Re-elected Iraqi President Jalal Talabani has reappointed Shia leader Nouri Maliki as prime minister; but the power-sharing deal was thrown into doubt after the main Sunni alliance walked out of parliament. Lisa Mullins talks with The BBC's Jim Muir.
Jessica Golloher reports from Moscow that riots and demonstrations have broken out on the streets of the capital in the past week. While the Kremlin is threatening tighter controls, some observers say the Kremlin may be behind some of the violence.
Anchor Lisa Mullins gets details about the tensions growing in Ivory Coast. She speaks with a teacher in Abidjan, the main city of Ivory Coast, about concerns over political violence and foreign military intervention.
The World's Matthew Bell attended the funeral of Israeli actor Juliano Mer Khamis, Wednesday. Khamis was eulogized by Jews and Arabs. The "100 percent Jewish, 100 percent Palestinian" actor was gunned down earlier this week in the West Bank city of Jenin.
A mosque outside the Palestinian city of Ramallah was vandalized last night. It was the latest in a series of attacks by suspected Jewish extremists. The Israeli government has announced new legal measures to crack down on those responsible.