Long-neglected area of New York City slated to become ecofriendly development; locals feel ignored.
The Kurdistan Regional Government is briskly pursuing oil and gas contracts and economic development, a drive that is chafing Iraq's central government in Baghdad.
The response to threats against Abdullah Bejad al-Oteibi exposes a shifting balance between moderate and extremist versions of Islam in Saudi society.
Risks have been rewarded by diving into Bangladesh, Ukraine, and other small developing nations.
A US-Iraq security pact won't set troop levels now, but it could set the stage for long-term strategy.