US intelligence has concluded that Russian forces are ready to invade Ukraine at any time, if ordered. President Obama called on Russia to pull its troops back from the border. Ukraine meanwhile is collecting 50 cent phone-in donations to fund its military.
The short answer: It’s complicated. Scholars and activists say that laws passed long before Barack Obama became president are behind the increases, but that he could be doing more to curb deportations.
Saudi Arabia has a problem with terrorism. It's one the largest producers of jihadi fighters around the world. In order to combat that, the country has developed "rehab" centers, that seek to turn would-be jihadis away from their extremist ways.
Investigators trying to solve the mystery of what happened to Malaysia Airlines’ Flight 370 are hoping to locate one particular vital clue — the plane’s flight data and cockpit voice recorders, commonly referred to as “black boxes.” But airlines' continued use of the aging technology brings up questions of its own.
Hassan Hakmoun grew up in the world of gnawa music and dance that came to Morocco by way of west Africa. But it was an altogether different culture that got Hakmoun to New York City, where he has lived for the past three decades. Hakmoun has tapped into his Moroccan roots for a new album, "Unity."
Intense clashes in the Syrian city of Homs pit government troops against Islamist fighters who are primarily aligned with the al-Nusra Front, an al-Qaida affiliate. Wall Street Journal correspondent Sam Dagher is there and says that despite the fighting, Syria's government is pushing ahead with effort to prepare the city for June elections.
Russia justified its annexation of Crimea with the argument that it has a duty to protect Russians there. There are millions Russians scattered elsewhere in eastern Europe. So anxiety is rising. We look at one nation in detail, Estonia.
Russians and Americans live and work together for six months at a time on the International Space Station. Given that tensions between Moscow and Washington are way up after Russia's annexation of Crimea, we wondered how the conversation is going way up there.
Afghans are facing violent Taliban moves to disrupt their presidential elections and a potential future without foreign troops. But after such a difficult past, many Afghans are excited about the future, as researcher Faiysal AliKhan found during a month-long trip there.
Israel and the Palestinians are blaming each other for dragging US-sponsored peace talks to the brink of collapse. After spending eight months trying to keep the two sides at the negotiating table, Secretary of State, John Kerry appears to be frustrated. "The leaders have to lead," Kerry said on Thursday. Host Marco Werman gets the latest from The World's Matthew Bell.
US Contractor Alan Gross has been imprisoned in Cuba for the last four years on charges of spying. He's now going on a hunger strike. He says it's to protest both the Cuban and US government. Peter Kornbluh, of the National Security Archive, explains the real danger of Gross doing such a move, both for the contractor and for US Cuban relations.
814 million eligible voters may cast their ballot in the Indian parliamentary elections over the next five weeks. And something feels different about this election. The World's Rhitu Chatterjee explains what that something might be.
A New Delhi ska band, the Ska Vengers, has covered the '60s and '70s hit "Message to You, Rudy" and turned it into a political message that blasts the frontrunner in India's month-long elections, Narendra Modi.
Cambridge, Massachusetts is home to Harvard and MIT, and just across the river from Boston. It was also home to the men alleged to be behind the marathon bombings. Residents are still trying to grapple with what happened and whether the bombings could have been prevented.