While the world focuses on South Sudan's moves toward independence, the Sudan Now advocacy group is pushing a new plan for peace in Darfur.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was on the road 165 days during her first two years in office, besting previous title holder Condoleezza Rice by two days. Why the job now requires so much travel.
Long time observers of Egypt are fast running out of adjectives to describe their feelings about unfolding events. Unprecedented, stunning, transfixing. I lived there from 2003 to 2008 and dearly love the country. I'll be posting short updates here throughout the day (Friday, Jan. 28) on the fast-moving events in Egypt. This is my first go at this kind of thing, so bear with me.
The Palestine Papers – a collection of classified documents on the Middle East peace process, leaked to Al Jazeera – reveal that the US has stifled true Palestinian democracy and acted more like Israel's lawyer. Only a bold policy shift could salvage a positive US role in the Middle East peace process. Otherwise, the US must stand back and allow the popular movements now shaking countries across the region, like Tunisia and Egypt, to establish representation for their people.
Nationwide protests in Jordan have focused mainly on economic issues. But the Muslim Brotherhood seeks to make them a catalyst for political reform.
The president of Tunisia, Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, flees the country amid unrest one day after US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton issued a warning to Arab states that refuse democratic reforms.
A caparisoned elephant is seen during the annual temple festival in Kochi, southern India. The festival features a colorful procession of decorated elephants and drum concerts.
Hezbollah: President Michel Suleiman asked Saad Hariri to stay on as caretaker prime minister after the Iranian-backed militant group Hezbollah and its allies resigned Wednesday and brought down Hariri's government.
Detail of the right eye of Leonardo da Vinci's 16th century masterpiece the 'Mona Lisa' painting: Italian researcher Silvano Vinceti, president of the Italian National Committee for Historical, Cultural and Environment Heritage, claims he has found the letter 'S' in the woman's left eye, the letter 'L' in her right eye, and the number '72' under the arched bridge in the backdrop of Leonardo da Vinci's famous painting.
Dana Rizzuto, of Clearwater, Fla., a Salvador Dali look-alike, poses for a photo during a parade before the grand opening ceremony for the new Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, Fla.