Years ago, Israeli settlers built a settlement on private Palestinian land outside the town of Ramallah. Late last year, an Israeli court ruled it must be vacated by March. Now residents and the government are fighting over when, whether and where the residents will go.
When a body is cremated, if it has any metal parts, like a titanium hip, those metal parts are left behind. For years it was either buried in graves or sent to the dump. But a Dutch company, OrthoMetals, has a business that gathers those materials and processes them for industrial reuse, sending the proceeds to charity.
Anti-American feelings are running strong in Pakistan, and a local doctor who helped the U.S. kill Osama bin Laden may be at the receiving end of those bad feelings, because he helped the U.S. in its raid to kill bin Laden.
At least two western news agencies are accused by the South African government of using surveillance cameras installed in a building across the street from where Nelson Mandela is living out his retirement.
As Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney criss-cross Florida trying to secure enough support to win Tuesday's presidential primary, they're focusing a lot of energy on winning the Cuban vote. But the previously monolithically Republican bloc is fraying and sending support in multiple directions.
About two years ago, the Maldives announced the nation would be carbon-neutral by 2020. That's a tall order for a country that spends 15 percent of GDP on diesel fuel, but work is progressing toward that goal.
Nitrogen fertilizers have been crucial to feeding the increasing number of mouths on earth, but the pollution they leave behind has real consequences that have costs of their own.
As Egypt commemorates the first anniversary of the Tahrir Square uprisings, the protesters are undertaking a campaign to show everyday Egyptians that they believe the new Army government is as brutal as the old government led by President Hosni Mubarak.
Despite it being 20 years since the Soviet Union came apart, Russia is still struggling to determine what it means to be Russian — what the nations values really are.
In Imbaba, an area of Cairo where more than a million people live in denser conditions than Manhattan, N.Y., poverty takes on new meaning. The buildings are on top of each other and services are non-existant. But after the Arab Spring protests, that's all changing.