Saudis suspend aid to Yemen, its most potent leverage
Media front of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict comes into focus following Jim Clancy's resignation after comments criticizing Israel.
"The word 'freedom' is used by Western governments in ways to their liking and manipulation – a tool not accorded to the rest of the world"
Few if any of Russia's former Soviet neighbours can escape the impact of its crisis, deepened by oil prices plunging to almost six-year lows, and the pain may encourage some to think more independently
Whilst the Hui Chinese Muslims are free to practise their religion, the clampdown of the Chinese government means the road to Kazakhistan is a door for religious freedom for the Uigurs.
After communist regime collapsed in Bulgaria, everything is not so well for Turks however at least they do not have a state that wants them to change their name
Evidence collected at the ICMP's identification centre in the city of Tuzla, housed in a sport centre, has been used in hundreds of criminal cases since the war.
Jammeh, 49, assumed power through a military coup 20 years ago
One possible scenario is for King Abdullah to step down, given his health condition, to ensure a smooth succession of power while he is still alive.
Symbolic support for Palestinian statehood was brought about by a series of motions adopted by a number of European parliaments
On Dec. 27, after building their military presence, the Soviet Union seized control in Afghanistan
A decade after Boxing day tsunami, Baan Nam Khem villagers still affected by disaster
Baltic and Nordic countries in particular - all members of NATO or the European Union or both - have reported increased Russian air force activity.Outside the Baltics, experts say they worry about incidents around the Senkaku Islands between China and Japan
Officials warned that stalling the process would give extremists a chance to take over control.
A far bigger concern is getting warnings to at-risk coastal communities, and making sure people get to safety in time.
The official said that Pope Francis played a key role in the rapprochement between Washington and the last bastion of communism in the Western world
The battle for the Baghdad Belt will help define the future of Iraq and whether it will break up in all but name. Both Shi'ite and Sunni tribal figures as well as Iraqi security officials say the militias have decided to rid the capital's hinterlands of its Sunni majority for good.
U.N. climate negotiations wrapped up in Lima on Sunday with a modest agreement about the building blocks of a deal due to be agreed on in Paris in a year's time.
The report's publication is giving rise to uncomfortable questions in countries that hosted the "black sites" and may complicate future security cooperation with the United States.
The Supreme Court ruling means human rights lawyers now have to look more seriously at alternative ways to seek redress for alleged abuses.
There will undoubtedly be much debate about its finding that torture did not "work" - that it produced little if any intelligence of value that was not or could not have been obtained by lawful means.