Syria has been embroiled in a bitter civil war for more than two years. That prompted one Syrian woman, Ahlam, to come to America to give birth to her daughter, near her family. But now, with her husband unable to leave, she's preparing to return to the violence that is Syria today.
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.
Late last week and over the weekend, Israel is believed to have conducted two airstrikes on Syria -- designed to keep dangerous weapons out of the hands of their Hezbollah enemies. But some have said this was really a proxy for an attack on Iran.
In the early days after World War II, a few Jewish Holocaust survivors set out to punish Germans for the Holocaust perpetrated by the country's Nazi leaders. What, exactly, they accomplished in many ways remains unknown. But one survivor was recently willing to discuss, in vague terms, his participation.
It's long been known that Hezbollah was supporting the regime of Bashar al-Assad in its battle to retain control of Syria. But this week, Hezbollah's leader came out publicly stating it was backing Assad. The announcement, though, could portend expansion of the Syrian conflict beyond Syria.
As more information comes out about Syria's alleged use of chemical weapons on its rebels, U.S. defense officials came forward Thursday and acknowledged they were actively considering providing weapons to certain branches of the Syrian rebels.
At least three countries are convinced the regime of Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad has used chemical weapons in his country's ongoing civil war. On Thursday, U.S. officials confirmed they too believed Assad had unleashed sarin gas. But its options are limited.
North Korea's sabre-rattling toward the United States is mostly hot air for those of us living in the mainland United States. But a tiny U.S. outpost west of Hawaii, Guam, is within range of North Korea's missiles. But they're still not worried.
Tensions remain at a fever pitch between the U.S. and South Korea on one side and North Korea on the other. But academics say the way to dial down the pressure is for American officials to reach out. But should the U.S. give North Koreans what they're so clearly looking for?
Tensions on the Korean peninsula are running high, with North Korea vowing to take pre-emptive military strikes against South Korea and U.S. forces around the Pacific Ocean, while the South is promising to respond to any aggression with bullets first, and politics later.