The details of the Turkish grounding of a Syrian passenger plane earlier this week remain murky, but that hasn't stopped Turkey and Syria from trading accusations.
Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu expressed worry that Iran is closing in on the bomb, but he may also be looking for a way to 'back down gracefully' from threats to attack Iran.
Ai Weiwei has been released from detention after 2-1/2 months in an unknown location. Conditions of his probation prevent him from speaking about his ordeal, forcing him to avoid the press.
French President Sarkozy has been at odds with most European leaders on the question of what leadership role NATO should have in Libya.
Ivory Coast opposition leader and internationally recognized President-elect Alassane Ouattara urged international bodies to force Laurent Gbagbo from the presidency.
Bond market unsettled by worries over Spain and Portugal, but Germany rejects broader rescue efforts.
Ken Follett’s “Century Trilogy” is off to a strong start with "Fall of Giants" – a massive, compelling story of World War I.
Another shark attack Sunday in Egypt left a German tourist dead. Egyptian officials have closed Sharm el-Sheikh beaches. But why are there more shark attacks now?