Nelson Mandela's life spanned the continent's transition from colonialism to independence as the white powers that ruled it were forced out.
United States President Barack Obama made his first official visit to Israel this week, amid warnings from some of Israel's leading supporters.
Karl Durkheimer's gun shop enjoyed record sales of semi-automatic firearms -- "modern sporting rifles", as he calls them -- and handguns last weekend.
A group of Nobel Peace Prize winners, prominent artists and activists has issued a call for an international military boycott of Israel.
Although Hamas leadership is in hiding, Israel's missiles have failed to obliterate its authority, writes Chris McGreal in Beit Lahiya.
Frederick Humphries has lived up to his deadly reputation by setting in motion the investigation that brought down David Petraeus as CIA director.
The United States has vowed to avenge the consulate attack that killed its ambassador and would work alongside the Libyan government.
Sikhs in Wisconsin in the US have been routinely abused and taunted before the temple shooting. Chris McGreal reports.
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has been lambasted for his embarrassing gaffes during his visit to the United Kingdom.
Romney arrived in London pursued by calls to use this overseas tour to define a foreign policy that amounts to more than criticising the president.