Bulgarian Church officials picked a new leader over the weekend. It should have been a solemn occasion. But the church is embroiled in scandal, even as the government is on the verge of collapse.
Esma Redzepova, known as the "Queen of Gypsy Music" for her voice and humanitarian work, adds "politician" to her resume.
We are looking for a European country that's home to one of the the world's biggest self-governing Roma communities.
Accusations are emerging that Syrian Special Forces were ordered to kill any soldiers who refused to shoot civilians, but information about the conflict in Syria remains murky.
Syrian Military defectors in Turkey talk about the role of the military in the uprising. Divisions within the military are deepening over violence against civilians. Orders to shoot protesters are enforced with executions.
It isn't easy becomming a member of the UN, even if most countries want you there. Just ask the breakaway state of Kosovo.
The European Union requires candidates for membership to have peaceful relations with their neighbors. Twelve years after the Kosovo War, the governments of Kosovo and Serbia are trying to normalize relations.
The Geo Quiz is looking for the capital of a famous ancient empire that counts roasted lamb guts as one of its favorite snacks.
Syrian opposition activists are fighting an uphill revolution. They don't have much experience but they're trying their best under the circumstances.
Syrians fleeing their country are grateful to Turkey for opening its border but at the same time, many feel like prisoners in the refugee camps.
The village of Guvecci has become an important route for refugees fleeing Syria