Many Indians hope the missteps leading up to the India Commonwealth Games, which begin in Delhi Sunday, will add momentum to efforts to reform governance.
A top member of a Congo opposition group in South Africa says assailants attempted to kidnap him last week because he is rallying Congolese nationals against President Kabila.
State of siege in Ecuador continued Friday. Residents say the worst appears over, but tensions could flare anew if Rafeal Correa goes ahead with cuts in police benefits.
Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki got the backing of Iraq's main Shiite bloc today, leaving him within four seats of the majority needed to form a new government.
South African workers, who launched a three-week strike over wage disputes with the government, are set to resume talks with the government Monday.
After the Zimbabwe government paid North Korean sculptors $600,000 for two monuments honoring a Zimbabwe freedom fighter, fierce criticism led to their dismantlement.
Stuttgart protests which escalated against a disputed railway project and left 130 people injured was 'saddening,' a spokesman for Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel said Friday.
Ukraine's Constitutional Court essentially nullified the amendments that paved the way for greater democracy after the Orange Revolution, giving the pro-Russia president greater powers.
Osama Bin Laden: Prosecutors asked last week that they be allowed to show jurors bin Laden's words, including a television interview in which he said US civilians were targets of his holy war against the West.
The Nigeria explosion prompts blogger Jeremy Weate, an Abuja resident, to wonder if there's anything to celebrate on Nigerian Independence Day.
Aides to Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr said Friday he backs Iraqi prime minister Nouri al-Maliki's Shiite-led coalition in forming a new Iraqi government.
The incident encapsulates many of the challenges for NATO tankers and supply lines, including militant attacks, disastrous floods, and mercurial Pakistan-US relations.
The standoff between Ecuador President Rafael Correa and police ended Thursday night but the alleged Ecuador coup attempt underscores the region's instability.
While plans for South Sudan referendum move forward, preparations for a vote on Abyei, a contested border region that could join South Sudan, are making little headway.
As South Sudan referendum approaches, Obama needs to take more decisive action to prevent the referendum from leading to a civil war or from not even happening.
Ecuador coup attempt? On Thursday, President Rafael Correa was attacked, a state of emergency was declared, and police across the country revolted.
Public evidence out so far of a Mumbai-style terror attack contains claims that a group of men was hoping to kill people in London, but had no operatives in place, no weapons, and little in the way of logistics.
Despite intensified sanctions on Iran, US-based nongovernmental organizations are trying to prove that they should be allowed to work in the country. The process is daunting enough that many groups give up.
Amid greater political stability and increased efforts to attract visitors, Middle East tourism is outstripping the markets in Asia and Europe.