France's prime minister and foreign minister are taking heat for gratis luxury holidays in Egypt and Tunisia. President Sarkozy says vacationing in France is a better idea.
Perito Moreno, a glacier off the Argentine coast, is one of three glaciers in the world that is growing instead of shrinking.
Faced with a sea of satellite dishes on rooftops, Syria is making Damascenes remove personal dishes in hopes of boosting rooftop restaurants and cafes.
South Africa's President Jacob Zuma finds himself the center of controversy again, this time for saying that those who vote for his African National Congress (ANC) party will go to heaven.
South Sudan will become an independent state on July 9. Will it be able to unify its disparate ethnic groups to form its own national identity?
Among the demands of Egyptian protesters in Cairo's Tahrir Square, one of the most central is constitutional reform that will prevent a repeat of the concentration of power achieved under President Hosni Mubarak. Vice President Omar Suleiman announced Feb. 8 that a committee had been formed to discuss constitutional reforms necessary for free and fair elections, but many protesters are wary that the reforms will be only superficial. Below are a few of the constitutional provisions that have served to limit Egypt’s opposition and cement the government’s power.
Taiwan General Lo Hsien-che is believed to be the highest-ranking military official to be accused of spying for China in decades.
The South Sudan referendum ended with an overwhelming vote for independence – 99.57 percent of those polled voted for it – and put the region officially on track to become independent in July. How often is a country born? (Or wrested from territory of an already existing one?) Here’s a look at five of the most recent declarations of independence: