The demolition of Hong Kong's main protest camp ended a pro-democracy occupation that paralyzed the city for two months, but the campaign has left the city deeply divided both politically and socially, analysts say.
The meteoric rise of the Islamic State group and its ability to recruit Western jihadists reflect the extent to which religious radicalism has come to dominate global conflict.
With an assertive Russia next door, Sweden has started to beef up its military after a decade of downsizing, but a credible deterrent may take years to achieve, analysts warn.
For years he played the part of the frosty pragmatist, doggedly set on restoring pride and power to a once-great superpower. Then, on Feb. 27, 2014, President Vladimir Putin went rogue.
Detailed revelations of the torture used by George W. Bush-era operatives against al-Qaida suspects are only the latest morale-sapping scandal to envelop the Central Intelligence Agency.
The White House is inching close to its goal of closing the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay — home to some of the men subjected to brutal CIA interrogations.
As teenage Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai prepares to receive her Nobel Peace Prize, the regional government in her homeland is pushing for Islamic content in school textbooks that critics claim promotes violent jihad.
Uber, the ride-sharing service and Silicon Valley superstar startup, has hit problems around the world that threaten to put the brakes on its spectacular growth.
When Spain's property bubble burst in 2008, the country was plunged into an economic crisis that threw millions of people out of work.
Thailand's military rulers are pushing a new behavioral code on schoolchildren emphasizing love for the monarchy and deference to authority, in a move critics say typifies the junta's authoritarianism and the country's stultifying education system.