Guest blogger Laura Heaton writes that vote tallies indicate incumbent President Joseph Kabila remains the frontrunner, but there is a chance of violence if Kabila is declared the winner.
Guest blogger Jason K. Stearns finds some surprises in the preliminary vote tally from Congo's Nov. 28 presidential elections; final results are expected Friday.
Overcoming cultural hurdles and decades of war, a music institute in Afghanistan professionally trains youths and street children.
Was it a computer virus in the faked Hugo Chavez death story? Or was it market optimism about a post-Chavez Venezuela? Guest blogger Miguel Octavio says that it might have been both.
She battles for those on the economy's bottom rung – nannies and housekeepers.
Coup rumors come at a time of great public dissatisfaction with Pakistan's President Asif Ali Zardari and growing disenchantment among the military with the US alliance.
Thailand's lèse-majesté laws, which include prohibitions on posting anti-monarchy slurs online, are among the world's strictest, meriting jail terms of 3 to 15 years, and in some cases, more. The rising number of lèse-majesté accusations comes as the reign of octogenarian King Bhumibol Adulyadej nears its end. Some worry that a crackdown could intensify as Thailand prepares for a transition. While it's rare for foreigners to be prosecuted, they aren't exempt. Here are four high profile cases in the past decade, three of which involve foreigners:
NATO's revised plans for a missile defense shield to protect against Iran are likely to top today's NATO-Russia meeting.
The plan put forth from the German and French leaders to save the euro amounts to a call for European states to give up full control over their own spending.
Mexico's success in preventing Saadi Qaddafi from escaping to a Mexican resort with his family stands in stark contrast to the impunity with which many international criminals are able to operate in Mexico.
Afghan domestic politics revolve more around ethnicity than differences between Sunni and Shiite sects of Islam. Bomb blasts may be aimed at confidence in Afghanistan's government.
Guest blogger Bill Ong Hing argues that the US strategy to discourage easy crossings at the Mexican border, contributing to hundreds of deaths each year, is 'the moral equivalent of Cain's electrified fence.'