Richard Holbrooke was the Obama administration's pointman for the civilian side of the Afghanistan war. He died suddenly in December 2010, leaving some successes that are sometimes overlooked, and they have to do with Pakistan.
The ordeal for 19 Americans charged in Egypt with working for illegally-funded NGOs is over. But the political fallout from the case created lingers both in Egypt and abroad. The World's Matthew Bell reports from Cairo.
Ten years into the war in Afghanistan, American publishers continue to put out new books about the conflict and the country. But will those books dry up as the United States proceeds to withdraw its forces from the country?
A powerful car bomb struck the motorcade of Yemen's defense minister in the capital of Sanaa. The bombing comes a day after Yemeni authorities announced the death of the No. 2 leader of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.
Author and Yemen scholar Gregory D. Johnsen has written a comprehensive history of al Qaeda in Yemen, and shares his thoughts with The World's Marco Werman. He observes that al Qaeda's roots in Yemen go back to the 1990s.