Belgium bested Iraq today for having the world's longest run without a functioning government. While the country faces potential partition, today Belgians threw a party.
Liberia's capital lacks consistent electricity and clean tap water, but two restaurants still import sushi ingredients to satisfy foreign diplomats and aid workers.
A Cambodian woman has formed a rock band with an Australian musician to bring Cambodian to the world after years of being silenced by the Khmer Rouge.
China's foreign minister visited several African countries this week, underscoring China's willingness to do business with countries in ways the US wouldn't consider.
South Sudan was racked with violence last week as a renegade militia group – supported by northern Sudan, some say – clashed with the South Sudanese army, leaving more than 200 dead.
Libya's leader Col. Muammar Qaddafi tried to appease protesters after fierce clashes Wednesday, but unrest continued today in a proclaimed 'day of rage.' Protests have now reached four cities.
Bahrain (officially the Kingdom of Bahrain) doesn't usually receive much international attention. But the uprising that swept through the Middle East last year reached Bahrain's central Pearl Square, as thousands turned out to protest for reforms. Below are some key facts about this small cluster of islands off Saudi Arabia's coast.
While the world focuses on South Sudan's moves toward independence, the Sudan Now advocacy group is pushing a new plan for peace in Darfur.