Last weekend 6,000 protestors demonstrated on the third anniversary of the military coup. US concern about democracy is reflected in USAID's return to boost the nation's once-vibrant civil society.
Experts say Noordin's death Thursday gives Indonesia a window to recalibrate its battle to confront other militants.
The killing of one of Indonesia's most-wanted men is a key victory. But questions remain about the extent of the Jemaah Islamiah network Noordin may have left behind.
A man holds a portrait of slain Afghan translator Sultan Munadi during a prayer ceremony at his grave in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Thursday. Afghan journalists blamed international troops Thurdsday for the death of their kidnapped colleague during a rescue operation and said that British commandos showed a 'double standard' while leaving his body retrieving a foreign New York Times writer.
Frustrated by Africa's unreliable service, a business needing to send 4GB of data 50 miles put Winston the pigeon up against the Web – and Winston won.
A recent spate of attacks has shown lapses in the nation's ability to prevent terrorism. How it steps up its strategy will have consequences at home and abroad.
The reclusive regime in Burma (Myanmar) is touting its newfound openness, but skeptics wonder whether Webb's rare visit will bring any democratic reform.