The leader of the Lebanon-based Hezbollah militant group this week declared that friends of Bashar al-Assad would not let the Syrian president fall. The World's Matthew Bell reports on Hezbollah's role in the Syrian conflict.
Even if a woman is living in the US illegally, she is protected by law against domestic abuse. Still, some undocumented immigrant women along the Mexican border in Texas remain afraid to seek help. They fear increased US border security patrols.
Officials and advocates say that Europe and the United States should use the seemingly successful Myanmar elections as a reason to justify a broad rollback of the sanctions that have been levied against the southeast Asian nation for decades.
Hispanics played a major role in deciding November's presidential election. And now, as President Barack Obama prepares to start his second term with an eye on immigration reform, many Hispanic activists are hoping to take that new power and put it to work.
One of the decisive events in the history of Iran was the 1953 coup that overthrew a democratically elected government. Now the CIA has released documents confirming America played a leading role in organizing and directing the coup.