For the vast majority of Iran's Jewish community, the U.S.-Iran nuclear accord spells good news. Iranian Jews tend not to be hawks, and most believe that the deal will establish regional stability.
As the United States and Cuba mend their diplomatic ties, young Cubans harbor hope for improved economic prospects and a better business climate in Cuba.
The Somali pirates that held Michael Scott Moore captive for 977 days seemed not to care that the US does not negotiate with hostage takers. Should the US overhaul its current hostage policy?
Although one of this country's poorest districts has been Ebola-free for six weeks, the deadly virus continues to mask or hamper other health issues for pregnant women and newborns here.
As Rwanda marked the 21st anniversary of the genocide, President Paul Kagame said the country "has changed for good and forever."
Short-term political arrests in Cuba soared to record highs in 2012. Authorities are using "harassment and hit-and-run tactics," as one analyst described it it, to keep dissidents under control.
Joel Sainton, an HIV-positive pastor in Haiti, works to provide support and hope for other Haitians living with the disease in the aftermath of the country's devastating earthquake in January 2010.
Rape, a serious problem in Haiti prior to the 2010 earthquake, has gone up threefold in Port-au-Prince, according to Refugees International.
A change to the Dominican Republic's Constitution, which denies citizenship to children born to undocumented residents, has put into doubt the legal status of people of Haitian descent.
By Bob Shacochis, USA Today Opinion