India's Independence Day has always been a time when all citizens could fly the flag, but up until recent years, India had some of the world's most restrictive flag laws.
A long article out this week in The Atlantic argues there's a good chance Israel will attack Iran over its nuclear program next summer. While there are strong grounds for doubt, here are some reasons author Jeffrey Goldberg could be right.
The Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) has abducted more than 697 children over the past 18 months and killed an estimated 2,500 people, according to new reports from rights monitors.
A long article in the latest Atlantic argues there's a strong chance Israel will unilaterally attack Iran next summer over its nuclear program. While there are strong arguments for an attack, here are three reasons why it won't happen.
Former Sri Lanka Army chief Sarath Fonseka was convicted today of meddling in politics while on duty. Fonseka has said war crimes may have been committed during the civil war with the Tamil Tigers.
A South Korean doctor and two drivers are headed just across the line bearing antimalaria drugs next week, a move that may signal a slight shift in policy toward North Korea.
Russia said it will soon make a long-delayed Iran nuclear power plant fully operational. The move was part of a deal within Russia to finish the plant while canceling a controversial sale of an advanced missile system to Tehran.
India says it wants to keep mobile technology and Internet markets safe from militants. BlackBerry says it won't give India special treatment.
Military-ruled Burma (Myanmar) announced it will hold elections on Nov. 7. But the road ahead is far from certain, as new political parties struggle to compete with junta-backed favorites.
International outrage seems to have spurred Iran to change the Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani stoning sentence to death by hanging. This week, Iran aired what it said was a videotaped confession by Ashtiani.
An Atlantic article argues there's a high chance of an Israeli attack on Iran next summer. What might happen next if they did?
The traditional life of Gypsies in France is under assault amid a law-and-order push and pressure to stop traveling.
The absence of politicians from the scene of the Pakistan flood -- the country's worst in 80 years -- is raising concerns about the future of democracy in Pakistan.
Some African countries say the path to success lies in putting oil revenues into sovereign wealth funds that operate outside public scrutiny.
Rwanda election winner Paul Kagame has expressed doubts about the wisdom of importing democracy, favoring a government similar to Singapore, where authoritarian rule oversaw steep economic growth.
The US debate over the so-called ground zero mosque in New York tracks similar fights that have taken place in European capitals in recent years over national identity and the impact of growing Muslim populations.
This week, the USS John McCain is engaged in military exercises in the South China Sea - setting a new threshold in US-Vietnam ties.