Troops from Mali, France and other African nations have captured the cities of Gao, Kidal and Timbuktu in Mali's arid Northeast.
On Saturday, voters in the Czech Republic participated in runoff presidential elections.
Evin prison in Tehran has for nearly 30 years been a notorious center for the punishment, torture, and execution of opponents to the Iranian regime.
Cuban Five defenders distinguish between the role of the Five in the United States and Gross' activities in Cuba.
These men should not have paid with their lives. Why execution???
French military units, including aviation and infantry, have attacked Islamist rebels in Mali since last week.
New Cuban regulations taking effect on January 14 allow for hassle-free foreign departures and easy return for travelers.
Socialist-oriented projects, aimed at shoring up national independence and protecting indigenous rights, were on track. Yet the specter of governmental corruption had materialized.
Debate is intensifying about the numbers of U.S. troops to remain in Afghanistan after the projected withdrawal of most by the end of 2014.