After two days of withering and sometimes combative nuclear talks, Iran and six world powers put a positive spin on the outcome. More »Iran nuclear talks a 'complete failure,' says Iranian diplomat
Most deradicalization efforts deal with grown men, responsible for their own choices. But in a few parts of the globe, the potential attackers are just as much victims as anyone they might have killed: kids trained to be suicide bombers. More »Deradicalizing boys in Pakistan
When Khalid Suliman al-Jhari stands up to speak in his freshly pressed white thobe (a traditional Arab tunic), he doesn't look like a hard-core jihadi who scurried around Tora Bora with Al Qaeda in Afghanistan. More »For Saudi ex-jihadis: a stipend, a wife, and a new life
On a visit to Afghanistan today, newly inaugurated French President François Hollande reiterated his commitment to a full withdrawal of French combat troops by year’s end, well ahead of NATO’s 2014 withdrawal. More »France's Afghanistan pull-out signals war fatigue driving European defense cuts
The question of how the Chinese view outsiders has been a vexed one for centuries, dating back well before 1858 when, under the Treaty of Tianjin, the victorious British forbade the Chinese government to refer to foreigners in its official documents as “barbarians.” More »China's evolving relationship with 'barbarians'
Initial returns from Egypt’s first post-revolution presidential election indicate that the race is headed to the most polarizing showdown possible: a runoff between the Muslim Brotherhood’s candidate, Mohamed Morsi, and the candidate most closely associated with former President Hosni Mubarak’s regime, Ahmed Shafiq. More »Likely Egypt election runoff: Muslim Brother vs. Mubarak man (+video)
In 1992, Imbaba was a hotbed of Islamic militancy. Militants effectively took control of the Cairo neighborhood and pronounced it an Islamic emirate. The military had to send thousands of troops in to bring the area back under control. More »In Egypt's Islamist heartland, voters voice doubts about Muslim Brotherhood
In an ironic twist, Israel's most tolerant city erupted in violent riots against African migrants last night, eliciting comparisons with "pogrom" attacks on European Jewish communities in the 19th and 20th centuries. More »Israel, land of Jewish refugees, riled by influx of Africans
The British Royal Navy and Spain’s Civil Guard engaged in a testy three hour standoff this morning over the sovereignty of waters off Gibraltar that devolved into bad-mouthing and at least one small collision. More »British, Spanish ships almost come to blows over 'The Rock'
Hope for swift progress on a nuclear deal with Tehran faded dramatically today, as world powers presented Iran with a list of stringent demands to curb its uranium enrichment but offered little sanctions relief in return. More »Hopes fade for progress at Iran nuclear talks in Baghdad
After decades with only one name on the ballot, Egyptians chose between 13 names today as they voted for the first president since the revolution that overthrew Hosni Mubarak. More »In Egypt presidential poll, fault lines even within families
A rural Buenos Aires farmhouse used as a clandestine prison during Argentina's eight-year military dictatorship is now part of history. More »Argentina officially indicts civilians for role in 'dirty war'
Young, blonde, and Australian, she was an unlikely undercover agent for an unlikely cause: a far-flung province on a Southeast Asian island that had been in a bloody fight for independence for more than two decades. More »From unlikely undercover agent to East Timor's first lady
The tragic death of a 9-year old Russian-born boy, who was apparently alone in the Nebraska home of his adoptive American parents when it burned down last week, has triggered a renewed outpouring of media outrage in Russia and amplified calls for a ban on foreign adoptions. More »Death of Russian-born boy in US reignites adoption debate
Egyptians went to the polls today to choose their president for the first time in history, embarking on one of the most critical steps in Egypt’s transition to civilian government and democracy nearly 1-1/2 years after the revolution. More »In historic election, Egyptians cast votes for stability, Islam
Last weekend, a number of uniformed Indonesian military officers were lounging about the Dili Beach Hotel drinking coffee, laughing, and shooting pool. More »A decade after independence, East Timor's surprising best friend? Indonesia.
A major offensive aimed at clearing Somalia’s Al Qaeda-allied Islamist army from the world’s largest camp for displaced people began Tuesday, amid fears that civilians could end up in the firing line. More »Somalia, African Union forces attack Islamist-held camp
As President Asif Ali Zardari concludes his trip to Chicago for the NATO summit, observers in Pakistan say that Pakistan has been put in a more awkward position, and he will now have to convince his own countrymen to soften their demands on the United States – a difficult task. More »Pakistani official: Position to soften on NATO supply line
There's a new government in Moscow, and a new Kremlin administration as well. It may take observers some time to master everyone's new job titles, but the officials are mostly familiar faces and proven loyalists of freshly-inaugurated President Vladimir Putin. More »New Russian cabinet packed with Putin loyalists
As a territorial row between China and the Philippines continues in the South China Sea – known here as the West Philippine Sea – Filipinos are nervously gauging how that will impact relations between the two countries. More »Filipinos back government on China dispute, but want more diplomacy
Tomorrow, Egyptians will go to the polls to choose their president for the first time in modern history, but they are facing a choice of front-runners who represent some of the oldest forces in the state. More »Egypt presidential face-off: Islamists vs. 'regime remnants'
With his announcement of the pullout of French combat troops from Afghanistan by year-end, President François Hollande yesterday concluded an intense four-day introduction to global affairs, less than a week after taking office. More »Hollande's first world appearance a double success
Chinese social media users exploded with delight Tuesday after a court overturned the most controversial death sentence here in recent memory. More »In China, public outcry softens sentence for Wu Ying
The atmospherics have rarely been so good on the eve of Iran nuclear negotiations, which are set to resume tomorrow in Baghdad between world powers and the Islamic Republic. More »Unusually good forecast for Iran nuclear talks (+video)