As Al Shabab's foothold along Somalia's border with Kenya grows, Kenya is vying to prevent its own economy and safety from being undermined.
Bronx may still be the first place to come to mind, but Seoul is now the breakdancing capital.
Leymah Gbowee's Women Peace and Security Network Africa came out of her confrontation with Liberian warlord Charles Taylor. Now she's sharing this year's Nobel Peace Prize with Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Yemen's Arab Spring activist Tawakkul Karman.
Schools in the city shut their doors for weeks after teachers became extortion targets for Mexican drug gangs.
A Sirte victory would end the protracted battle for Qaddafi's hometown and allow a new government to be established. Delay could increase the likelihood of rifts in Libya's future leadership.
Damascus faces a double threat: growing international support for the Syrian National Council and the prospect that Syria's Kurd population could join the opposition's ranks.
Libyan rebels have captured new areas of the strategic coastal city, one of the last strongholds of former leader Col. Muammar Qaddafi.
After Rick Perry caused a stir suggesting the US may need to send troops to quell violence in Mexico, now come some thoughts from Mitt Romney, including the idea to create a "Reagan Economic Zone" in Latin America.