A year before Mexico's latest nightmare — the disappearance of 43 students — there was another night of terror in a neighboring town when gunmen broke into homes and took people away, mainly youths.
The Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram Islamists will face uncertainty if the extremists make good on an apparent pledge to free the teenagers they seized six months ago.
Spanish authorities are taking a tougher line against corruption by the country's long untouchable elites as a lengthy economic downturn fuels public outrage.
Vietnam's sudden release of a top dissident who was shuttled from jail to the United States is part of an attempt to secure powerful allies amid a simmering maritime dispute with China, analysts said Wednesday.
This summer, Belarus's strongman leader stunned the small ex-Soviet nation by choosing for the first time in two decades to give a keynote speech not in Russian but in his own language.
By fair means or foul, Jewish settlers are notching up property gains in the heart of Arab east Jerusalem through a series of shady deals involving frontmen or straw companies.
Volodymyr Parasyuk clashed with police during protests in Kiev, then faced off with pro-Russian separatists in the east. Now he has swapped bullets for ballots in the run for Ukraine's parliament.
Two years ago, Manuel was kidnapped by a drug gang in southern Mexico and held and beaten for eight weeks before reappearing in another city, his clothes torn to rags.
American conservatives are far less trusting of media and more reliant on a single news source than their liberal counterparts, according to a study released Tuesday highlighting increased U.S. political polarization.
As the new academic term began in Egypt, riot police were standing guard at Cairo's universities to quash any repeat of Islamist-led protests that turned campuses nationwide into battlefields.