Democracy in action. Or not. The deals and dramas that decide who runs the world.
'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.
Antarctica: Straight to the bottom of the earth
After reporting from the Arctic with the GroundTruth team in 2012, Caitlin McNally embarks on a trip to Antarctica to cover the vast continent's delicate, and threatened, ecosystem
What do Israeli voters say about Gaza? Not a lot
With media fixated on where Netanyahu falls in the polls, you don't hear much about last summer's war that left more than 2,100 Gazans dead.
Kerry says US will have to negotiate with Syria's Assad
The rise of a common enemy, hardline militant group Islamic State, appears to have slightly softened the West's stance towards the Syrian leader.
Why Israelis are falling out of love with Benjamin Netanyahu
As election day draws near, the term 'Bibi fatigue' is getting tossed around more and more.
Former Maldives president Nasheed jailed for 13 years
Nasheed called on his supporters to take to the streets to protest against the sentence after a trial his party said was 'blatantly politicized.'
Iraqi troops pause battle for Tikrit, await reinforcements
Islamic State fighters still hold about half the city.
Start the rumor mill: Vladimir Putin is missing!
The Russian strongman hasn’t been seen in a while, and there are a lot of theories about why not.
Tony Abbott ate a raw unpeeled onion because YOLO (VIDEO)
Onion breath probably isn't going to help his approval ratings, though.