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.
The indictment of more than 100 Iranians being tried en masse for opposing the regime opens a window onto the world view of those who fear change most.
The former Liberian leader kicked off his defense for alleged war crimes Monday by quoting Shakespeare.
Black jazz legends were sent abroad as part of a State Department diplomatic push even while segregation continued back home.
The region's Jewish communities are now largely gone, but a growing movement seeks to restore and protect the synagogues, cemeteries, and other remaining landmarks.
Florence Hartmann is on trial for her book that describes a court deal with Belgrade.
In May 2007, only 12 cases of sexual violence were filed with prosecutors appointed to carry out Colombia's special Justice and Peace Law. Today that number stands at 228.
Could this be the end of the brief thaw between Russia and NATO?
Russia, furious over NATO war games set to begin Wednesday in Georgia, says recent turmoil is evidence of Saakashvili's instability. Armenia withdraws from war games.