An Afghan boy pushed a bicycle for his brother in Kabul, Afghanistan on Wednesday. Cycling is growing in popularity in Afghanistan despite harsh conditions at times and a lack of parts or supplies to make repairs. The Afghanistan Cycling Federation, which started as a three person team, has grown to more than 40 men and women that train three times a week in Kabul. A relief organization, Afghan Amputee Bicyclists for Rehabilitation and Recreation, created in 1995 promotes cycling as a means of mobility, income and survival for those who have been victims of mine accidents.
Yutaro Gomikawa used his small-time fame on the national homeless soccer team to get government aid usually unavailable to young people.
Italy has raised women's retirement age to match that of men. Many women says it's unfair in a culture where women who work also are responsible for housework and the care of family members.
Despite recent deals to lure Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi away from his pariah status, many Europeans still see him as a serial human rights violator and 1970s-style Arab dictator.
Sudan's Omar al-Bashir, Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe, and Venezuela's Hugo Chávez are all in Tripoli to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Col. Muammar Qaddafi's coup. Will Libya flaunt the Lockerbie bomber at the bash?
A new strategy in Afghanistan to combat the opium trade draws on US experience curbing cocaine shipments in Latin America.
As trade between Italy and Libya expands, Italy to honor Qaddafi with Air Force's aerobatics team. But some Italians compare this 'undeserved' honor to Scotland's release of Lockerbie bomber.