He wants to double aid by the end of his term to help improve America's image abroad, but that no longer looks possible.
New leader Andry Rajoelina has asserted control as the South African Development Community threatens to suspend Madagascar.
Did the two women cross into North Korea, or did border guards lure them over?
If voters approve, 'petro-president' Ilham Aliyev could serve for life.
Three Western aid workers were released Saturday. The government denies involvement but some analysts see a broader strategy at work.
China's foreign minister will visit Washington today amid tension over Tibet and a US-China naval clash in the South China Sea.
Iran's nuclear program prompts Israel to signal possible action in 2010. More sanctions could become an option.
Most of Iraq's internally displaced people are unable to return to their houses. The lack of basic services and an inability to rebuild their war-damaged homes keeps them away.