Costa Rica is rapidly becoming another hub in Central America for drug trafficking, a source of rapidly increasing violence and a looming threat to the region's peace and stability.
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A new UN report shows Honduras to have the highest murder rate in the world. With Mexico's drug cartels looking for new routes to the U.S. market, the grim toll in Honduras is likely to get worse.
Forty percent of girls in India do not attend school. Rusda Shaikh, 10, is determined to continue her education.
Tiny Belize is becoming a prime gateway for drug trafficking as Mexican drug cartels carve out new smuggling routes through Central America.
Millions of children from around the world celebrated Global Handwashing Day, an effort to raise awareness about importance of good hygiene.
Armenia and Azerbaijan may be on the brink of another bloody battle over the disputed land of Nagorno-Karabakh, a de-facto state in the mountainous region of the South Caucasus.
The Satellite Sentinel Project detected three mass graves in Kadugli, Sudan, last week but U.S. officials say it is impossible to confirm because of restricted access to the area.
Armenians who fled Azerbaijan after war broke out with Nagorno-Karabakh 20 years ago are entitled, under Karabakh law, to land in bordering territories as compensation.
The de-facto republic of Nagorno-Karabakh wants international recognition, but its fate depends largely on the strained relationship between Armenia and Azerbaijan.
In Minsk, during the worst economic crisis since the fall of the USSR, youth take to the streets to protest Lukashenko, seeking a revolution through social media. Will the rest of Belarus join them?
South Sudan is set to become an independent nation on Saturday, July 9, but tensions between north and south persist, and the challenges of building a new nation loom large.
Karabakh garnered a strong sense of independence after the war between Armenia and Azerbaijan. Now, twenty years later, the de facto republic is working to gain international recognition.