The weak foundations of the Palestinian-Israeli peace process may well come tumbling down this week.
Recent reports indicate foreign companies are not feeling the effects of the violence in Mexico and Central America, likely due to the difficulty of extorting multinational corporations.
Mahmoud Abbas says he will seek the UN Security Council and General Assembly's recognition for a Palestinian state, despite opposition from the US – and the doubts of some Palestinians.
Nearly 50 people have been killed as Yemeni protesters and loyalists forces have clashed in the capital. A key source of tension is the weakened president's failure to transfer power.
According to Amnesty International’s annual Death Sentences and Executions report, at least 527 people were executed in 23 countries in 2010, plus thousands in China. The number of people executed worldwide since 2007 is more than 2,500. Here are the five countries registering the most executions since 2007:
Fighters loyal to former leader Muammar Qaddafi continue to repel advances on the key strongholds of Bani Walid and Sirte, raising questions as to just how long it will take to end the war in Libya.
Guest blogger James Bosworth says that while Venezuela is arguably promoting drug trafficking, Bolivia's anti-drug efforts seem on a par with US allies – making US criticism seem sour grapes.