By NEIL MacFARQUHAR
A United Nations-backed plan has failed to stop the fighting in Syria, but supporters still hope for a chance to organize the opposition, sway Russia and prevent an all-out civil war.
By ANDREW JACOBS
Chen Guangcheng's escape from house arrest is emboldening China's human rights community, even as authorities have begun rounding up those they suspect helped him.
By DECLAN WALSH, ERIC SCHMITT and STEVEN LEE MYERS
Negotiations between the United States and Pakistan failed over Pakistani demands for an apology for American airstrikes last November that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers on the Afghan border.
By ELISABETH BUMILLER
In comments ahead of the first anniversary of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said that his death weakened Al Qaeda and made the United States more safe.
By JEFF SOMMER
Despite recent news from Europe that could have shaken investors, the markets have remained relatively steady.
By CHRISTINA D. ROMER
The core of a sensible approach to Europe's is to pass needed budget measures now, but to phase in actual tax increases and spending cuts gradually - as economies recover.