Once a laughingstock, the Arab world’s political body is closing ranks against Bashar al-Assad.
South Africa is a mess. So why does it get to sit at the BRICS big boy table?
Peng Liyuan is the first prominent Chinese first lady in decades. But does she matter?
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Venezuela’s upcoming election features a young challenger against Hugo Chávez’s appointed successor -- who’s doing everything in his power to make the race about his dead boss.
Was it the dirty war, the social conservatism, or both?
As the country's National Dialogue kicks off this week, hope is in short supply.
The Muslim Brotherhood may have the votes -- for now -- but Egypt is a ship without a rudder.
Could Boris Johnson actually end up as Britain's prime minister?
Can the newly appointed opposition prime minister form an interim government that Syrians can get behind?
Ten years after the Iraq war, almost everything in this country -- from security to its place in the region -- is still in play.
In the war for the heart of northern Mali, the real fear isn’t al Qaeda, it’s the criminals and fundamentalists lurking just around the corner.
How the new pope has blessed the long suffering soccer fans of Argentina’s Club Atlético San Lorenzo.
What message is China's new leader sending with his first overseas trip?
Is Beijing using its latest appointments to send a message to Washington?
For those who loved and reviled Venezuela's president in equal measure, El Comandante leaves behind two very different legacies.
In Kenya's contested election, the tortured past of family dynasty is alive but not quite well.
Egypt's new rulers are determined to tighten their grip on the media scene in Cairo. I should know -- they had me fired.