A champion of post-colonial countries and controversial figure, an ailing Abdelaziz Bouteflika has stepped away from a bid for a fifth term as Algeria's head of state.
Yasser Arafat died some eight years ago, but the investigation into his death only recently turned a surprising corner. On Tuesday, investigators exhumed his body to try and determine if radiation poisoning was behind his death.
U.S. presidents often talk of their hope to find peace in the Middle East and they practically always talk about their support for Israel's security. But on the ground there, expectations are much lower. And perhaps with good reason.
In late 2004, Yasser Arafat had the flu. Seventeen days later, he was dead. A recent investigation by Al-Jazeera has many people wondering what really killed the Palestinian leader eight years ago.
On the heels of Mahmoud Abbas's dramatic request for Palestinian membership into the United Nations, the leader is riding a wave of popularity.
Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish was laid to rest today in the West Bank town of Ramallah, and thousands turned out to say good bye to Darwish, who gave voice to the Palestinian independence movement, as Correspondent Linda Gradstein reports.