While the world focuses on the upcoming South Sudan referendum, the Sudanese government is making plans that could worsen the lives of 3 million Darfuris.
Yes, there are huge obstacles. But the advantages of talking over fighting can't be discounted. Peace talks slow the killing, promote civil society, and may shift the dynamics in the region for a more stable future.
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton faces an urgent test of mediation savvy in Israeli-Palestinian talks, which could break down over the settlement freeze set to expire Sept. 26.
With no end to the fishing boat dispute in sight, relations between Asia's two biggest economies are in danger of backsliding.
Israelis often refer to a 'consensus' that several major settlement blocs should be incorporated into Israel as part of a two-state solution. But some Israelis can't even find them on a map.
Myanmar democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi (c.) greets US Secretary of State Hilary Rodham Clinton at her residence in Yangon, Myanmar, Nov. 19, 2012, as President Barack Obama watches. Obama is the first sitting US president to visit the Asian nation.
In a first, Japan's foreign minister apologized to a group of former US World War II prisoners of war for inhumane treatment. The timing of the apology raises some questions.
Hillary Clinton is traveling to Egypt Monday as Israelis and Palestinians prepare to resume talks over a two-state solution at a Red Sea resort.
Eid al-Fitr began at sunset Thursday, when the crescent of a new moon first showed over the Middle East. Eid is an Arabic word meaning "festivity," while Fitr means "break fasting." The three-day feast celebrates the end of the a month-long period of Ramadan's fasting and prayer. While traditions don't vary much between Sunnis and Shiites, customs vary greatly from country to country. Here is how five countries ring in Eid al-Fitr.