When Pope Francis visits South Korea next week, he will find a thriving Catholic community with a social and political influence that belies its minority status in one of Christianity's most muscular Asian strongholds.
Limited skirmishes or a new round of killing? Friday's resumption of hostilities may see Hamas overplay its hand in a dangerous poker game that could plunge Gaza back into chaos, analysts said.
Looking at the Islamic State's (IS) string of military conquests in northern Iraq over the past week, one could think the jihadists outnumber their opponents 10 to 1.
Israeli and Palestinian officials set for crunch talks in Cairo will decide whether to extend a fragile truce and who can best profit from the latest fighting in Gaza.
In the deserted shops and marketplaces of west Africa's towns and cities, traders worry about a secondary, insidious effect of the world's most deadly Ebola outbreak: the prospect of financial ruin.
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As Western countries launch each new salvo of sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine crisis, Moscow has returned fire with bans on food imports — ostensibly for consumer protection.
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Afghanistan's election audit needs to be fast and decisive to avert the threat of spiraling instability as U.S. troops pull out, but attempts to speed up the process are bogged down in squabbles and confusion.
Twenty years after tens of thousands of Cubans braved the sea to head to the United States in the “rafter crisis,” islanders are still fleeing the communist country despite timid economic reforms.
African leaders head to Washington for a landmark U.S. summit this week, with President Barack Obama hoping to boost trade, development and security ties amid growing competition from China on the continent.
Energy will be high on the agenda when India's new Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits Nepal on Sunday, eager to claw back lost ground in the race for resources with China.