Something unexpected happened to U.S. President Barack Obama as he slipped toward the lame duck inertia that stifles second term presidencies.
Iraq's government once battled entrenched Shiite militiamen but is now making common cause with them against a jihadist-led onslaught that Baghdad's forces are struggling to contain on their own.
Depleted by a blockade and sidelined by a Palestinian unity deal, Hamas is more isolated than ever after Israel crushed its West Bank networks in response to the killing of three teens, experts say.
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India's new government will next week roll out plans to overhaul its sprawling rail network, dubbed the “lifeline of the nation,” which analysts say needs hundreds of billions of dollars of investment.
A year after he deposed Egypt's first freely elected president only to take his place, Abdel Fattah el-Sissi presides over a country roiled by militancy and ever-shrinking liberties, critics say.
One year into congressional efforts to overhaul U.S. immigration reform, the nation's 11 million undocumented migrants are no closer to legal status, with a swelling humanitarian border crisis only highlighting the system's dysfunction.
One year after an oil-laden train derailed, exploded and killed 47 people in a town in Canada's Quebec province, trains are rolling again but locals are hardly thrilled.
A quarter-century after it took power in an Islamist-backed coup promising “salvation” for Sudan, critics say Field Marshal Omar al-Bashir's regime has instead destroyed it.
With the world's highest birth rate in a country where first-time mothers are often barely past puberty, having a baby in impoverished Niger can be tantamount to a death sentence.
The shutdown of Iraq's biggest refinery, roads blocked by fighting and skyrocketing demand have created the worst oil crisis in years in the country's autonomous Kurdish region.