Castro's dream for Cuba's artists
Dancing to defy ageing & loneliness in Mexico
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
A look at the country's changing media landscape and what it means for journalism in Cuba.
Media, Cuba, Fidel Castro
The Ethiopian prime minister discusses democracy, human rights, press freedom and the future of his country.
Politics, Human Rights, Ethiopia
The story of Algeria's past, present and future - from independence to the Arab Spring and beyond.
As China tries to outmuscle its neighbours, we ask who will win the battle over the resource-rich waters.
Business & Economy, War & Conflict, Politics