East and South Asia
Longtime lawmaker Moon Hee-sang will become the emergency leader of South Korea’s Democratic United Party.
Foreign Policy considers India’s new direct-benefit transfer policy.
More on the LDP’s planned stimulus for Japan’s economy.
Latin America / Caribbean
Although president Hugo Chávez will miss his swearing-in on January 10, the Venezuelan National Assembly has voted to allow him to remain in Cuba for cancer treatment indefinitely.
M23 rebels in the Democratic Republic of the Congo have declared a ceasefire.
More ICC woes for Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto.
Former Ghanaian president John Kufuor weighs in on the NPP’s court challenge to the December 2012 presidential vote.
French far-right Front national leader Marine Le Pen is scolding the West on its pro-rebel stance in Syria.
The eurozone unemployment rate reaches a new high of 11.8%.
Fully 50% of Scots oppose independence, while just 32% support it, according to a new poll.
Libya’s liberals have withdrawn from the national assembly over delays in drafting the country’s constitution.
Possible early elections in Iraq.