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.
European Union leaders will sign historic association accords Friday with Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova as the three Soviet-era republics look to a future in Europe rather than with their old masters in Moscow.
Britain's David Cameron looks set to be left out on a limb at an EU summit Thursday over his crusade to block Jean-Claude Juncker's nomination as powerful European Commission chief.
Pakistani health officials are rushing to vaccinate hundreds of thousands of children against polio amid fears that a civilian exodus from a tribal area where the virus is rampant could spread the disease around the country.
Already Asia's biggest aircraft buyer, China is developing its own passenger planes and building scores of airports but its aviation expansion faces turbulence from slowing growth and inadequate infrastructure.
Chinese warships will join U.S.-led naval drills off Hawaii for the first time this week, in a significant but mainly symbolic effort by the two powers' fighting forces to make friends, not war.
A deadly shooting spree by a South Korean military serviceman has once again raised questions over the wisdom of deploying young, inexperienced and often unprepared conscripts along the world's last Cold War frontier.
Desperate for a flutter during a junta crackdown on gambling at home, Thais are making a beeline for casinos in a seedy Cambodian border town — which has already been deluged by migrants also fleeing the kingdom.