East and South Asia
Understanding Tahir-ul Qadri’s march on Islamabad.
A guide to the seven candidates running for Bangkok governor.
South Korean president-elect Park Guen-hye’s transition team hits a snag.
Ai Weiwei dons a gas mask (pictured above) to protest Beijing’s latest smog attack.
Vice President Joe Biden is getting some serious credit these days.
Harvard law professor Lawrence Lessig on the prosecutorial bullying of Aaron Swartz.
Latin America / Caribbean
FARC’s ceasefire is set to end January 20 with talks ongoing with the Colombian government in Cuba.
Buenos Aires governor Daniel Scioli rebuffs Argentina president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner over foreign currency reserves. [Spanish]
A permanent ceasefire in the Central African Republic.
Le Monde considers the divisions of Mali.
Mali’s Info Matin on the French intervention. [French]
UK prime minister David Cameron tackles his country’s role in the European Union.
Iceland suspends talks to join the European Union in advance of elections in April.
France’s government will proceed with a push for same-sex marriage despite protests over the weekend.
Germany’s SPD challenger for chancellor, Peer Steinbrück, is not doing so well.
A trial of former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi on charges of paying for sex with an underage prostitute will proceed, notwithstanding the February 24-25 elections.