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.
With thousands sitting behind bars in America's immigration detention centers, some immigrant advocates, including many undocumented immigrants, are reaching out, setting up formal, and informal, visitation programs.
Amnesty International investigated 9 drone strikes in Pakistan over the last 20 months, including some where drones struck a second time, minutes later, and killed those who came in to help the victims. Amnesty says that would be a war crime, if it is intentional.
Tension between Russia and Ukraine is rising, as each accuses the other of being responsible for the downing of the Malaysia Airlines passenger jet. Meanwhile, the Netherlands goes into mourning, saying this is their 9/11, since more than half the passengers on the flight were Dutch.
The World's Matthew Bell reports that South Korea's president-elect has stirred up controversy by proposing changes in the way Seoul deals with North Korea, and among the changes is the possible dismantling of South Korea's Unification Ministry.