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.
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.
Politicians and veterans groups in Australia, the U.K. and Canada, as well as other area, are outraged over the intentional vandalism of World War II-era graves in Benghazi, Libya.
At the Friends of Syria conference, foreign officials struggled with concrete steps they could take to help end the violence in Syria — without an elaborate military intervention that has so far proven impossible. Meanwhile, there were some signs of relief in Syria — small ones though they are.
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.
Journalists trapped in the city of Homs were pleading for help getting out of the embattled Syria where dozens of people continue to die under a relentless attack by the Syrian government. Meanwhile, efforts to get Syria to halt the attack will resume at a meeting Friday, though there is little hope for success.
A United Nations diplomat who's talked extensively with the Taliban says the group's leader now acknowledge they made serious mistakes when they came to power in the 1990s and are ready for three-way negotiations to end the war in Afghanistan.
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.
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.
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.