The new campaign to ban the bomb
Nearly 70 years after the invention of the atom bomb, an international summit meets this week in London in pursuit of a nuclear-weapon-free world. Could this dream ever become reality?
‘A Gay Girl in Damascus’ is kidnapped
A lesbian blogger famous for her criticism of President Assad's autocratic rule is arrested. Meanwhile, the Syrian town of Jisr al-Shughour faces oblivion.
NATO turns up the heat on Colonel Gaddafi
French officials say that attack helicopters will soon be deployed in Libya. It's a major escalation of the assault on Gaddafi – but has NATO gone too far?
A new era for Tibet as Dalai Lama steps down
The holiest monk of Tibetan Buddhism is retiring from politics after decades of service to his people. Now Tibet’s exiles face an uncertain future.
Bloodstained riches: Zimbabwe’s diamonds
New finds have sparked a diamond rush in impoverished Zimbabwe. But are the diamonds a mainly a lifeline to prop up a tyrannical regime?