Nascent nuclear talks between Iran and Western powers are kindling some fears that after years of being sidelined from global diplomacy, Tehran may once again find a seat at the table.
Inside the Gaza government press office, a fresh-faced young woman makes her case in fluent English; outside, scowling bearded officials bark orders at masked militants.
The devastation wreaked by Typhoon Haiyan has become a rallying cry at U.N. climate talks, where the Philippines and other developing nations are demanding aid guarantees for future damage from global warming.
Negotiations under the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) rarely show on the public's radar, except perhaps in the scenes of bickering over who's to blame for global warming and who will foot the bill for it.
A bitter division at a weekend summit over allegations of war crimes by its Sri Lankan hosts damaged the Commonwealth, a post-colonial club already struggling for relevance, according to observers.
China's quick release of a surprisingly detailed national reform plan shows leaders are serious about economic change, analysts say, but uncertainties remain over its implementation.
As a Nepalese transgender dancer in her 20s, Nazia Shilalik says her gender has cost her jobs, respect and soon, she believes, it will cost her a vote in upcoming elections.
For two days it seemed that President Viktor Yanukovych of Ukraine had vanished.
On the frontline in Libya and Mali, hawkish on Syria, uncompromising on Iran: France, long critical of the United States' role as the world's policeman, is emerging as the most interventionist of Western states.
A monster typhoon that laid waste to the central Philippines wiped out livelihoods as well as homes, leaving small traders and shop-owners facing a long and perilous road back to solvency.