Democracy in action. Or not. The deals and dramas that decide who runs the world.
Why King Abdullah was buried in an unmarked grave
Your questions answered.
Thousands of Yemenis stage biggest anti-Houthi protest in Sanaa
The demonstration comes two days after President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi's resignation left the country in political limbo.
World leaders head to Saudi after king's death
King Abdullah won praise for his role as mediator between Muslims and the West, but campaigners criticized his rights record.
None of these things work anymore in Crimea
It’s been downhill ever since Russia annexed the Black Sea peninsula last March.
7 times celebrities made embarrassing political statements on social media
Lindsay Lohan's Instagram tribute to the late Saudi king was pretty weird, but celebrities have done worse.
Saudi Arabia's influential King Abdullah dies at 90
He will be replaced by his brother, Salman, who will be taking over a kingdom under both militant and economic threat.
How Islam became a justification for militant violence
Analysis: Islamic history skews toward inclusion and tolerance, but in recent decades Islamist regimes and militants have successfully bred intolerance.
Russia basically just called Obama a hypocrite
"The Americans have taken the course of confrontation and do not assess their own steps critically at all," Russia's foreign minister said.
State of the Union: Obama gets tough
US President Barack Obama struck a defiant tone with Republicans in his annual speech.
'Suicide' of prosecutor probing Jewish center attack rocks Argentina
Alberto Nisman’s shock death came the day before he was due to testify over an alleged government cover-up of Iran’s role in the 1994 AMIA bombing.
Some French want a Patriot Act, but they have something even tougher
Analysis: France even has a vaguely worded law against 'association with wrongdoers' that lets authorities jail people whose actions assist a terrorist, whether they knew it or not
Leaked report says World Bank violated own rules in Ethiopia
Internal watchdog finds link between World Bank financing and Ethiopian government's mass resettlement of indigenous group.
You should really pay attention to Greece right now
There's angst in Europe as the country at the heart of the euro crisis faces radical choices at the polls.
#JeSuis … Volnovakha?
This is Ukraine’s (highly debatable) answer to #JeSuisCharlie.
The richest 1 percent will own more than half the world by 2016
It's the wealth gap that just keeps getting bigger.
US penetrated N. Korea computer systems in 2010
Hidden US software provided an 'early warning radar' that Pyongyang was behind the Sony hack, according to the New York Times.
Manhunts, death threats as Europe on high terror alert
The suspected mastermind of a jihadist cell in Belgium remains at large. Meanwhile, fresh protests broke out in Pakistan where thousands gathered to chant angry slogans and burn French flags.
IS jihadists free 200 elderly Yazidis in north Iraq
'We already have names for 196 and there could be some more," said Khodr Domli, a leading Yazidi rights activist.
These countries are for freedom of speech in France but not at home
It's a bit of the 'pot calling the kettle black,' wouldn't you say?
Pope Manila Mass drew record crowd of 6-7 million: Vatican
In his homily, the pope urged Filipinos to shun 'social structures which perpetuate poverty, ignorance and corruption.'
France defends freedom of speech after violent protests
Meanwhile, jittery European nations stepped up security in the wake of last week's attacks in France that claimed 17 lives.
Niger protesters burn churches in second day of Charlie riots
The clashes come a day after five people were killed in Niger in protests over French newspaper Charlie Hebdo's cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad.
Here's how Boko Haram could sway the result of Nigeria's general election
It is unclear whether more than one million people displaced by the militant group's insurgency will be able to vote.
South Korea has a free speech problem
Sure it’s a democracy and close US ally, as long as you don’t say anything nice about its arch-enemy.
France's determined response to terror has given Hollande a boost
The French are celebrating ‘fraternité’ like it's 1945, but unity will be hard to maintain.
Why summer jobs are critical to reducing youth unemployment
Job prospects have "plummeted" for America's youth since the turn of the millennium. A new study says summer jobs could help turn the tide.
Turkish PM equates Israel's Netanyahu to Paris attackers
Both are guilty of "crimes against humanity," he said.
After Sony attack, hackers obliterate a Kim Jong Un video game
The US-based developer of 'Glorious Leader!' is considering abandoning the project.
Are you an educated foreigner? Come reform Ukraine!
The Ukrainian government is taking all the help it can get to battle corruption and enact reforms.
What will supporters think of Charlie Hebdo once they actually read it?
A paper with a relatively small circulation and funding problems just a week ago, Charlie Hebdo now finds itself with broad support. Will it last?
#FreedomOfSpeech: What that means in the US, Britain and France
Does France need a First Amendment? After the attack on a French satirical paper that relentlessly flexes its freedom of expression, here's a look at rights in Europe.