Israel has been a hot topic of discussion recently at the U.S. Senate has considered Chuck Hagel's nomination for defense secretary. All of that attention, though, has some Israelis more than a little uncomfortable.
Hundreds of people in mexico have simply vanished, victims of drug-fueled crime syndicates or perhaps corrupt law enforcement. But often those disappearances aren't given more than a cursory investigation, if that. And that leaves family members to do the investigating.
The Turkish government recommends every student in the country read John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men, but now a parent has complained it's not appropriate, because of a few lines on a couple of pages in the book.
The United States and Iran haven't had diplomatic relations for more than 30 years. But as confrontations continue between the two countries over Iran's pursuit of nuclear weapons, some are calling for the two countries to renew their diplomatic ties.
Israel's mainstream Jewish community is upset with the way its Ultra-Orthodox community is exempted from requirements to do military or national service and often doesn't pay any taxes. That tension provided an opening for an American-born rabbi, Dov Lipman to be elected with a goal of bridging the divide.
The Filipino Catholic Church has long been influential in the country's politics, as well as its morality. But that influence is waning, and perhaps nowhere is that more visible in the end of a decade-long battle to enact legislation providing for free contraceptives to the country's residents.
President Barack Obama called for an increase in minimum wage in his State of the Union address -- increasing it from $7.25 to about $9. increasing minimum pay is often controversial, and business owners and economists are hoping to find middle ground.
When Capt. Blake Hall left Iraq, he was preparing to bring his friend and Iraqi interpreter to the United States with him. Unfortunately, a short time later, the interpreter was killed while on patrol with other soldiers. Now, Hall has finally succeeded in bringing the man's family to the U.S.
Increased incarceration rates in communities with high unemployment and poverty has some researchers questioning the drug policy in the United States. They're suggesting the drug problem is actually an outgrowth of U.S. drug policy -- which needs to be changed.
The United Nations was going to be located in the United States -- that much was sure. But just where the new headquarters, the new capital of the world, would be located, was much debated back in the 1940s. A new book looks at that battle.