Diplomats gathered in the UN Security Council Tuesday to consider events in Libya. But the international community is likely to think twice before pushing the martyr-talking Qaddafi to the brink.
While Russian President Dmitry Medvedev came into office advocating political and cultural reforms, so far he hasn't delivered significant change.
Although the West African regional body, ECOWAS, has threatened to use force to remove incumbent President Laurent Gbabgo, nobody wants to ignite a second civil war in Ivory Coast.
So-called 'death squads' have reappeared in the Ivory Coast, terrorizing neighborhoods that voted for Alassane Ouattara over incumbent President Laurent Gbagbo.
China is leading a 19-nation boycott of Friday's ceremony awarding jailed Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo the Nobel Peace Prize. It says calls to free Liu amount to meddling in its internal affairs.
Police established a curfew Tuesday, as 20,000 security forces roamed the streets. Internet connections have also been cut to prevent the violence from 'spreading.'
A meeting to judge progress on racism is likely to be captive to Israeli-Palestinian and Islamic defamation issues.
Caution is guiding the international response as fighting intensifies between the government and the rebels.
The head of Colombia's Army resigned Tuesday after 20 top military officials were fired.