The US, Russia, and other nations have agreed to a truce in Syria after one week, allowing humanitarian aid to reach besieged Syrians and offering the first respite from the Syrian civil war since a failed ceasefire in 2012.
A prison battle between rival drug gangs has left over 50 dead in northern Mexico, hauling the country's penal system back into worldview. Are efforts at tackling corruption and drug-related violence paying any dividends?
US Intelligence Chief James Clapper has said in his annual threat assessment that North Korea remains a "serious threat" to the United States, as it continues to nurture its nuclear weapons programs. Can it be stopped?
Defying international sanctions, North Korea on Sunday launched a rocket it said was carrying a satellite into space, but which other nations worry could signal the strengthening of the North's missile technology.