East and South Asia
Philippine president Benigno Aquino’s government has passed a law compensating the victims of former president Ferdinand Marcos.
Outgoing South Korean president Lee Myung-bak will become a consultant to developing countries.
The Korea Times examines South Korean president Park Guen-hye’s ‘simple’ fashion statement for inauguration (pictured above).
Burmese president Thein Sein will visit Europe.
Latin America / Caribbean
Raúl Castro is set to step down as Cuban president in 2018.
Mexico’s new president Enrique Peña Nieto has enacted a major education reform. [Spanish]
The opposition Barbados Labor Party has chosen Mia Mottley as its new leader.
A week later, and no one in Venezuela has yet seen ailing president Hugo Chávez.
Guinea’s opposition will not participate in the expected May elections.
Djibouti’s ruling party has declared victory in last week’s election.
Stephen W. Smith is not happy about Mali.
Did you know former longtime Kenyan president Daniel arap Moi has endorsed Musalia Mudavadi?
Malta, which goes to the polls on March 9, worries about fallout from Italy’s political tumult.
British chancellor George Osborne came out defiant Monday in light of his country’s loss of its ‘AAA’ credit rating.
Pope Benedict XVI has cleared the way for a minor rules change, allowing for a quicker conclave to elect his successor.
Mining and Chinese influence have become key issues in the Greenlandic election campaign.
How same-sex marriage is splintering Germany’s ruling Christian Democrats.
Germany is ready to launch EU talks with Turkey.
Russia and Former Soviet Union
Former Armenian president Levon Ter-Petrosyan claims his ally Raffi Hovannisian has won Armenia’s presidential vote.
Moscow writes off $30 billion in Cuban debt.
Pessimism over EU-Ukraine talks this week.
Middle East and North Africa
Syria’s opposition will now join peace talks in Rome.
Mohamed ElBaradei calls for a boycott of Egypt’s upcoming parliamentary elections.
Sectarian killings are on the rise in Iraq.
Iran simply does not care for ‘Argo.’
Tunisia’s Ali Larayedh, formerly interior minister, will form the new government.
Australia and Oceania
Labor’s Julia Gillard would lose this autumn’s Australian elections by 55% to 45%, according to a new Newspoll survey.