Robert Mugabe claims "sweeping victory" in Zimbabwe's runoff presidential election, while critics shun the vote as a sham.
U.S. secretary of state arrives in earthquake-devastated Sichuan Province at the start of a two-day trip to China.
Pakistani forces have launched a military operation against Taliban militants near the northwestern city of Peshawar.
The government of Pakistan’s restive North West Frontier Province has appointed veteran Pashtun politician and human rights activist Afrasiab Khattak as its peace envoy.
A top EU human rights official, Riina Kionka, says she's optimistic about the human rights situation in Turkmenistan, despite setbacks.
Sazak Durdymuradov, a contributor to RFE/RL's Turkmen Service, is being held at a psychiatric clinic in eastern Turkmenistan, one week after his arrest and reported beating by police.
The Council of Europe has offered harsher-than-standard assessments of democratic performances among some of its newest members.
The Anglican church communion is facing the possibility of a complete fracture over the question of gay clergy.
Tensions between Afghanistan and Pakistan have been rising for months. Now, they have hit a new peak.
The United States and Iraq have signaled progress in negotiating a Status-of-Forces Agreement, which would set the rules for the presence of U.S. forces in the country.
Would you like to live permanently in another country other than your own? If you're an average citizen of the world, the chances are better than one-in-four that the answer is yes.