World peace is deteriorating after six decades of gradual improvement since World World II, according to a new global security report.
From his home in Leicester, former business administrator Elliot Higgins trawls through sometimes hundreds of videos a day from Syria's civil war.
Two years after the Stuxnet computer worm attacked its nuclear program, Iran is increasingly turning to cyberspace to retaliate against sanctions.
Muammar Gaddafi's death means a long and complex trial that could have divided Libya and embarrassed Western governments and oil firms will be avoided
The manner of the News of the World's demise shows controlling information is getting much more difficult.
Security experts say any sophisticated state in the 21st century has formidable powers to read almost any electronic information it wishes.
Cyberspace is likely to be a key battleground for states in the 21st century but recruiting those with the technical skills to fight will be tough.
Laurent Gbagbo may be on his way out in Côte d'Ivoire but Alassane Ouattara will inherit a divided country, an unsolved massacre and chaos in Abidjan.
When John Chase's phone rings, he does not know whether he will be called to deal with a Somali pirate hijacking or commercial kidnapping.
Record high food prices are moving to the top of policymaker agendas, driven by fears it could stoke inflation, protectionism and unrest.