The West spearheaded the campaign to topple Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi, but three years later finds itself powerless as deadly clashes between rival militias threaten to tear the country apart, analysts say.
When China and Japan first went to war 120 years ago this Friday, Beijing suffered a “national humiliation” that resonates to this day as tensions between the Asian rivals intensify again.
A fly-covered baby crawls on the baked earth of southern Sudan watched by a vulture: a brutal but iconic photograph of famine that shocked the world two decades ago.
Hong Kong's student activists have become local celebrities thanks to televised confrontations with officials as they demand reform — but their frustration with the city's wider democracy movement is growing over fears of compromise with Beijing.
Kenya takes pride in being a union of “42 tribes,” but a string of attacks in towns on its volatile Indian Ocean coast has exposed bitter and explosive ethnic tensions linked to politics.
Waning U.S. influence and John Kerry's failed peace bid are hampering efforts to reach a Gaza truce, but America remains the sole power capable of brokering a deal to stop the fighting, analysts said.
Any airline would struggle with the devastating impact of losing one jet full of passengers, especially if it had already been bleeding money for years.
After his resounding victory in Indonesia's presidential race, Jakarta governor Joko Widodo now faces the daunting task of taking the world's third-biggest democracy forward as resistance to reform lingers.
Lithuania won the EU's final green light this week to join the eurozone in 2015, completing a Baltic embrace of Europe's checkered single currency as security concerns over Russia nudge other reluctant eastern candidates toward adoption.
Italy's energetic premier Matteo Renzi has staked his reputation at home and abroad on an ambitious reform agenda, but he may have underestimated how difficult it would be to win over unruly opposition parties.