President Mohamed Morsi has asked the military, whose power he curtailed earlier this year, to help keep the peace as Egypt's Dec. 15 constitutional referendum nears.
The Hamas leader's return to Palestinian territory, his first visit since 1967, coincides with the party's increased sway after an eight-day conflict with Israel and UN recognition of Palestine.
It's a tie between Afghanistan, North Korea, and Somalia. Elsewhere, bankrupt Greece, one-party China, and various 'Arab Spring' nations stand out in Transparency International's annual rankings.
Why Iran's iron ayatollah distrusts the US and what that means for nuclear talks and the possibility of war with the West.
'Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell' episodes will air in 2013, while 'The Casual Vacancy' series is expected in 2014.
"Toast" is a poignant memoir by British food writer Nigel Slater.
Both Britain and France have summoned Israel's ambassadors to protest plans to expand construction in East Jerusalem, while some say more serious action like economic reprisals are possible.