Pope Francis arrives in Seoul Thursday on his first visit to Asia, one of the few regions where Catholicism is growing. In South Korea, the number of Roman Catholics has nearly tripled since the last visit of a pope in 1989.
The US is developing a plan to rescue members of the Yazidi minority group amid increasing calls from the Kurdish government and Yazidi leaders for the US to respond more forcefully against Islamic State militants.
Violence in nearby Iraq prompted Kuwait to adopt an iron fist approach to national security. This summer, the government began targeting terrorist suspects and political dissenters, depriving some of their citizenship rights.
Even as death toll tops 1,000, experts caution the rollout should be handled with caution and sensitivity on a continent with a history of being on the receiving end of 'experimental' Western medicines.
Argentina’s request for the International Court of Justice to intervene in its debt battle with holdout creditors underscores the nation’s doggedness in fighting the hedge funds - and its technical default.
President Peña Nieto signed new rules opening state-run oil, gas, and electricity industries to private and foreign companies, saying average Mexicans would gain lower prices and more jobs. Mexico nationalized its oil industry in 1938.