The election of Hassan Rouhani as president of Iran was welcomed by thousands coming onto the streets of Tehran and other Iranian cities.
The Obama administration's announcement last week that it would start direct military aid to Syrian rebels is a dangerous step in the wrong direction.
Hard-hit Berlin, where 400,000 are unaccounted for, will now lose millions of euros in subsidies from the European Union and richer German states.
The so-called Guptagate scandal that has gripped South Africa over the past month has further exposed the scale of corruption dogging the ruling ANC. President Zuma was reportedly incandescent with rage.
It doesn't take much to agitate the defenders of the official orthodoxy.
In the current crisis on the Korean Peninsula, the Obama administration is virtually repeating the 2004 Bush playbook.
The U.S. should not use military maneuvers in Korea to try out new weapons and make political points.
For any African country to have a strong competitor to play off against the companies and governments is seen as a step forward by many African leaders.
Acting President Maduro accused a group of right wing former U.S. officials of working to destabilize Venezuela and strongly suggested that his election opponent is in contact with those circles.
The cardinals have assembled in Rome to begin choosing the next pope.