Russia wants new power bloc to counter West
A new political union, announced by Vladimir Putin as a major goal for his next presidency, will form a Eurasian counterpart to the EU. Some analysts see this as a major geopolitical threat.
Noose tightens on Gaddafi as new Libya takes shape
Rebel forces are now in control of over two thirds of Libya. As the search for Gaddafi intensifies, the world is looking to support and strengthen its fledgling government.
Longest war winds down after decade of bloodshed
The NATO campaign in Afghanistan is finally drawing to a close, as officials hand control of safe areas to Afghan troops. Is this transfer a victory – or a humiliating retreat?
Turkey: pivotal nation bridges Europe and Asia
The Islamic leader of Turkey, a powerful secular Muslim state, is celebrating re-election as his country hails a new era of power. Another Ottoman Empire in the making?
The truth about being a modern-day pirate
International forces are cracking down on Somali pirates. Many are now facing imprisonment or execution, but the attacks keep coming. What draws so many recruits to join the pirate fleets?
US and UK have ‘essential relationship’, says Obama
Barack Obama arrives in London to bolster the 'essential' alliance between the US and the UK. British Conservatives have long believed that America is the country's most important friend. Others...
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?
Obama visit marks possible diplomatic shift
As America's President arrives in Europe for a state visit, we look at how the most powerful man in the world sees his country's relations with other continents
Libyan rebels reach Gaddafi’s hometown
British jets are in action over Libya. We're fighting against Colonel Gaddafi, but who are we fighting for? As rebels advance, important questions remain unanswered.