Israel's fear of a nuclear Iran is deeply felt, and an IAEA report this week could add to it. But it's still hard to see a military strike on Iran's nuclear facilities any time soon.
The 'Arab Spring' has largely not spread south of the Sahara, but Africans are now less willing to stand by and accept stolen elections, gross abuses of power, and flaunting of inequality.
More than 50 percent of Guatemala's population lives in poverty, and the country has an alarmingly high murder rate. But Otto Pérez Molina is in a better position than his predecessors to deal with those problems, says guest blogger Mike Allison.
Young Afghans, cynical after a decade of US presence in the country, have turned to music, film, and art to express themselves.
Otto Pérez Molina ran his presidential campaign on an 'iron fist' platform, promising to crack down on the crime and high murder rate that have been plaguing Guatemala in recent years.
The giant retailer says it doesn't 'want customers to have to choose between products that are sustainable or products that are affordable.'
Since Chinese authorities slapped dissident Ai Weiwei with a $2.4 million tax bill, donations have poured in from thousands of supporters. Now, China may charge Weiwei with illegal fundraising.
Congo's elections, scheduled for Nov. 28, have gotten off to a rickety start, with few stump speeches and sporadic violence, says guest blogger Jason K. Stearns.
Why do some societies rise and others fall? Today's must reads watch the rise of authoritarian societies like China, and the loose, question-everything innovation of Skype and Steve Jobs.
The US embassy in Nigeria warned Sunday that Boko Haram has planned an attack on Nigerian luxury hotels in the capital, signaling a possible expansion of the Islamist group's uprising.
The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) is the oldest guerrilla group operating in the Western Hemisphere. What began in the 1960s as a peasant insurgency with political aims morphed into a drug trafficking organization dependent on cocaine and kidnapping for revenue. The group, whose influence grew over the decades to count 19,000 members in the 1990s, began to face major setbacks when former Colombian President Álvaro Uribe took office in 2002. With the help of the US under Plan Colombia (begun in 2000), Mr. Uribe made fighting the FARC the cornerstone of his presidency – an effort that Colombians widely supported. The effort continues under current President Juan Manuel Santos. Top leaders have been captured and thousands of members have demobilized. But the FARC continues to remain a deadly force in Colombia, especially in the countryside. Here is what Colombia has accomplished against the FARC in the past three years.
Nigeria's Boko Haram militants launched bombings and gun attacks that killed scores on Friday. On Sunday, they killed a police inspector, according to reports.