A year after a bloody Cairo crackdown, President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi has tightened his grip on Egypt, crushed the Muslim Brotherhood, jailed top opponents and turned the page on the Arab Spring, critics say.
Iraq's Nuri al-Maliki insists he should remain premier, but with a rival candidate selected with strong international backing, his bid to cling to power has reached a dead end.
He was one of the first Chinese reporters to reach the earthquake epicenter, but the rows of hastily wrapped bodies at the roadside held no news value for the television cameraman.
When Pope Francis visits South Korea next week, he will find a thriving Catholic community with a social and political influence that belies its minority status in one of Christianity's most muscular Asian strongholds.
Limited skirmishes or a new round of killing? Friday's resumption of hostilities may see Hamas overplay its hand in a dangerous poker game that could plunge Gaza back into chaos, analysts said.
Looking at the Islamic State's (IS) string of military conquests in northern Iraq over the past week, one could think the jihadists outnumber their opponents 10 to 1.
Israeli and Palestinian officials set for crunch talks in Cairo will decide whether to extend a fragile truce and who can best profit from the latest fighting in Gaza.
In the deserted shops and marketplaces of west Africa's towns and cities, traders worry about a secondary, insidious effect of the world's most deadly Ebola outbreak: the prospect of financial ruin.
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As Western countries launch each new salvo of sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine crisis, Moscow has returned fire with bans on food imports — ostensibly for consumer protection.
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Afghanistan's election audit needs to be fast and decisive to avert the threat of spiraling instability as U.S. troops pull out, but attempts to speed up the process are bogged down in squabbles and confusion.