Many are skeptical of how much outsiders can help South Sudan build itself into a country, but correspondent Maggie Fick has met some she thinks can make a difference.
The body of former Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin has been on display in downtown Moscow for 87 years. A growing number of Russians appear finally willing to bury him.
Antigovernment demonstrators returned to the street in Albania Friday, a week after three activists were killed outside Prime Minister Sali Berisha's office.
France hosts Tunisia's largest expatriate community. Having long lived in political silence, Tunisians here are glued to Arabic TV and debating if greater democracy or regional strife will unfold.
Mexican drug traffickers have devised many creative ways of smuggling their products into the US. Along with half-mile tunnels and submarines, catapults are now part of the repertoire.
Many whose homes and businesses were affected by the Australia floods are finding that the fine print in their insurance policies rules out coverage.
Many Egyptian protesters came out for the first time, despite fears of violent confrontation as police cracked down hard, to call for the fall of Hosni Mubarak's regime.
Looking to rein in China's skyrocketing home prices, the government began a pilot program that imposes property taxes on high-end properties.
Long time observers of Egypt are fast running out of adjectives to describe their feelings about unfolding events. Unprecedented, stunning, transfixing. I lived there from 2003 to 2008 and dearly love the country. I'll be posting short updates here throughout the day (Friday, Jan. 28) on the fast-moving events in Egypt. This is my first go at this kind of thing, so bear with me.
The Moscow bombing Monday that left 35 people dead has prompted calls for tighter airport security measures – but some say better intelligence is the answer to thwarting attacks.
A liberal resurgence in Pakistan may not be as unlikely as it might seem, according to Sherry Rehman, a progressive parliamentarian who is attempting to amend the country's blasphemy laws.
Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe is warily eyeing the recent uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt. Some analysts say those are prompting him to speed up elections and intensify an intimidation campaign against the opposition.
Many of Lebanon's Sunnis once supported Hezbollah for its resistance of the Israeli occupation. But now, they feel the Shiite group has turned on them.
Dubai's Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building, officially opened in January. For building residents, the rent also buys a bit of fame.
The Sahel region of Africa has seen many hostage crises in recent years, staged by a local branch of Al Qaeda, and hostages' home countries have had to make difficult decisions.
Spain's cycling federation made a preliminary decision to strip Alberto Contador of his 2010 Tour de France title and suspend him from cycling for one year.
An unknown assailant killed outspoken gay activist David Kato Thursday. Last month, he successfully sued the Uganda tabloid Rolling Stone for revealing identities of alleged homosexuals.
A few thousand South Koreans dive for shellfish, seaweed, and occasionally pearls to make a living, but their numbers are dwindling.