The tangled case involves Somali pirates, a German ship, an overcrowded Kenyan prison, and allegations of human rights abuses.
Readers write about freedom of religious speech, why the US should end the Cuba embargo, Somali piracy, using the Web for news, and why the US can learn from Canadian schools.
Along the border with South Ossetia, villagers say Russian tanks have recently arrived – their barrels aimed squarely at Georgia.
In London, the business capital of the world's maritime industry, firms shape decisions on arming ships and negotiating with pirates.
Will Kenya be tapped as the next ‘Hague’ of the high seas?
The high profile of the case suggests a trial in the United States, but the Justice Department might be wary of bringing the young suspect into the American court system.
For the first time in the Middle East, prisoners stage a play and gain insight and respite from overcrowding and anger.
Taiwan watches as Asian neighbors ink trade deals, lower tarrifs, and get access to Chinese loans for growth.