Cambodia began the trial of a man who ran the Tuol Sleng prison and torture center during the Khmer Rouge regime. From 1975 to 1979, more than 1.7 million people were killed or died under the Communist regime.
As Sri Lanka's government continues its battle against the rebel Tamil Tigers and civilians are caught in the crossfire, a Worldfocus contributing blogger explores how the conflict originated and what the future holds for the government and the Tamils.
Bushfires in Australia have killed more than 166 people and destroyed at least 740 homes. Some of the fires, which continue to burn in Victoria, are believed to have been set deliberately by arsonists.
Kyrgyzstan will not reverse its decision to close a U.S. air base that NATO has been using as a staging area for Afghanistan. The U.S. government faces growing problems supplying American troops in Afghanistan.
Rajeet Mohan is an Indian living in the U.S. on an H-1B visa. He shares his frustrating immigration experience and offers some solutions to retain and leverage highly-skilled immigrants in the U.S.
Worldfocus contributor Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din writes about the decision to remove the disputed region of Kashmir from U.S. envoy Richard Holbrooke's mandate, arguing that the move will have dangerous repercussions.
Parag Khanna of the New America Foundation discusses how a troop increase in Afghanistan might impact Pakistan and U.S. envoy Richard Holbrooke's future in the region.
The Sri Lankan government's offensive against the Tamil Tigers may be close to an end, as the primary rebel base has been captured -- but both the rebels and the government face questions about the humanitarian consequences of their fighting.