For six weeks, Pakistan has blocked NATO supply trucks from entering Afghanistan. Now, as Islamabad looks to reset ties with NATO, there is still no certainty about when the border will reopen.
Fighting between militias in Tripoli is highlighting how unstable the country remains despite the successful overthrow of Muammar Qaddafi.
The Iraqi government has set up a quota system to encourage government ministries to hire more women. But could increasingly conservative attitudes toward women make the system merely symbolic?
The defense team of Yulia Tymoshenko say the former Ukrainian prime minister's treatment in prison is nothing short of torture. Prison officials say the jail conditions meet European standards.
Tens of thousands of people are protesting in Budapest over Hungary's controversial new constitution. Critics say it aims to turn Hungary into a one-party state by putting the judiciary, central bank, and media under greater government control.
Once, Kabul's Ghazi stadium was used by the Taliban for public punishment, like stoning women for adultery. Now it's where Afghanistan's first team of female boxers trains, aiming for gold in this summer's Olympic Games.
The torture endured by a 15-year-old newlywed allegedly at the hands of her husband and in-laws has shocked Afghan officials and the world alike.
As is now customary in the Internet age, there were plenty of videos that caught the public's imagination and spread like wildfire across social media in 2012.
The coming year has the international community watching the Arab world closely, with analysts focused on Egypt, a historically a powerful force in the region, for signs of things to come.
On January 1, Denmark takes over the rotating EU presidency for a six-month stint likely to focus on the continuing economic crisis in the teetering eurozone.
A centenarian living in a Chechen village might be the world's oldest living person.
In many ways, 2011 was the year Russian civil society woke up from its long slumber and found its voice -- powered by a newly politically conscious urban middle class.