Syrian forces brought their fight against protesters to the suburbs of Damascus — an area that has mostly avoided the violence and bloodshed that has claimed nearly 5500 lives in the past 10 months.
Though the Pentagon budget is reduced from what had been projected, the actual spending will increase more than $30 billion over 10 years, though the increases are small enough that when adjusted for expected inflation, they amount to minor reductions.
In Karachi, everyone carries a gun. And when one ethnic group wants something from another, they usually take it at the point of a gun. It's created a culture where people take from each other and give to others to force people to become beholden to the powerful.
A video that appears to show four U.S. Marines urinating on the bodies of three dead Taliban fighters have provoked international and domestic outrage. U.S. officials have promised an investigation.
In an appearance at the Pentagon, President Barack Obama outlined his policy on national defense and how he would decrease the size of and spending on he military.
For 50-some years, the Cold War dominated life in Russia, Europe and the United State. In the nearly two decades since it ended, though, the physical manifestations of those decades are rapidly disappearing. A museum in California is hoping to hang on to the past and make it real for the future.
The Taliban are expected to enter negotiations with the U.S.-supported Afghan government, and the first step was their decision this week to open a liaison office in Qatar. The Taliban will appoint a representative to the office who will be able to carry messages between the two sides.
The tension between Iran and the United States grew a little stronger this weekend. New sanctions, missile firings and another ultimatum from Iran all marked a weekend that saw neither side flinching in their ongoing confrontation.
The Army announced charges against eight soldiers in connection with the suicide of a Chinese-American private, Danny Chen. But now, many in the Asian community are saying the Army has a bigger problem with racism in general.
In a sign of the deepening sectarian crisis facing the Iraqi government, a series of explosions hit Baghdad today, killing at least 63 and wounding another 180.