- Mali Faces Big Challenges As French Troops Are Drawn Down
February 24 2013 6:05 PM
A French military intervention in Mali has reached its final stages, but the crisis is far from over.
- Gridlock City - US Heads For Sequester, With Solution Still Far Off
February 24 2013 3:03 PM
With the dreaded budget cuts of sequestration about to kick in, U.S. lawmakers aren't so sure they'll reach a deal in time.
- Hagel Confirmation Expected This Week
February 24 2013 12:19 PM
The vote to confirm Chuck Hagel as secretary of defense has been delayed by Senate Republicans, but it is likely to be held at last this week.
- Pivot To Asia: Obama, Abe Talk Economies And China
February 23 2013 12:00 AM
A summit between U.S. President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe could lead to a stronger economic partnership.
- Italian Spy Jailed For CIA Torture: Could Rumsfeld Or Cheney Be Next?
February 22 2013 6:43 PM
A court in Milan has convicted Italian intelligence officials of CIA-instigated torture and rendition during the war on terror. Will American participants pay as well?
- Khmer Rouge Criminals Dying Before Courts Can Catch Up
February 21 2013 10:18 PM
A war tribunal trying former Khmer Rouge leaders is being held up by funding problems, making a death a potential loophole for aging defendants.
- How One Country Is Taking On The Scourge Of Illegal Weapons
February 21 2013 3:28 PM
As Nigeria clamps down on the proliferation of small arms and light weapons, it's going after the Russians.
- Illegal Espionage - The Next Big Scandal In Spain
February 20 2013 6:03 AM
An illegal espionage scandal is heating up in Spain, where political corruption controversies were already in full swing.
- Did Steroids Make Oscar Pistorius Do It?
February 19 2013 12:47 PM
The discovery of drugs in the home of the South African amputee runner is raising new concerns about steroids in the case of Reeva Steenkamp's murder.
- Murder In Zanzibar: Christians, Muslims Struggle To Keep The Peace In Tourist Hotspot
February 19 2013 6:41 AM
The shooting death of a Catholic priest in Zanzibar highlights divisions between Muslims and Christians in Tanzania.
- Bringing Power To The People
February 15 2013 5:52 AM
In Ethiopia, only about 20 percent of the population has access to electricity but a new project could change that.
- Where Valentine’s Day Is Banned, Lovers Defy The Law
February 14 2013 5:55 AM
Brave couples still celebrate in countries, such as Iran and Saudi Arabia, that have outlawed the holiday.
- Kenya Seeks Progress, Fears Violence As Presidential Election Nears
February 13 2013 9:08 AM
Kenya will elect a new president on March 4, but fears of ethnic divisions and bloody clashes loom large.
- Politics And The Pope: The Troubled Resignation Of Benedict XVI
February 12 2013 5:53 AM
Pope Benedict XVI announced his retirement on Monday, a surprise move that hints at trouble in the Vatican.
- Mandela Family To Debut On American Reality TV
February 09 2013 10:08 AM
The grandchildren and ex-wife of the legendary South African leader Nelson Mandela will star on an American reality TV show.
- The Last Frontier For Polio: Militants Fighting Medicine In Nigeria
February 08 2013 4:07 PM
The end of polio could be close at hand -- unless militants like the ones in Nigeria continue to derail efforts.
- As China Imports Timber Illegally, Mozambique Pays The Price
February 08 2013 10:10 AM
Illegal exchanges of Mozambique timber to China threaten to hamper development in the former, one of the poorest countries on Earth.
- Ancient Rome In Libya: Suppressed History Resurfaces [PHOTOS]
February 07 2013 1:17 PM
In Libya, ruins from the ancient empires of Greece and Rome have been hidden in plain sight for decades.
- Uranium Mines Fuel Power For France, Disputes For Niger
February 06 2013 8:47 AM
France has been mining Niger's uranium for many years, and now the poverty-stricken West African country is demanding a fairer share.
- Gambian President Lets Public Workers Take Friday Off … Forever!
February 02 2013 11:09 AM
Yahya Jammeh, president of Gambia, has decreed that public sector workers can skip Fridays and take three-day weekends, indefinitely.