Since the Tamil Tigers in Sri Lanka were defeated, the Sri Lankan government's priority has been reconstruction, rehabilitation and reconciliation. The government claims it's progressing. Some Tamils aren't impressed. The BBC's Tinku Ray reports.
It's been a busy week for Mideast diplomats. The World's Matthew Bell has been gauging public opinion on both sides of the divide. Friday he visited the Mehane Yehuda market in downtown Jerusalem and brings us these voices.
Senior Obama Administration officials have indicated that 2014 is the key date for handing over responsibility to Afghan security forces. Ben Gilbert reports that the march toward those goals has really just begun and there's a long way to go.
All eyes are anxiously fixed on January 9th when South Sudan votes on whether or not to secede from the north of the African nation. Will the government of an independent South Sudan be able to deliver on fundamental infrastructure? Matt Ozug reports.