Almost eight percent of U.S. veterans are women, but the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is geared primarily toward men. That's meant a lot of women veterans are homeless and living on the street — or on waiting lists for the services they need.
In Tel Aviv, one of the first things you notice is the city's large population of feral cats. Though the city has a program to spay and neuter them, it's small and doesn't target enough cats to reduce the population.
As Syrians flee the increasing violence in Syria, and as government forces increase intensity of their crackdown, many refugees are discovering that Syrians forced have planted anti-personnel mines along the border — making their escape extremely dangerous.
The archipelago known as Socotra consists of four small islands located 250 miles off the coast of Yemen. Socotra, known as the “Galapagos of the Middle East,” is populated by hundreds of species that cannot be found anywhere else on the planet — and tourists are flocking there.
China's flexing its diplomatic muscle, softly, as it tries to end the violence in Syria. A Chinese envoy was headed to Syria bringing a demand that both sides end the violence and negotiate a peaceful end to the violence that has killed 7,000 people.
In a major policy speech at the Northwestern University Law School, attorney general Eric Holder explained, for the first time, the U.S. justification for putting Americans on a list of those who can be killed if their capture is not possible.
On Monday, President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel meet in Washington for talks surrounding rising tensions with Iran. Speaking at the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee’s policy conference on Sunday, Obama stressed his support for Israel. The two leaders are set to discuss Iran’s nuclear capacity, sanctions, and regional security concerns.
Libya's wounded and sick are turning east to get medical treatment. The transitional government is paying millions of dollars for Libyans to get treatment in Jordan — known to have some of the best hospitals in the Arab world.
Officials are concerned the Syrian Army is trying to hide signs of summary executions in the Baba Amr area near Homs after the rebels withdrew and the Syrian Army moved in.
An Iranian Jewish author said if their two peoples just better appreciated the ties that they share in history, the ways Iran has helped and welcomed Jews for centuries, the two countries wouldn't be so close to a violent confrontation. Thousand of Jews still call Iran home today.