The White House is inching close to its goal of closing the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay — home to some of the men subjected to brutal CIA interrogations.
As teenage Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai prepares to receive her Nobel Peace Prize, the regional government in her homeland is pushing for Islamic content in school textbooks that critics claim promotes violent jihad.
Uber, the ride-sharing service and Silicon Valley superstar startup, has hit problems around the world that threaten to put the brakes on its spectacular growth.
When Spain's property bubble burst in 2008, the country was plunged into an economic crisis that threw millions of people out of work.
Thailand's military rulers are pushing a new behavioral code on schoolchildren emphasizing love for the monarchy and deference to authority, in a move critics say typifies the junta's authoritarianism and the country's stultifying education system.
In Central African Republic's (CAR) capital Bangui, what people remember most about the hatred that bubbled over into a killing frenzy a year ago this week is the smell.
A three-week hunger strike by a young anarchist who has become a household name in Greece has left the embattled government in a quandary, just as it mulls more unpopular austerity measures.
We are entering the “third platform” era of information technology. Simply put, we now have a computing platform that engages more and more people with technologies that are increasingly more widely available.
Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto hosts an Ibero-American summit Monday that could give him some respite from a security crisis battering his international image, though the forum has lost prestige.
The hammering suffered by U.S. President Barack Obama's Democratic Party in last month's mid-term elections could have floored him out as he began his final two years as president.