Kenya allowed Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who is facing war crime charges, to visit. The move was smart for domestic and regional politics, although it brought international criticism.
President Obama signed an executive order Monday that adds to the list of North Korea sanctions. This one targets North Korean entities involved in activities such as drug trafficking and arms sales.
Israel's and Iran's go-it-alone ways are rooted in similar histories of being bullied.
Israeli-Palestinian peace talks are likely to remain elusive after Israeli officials said they could reject the settlement freeze Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas listed as a necessary precondition for any negotiations.
Trade sanctions can only impoverish the tens of thousands of Iranians who form part of the political opposition in Iran, thereby forcing them to look for protection in the arms of the very regime they oppose - Ahmadinejad's.
Iran mass graves have been dug for US troops if they attack, a former Revolutionary Guard commander has said.
The UN inquiry into Israel's Gaza flotilla raid, which left 8 Turks and one Turkish-American dead, opens today. Analysts say incentives are strong for both Turkey and Israel to repair their tattered alliance.
Despite fresh UN sanctions on Iran, China beefs up trade and investment. Does it know something the US doesn't about Israel's intentions to stop Iran's nuclear program?
The US has committed $35 million thus far to battle the worst Pakistan floods in 80 years. Meanwhile, a militant group has some 3,000 volunteers working around the country.
New North Korea sanctions will target the banking sector in order to curtail the purchase and sale of weapons. The US-imposed sanctions also aim to stop the import of luxury goods for the elite surrounding leader Kim Jong-il.