Today's top stories include a report that the Taliban attack on Kabul may have been a 'last gasp.' Also; how Al Qaeda is being eclipsed by its affiliates. And is the eurozone on its last leg?
The decision to keep Guard troops along the US-Mexico border until the end of the year comes amid a 40-year low in Border Patrol arrests and a 60 percent drop in Mexican immigration since 2006.
With the vote scheduled for Oct. 7, Hugo Chávez looks set to face the toughest presidential election of his tenure, as a recent poll has him neck-and-neck with likely challenger Henrique Capriles.
Development experts say Guinea's new mining code may be its best chance to ensure the world's largest supplier of aluminum ore gets a fair share of the profits. The question: will the new law be enforced?
A key Darfuri rebel commander who took refuge in Libya is now back in the region. His return could destabilize an uneasy peace between the rebels and the governments of Sudan and Chad.
The US ambassador to Afghanistan said so in a recent interview, and it's a stunning statistic if true. But it's probably not.
Today's attacks are insignificant from a tactical perspective, but they are part of a steady increase of assaults – sending a message that the Taliban-led insurgency can reach deep into the capital.
A Tibetan exile in the mountains of India has turned to carving to remind him of his homeland.
Youth sports program in Mexico fights obesity through fun and games.
The departure of Honduran Security Minister Oscar Alvarez, the leading crusader against police corruption in Honduras, is a victory for crooked cops.
While Americans and Europeans bemoan the cost of gasoline at the pumps, people in some other parts of the world enjoy filling up their tanks cheaply thanks to subsidies provided by wealthy, oil-rich governments. But fuel subsidies tend to benefit the rich (who own motor vehicles) more than the poor. The IMF estimated that 65 percent of the fuel subsidies in Africa benefit the richest 40 percent of households (2010). Only 8 percent of the $410 billion in government fuel subsidies worldwide went to the poorest 20 percent of the population (International Energy Agency - estimates, 2010). The British insurance firm Staveley Head has released the latest list of the world’s gas pump prices. Here are the 10 cheapest countries on Earth to fill a gas tank.