One month before Americans elect their representatives in Congress and state offices, Republicans have a clear if narrow edge as they pick away at President Barack Obama's tarnished record.
Washington will have to stand by Afghanistan for years, training and funding its army until Kabul can sign a peace deal with the Taliban, or it will follow Iraq in sliding into chaos, experts warn.
Months after the collapse of U.S.-led efforts to advance Middle East peace, experts say Palestinians and Israelis have finally agreed on at least one thing — further talks would be futile.
The United States has yet to explain exactly what victory might look like in its war against the Islamic State (IS) group, but it is becoming clear that success will depend heavily on political events in Syria and Iraq that are beyond its control, experts say.
The system of justice in the strife-torn Central African Republic (CAR) is so battered by neglect and a funds crunch that police, prosecutors and courts are helpless in tackling “endless” atrocities.
The disparity in African countries' ability to fight Ebola has left the continent fighting an uneven struggle against a disease that doesn't respect borders — yet relatively simple measures could help, experts say.
A new battle is brewing over privacy for mobile devices, after moves by Google and Apple to toughen the encryption of their mobile devices sparked complaints from law enforcement.
The last half century has been very good to southern Africa's political incumbents — but persistent poverty and unemployment are now fueling the rise of populists vowing to upend the economic status quo.
The Islamic State (IS) group's jihadist appeal is fanning fears that it could serve as a potent new rallying cry for Southeast Asian extremists who had been largely brought to heel following past deadly terror attacks.
Social and economic development has long been touted as the way to revive the fortunes of Nigeria's impoverished north and prevent legions of disaffected young men turning to radical Islam.