In the aftermath of the overthrow of Moammar Gaddafi, Libya is trying to get guns and heavy weaponry off the streets. So far, it hasn't proved easy.
France and Germany are trying to spur their fellow European leaders to make bold changes to European treaties in order to get economic stability in the eurozone.
The Random Hacks of Kindness project over the weekend helped developers around the world link up to develop software that can help save or improve lives around the country.
In a recent speech, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta urged the Israelis to restart the stalled Palestinian peace process and engage proactively with its neighbors. The country has become increasingly isolated, diplomatically, in its region.
As critics pound the euro as the source of their economic problems, and others worry about how its loss could be devastating, many say that the loss of the euro would have another profound effect: a major erosion of the still developing sense of European identity.
In The Netherlands, as the economy sputters and the prospect of spending trillions of dollars to bail out staggering economies, many Dutch are saying enough and imploring their leaders to get out of the Euro. Failing that, they'd like to see the Euro become the Neuro, or a common currency for Northern Europe.
Many Iraqi immigrants to the United States, fleeing their war-torn country, are struggling to find work here. Despite being well-educated, the tough economy has made it tough for them to convince employers to give them a shot.
In South Africa, crimes motivated by people's sexual orientation are extremely common, despite having laws that should make it one of the progressive countries in the world, when it comes to LGBT issues. The harassment even goes as far as local authorities.
New immigration policies are making it increasingly more difficult for British restaurants to bring in trained curry chefs from India and Pakistan. To many, curry is the national dish of the United Kingdom.
The Roma in Romania have long been called Tigan or Gypsy. Now, the country has made Roma the official term and hopes to reduce stereotypes and discrimination.