Erel Margalit, a leading Israeli venture capitalist, believes the moribund Israeli-Palestinian peace process could benefit from a bit of the high-tech industry's innovative outlook.
Local libraries are becoming centers for creativity and innovation – not only places to borrow stuff, but also places to make stuff.
Venezuela's long-stalled plan to build an oil refinery in Nicaragua is revitalized with Chávez's reelection. The refinery would give Venezuelan oil a Pacific gateway to China.
Vladimir Putin, once again in the Kremlin's top post, faces a far more divided Russia than he did during his first stint, and he's taking a more authoritarian line to match.
Despite the Russian opposition's ability to rally tens of thousands of protesters, it remains an eclectic mix of parties both left and right. Will opposing Putin be enough to keep them united?
Several Syrian mortars landed in Turkey today. The two countries have exchanged fire for the past week, though Syria says it does not want a military confrontation.