Bastille Day in France becomes a less lavish affair this year, as the country tries to keep a lid on spending.
Bushmeat - monkeys, giant rats, anteaters - are illegally transferred in to Paris in large amounts. Estimates up to 5 tons per week.
Both the insurgent group Al Shabab and the US-backed Somali government rely on children to fill their ranks, human rights officials say.
BAGHDAD: Mercer’s 2010 annual quality of life survey of 221 cites ranked the Iraqi capital as the worst place in the world to live, and the ongoing war and sectarian violence likely weighed heavily in this rating. A lack of security and political stability continue to undermine Baghdad’s quality of living, Mercer found. Iraqi people, seen here through a shrapnel hole, walk past the site of a car bomb in Baghdad on May 13 after an explosion ripped through a popular cafe the night before.
President Obama signed a new law to help four African nations hunt down LRA leader Joseph Kony, who's followers have brutalized thousands over the past 23 years. Kony has been indicted for war crimes by an international court.
Former foreign minister of Thailand weighs in on Thailand's crisis.
To root out corruption in places like Afghanistan and Haiti, we must first recognize that corruption is not cultural. And well-publicized arrests won't do anything unless they are coupled with economic incentives.
Human Rights Watch released a report on Sunday that details a massacre of 321 unarmed Congolese by the Uganda-based Lord's Resistance Army last December.
Julius Caesar was forewarned about the "Ides of March." March 15 wasn't his best day.