Film director Roman Polanski was arrested by Swiss authorities over the weekend on charges of fleeing sentencing for unlawful sexual intercourse with a 13-year-old girl. Should Roman Polanski be extradited to the U.S. to face sentencing in a case that is now more than three decades old? Tell us what you think.
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Baltasar Garzón, Spain's most prominent jurist, has come under fire for investigating atrocities during the dictatorship of Francisco Franco three-quarters of a century ago, writes Worldfocus blogger Peter Eisner.
In a case that has captivated the Arab world, multimillionaire Egyptian businessman Hisham Talaat Moustafa was sentenced to death on Thursday for his role in the killing of Lebanese pop singer Suzanne Tamim.
In a move that could represent a big breakthrough in Cuban-American relations, the U.S. has indicted 81-year-old Cuban exile Luis Posada, linked to deadly bombings in Cuba.
The CIA announced that it will close its secret overseas detention centers -- prisons set up for the sometimes brutal interrogation of terrorism suspects. Joanne Mariner of Human Rights Watch discusses how U.S. counter-terrorism efforts will change under President Obama and how terror suspects will be handled in the future.
Taliban militants agreed to indefinitely extend a cease-fire in Pakistan's Swat Valley, which is largely under control of the militants. As part of the truce, the government agreed to allow the Taliban to impose stricter Islamic law.
A Worldfocus contributing blogger writes about Pakistan's deal with insurgents in the Taliban-heavy Swat Valley and the country's controversial decision to suspend its military offensive and impose tough Islamic law in that area.