Palestine's bid to join the United Nations reignited international debate on the longstanding conflict with Israel.
27 Dec 2011 13:07 GMT | Politics, US & Canada, Israel, Palestine, United States
North Korea state media built an elaborate cult of personality around the leader's skills and accomplishments.
19 Dec 2011 20:03 GMT | Human Rights, Arts & Culture, Asia Pacific, North Korea
The drop from AAA to AA+ has left Americans, and the world, wondering why.
23 Nov 2011 12:33 GMT | Business & Economy, US & Canada, United States
After five years of negotiations, Israel has agreed to exchange 1,027 Palestinian prisoners for the captured soldier.
Nadeem Muaddi | 13 Nov 2011 12:41 GMT | Politics, Middle East, Israel
Colourful and outspoken Italian leader earned notoriety for a slew of embarrassing remarks, pranks and gaffes.
Nadeem Muaddi | 12 Nov 2011 19:54 GMT | Europe, US & Canada, Germany, Italy, Spain
From a fear of heights to a penchant for female bodyguards, Libya's ex-ruler displayed fascinating traits.
Nadeem Muaddi | 07 Nov 2011 22:02 GMT | US & Canada, Italy, Libya, Portugal, United States
The story of the secret century-old deal which aimed to carve up the Middle East in ways that still reverberate today.
War & Conflict, Middle East, France
We examine how the country fell into economic crisis and ask why nothing is being done to stop Venezuela's slide.
Business & Economy, Venezuela, Latin America
People and Power investigates the growing global phenomenon of organised begging.
Poverty, Philippines, Sweden
In war-torn Afghanistan it is not the Taliban that poses the greatest threat to women - it is their own families.
Human Rights, Women, Afghanistan