Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu found himself in a bitter election fight in recent days to decide the leader of his party -- even though he was the only candidate.
This week's suicide attack in Istanbul has dealt a fresh blow to tourism in Turkey, which had already lost holidaymakers due to growing European jitters over terrorism and a spat with Russia, once a top supplier of visitors.
North Korea's "successful" submarine-launched ballistic missile test last month was, in fact, an explosive failure that was not even launched from a submarine, separate expert analyses concluded Wednesday.
The world will heave a collective sigh of relief when west Africa's Ebola epidemic is finally declared at an end after claiming more than 11,000 lives over two years.
Automakers are imagining a world where nobody dies in car accidents and they say it is closer than most people think.
Taiwan's fraught relationship with mainland China will be center stage this weekend as frustrated voters head to the polls to elect a new Beijing-skeptic leader.
Long one of Iran's few Sunni Arab partners, Sudan has cut ties with Tehran in the latest step in its move toward Saudi Arabia as Khartoum seeks to end its isolation and right its economy.
Venezuela plunged into a confusing political deadlock this week, as the opposition took control of the country's legislature but the socialist government vowed to block its reforms.
Jeb Bush's US presidential bid is boiling down to early voting New Hampshire, some associates say, while others envision his protracted battle for the Republican nomination stretching deep into the spring.
Mainland China's short-lived stock circuit breaker, scrapped after only four days, demonstrates the communist state's enduring distrust of the markets and its instinct to intervene, analysts said Friday.