By DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK and DAVID E. SANGER
The United Nations' decision to pause observers' work was the most severe blow yet to a wobbly peace plan world powers had seen as the best chance to solve Syria's deadly conflict.
By DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK and KAREEM FAHIM
Egyptians began two days of voting on Saturday, a day after military rulers moved to consolidate power by shutting down the Parliament and seizing the sole right to issue laws.
By JACK EWING
The plan will include measures to prevent bank runs and push for the repeal of regulations that hinder competition, keep young people out of the work force or make it difficult to start businesses.
By STEVEN ERLANGER
In her Nobel lecture, the opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi spoke of the hope the award kindled as she was under house arrest, and urged the world not to succumb to "compassion fatigue."
By MARK LANDLER and ELLEN BARRY
Iran faces the imposition of a potentially crippling European oil embargo and American banking sanctions in less than two weeks.
By IAN JOHNSON
Fewer prominent voices are able to make the case for a systemic overhaul that would encourage private enterprise and foster a shift toward a more consumer-driven economy.