A political crisis in early 2012 had Iraq on edge, but mediation efforts brought calm for several weeks. The reprieve ended today with at least 14 separate attacks throughout the country.
New magazine caters to pious Muslim women, but both conservatives and secularists are asking whether fashion can coexist with Islam.
The judge overseeing the Efrain Rios Montt genocide case stepped down this week after the defense lawyer lodged a complaint of judicial bias, writes guest blogger Mike Allison.
Human rights officials aim to make contract killing a federal crime in Brazil after two journalists are killed.
The ICNL(International Center for Not-for-Profit Law) received $1 million from the MacArthur Foundation to advance its mission of creating a legal framework for the right of assembly and association in countries around the world.
As Syria continues its assault on Homs, Russia is backing humanitarian assistance and the US has opened the door to arming the opposition.
A Human Rights Watch researcher says video evidence from Homs indicates Syria's Bashar al-Assad is using a Russian-made weapons system against the city.
Thousands protested today the burning of Qurans and other religious texts at a US military base in Afghanistan.
Recent report says Mexico's cartels are more powerful than they were when Calderón came to office, but this overlooks the fracturing of larger gangs, writes guest blogger Patrick Corcoran.
In one corner, we have the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the heads of the US and Israeli intelligence communities, and the Pentagon. In the other corner, we have TV pundits and politicians.