell us what the US considers its national interests in the region.
Iranian media emphasized Iran's tough opening gambit in Geneva, where it condemned the West for its silence over an Iranian nuclear scientist's assassination last week.
North Korea is fueling a debate in ruling circles in Beijing over how far China should go in backing the regime in Pyongyang.
The Egypt runoff election could leave President Hosni Mubarak's ruling party with as many as 97 percent of the seats in parliament.
On Sunday, three satellites meant to complete the highly touted Glonass system crashed in the Pacific after veering off course, reportedly due to a programming error.
Librarian Cynthia Dobrez uses e-readers, bibliotherapy, and her own intuition in her middle school library in Michigan.
An international tribunal investigating the 2005 Hariri assassination in Lebanon will focus on Hezbollah in its first indictments this month. But it still sees Syria as playing a key role.
2010 was one of the deadliest years on record for coral reefs. The Caribbean Sea just outside the Cancún climate conference offers evidence of global warming's negative effect.
Another shark attack Sunday in Egypt left a German tourist dead. Egyptian officials have closed Sharm el-Sheikh beaches. But why are there more shark attacks now?
In a phone call Monday, President Obama asked Chinese President Hu Jintao to put pressure on North Korea, even as US held military drills with South Korea.
Continental Airlines and an American mechanic were convicted of manslaughter and fined for the 2000 Concorde crash. But none of the French defendants were found guilty.
Iran began talks Monday in Geneva with world powers eager to curb its expanded nuclear capabilities.
The US military has raised its concerns with senior Iraqi officials about why US forces were not consulted on an operation to arrest 38 suspected members of the Islamic State of Iraq (ISI), an Al Qaeda affiliate.