January 18, 2013 Militants seized hostages earlier this week at a gas plant in eastern Algeria. A military raid freed some and reportedly caused the deaths of others. American officials believe 10 Americans were there when the plant was attacked. Some Americans reportedly escaped.
January 17, 2013 The story of how a man lived in an apartment in Paris with less than 17 square feet of habitable space is being cited as proof of the city's absurd real estate market. The 50-year-old man paid monthly rent of 330 euros, or about $442, for the place he called home for 15 years.
January 17, 2013 A mass kidnapping in Algeria and an Islamist rebellion in Mali underscore Western concerns that the regional security situation is deteriorating. Both France and the U.S. have compelling interests in propping up Mali's fragile government against extremists, but stabilizing the country could prove a difficult task.
January 17, 2013 Bangkok has seen spectacular growth in recent decades, but this has created a city divided by wealth and poverty. As part of a series on income inequality worldwide, GlobalPost looks at the disparities in Thailand's capital.
January 17, 2013 Leafy, tony Greenwich, Conn., feels a world apart from nearby Bridgeport, where unemployment and crime levels have soared as industry has declined. The vast differences in wealth in these two Fairfield County towns reflect a level of income inequality that's among the nation's highest.
January 17, 2013 Events are happening quickly at the oil field where Islamist militants have been holding a large group of hostages, apparently including some Americans. The kidnappers are retaliating for French military action against militants in neighboring Mali.