In his dozen years of leading Russia, Vladimir Putin has been the one doing the talking. Now he may have to learn how to be a listener.
Nearly nine months into the Syrian uprising, many protesters are pinning their hopes on an increasingly bold group of army defectors to give their revolution a fighting chance against President Bashar Assad's fiercely loyal forces.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's groundbreaking visit to Myanmar offers its military leaders something that's eluded them during decades of iron-fisted rule — a little respect from the West.
Europe's deepening debt crisis is echoed in the United States by the inability of President Barack Obama and Congress to strike a bipartisan deficit deal.
When U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton visits Myanmar this week, she'll see a country that has made some progress toward democracy, but has even farther to go to fix the corrupt economy and ethnic conflicts that stem from decades of military rule.
The European Union, never known for its light touch, is pushing through the euro crisis with an unusually heavy hand. Surprisingly, few people seem to be complaining.
The lot in teeming Central Havana used to be the neighborhood eyesore: The shattered ruins of an abandoned building were a breeding ground for mosquitoes and rats, then it was cleared in favor of a dreary parking lot and government-run food stand.
The world's lone superpower has become superpowerless in one of the world's most intractable conflicts.
Images of Moammar Gadhafi's bloodied body flashed on TV screens across the world may send shivers down the spines of Syria's Bashar Assad and Yemen's Ali Abdullah Saleh, two leaders clinging to power in the face of long-running Arab Spring uprisings.
The release of an Israeli soldier by Hamas as part of a prisoner exchange with Israel is reshaping complex regional ties, mostly in favor of Gaza's once isolated Islamic militant rulers.