Mexico's drug wars are spilling over into the US, forcing Obama's administration to refocus attention on the border.
Residents of Peshawar, the main city outside militants' stronghold in the tribal areas, are forming armed patrols to defend their villages – sometimes with official backing.
More than 50,000 people have fled government and rebel attacks in Darfur in recent weeks. The International Criminal Court could issue an arrest warrant for President Bashir on Wednesday.
Don’t ask, don’t tell? Pets are forbidden – but the rules are often overlooked in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Frustration and fear is sparking opposition to plans that would nearly double the size of US forces there.