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Guatemala congressman gunned down in capital
Oscar Valentin Leal Caal shot dead near legislative assembly where new president will be sworn in on Saturday.
Last updated: 13 Jan 2012 21:56 GMT
Mexico security chief quits
Resignation of interior minister comes as government struggles to contain drug war.
Last updated: 15 Jul 2010 01:47 GMT
Mexican politician assassinated
Front-running candidate for governor in border state shot dead with four aides.
Last updated: 29 Jun 2010 01:23 GMT
Mexico to beef up drug-zone force
More soldiers to be sent to Ciudad Juarez, the city at the heart of the country's drug war.
Last updated: 26 Feb 2009 07:08 GMT
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French minorities alarmed by far-right wins
French Jews and Muslims say recent National Front victories in mayoral races reflect rising xenophobia.
The white 'saviours' of the Arabs
Western fighters have streamed into the Middle East to help 'liberate' Arab countries such as Syria and Libya.
Pakistan mulls tighter controls on madrassas
The Pakistani government is proposing reform of the nation's madrassas, which are accused of fostering terrorism.
Unravelling culture in Iraq's Kurdish region
Weaving and handicrafts are being re-taught to a younger generation of Iraqi Kurds, but not without challenges.
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French jihadists in Syria and cyber-indoctrination
Armenian genocide: Turkey has lost the battle of truth
Eastern Ukraine: A new pawn in Putin's dangerous game
South Sudan's massacre among many
Marx's last stand: Eastern Ukraine
Libya and the ICC: Courting chaos and confusion
In Pictures: Clowning around in Lebanon camps
Volunteer clowns from Belgium's 'Clowns Without Borders' entertain children in Lebanon's refugee camps.
In Pictures: Myanmar's opium hotspot
A rebel militia in Myanmar's Shan state has been cracking down on drug production.
In Pictures: The Boston Marathon
Runners compete in race where last year a bombing left three dead and more than 260 people injured.
Three years since the start of the uprising, nine million people have been displaced by fighting.
Egypt in Turmoil
An in-depth look at Egypt's ongoing political crisis.
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