A 3-day ceasefire in the Gaza Strip ended early Friday. Palestinian militants fired rockets into Israel, and Israel retaliated with air strikes. War fatigue is growing but neither side appears ready to give ground.
Three years after the revolution that overthrew Moammar Gaddafi, Libya faces an even worse crisis that threatens to destabilize the country and region. The US doesn't want to intervene, but fighting between Islamists and former Gaddafi loyalists has already dragged in other countries.
Warren Weinstein worked for USAID in Pakistan before he was abducted by unknown men. He has been held since 2011 by men thought to be members of al-Qaeda. As the third anniversary of his kidnapping approaches, his daughter wants to see him back home.
Move over, al-Qaeda: The militants of ISIS are becoming a huge concern for counterterrorism officials as they gain battlefield experience and recruit new jihadis from as far away as Europe and the United States.
As summer ends, people are cramming in that much-needed vacation in increasing numbers. But not everyone is taking them, indeed a quarter of American workers get no paid time off. And that's a problem for our brains.
As mom and apple pie are to America, so are Gordie Howe and Tim Hortons to Canada. But after being sold to Burger King, some Canadians are concerned the American company will bring unwelcome changes to the nation's favorite cup of joe.
American reporter Jocelyn Ford only set out to snag some contact in inaccessible Tibet. Instead, when she sat down to talk to a Tibetan woman named Zanta, she ended up as part of her own story, experiencing Zanta's struggles and the deeply-ingrained sexism of Tibetan society.
This isn't your granddad's gambling industry: As casinos spread and habits change, slot machines have become a massive part of casino profits — as much as 85 percent. They're doing so partly by giving gamblers the illusion of winning, even when they're falling behind.
The American government is close with the Kurdish peshmerga in Iraq but considers the PKK, Turkey's main Kurdish party, a terrorist group. Now that the PKK is playing a bigger role in fighting ISIS, the US may find itself helping those "terrorists."
In 1980, when director Richard Attenborough was shooting scenes for Gandhi, thousands of Indians volunteered for parts as extras. New York-based film critic Aseem Chhabra remembers getting a part as a passenger on the train that carried Gandhi back to Delhi.
WeChat does it all for almost 400 million users, from texting to paying bills. Now China's government will force Chinese users to register using their real names, sparking fears that the order is an attempt to clamp down on speech and privacy.
Governments in Central American countries like El Salvador anticipate a big flood of migrants returning from the United States after being detained. But those migrants are coming back to the same depressed, and sometimes violent, conditions that forced them to leave in the first place.
The Muppets weren't just a commercial and artistic success — they were an innovation. Jim Henson, the renowned creator of the Muppets, was constantly pushing himself beyond his comfort zone, constantly pushing to do things others said couldn't be done.
British film director Richard Attenborough died on Sunday at the age of 90. He directed classic films like Gandhi with powerful messages of positive social change, but also appeared on-screen in much-loved roles in Jurassic Park and other movies.
In the heart of the West Bank, Israelis have started building a settlement. The area is where three Israeli teenagers were killed — allegedly by Hamas — back in June. While the settlers say this is a peaceful occupation, it may prove to be a roadblock during peace talks.