Long cast in supporting roles in the shadow of their male counterparts, women are taking an increasingly active role in the organization and execution of attacks by jihadist groups.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's opponents are betting on the power of the street as they try to force him from office, but their strategy could backfire.
Is Donald Trump Russia's best friend? Many in the country seem to believe the flamboyant White House candidate could help fix shattered ties between the two ex-Cold War foes.
Donald Trump may have visited Mexico for only a few hours, but President Enrique Pena Nieto is still feeling political pain from last week's ridiculed meeting with the White House hopeful.
A tarmac tiff between U.S. and Chinese officials over media access highlighted the gap between views on human rights and press freedom, U.S. President Barack Obama said Sunday after the incident soured the start of a global summit.
Growing numbers of Westerners appear to be trying to join the fight against the Islamic State group in Iraq before it's too late, frontline volunteer warriors say.
U.S. President Barack Obama's two most ambitious trade deals appear increasingly in trouble, victims of electoral politics at home and in Europe and a ticking clock on his administration.
Turkey's week-old cross-border operation in Syria could become a drawn-out affair that stokes tensions with Washington if Ankara continues to take the fight to U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters, analysts say.
Eight years after the first woman in Egypt won a conviction against a man for sexual harassment, activists and lawyers see progress in transforming attitudes and more harassers being jailed.
Is Donald Trump softening his hard-line immigration stance to a "fair and humane" policy ahead of November's U.S. presidential election? Or is he still intent on deporting millions who entered the United States illegally?