The murder of a Filipina transgender woman, allegedly by a U.S. Marine, has stoked nationalist outrage in the Philippines but activists say the spotlight should also be shone on “hate crimes” by locals targeting minority groups.
Hong Kong's pro-democracy protesters are at a crossroads — as public support fades after nearly two months of mass sit-ins and gridlocked traffic, activists are split on whether to retreat or ramp up their campaign.
Spain is fighting a new wave of “homegrown” Islamic extremism, raiding cells and hunting radicals on the Internet as scores of Spaniards join Islamist fighters in Syria and Iraq.
Dozens of U.N. peacekeepers have been killed in northern Mali and kidnapped on Syria's Golan in recent months, while in South Sudan they shelter 100,000 civilians fleeing merciless fighting.
The nuclear deal being sought by six world powers this week in Vienna will not completely remove the possibility that Iran might, in theory, one day be able to build an atomic bomb.
China's inexorable economic rise is set to see it become a net global investor after decades of Western money flowing into the country, but analysts warn the change offers risks as well as profits.
In a flurry of diplomacy, Chinese President Xi Jinping has agreed environmental targets with the U.S., held a first formal summit with Japan and pledged friendship with Vladimir Putin, even as the Russian leader is ostracized by Western countries.
Tuesday's deadly attack on a Jerusalem synagogue marked a new level in the violence plaguing the city but a tough Israeli response could trigger further escalation, experts say.
In its latest propaganda video, the Islamic State (IS) group tried to project unwavering confidence and unstoppable growth, in what some analysts saw as a reply to a string of setbacks.
G-20 leaders have set ambitious goals for raising global growth, but economists see them as mostly hollow promises as countries are too busy with their own problems to contribute to rekindling global recovery.