An Egyptian court's sentencing of 529 people to death for rioting has fixed the spotlight on a massive legal war on the Islamist opposition, with thousands in prison and hundreds more convicted in mass trials.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has steered her power-sharing government through a rocky 100 first days in office with a high-profile resignation and the Crimea crisis but remains at the height of her powers.
Text messaging may be dying out as a means of communication in many parts of the advanced world, but it may yet prove to be a vital life-saver in flood-prone African villages.
While murders have dropped across Mexico, a burst of violence has rattled the capital's suburbs, with criminals dumping bodies on roadsides, kidnapping people in broad daylight and levying protection taxes.
He is a hardline Hindu nationalist who was boycotted by the West for years and has been a vocal critic of “expansionist” China, India's arch-rival.
It was arguably the strong partnership between Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and President Abdullah Gul that tightened their party's grip on power over the past decade.
The Palestinians' demand for Arab Israelis to figure among 26 prisoners due for release under U.S.-brokered peace efforts has sparked an outcry in Israel's coalition government that could wreck the initiative.
The transfer of former Ivorian strongman Laurent Gbagbo's onetime “Street General” to The Hague to face charges of crimes against humanity has divided his west African nation.
As the hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 enters its third week, the piecemeal returns from one of the most intense international searches in living memory have delivered a public and institutional shock that could force a major rethink about aviation security.
When NATO launched its first air campaign on European soil in 1999 to force Serbia to halt its crackdown on independence-seeking Kosovo, the European Union was far from minds of both Belgrade and Pristina.