Nigeria's new broader approach to tackling the Boko Haram insurgency won plaudits on Wednesday, with the plan seen as recognition that military might alone would not end the bloodshed.
U.S. President Barack Obama's threats of “costs” did not sway Vladimir Putin's calculations on Crimea.
While Internet giants like Twitter and Google champion free speech, the U.S. listing document for Chinese microblogging platform Weibo is littered with 56 pages of warnings on the risks of operating in a country which seeks to control information.
Iceland's currency, the krona, was declared “dead” five years ago but it survived and with European Union membership ruled out for the foreseeable future it is likely to limp on.
China's strident calls for Malaysia to divulge all it knows about flight MH370 are in stark contrast to its own history of secretiveness when calamities have struck, such as after the 2008 Sichuan earthquake, analysts say.
Zero growth or even recession in 2014, asset freezes in the West and tens of billions of dollars in capital flight — Russia must brace for the consequences of putting political ambition above economic sense in seizing control of Crimea, analysts say.
Supporters of Scotland breaking away from the United Kingdom are making up some ground but with six months to go until the independence referendum, it is not enough, analysts say.
Europe will have trouble weaning itself off Russian natural gas, analysts say, as it faces declining production at home and Asian competition for supplies.
Young men and women in the nationalist heartland of western Ukraine are signing up to defend their country from what they call “Russian aggressors” who have taken over Crimea.
As the death toll from the latest outbreak of poverty-driven diseases in Pakistan's Thar desert nears 100 children, experts are warning that corruption and a dysfunctional political system make a repeat of the disaster almost inevitable.