Sarah Attar and Wojdan Shahrkhani will run the 800 meter race, fight in a judo tournament, and shatter a Saudi Arabian glass ceiling.
If only Americans were so willing to relax into an Ikea display bed.
Mitt Romney has criticized Obama's diplomacy as "apologizing for America" and urged more backbone abroad, but so far that's not working great in London.
A year after the fashion magazine's since-removed story on Syria's first lady, here's how it might profile Kim Jong Un's new wife.
But here are the bizarre video and lyrics anyway, to see what the North Korean leader will be missing.
The term is a long-abused misnomer for England, and fewer than 9 percent of Americans identify English ancestry anyway.
In part by forbidding almost all forms of firearm ownership, the country has as few as two gun-related homicides a year.
A special report on this oil-rich, former Soviet republic includes interviews with "experts" who are actually current or former government employees.
Like most bans in the country, they're informal, unofficial, and likely short-lived. But they're a reminder of how many freedoms Iranians have lost.
Last night's bizarre episode was a reminder that North Korea's unpredictability and inscrutability are a large part of what make it so dangerous.
Rebels struck their hardest blow yet today, but to succeed they will have to overcome not just Bashar al-Assad but a global history of uprisings that made it this far or farther and still failed.
Mongolia is part of a new class of countries that, like the Middle Eastern states that got rich selling oil to the West, have hitched their economies to resource-hungry China.
When white artists satirized President Zuma's infamous philandering, they hit on some of their country's touchiest issues.
Since the Philippines won their independence from U.S. colonial control on July 4, 1946, it's been a national holiday -- though not always the same one
An extremist group has seized the African city of Timbuktu, systematically destroying its monuments.
The columnist finds himself at the center of a larger conversation about covering the continent's handful of problem spots versus its larger success story.
The former speaker of the house traveled to Paris last week to speak to an Iranian exile group led by Maryam Rajavi, who also leads an officially designated terrorist group called MEK.
Activists and enraged citizens are attempting to import the Arab Spring with "The Friday of Elbow Licking."
The U.S. stands almost entirely alone among developed nations that lack universal health care.
With a worsening economy, thriving black market, and prohibition-enforced absence of social norms, Iranians' heavy drinking may be turning into a public health crisis.