When a 31-foot statue of Confucius was recently unveiled, it symbolized the Chinese government’s new embrace of traditional values. But then it was dismantled in the dead of night.
Prime Minister Kan sent troops, helicopters, and planes to the northeast coast to recover bodies still missing from the Japan tsunami. Kan has come under attack for his handling of the disaster.
The Syrian Army's incursion into the town of Deraa on Monday is the first time it has joined Syrian security forces against protesters.
The funerals and raids followed demonstrations Friday that ended with more than 100 people dead. Two members of Syria's parliament resigned in protest after security forces repeatedly shot into crowds of civilians.
Earth Day: Ioby means the opposite of NIMBY (Not In My Back Yard). The work of combating climate change must begin in our homes and neighborhoods, says ioby co-founder Erin Barnes in an Earth Day interview.
The next two weeks will include a slew of elections on the African continent. Guest blogger Alex Thurston takes a look at the issues at play in some of the polls.
A South African music teacher is teaching children in three Cape Town townships the violin as an escape from their daily lives and a possible ticket to a better future.
Despite the fact that four-wheel drive is no longer necessary to navigate Nairobi's roads, SUVs are an increasingly frequent sight on the streets.
Rebel movements in South Sudan that have clashed with the South Sudanese army pose a greater threat to the fledgling state than even aggression from northern Sudan.