Some leaders in sub-Saharan Africa are taking swift action against protests and fear of reprisal is likely to keep potential demonstrators quiet.
Bahrain and Libya, too, are upping the ante of repression in a way Tunisia and Egypt did not. Will it work?
Hong Kong's housing hub Chungking Mansions is home to 5,000 people and best-known for its ugliness. Now it's maintenance wants to clean it up.
Guest blogger Laura Heaton outlines the issues still facing Sudan after the south's independence referendum and urges the media and international community to not lose interest.
As recent events in Egypt have shown, international support for aging despots can wane quickly once crowds hit the street and violence kicks off. Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni, in power now for 25 years, already faces declining support outside of his country – but it's unlikely he's going anywhere just yet. It's almost certain he'll win the official count in today's presidential election. Here are some reasons why the international community might not want to push Museveni too hard:
Some have called Ambassador Jon Huntsman's support for Xue Feng, a jailed Chinese-American, a political move, but recent history says otherwise.
China has a long and extremely rich history, stretching back nearly 4,000 years. Prior to the 19th century, China was one of the most advanced civilizations on Earth, and with one of the fastest-growing economies in the world and a population of over 1.3 billion, the country stands poised today to become a superpower in the years to come. China includes an incredible diversity of cultures, religions, peoples, and landscapes. How much do you know about the world's largest country?
'Day of Rage' protests in Libya yesterday have increased pressure on Muammar Qaddafi, the Arab world's longest-ruling dictator, with funerals today potentially serving as a catalyst for more violence.
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.