North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un looks set to take an initial, tentative step onto the global stage with a visit in May to Russia — his first trip abroad since coming to power three years ago.
A bitter tug-of-war between Islamists vying for power and influence was behind this week's deadly assault on a top Libyan hotel that was claimed by the Islamic State (IS) group, experts say.
Western women who join Islamic State (IS) militants are driven by the same ideological passion as many male recruits and should be seen as potentially dangerous cheerleaders, not victims, experts said Wednesday.
Britain is revving up for one of the tightest and most unpredictable elections in memory, as Prime Minister David Cameron fights to retain power and call a referendum on European Union membership.
Decades ago, Saudis trekked across their desert kingdom to pledge allegiance to their new kings at their palaces. Now they are just using Twitter.
Investors and financial markets have hailed the European Central Bank's (ECB) latest monetary policy coup, but some observers warn that Europe might use up all its ammunition in the battle against deflation.
Indonesia's new President Joko Widodo has won praise for bold economic reforms at the start of his term, but his man-of-the-people image has suffered after criticism of his commitment to human rights and fighting corruption.
The International Monetary Fund is far from being done with Ukraine, its latest mega-bailout client.
Japan's hostage crisis is a stark reminder that Tokyo's deep pockets and alliance with the U.S. make it a target for Islamist militants, analysts say, even if the nation considers itself far removed from Middle Eastern conflicts.
Two weeks after the jihadist attacks that rocked France, the banner extolling free speech on the gates of Honore de Balzac high school in northern Paris is looking a little worse for wear.