Following the revolution that ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak earlier this year, the country's economy is sagging — tourism has plummeted, unemployment is soaring and poverty is spreading.This week, a delegation of U.S.
The party of Turkey's sitting prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, is poised to win a third term in power when Turks go to the polls Sunday.Turkey's secular opposition, having failed to convince voters that the ruling party has a "secret Islamist agenda," is hoping to keep the government from winni
Have al-Qaida and other militant groups wormed into Pakistan's military?It's an explosive question, considering that Pakistan's armed forces are vital U.S. allies and also guardians of a stockpile of nuclear weapons.
As Egypt continues adjusting to its life in the four months since President Hosni Mubarak stepped down, the Gallup polling organization has captured locals' thoughts, concerns and aspirations.Gallup is releasing a new report today called "Egypt from Tahrir to Transition."
President Obama is giving the warmest possible welcome to an ally in some political trouble.Obama is not only greeting German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the White House Tuesday, but will fete her with a state dinner and present her with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civili
There's always some dictator, it seems, who needs persuading that he should release political prisoners, or curb human rights, or step down from office.U.S. officials are constantly being described as "applying pressure" to these foreign leaders.
Image is everything — at least when it comes to tourism.A country might boast the best beaches or amazing antiquities, but if potential visitors have reason to worry about their safety, they won't come. That's the problem now confronting several countries that generally rely heavily on tourism."