Ieng Sary during the trial hearing in Case 002 on 20 March 2012

Cambodia: War crimes suspect Ieng Sary dies at 87

Former Khmer Rouge leader and defendant at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, Ieng Sary, died at the Khmer Soviet Friendship Hospital in this capital last Thursday morning. He was 87.

The City of London

Europe: Will a cap on bonuses soothe public anger?

Over the past few months, the European institutions have placed the regulation of banks as their primary target.

The Castellers de Sants performing in 2007

Spain: A Catalan tradition with universal values

Human towers, known as castells, are a long-time Catalan tradition, but some say it teaches more than just good balance.

Foreign Secretary William Hague with Dr Nihad Al Jashi, member of Saudi Arabia’s Majlis Ash-Shura (Shura Council) in London, 5 March 2013.

Saudi Arabia: Will female advisers help women?

Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah has appointed 30 women to the adviser body of the government, but there are still doubts that the move represents a true disposal to grant greater liberties to women.

A farmer shows off her crop of paprika peppers in Mang'alali village, Iranga region. USAID helps farmers to improve their yields and get better prices for their crops in a number of African countries, including Tanzania and Zimbabwe.

Zimbabwe: Reviving the paprika industry after years of recession

Zimbabwe, with support from international partners, is aiming to revive paprika production in the smallhold sector, to counter the continued negative effects from the controversial land reform programme of 2000.

A supporter waves a Kenyan flag at the rally.

Kenya: Kenyatta wins but Odinga will challenge

The Kenyan Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has officially declared Uhuru Kenyatta, from the Jubilee alliance, as Kenya’s fourth president today.

India's Parliament

India: Was Afzal Guru denied a fair trial?

In February, Mohammed Afzal Guru was executed for his alleged involvement in the December 2001 attacks on India’s lower house of parliament, the Lok Sabha.

Students on the campus of the University of Cape Town

South Africa: Why can’t graduates find work?

For many young South Africans who grew up under severely poverty stricken families, education is their only ticket out of poverty. They grow up being told that they are where they are because their parents were never given the privilege Read on! →

Kenyans vote in the first general election since the violence of 2007/2008

Kenya: Election day draws to a close (In Photos)

Kenyans vote in the first general election since the violence of 2007/2008 Read on! →

Catherine Ashton of the EU meets with John Kerry

Will there finally be free trade between Europe and the US?

On 13th February, Barack Obama, European Council President Herman Van Rompuy and European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso announced that both the US and the EU will prepare to launch negotiations on a so-called “Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership” to Read on! →