This situation, if not resolved, could lead to a conflagration of unimaginable proportions, with consequences that will reverberate throughout the Middle East and the world.
Created in 1947 to represent the relative closeness of the threat of nuclear disaster, the clock's face has been adjusted twenty times.
Israel's Supreme Court last Thursday kept in place a range of restrictions on the rights of nuclear whistleblower Mordechai Vananu, while his fight to secure asylum elsewhere continues.
Persecution of the "Cuban Five" continues - they are victimized presumably as proxies for an unvanquished revolution.
The assassination of Ahmed Wali Karzai in Kandahar is one of those moments when the long and bloody Afghanistan war comes into focus.
The U.S. economic blockade against Cuba, which has lasted 50 years, targets people.
The AU questioned the stance of the rebels and the NATO powers that Gadaffi must go before any ceasefire and dialogue can commence.
Humane Society International and heavy metal musicians are calling upon the Canadian government to cancel the 2011 commercial seal killings.
U.S. and NATO airstrikes have long been a bitter issue with Afghans, but observers said Karzai's latest comments were the strongest yet.
The two European NATO countries which have spearheaded the intervention in war torn Libya, the United Kingdom and France, are calling for an intensification of the intervention.