Dec 4, 2013 — The recent deal between Iran and six world powers grabbed the headlines. But Iran is also working with the International Atomic Energy Agency, which will be carrying out a long-delayed inspection on an Iranian nuclear reactor in the coming days.
Dec 3, 2013 — Prominent athletes, high school students and young girls have all been punished, and in some cases arrested, for expressing solidarity with protesters who were killed by Egypt's security forces.
Dec 3, 2013 — Transparency International's annual index found that the economic crisis in Europe and turmoil in Arab Spring countries contributed to increased corruption. But when it came to naming the single most corrupt country, it was a three-way tie.
Nov 27, 2013 — China is seen as asserting its growing power with the latest move. However, the U.S. and Japan say they won't respect it and U.S. B-52s have already flown through the space without informing China.
Nov 27, 2013 — Beijing announced it was creating an "air defense identification zone" in a disputed area, but the U.S. flights challenge China's claim. In other news, Russia detains alleged Islamist militants. And a school exam question on rape prompts complaints in South Africa.
Nov 27, 2013 — The country began pumping natural gas from its first major offshore field earlier this year. There are also hopes that Israel may have significant oil reserves, though there are hurdles, both technical and political.
Nov 26, 2013 — First Minister Alex Salmond called next year's planned referendum a "once-in-a-generation opportunity to follow a different path." In other news, migrants will drive Australia's population growth over the next 50 years; and Japan's Lower House approves a controversial state secrets bill.
Nov 26, 2013 — Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been an outspoken critic of the interim nuclear deal with Iran. Top Israeli security officials will arrive in Washington as early as next week to confer with administration officials on the prospects of a permanent agreement.
Nov 25, 2013 — With more than half the votes counted, Juan Orlando, of the ruling National Party, is ahead with about 34 percent of the votes in a close race. In other news, Uganda's city council ousts the mayor; and an Indian couple is found guilty of killing their daughter.
Nov 22, 2013 — Three women were kept in a London home for three decades. Police say the women were restrained by "invisible handcuffs." The case is drawing attention to modern-day slavery in Britain and elsewhere.