Yemen's collapse into full-on chaos could take the Middle East into an all-consuming conflict the like of which we've never seen.
There's not much to be gained for major party leaders, but small parties have all to play for.
As the Iraqi's banner assault on Islamic State sputtered, the US stepped in to help – and a third of the ground troops promptly went home.
In their first TV appearance of the election campaign, both party leaders took tough questions from Jeremy Paxman.
Nigeria heads to the polls on March 28 to choose between incumbent Goodluck Jonathan and former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari.
As Nigeria goes to the polls, the fight against Boko Haram may be reaching a turning point – but in whose favour?
When MPs can't get to grips with basic statistics, it's bad for democracy.
Five years ago the prime minister was elected on promises that he would clean up lobbying. The result is a big disappointment.
Saudi Arabia could wait no longer to try and dampen the flames engulfing Yemen – but it may be too late.
Democracy is going in drastically different directions in the UK and US, but politics isn't getting any better in either.
If you think the show will sink without its larger-than-life presenter, you may be surprised.
The British public have come to expect impartiality from the monarchy under Elizabeth II.
Does anyone seriously expect Beijing or Moscow to change their behaviour because of a hail of hopeful retweets?
The stage seemed set for a Conservative surge, but Britain's changing policy mood got in the way.
From the five-yearly Global Media Monitoring Project, we know that women are not portrayed quite as badly in the media as they used to be. But will the 2015 project show that trend continuing?
What does a century-old sci-fi novel have to do with the Vatican's view of Islamic State?
New figures show that Labour is considerably further behind the SNP with an age-group that is planning to turn out in force on May 7.
Will Spain's general election really be an anti-austerity wave – or something much more messy?
Islamist group raises real fears over security around national vote, but there are others threatening the peace.
What David Cameron hoped to achieve by announcing he'd only serve two terms is a mystery.
Iraq rolled into Tikrit with big promises of a major victory against Islamic State. The world is still waiting.
The bizarre sting that felled a Tory candidate in Dudley all hinged on a long-running local row over a planned mosque.