Monitor staff writers and correspondents in each of the world's regions share what they expect to be top headlines in 2011.
12/28/2010 02:17 pm
A rebel movement's temporary occupation of a town in the Central African Republic raises doubts about removing UN peacekeepers or holding elections in January.
12/03/2010 01:03 pm
Last-ditch, often far-fetched, use of military force alone won’t bring resolution to the complexities of conflict and genocide prevention in Africa.
11/23/2010 07:20 pm
Global warming has taken an outsized toll on many African countries. But with world uranium demand rising, there may be a way to recoup some of the losses.
11/18/2010 03:14 pm
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President Obama grants waivers to Chad, the Congo, Sudan, and Yemen, which use child soldiers but are strategically important to the US. The waivers mean military aid will continue.
10/29/2010 08:53 pm
The 2010 Corruption Perceptions Index, released annually by Transparency International, shows northern Europe continues to be perceived as the world's least corrupt region, with six countries taking the top 10 spots. The island-state of Singapore climbed into first place this year with New Zealand and Denmark. The United States fell behind Chile and into 22nd place, marking the first time it failed to rank in the top 20. Russia ranked worst among global powers, falling from 146th place to 154th place, tied with Cambodia. Nearly three quarters of the 178 countries in the index were below five on a scale of 0 (high corruption) to 10 (low corruption). That means not just the following countries have a corruption problem.
10/26/2010 03:33 pm
Iceland is No. 1 and Yemen is ranked last in the World Economic Forum's 2010 Global Gender Gap Index, which measures gender equality.
10/12/2010 04:53 pm
While Arizona's anti-immigrant law gets all the attention, countries around the world are pursuing tough immigration polices on a scale rarely seen in history.
10/09/2010 10:21 am
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