The struggle to retake a Venezuelan prison from its heavily-armed inmates has spawned a political battle, with the government opening an investigation into the prison gang bosses’ alleged links to opposition politicians.
Yemen's chaos could embolden militants, worry Western observers. But it's still unclear whether any of the reportedly escaped militants are from Al Qaeda.
La Familia leader, Jose de Jesus Mendez Vargas, has been arrested and Mexican authorities contend that the group's reign in the state of Michoacán has come to an end.
European consumption of South America’s cocaine doubled in the decade. Much of that trade comes through Africa, leaving a trail of domestic users.
Or should that be swift 'justice?'
Drivers for one motorcycle taxi company in Indonesia are making more money by offering riders helmets and a safer driving experience.
Recent attacks by Nigerian Islamist militant group Boko Haram drive home to politicians the need to bring isolated northern Nigeria into alignment with the government.
Guest blogger G. Pascal Zachary says the best way to ensure Africans protect their wildlife is to give it an economic value by allowing it to be hunted in limited numbers.
While there are flaws with the idea of providing air defense capabilities to South Sudan, it may be the best option for protecting civilians, writes guest blogger David Sullivan from the ENOUGH advocacy group.
Takashi Murakami has become a global superstar since founding the Hiropon Factory collective of young artists in Japan.