With the help of its allies, the Syrian Army has regained critical territory from armed rebels. But talk of victory obscures the fact that parts of the country may be irretrievable.
One cartel king behind bars is reason to celebrate. But the outlook is complicated.
Conditions attached to the offer could place Ukraine once again at the center of tug-a-war between the West and Russia.
The Obama administration had previously used 'dismantle' to describe a final deal on Iran's nuclear program, but this went down badly with Iran. Obama said he would veto any new sanctions.
Pakistan's military has responded to Taliban attacks with air strikes in the tribal belt near the Afghan border. But it lacks a comprehensive strategy for combating the militant group.
The Catalonian government announced today that it will hold an independence referendum next November. But that may not even be legal.
Only 14 percent of ordinary Chinese and 1 percent of military respondents hope their country will become the single world leader, according to a study released today.
Territorial disputes and China's air defense identification zone have focused new attention on the question.
French President Hollande promised a short intervention. But the killing of two French soldiers signals a tough task ahead.
Israel, Jordan, and the Palestinian Authority will exchange water from filtration plants to feed thirsty towns and agriculture. A more ambitious plan for a new canal is still up in the air.
A massive aid effort is underway in the Philippines to help the survivors of a destructive storm.