Sen. John McCain is waging another national campaign -- this time, to define his legacy.
For the first time in his presidency, Barack Obama will stand before a Republican-led Congress to deliver his State of the Union policy address and try to convince lawmakers newly empowered to block his agenda that they should instead join with him on education, cyberprotection and national security proposals.
Nigeria's president was among leaders who condemned last week's attack by Islamic extremists on the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, yet his response to the slaughter of civilians by militants in his own country has been muted.
An appeals court on Tuesday overturned the last remaining conviction against Egypt's deposed leader Hosni Mubarak and ordered his retrial on corruption charges, opening the door for his possible release.
After gunmen in Paris killed 12 people, Saudi Arabia's top body of Muslim clerics quickly condemned the attack and said it could have no acceptable justification. It was a signal from some of the Islamic world's strictest voices that cartoons lampooning the Prophet Muhammad in the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo were not a reason to kill the artists.
Eight months is a long time. Long enough for international outrage to rise, fall and fade away. That's how long it's been since Boko Haram militants stormed a secondary school in the northeastern village of Chibok in Nigeria, abducting more than 200 still-missing teenage girls.
A battle over an oil pipeline has become the opening salvo in a power struggle between newly empowered Republicans and President Barack Obama that could consume his final two years in office and shape his legacy.
Egypt's president opened the new year with a dramatic call for a "revolution" in Islam to reform interpretations of the faith entrenched for hundreds of years, which he said have made the Muslim world a source of "destruction" and pitted it against the rest of the world.
As he heads to Washington this week to meet with Barack Obama, Enrique Pena Nieto leaves behind a year that was hardly what he had envisioned.
Brightly colored ribbons flutter from a wrought-iron fence along the main thoroughfare of the downtown business district in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, snapping in the harsh winter breeze like dozens of tiny Buddhist prayer flags, each inscribed with words of inspiration: "Be Kind," "Hope and Love," "Change the World."