Ever since Oleksiy Baburin's Stalin statue in southeastern Ukraine was bombed, he has been hiding it behind heavy metal blinds. Now the Communist lawmaker says his entire party is under attack.
A Malaysian government crackdown under its Sedition Act is creating a climate of fear in the country, according to rising numbers of critics who say it could stunt a recent flowering in freedom of speech.
Turkey is turning a deaf ear to insistent pressure to take a more pro-active stance in the fight against Islamic State (IS) jihadists, adding to existing strains with the West under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
The Ebola virus species that has killed more than 4,000 people in West Africa caught everyone by surprise when it erupted thousands of kilometers from its historical hotbed.
Women are key to boosting economic growth in Africa and the developing world, Melinda Gates said Tuesday, as she stopped off in Paris to press crisis-hit France to keep funding projects for women and girls.
Years of campaigning for a seat at the world's “top table” come to a head this week when elections are held to the U.N. Security Council, which decides on such weighty matters as sanctions, war and peace.
Gulf monarchies taking part in U.S.-led airstrikes against the Islamic State jihadist group in Syria could deploy special forces on the ground but only if certain conditions are met, analysts say.
The lightning rise of the Islamic State group is turning it into a magnet for Muslim extremists, as U.S. airstrikes in Iraq and Syria help galvanize support for their cause.
The Glasgow bar is half empty, the televisions showing sport while inoffensive pop music plays. But the students huddled around the table are oblivious — the talk is all about Scotland's future.
Hong Kong's democracy protests have stoked fears of retribution from China, but observers say the city is simply too valuable to punish and sideline, even as it faces a long-term challenge from mainland rival Shanghai.