As Egypt prepares to swear in its fourth leader since 2011, a huge slice of US$1.5 billion in U.S. aid remains in deep-freeze amid fears the nation is sliding back into authoritarianism.
At this sprawling U.S. military base in the middle of the Afghan desert, sometimes it's difficult to tell if there's a war going on.
With free meals, music concerts and dancing soldiers, Thailand's junta is waging a propaganda offensive to encourage “national happiness” following a military coup that has severely restricted civil liberties.
From his kosher store in Paris, David Slama has watched the rise of a violent “new anti-Semitism” for more than a decade. Last month's bloodshed at the Jewish Museum in Brussels, he says, was only a question of time.
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A year after Edward Snowden revealed the vast scope of the U.S. data dragnet, America is still reeling from the fallout, which damaged ties abroad and triggered fears of “Big Brother” government.
Vladimir Putin is proving a hard man to snub. The Russian leader was supposed to be the outcast, booted from the rich nations club and disinvited from the G-8 party he was planning in the Olympic City, Sochi, his pride and joy.
Conflicting comments by Sudanese officials over whether a Christian woman sentenced to hang for apostasy will be freed reflect confusion within the Islamist government, hit by international outrage over the verdict, analysts say.
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A row over the new Palestinian government is driving yet another wedge into already shaky ties between Israel and the U.S. as the once sacrosanct relationship comes under severe strain, analysts say.
A quarter of a century after Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini's death, Iran remains at a crossroads in navigating its way out of economic and diplomatic troubles, against a backdrop of political infighting.
Chilean President Michelle Bachelet is fighting fierce conservative opposition to allow abortion for women and girls who are raped, carrying non-viable fetuses or facing life-threatening pregnancy complications.