Far from having been a handicap, Uhuru Kenyatta's indictment for crimes against humanity galvanized his supporters, giving the already formidable machinery of his coalition the edge, analysts said.
Syria's President Bashar al-Assad comes across as a remorseless autocrat ready to go to any lengths to stay in power, despite military setbacks and growing ever more isolated from much of the world, observers found.
After two years largely on the sidelines, the international community is finally showing signs of taking action on Syria's escalating conflict but analysts say it may be a case of too little too late.
India's patrician finance minister P. Chidambaram is fast emerging as a potential prime ministerial candidate amid fresh doubts about the aspirations of ruling party heir-apparent Rahul Gandhi.
His mother nursed the wounded in Paris during World War II, he biked around a divided Berlin as a boy and got lost in the London zoo, and he speaks French, German and Italian.
Shakila was murdered, shot in the back 13 months ago in the house where she worked as a maid for a wealthy local leader in one of the most progressive provinces of Afghanistan.
With no pope and no government, Rome residents could be forgiven for feeling a little apocalyptic after the first papal resignation in 700 years and an Italian election that could bring down the eurozone.
The killing of 48 Syrian soldiers in Iraq threatens to entangle Baghdad in neighbouring Syria's civil war, a conflict in which it has sought to remain neutral.
Erwin de Leon married a U.S. citizen nearly three years ago, but the Filipino is still in immigration limbo for one simple reason — his spouse is a man.
The Venezuelan leader calls his rival the “prince of the parasitic bourgeoisie,” rambles on for hours on state-run television and caps his speeches by shouting “Viva la revolucion!”