There's been relative peace and quiet between Israel and Syria for years. Sure, Israel would occasionally strike out at what it saw as Syria threatening its security, but things have mostly remained quiet. But, recently, as Syria's civil wars devolves into mayhem, the peace had been punctured with threats and missile strikes.
Many domestic workers get stuck in jobs that pay them low wages, subject them to long hours and sometimes even expose them to physical abuse. And because many are undocumented, they don't, or can't, speak up. But some states are trying to change that.
There's been a controversy brewing around the way the military handles sexual assault allegations. It's been amplified by recent controversies that have enveloped top military leaders who are supposed to oversee the military's handling of sexual harassment cases.
Immigrants are often said to do the work Americans don't want to do. In the case of domestic workers, people who clean houses and care for the sick or elderly, that's certainly true, with most of those roles filled by immigrants. Now, with the process of a path to legalization, many domestic workers are looking for better conditions.
The White House's nominee for director of the Environmental Protection Agency is tied up in politics, so the Obama administration is pushing back. It recently released a report that says economic benefits from the EPA's regulations vastly outweigh the costs it imposes.
The arrest and expulsion of U.S. diplomat Ryan Fogle by Russian authorities reads like a Cold War-era novel. He was wearing a bright blonde wig, he had bundles of cash and instructions for how to create an untraceable email address. But where the U.S.-Russian relationship goes from here remains unknown.
The meat that Americans eat for dinner is usually processed, in large plants in the Midwest, by an immigrant. When one immigrant leaves the plants, for a better life, hopefully, another immigrant often steps in. Immigration reform has the potential to dramatically alter that dynamic.
South Africa's COSAT school is widely regarded for the success it's had moving its students out of poverty. But it's not immune to some of the other problems of South Africa. As students walk to school each day, they run the risks of being abused, physically, by thugs.
Hundreds of thousands of Syrians have fled the country in the more than two years that its civil war has raged -- some 100,000 of them having found a home in Egypt. They've been successful, and welcomed, but they are conflicted over their success, while others at home still suffer.
Pakistan marked a monumental moment this weekend, with voters successfully electing a new individual to be the nation's prime minister. It marks the first time the country has successfully had a peaceful, democratic transfer of power.