Democracy in action. Or not. The deals and dramas that decide who runs the world.
Iran, powers explore nuclear compromises, Israel alarmed
Iran and six world powers tried to break an impasse in nuclear negotiations on Sunday, but officials cautioned that attempts to reach a preliminary deal could yet fall apart.
Nigerian voters try again after technical glitches
The technical difficulties set the tone for a potential dispute.
Iran and powers close in on 2-3 page nuclear deal, success uncertain
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius told reporters on arrival: 'I hope we can get a robust agreement. Iran has the right to civil nuclear power, but with regard to the atomic bomb, it's no.'
Nigeria's refugee camp ballots add a new challenge to free elections
1.2 million people have been displaced by Boko Haram in northeast Nigeria. How many of them will get to the polls today?
Forget left and right, Europe's new politics are all over the place
Here’s a guide to the new political forces taking shape.
Israel to transfer frozen tax revenue to Palestinians
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office said the move was to protect Israel's interests.
Nigerian president warns against bloodshed ahead of Saturday's vote
People are stockpiling food and supplies in anticipation of violence after the closest presidential race since the end of military rule.
Two top Ukrainian officials just got busted on live TV
This time, corruption doesn’t pay.
'Productive' Afghan talks show US friendship: Kerry
US Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday hailed a day of "productive" talks with new Afghan leaders, saying it proved the depth of ties between Washington and Kabul.
Lee Kuan Yew is dead. Here are 7 of his most provocative quotes
He was no Mandela or Gandhi. But Lee Kuan Yew will be remembered for lifting millions out of poverty — even if that meant micromanaging their lives.
Saudi says Iran should not get 'undeserved' nuclear deals
Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal said on Monday that Iran, which is negotiating with world powers on its nuclear programme, should not get "undeserved deals".
Netanyahu allies blame White House criticism on misunderstanding
Republican Senator John McCain said Obama should get over his 'temper tantrum.'
North Africa jihadi front spreads to Arab Spring cradle Tunisia
Libyan and Tunisian jihadists have streamed to the ranks of Islamic State and other militant groups in Syria and Iraq.
Houthis seize strategic Yemeni city, escalating power struggle
Residents of Taiz said Houthis militias took over the city's military airport without a struggle late on Saturday.
Western powers pledge unity in Iran nuclear talks
The British, French, German and US foreign ministers noted 'substantial progress' in the discussions with Tehran.
Tunisia arrests suspected militants after museum attack
Hundreds of Tunisians gathered for a mass in Tunis on Saturday, lighting candles to remember the victims of the Bardo museum attack.
With Yemen attack, IS aims to eclipse Al Qaeda: analysts
Suicide bombings at two mosques frequented by members of the Shia Huthi militia killed 142 people on Friday.
Kerry says progress made in nuclear talks, time to make tough decisions
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani was quoted as saying there was 'nothing that cannot be resolved' between the parties.
A break-in at a South African nuclear complex alarms Washington and strains relations years later
Two teams of raiders penetrated a site holding enough explosives to fuel six nuclear bombs, but no one was ever caught.
The things I carry (to Antarctica)
Reporter Caitlin McNally prepares to arrive in an alien world of ice and snow.
Pope Francis' drug war riffs keep offending the second biggest Catholic country
First he warns of the impending 'Mexicanization' of Argentina. Then he says 'the devil is punishing Mexico.' ¿Qué pasa, Francisco?
So happy to have been annexed by Russia (PHOTOS)
Many Russians and Crimeans are partying this week.
Here's what's happening to Crimea a year after Russia annexed it
Despite all the celebrating you're seeing this week, it's not going so well.
How Netanyahu plumbed the depths to come out on top
A lurch to the right in the final days of the campaign appears to have helped seal Bibi's victory.
Netanyahu wins Israel election after sharp shift to the right
Netanyahu at the last-minute reached for his conservative base by abandoning a commitment to negotiate a Palestinian state. And it seems to have worked.
Here’s what Israel’s election looked like from the West Bank
The Israeli government has a profound effect on more than 4 million people who have no capacity to choose it.
The mayor of Lima is getting compared to the Islamic State for painting over murals
Luis Castañeda is swapping the Peruvian's capital's street art for his party colors.
Say hello to Israel's first all-women ultra-Orthodox Jewish party
They're only expected to win a few hundred votes, but they're making some of Israel's deeply conservative communities nervous.
Seven women peacemakers who should be on your radar
Meet seven women in a long, untelevised fight where the warriors are unsung and the sidelines are really the field.
For the first time ever, Arab parties in Israel are poised to become a real political power
Now some Israeli Arab voters are feeling an unusual sensation: optimism.
David Cameron was pretty much a robot during his Buzzfeed interview
Reaching out to the cool kids was always a stretch for the UK prime minister. In the end, he didn't even try.