The United States announced recently that it had inadvertently burned a number of Korans that had been confiscated from Afghan prisoners, thinking they were subversive material. In response, thousands of Afghans have taken to the streets in protest.
The U.S. Supreme Court today is hearing arguments over whether it should be a crime, in the United States, to tell a lie. A very specific lie: To claim military honors that were not won in battle. Veterans and their advocates say it's fraud that should be outlawed. First Amendment activists say it's a dangerous step down a slippery slope.
Special Forces have taken on increased importance in recent years for the U.S. military. Now the group's commander is seeking to broaden their role as a global strike force.
Jay Carney, the White House Press Secretary, insists that the United States is adamantly opposed to Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad remaining in power. He also said the United States is considering its options, when asked if the United States could provide arms to protesters.
No one was killed but two people were hospitalized in an attack on an Israeli diplomat's vehicle in India Monday morning. Israeli officials are blaming Iran for that attack, as well as a thwarted attempt in the Central Asian nation of Georgia.
The Pentagon on Thursday announced that women would be able to serve in more roles in the military. They'll be able to serve as radio operators, intelligence analysts, medics and other front-line units that don't regularly engage in combat. They're still prohibited from serving in the infantry, armored units and the special forces.
Riots raged in the Maldives recently, as people upset over the arrest of a popular judge tried to make their voice heard. Depending on who you ask, it worked. The nation's president resigned -- but he now says he did so at gunpoint in what amounts to a coup.
The most infamous war crime to come out of the Iraq war ended with almost a whimper. None of the Marines charged ended up facing serious punishment. Arun Rath looks at what the legal rulings mean for the soldiers on the ground and the civilians who live among them.
China, citing historical discoveries, says that the entire South China Sea should be its own exclusive economic zone. The Philippines, however, shares a long border with the sea and sees some of it as its own. So does Vietnam, and other regional countries. That's got some a little nervous.
In a Google Hangout President Barack Obama hosted on Monday with eight Americans, the president mounted a spirited defense — and consequently admission — of the U.S. program to use drone aircraft to attack terrorist leaders.