Four out of 5 people worldwide say Internet access is a human right, according to a recent BBC poll. Even more than Americans, Chinese believe that to be true.
HUN SEN: 25 years, 2 months. Cambodia’s prime minister was thrust into power in January 1985, making the 33-year-old the youngest prime minister in the world. The former Khmer Rouge cadre’s journey from communist leader to elected head of government spans 25 years of civil war and a massive UN-administered transition to democracy. His government is one of the world's most corrupt and is widely accused of pillaging the country's natural resources.
Pakistan's Army declared victory in a weeks-long offensive after it seized control of a Taliban and Al Qaeda cave network that served as a hub in the Bajaur tribal area bordering Afghanistan.
Egypt's president Hosni Mubarak has been in office for 28 years. With a 2011 election looming, many say his son Gamal is being groomed for an uncontested handover despite his unpopularity.
Readers write in about Palestinian resistance, Battlefield robots, and Haiti.
Israelis in costume attend the annual Purim parade in Holon, near Tel Aviv, Israel, on March 1. Purim celebrates the Jews' salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Scroll of Esther.
The sun rises on a cold winter morning in St. Moritz, Switzerland, on Feb. 21.
Gaza tunnels to Egypt provide Palestinians with needed goods that account for at least 80 percent of Gaza's total imports. While many see it as a lifeline, others say smuggling can destabilize.
Abu Mahdi al Mohandas is one of more than 6,000 candidates on the ballot in the Iraqi elections on March 7. But the Shiite politician, now hiding in Iran, says the US considers him a terrorist and a weapons supplier to Iraq militia groups.
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