The Israeli action in Gaza continues and the Palestinian protests have reached the West Bank. On Tuesday, Palestinians took to the street, where they were joined by Palestinian Authority security forces — a sign the authority is concerned this attack may hurt its standing in the eyes of Palestinians.
Lena Ibrahim, a Palestinian-American, is watching the unfolding crisis between Israel and Hamas with alarm. She has friends who still live in Gaza and as the death toll mounts, she's worried about their safety.
The Soviet Union and the United States came close to World War III some 50 years ago when, on Oct. 16, 1962, the United States discovered that the Soviet Union had installed nuclear missiles in Cuba.
A former U.S. Marine has spent time in Syria recently, trying to train the disorganized fighters to make them more effective in the battle against the Syrian regime. What he found, however, was in-fighting and over-inflated claims that complicate their chances of success.
Ethiopia answered the call of the United Nations in the 1950s and sent three battalions to South Korea to repulse the North Korean offensive. Along the way, they distinguished themselves for their valor, but also for their tradition of bringing all of their war dead home with them — a tradition embraced by the United States soon after.
Turkey is hosting tens of thousands of refugees, fleeing the months-long civil war in Syria. But as the conflict wears on, tensions between the Syrian people and their Turkish hosts are rising.
As Syria's civil war drags on into its 19th month, and with not an end in sight, Syria's rebels are learning that in order to win, they might need to adjust the face they present the world. So they're turning to some public relations training, in an effort to adjust the picture they're presenting to the world.
Reports emerged from Syria over the weekend of a mass execution in the Damascus suburb of Daraya. If confirmed, it would be the worst atrocity in the year-long civil war. Meanwhile, an academic in the United States sees a grim, Lebanon-like future for Syria.
Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad bases his power on his Alawite minority. They make up a big portion of his Army and his government leadership. So, when an Alawite defects, he's cast as an outsider from his own people, but also by the rebels, who don't trust any Alawites.
The Vietnam War ranks among the most contentious events in American history. But few experts agree on the specifics of when and how it started. In a new book on the war, historian Frederik Logevall takes a look at the decades preceding American involvement to better understand the making of America's Vietnam.