BBC World Service
The BBC World Service provides international news and analysis from around the globe in 28 languages. Their global network of correspondents provides impartial news and reports on location.
Allegations of mismanagement at Syrian aid-agency / Rise in number of smokers worldwide / What happened when Hell froze over.
4 of the BBC's top correspondents speak to Owen Bennett Jones about what the world may expect in the year ahead.
The first shipment of Syrian chemical weapons are removed / JP Morgan to compensate victims of the Madoff fraud / French mayors call for ban on comedian / What kind of music does Queen Elizabeth really like ?
Why has Turkish government dismissed hundreds of police ? / Former Iraqi PM warns country is in crisis / Where young Iranians go to party.
Iraqi PM asks Fallujah residents to drive out Al Qaeda / Afghan suicide bomb girl / Music in a time of war in the Central African Republic.
8 year-old girl suicide-bomber arrested in Afghanistan / BBC reporter describes rebel ambush of S. Sudanese army / Will Nigeria be a future superpower ?