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  • Taliban Created: Saturday, February 28, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
    Taliban defined in the World News glossary.
  • Peshmerga Created: Thursday, March 20, 2008 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
    The term peshmerga is explained in the World News glossary.
  • What does Hugo Chavez mean by a Bolivarian Revolution? Created: Monday, July 20, 2009 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
    A primer on the philosophy by which Venezuela's ruler governs and wants to spread to other Latin American nations.
  • The Basics Behind the Arab-Israeli Conflict Created: Thursday, April 03, 2008 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
    How did the conflict in the Middle East begin, and what is the future for Israel and the Palestinian Authority?
  • Who is the 12th imam? Created: Tuesday, February 23, 2010 Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2014
    The president of Iran has wished aloud for the arrival of the 12th imam, who would come forth in a time of world turmoil. Why does this belief frighten many Iran-watchers?
  • What is causing Pakistan's flooding? Created: Thursday, August 19, 2010 Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014
    Pakistan is awash in devastation over the summer 2010 flooding that has killed at least 1,600 and left some 4 million homeless. What is causing the calamity that has surpassed the humanitarian aid ...
  • Women's Rights in Saudi Arabia Created: Sunday, September 25, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014
    Much attention has been drawn to the plight of women in Saudi Arabia thanks to both social media campaigns waged in order to attain greater rights and by King Abdullah's efforts to buck the more co...
  • OPINION: Vladimir Putin, Macho Man Created: Sunday, July 25, 2010 Updated: Friday, June 13, 2014
    Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin goes out of his way to show us his alpha male. But is there a greater motivation behind flashing his abs to the world?" itemprop="desczTP='t3'" --> itemprop="d...
  • Pope Francis' First Easter Address Created: Sunday, March 31, 2013 Updated: Friday, June 13, 2014
    Argentinian Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected pope March 13, 2013, and took the name Francis, after St. Francis of Assisi. The successor to Pope Benedict XVI has ushered in a new era of hu...
  • 2010 Winter Olympics Medal Count Created: Sunday, February 28, 2010 Updated: Friday, June 13, 2014
    The medal count for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, by country and types of medals won.
  • IMF Created: Sunday, November 02, 2008 Updated: Thursday, June 12, 2014
    IMF defined in the World News glossary.
  • Why are there two Congos in Africa? Created: Sunday, November 16, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, June 11, 2014
    Why two countries in Africa both share the name Congo.
  • Apartheid Created: Sunday, July 20, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, June 11, 2014
    Apartheid defined in the World News glossary.
  • Is it Iranian or Persian? Created: Tuesday, June 28, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, June 10, 2014
    Iranian and Persian are often used interchangeably to describe people from Iran, but which is correct?
  • World's Worst Tornadoes Created: Tuesday, May 31, 2011 Updated: Monday, June 09, 2014
    A funnel cloud touching down can pack brutal winds that not only rip away structures but take precious lives. Here are the worst tornadoes on record.
  • Most Wanted Nazis Created: Sunday, May 25, 2008 Updated: Monday, June 09, 2014
    The Simon Wiesenthal Center updated its list of most wanted Nazis on April 1, 2008. Find their profiles here.
  • Is it Burma or Myanmar? Created: Friday, May 09, 2008 Updated: Monday, June 09, 2014
    The military junta's name change of the country doesn't sit well with everyone internationally.
  • World's Worst Mining Disasters Created: Wednesday, September 29, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, June 04, 2014
    Mining has always been a risky occupation, especially in developing nations and countries with lax safety standards. Here are the deadliest mine accidents in the world.
  • World's Worst Avalanches Created: Monday, June 18, 2012 Updated: Friday, May 30, 2014
    The majestic mountains and cliffs of the Earth's surface can break free and become deadly torrents of mud, rock or ice. Here are the world's worst avalanches.
  • Political Parties in Russia Created: Monday, September 26, 2011 Updated: Friday, May 30, 2014
    In its post-Soviet Union days, Russia has drawn criticism for a tightly controlled political process in which there's little room for opposition parties. Here is how the political landscape looks i...
  • Why is there conflict between Tutsis and Hutus? Created: Sunday, November 16, 2008 Updated: Friday, May 30, 2014
    The origins of conflict between the Tutsi and Hutu peoples.
  • Top Murder Rates in the World Created: Sunday, October 30, 2011 Updated: Thursday, May 29, 2014
    In October 2011, the Geneva Declaration on Armed Violence and Development released a report studying annual violent death rates around the world from 2004 through 2009, and ranked the most violent ...
  • World Cup Winners Created: Tuesday, May 18, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, May 28, 2014
    A roundup of which countries have won the World Cup over the soccer tournament's history.
  • Top 10 Stories to Watch in 2012 Created: Saturday, December 31, 2011 Updated: Thursday, May 15, 2014
    2011 was a busy news year, with headlines packed with globe-altering events. What are the big stories to keep an eye on headed into 2012?
  • Robert Mugabe Created: Saturday, June 21, 2008 Updated: Thursday, May 15, 2014
    A profile of the president of Zimbabwe.
  • Nelson Mandela Created: Sunday, July 20, 2008 Updated: Monday, May 12, 2014
    A profile of the ANC leader and former president of South Africa.
  • What's the Story Behind All the 'Stans? Created: Thursday, March 20, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, May 06, 2014
    Why there are all those countries with the suffix
  • World's Worst Tsunamis Created: Monday, December 31, 2012 Updated: Monday, April 28, 2014
    When an ocean or other body of water experiences a displacement of water due to an earthquake, volcano, underwater explosion, or other altering event, giant deadly waves can rocket toward shore. He...
  • President Obama's 2012 Victory Speech Created: Monday, November 12, 2012 Updated: Friday, April 25, 2014
    On Nov. 6, 2012, after a hard-fought campaign against Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, U.S. President Barack Obama was re-elected to another four-year term in the White House. Here is h...
  • NGO Created: Thursday, July 22, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
    The function of NGOs can vary widely, from service organizations to human-rights advocacy and relief groups.
  • The British Tabloids Created: Friday, March 21, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
    Sleaze is the story of the day in a country where the gossip papers are king.
  • South Africa Created: Tuesday, May 18, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
    A profile and fact sheet of the country of South Africa, with population figures, national symbols and a brief history, plus links.

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