May 26, 2009 President Obama is seeking international support for dealing with North Korea, after the north's latest nuclear and missile tests. China is thought to have the most influence on its isolated communist neighbor, but will Beijing take action?
May 20, 2009 Aseel al-Awadhi is one of four women elected to Kuwait's parliament last weekend. She tells NPR she had to overcome opposition and dirty tricks from fundamentalist religious opponents.
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May 19, 2009 The Haitian city of Gonaives continues to dig out from mudslides left by a series of hurricanes last summer and fall. People have barely had time to prepare their homes for the next storm season, beginning June 1. And the dangerous conditions that led to the flooding and mudslides remain.
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May 19, 2009 U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and former President Bill Clinton have surprised many with their optimistic outlook on the prospects for the Western Hemisphere's poorest country. Clinton's high-profile new assignment could help draw aid and investment to the Caribbean nation.
May 4, 2009 The hijackers attacking shipping off the coast of Somalia are regarded as folk heroes by some of their countrymen — much like the buccaneers during colonial times in America.
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April 24, 2009 In Iraq, suicide bombers have killed scores of people, mostly Shiites, in attacks over the past two days. Analysts say the attacks appear to be aimed at re-igniting the sectarian violence that brought the country to the verge of civil war.
April 22, 2009 With Jacob Zuma poised to win South Africa's presidency, the U.S. will be dealing with a very different government. Experts say it's a chance to make a new start after a prickly relationship.
April 20, 2009 The U.S. and eight other nations are boycotting a U.N. conference on racism, concerned that it will become a forum for bashing Israel. It happened Monday, when Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad addressed the conference. But should the U.S. have taken part and entered the debate directly?
April 16, 2009 A collection of drug cartels has carved up territory throughout Mexico and waged war on each other and the Mexican government. The violence has spilled across the border into the United States. Here's a look at the major players.
April 15, 2009 President Obama's brief visit to Mexico is being dominated by one key issue — the drug trade and the violence surrounding it. But immigration, free trade and other ongoing issues remain between the two countries.
April 15, 2009 As Secretary of State Hillary Clinton travels to Haiti on Thursday, the U.S., the U.N. and more than a dozen wealthy countries are pledging more support. Haiti remains the poorest in the Western Hemisphere despite hundreds of millions of dollars in international aid. Leaders and lenders say this time the help will work.
April 13, 2009 After the U.S. Navy killed three pirates while rescuing an American sea captain, the pirates threatened to take revenge on aid workers. How much worse can things get in the most dangerous country on Earth?
April 8, 2009 The crew has regained control of the hijacked U.S.-flagged ship, but Somali pirates are still holding the ship's captain hostage.
April 7, 2009 President Obama faces Turkey's complexities as a secular democracy in a majority Muslim nation, a bridge between Europe and Asia, and a force in Middle Eastern diplomacy. The president is hoping to mend relations that soured after Turkey opposed the Iraq war.
April 7, 2009 A newly revealed Red Cross report says that health professionals helped interrogate terrorist suspects who were tortured in overseas CIA prisons. The report calls it a "gross breach of medical ethics."
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