Dagga laws are loosening up in the United States, and campaigners believe this trend will continue.
The summit of African leaders was used by President Barack Obama as a platform for enthusiastic economic promises.
US President Barack Obama has used the Washington summit of African leaders as a platform for enthusiastic economic promises.
Nigeria is wary of American aid, for fear the US military may gain a foothold in the country.
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.