Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told NATO allies in Afghanistan today that the country needs more military assistance but many European leaders are reluctant to put more of their own troops in harm's way, as The World's Matthew Bell reports.
Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with the BBC's Michael Voss in Havana about the announcement today that Fidel Castro is stepping down as president of Cuba; Cuba's national assembly will elect the country's next president this weekend.
Adam Mynott in Kenya, on the status of talks between the country's government and the opposition; the two sides have so far failed to reach a power-sharing agreement that would settle a dispute over elections back in December
The World's Mary Kay Magistad has details on Condoleeza Rice's visit to China, as today the Secretary of State urged China to use its influence to get North Korea to dismantle its nuclear weapons program.
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown announced this week there would be an investigation into the Iraq war once the country's Britain's completed its troop withdrawal, as Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Rafael Behr
The World's Jason Margolis has the latest on the showdown between the Iraqi government and Shiite militants, as Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has given the militants a deadline of 72 hours to lay down their weapons.
The World's Aaron Schachter reports that Arab nations are split over what to do about Lebanon: an Arab Summit in Syria was supposed to help heal Lebanon's political wounds, but the meeting is instead highlighting divisions within the Arab world.
The World's Alex Gallafent reports that Hollywood refuses to give up on Russian villains; film makers looked for new villains after the Cold War ended but now it's clear that Hollywood's fascination with Russian villains is not over.
Fifty miles. That's about the distance separating the United States and Russia. And it's the answer to today's Geo Quiz. The World's David Leveille takes a look at an old proposal to link Siberia and mainland Alaska by tunnel.