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 small organisation is tackling a deadly epidemic of chronic disease among El Salvador's sugarcane workers.
Health, El Salvador, Gang violence
Staying fit and healthy is not easy in a slum, and many residents must perform a delicate balancing act to get by.
Health, Asia, Philippines
What lies ahead for the United Kingdom and global financial markets now that the reality of a Brexit is inevitable?
Business & Economy, Brexit consequences, United Kingdom
A ski industry has sprung up in the remote alps of Afghanistan. But will this enterprise survive a resurgent Taliban?