In a tripartite challenge against China's export restrictions on rare earth materials, the US, European Union, and Japan filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization.
These women don't hand out aid. They're creating innovative new ways for women – and men – to lift themselves out of poverty.
Ms. Le Pen – who has attacked the rise of Islam in France – garnered the required signatures to get on the April 2012 presidential ballot.
Nearly a year after protests by trade unions and students, Burkina Faso's rulers are sorting through the fallout and recently fired 100 policemen, writes guest blogger Alex Thurston.
Invisible Children's chief executive defended his NGO's 'thoughtful and strategic' campaign against the murderous militia leader Joseph Kony.
Nicaragua could be a citizen security model for other Central American countries to imitate, but some elements are harder to transfer than others, writes guest blogger Hannah Stone.
Syrian government troops appear to have overrun the rebel-held city of Idlib in an offensive that apparently began while UN special envoy Kofi Annan was still in the country.
The cries of sellers hawking their wares in the markets of Istanbul are threatened by a new law banning vendors from shouting their sales pitch.
While America’s adversaries in Afghanistan and Iran cannot actually pull key strings to choose the next US president, election year politics ends up giving them some leverage.
Six weeks ahead of elections, French President Nicolas Sarkozy is seeking to appeal to far right voters by vowing to crack down on immigration to France.
Sunday's National Congress and mayoral elections in El Salvador are seen as a litmus test for President Mauricio Funes of the left-leaning Farabundo Marti Liberation Front (FMLN).