'The absence in his speech of any bellicose threats to Iran stands in stark contrast to his predecessor,' says a Muslim politician in Birmingham.
With members of his own party calling for him to step down, Labour's leader faces a key test with today's elections. Is Alan Johnson, a former postman, poised to become the next prime minister?
The killing of Edwin Dyer underscores the growing threat posed by militants in North Africa with links to global terrorist groups.
The life of playwright and entrepreneur Beaumarchais offers a window into the transformation that brought France to revolution.
King Abdullah II of Jordan, embraced by the West and his Arab allies, is emerging as a facilitator for resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
The operation came after Taliban militants ambushed a convoy, taking hostage at least 80 students and staff of a military school.
A 1980s pop star, a TV presenter, a former Beirut hostage, and a right-wing newspaper columnist are among the high-profile personalities emerging as potential challengers for seats held by discredited MPs.
For cash-strapped vacationers, time off this years means exploring ... locally. A report from Europe, Japan, and the US on the return of the road trip, backpacking with a burro, and growing beets.