- Faced with growing protests, Gulf state monarchs are trying to diffuse opposition by exploiting old rivalries between Sunni and Shiite Muslims.
- The biggest economy in Latin America was nothing but a success story, according to conventional wisdom. That was wrong.
- The so-called C-class is Brazil's fast-growing middle class, more than 50 million strong. Now there's even a soap opera geared toward upwardly mobile Brazilians, and seemingly everybody -- most of all advertisers -- is taking note.
- Brazil's former president, Luis Inacio "Lula" da Silva, is not on trial himself, but his legacy may be destroyed.
- Brazil has risen to number six among the world's economies. As it finds itself caught between prosperity and a past of poverty, it's dealing with a pervasive problem: lots of household debt
- Saudi Arabia doesn?t show movies, to avoid angering clerics. But young talents are flocking to the Internet, and hoping to change the kingdom -- one film at a time.