The situation in Israel over the past month has been trying, for Israelis and especially for Palestinians. For an Arab-Israeli family, the situation proved too trying, leading them to leave for the US. But at the same time, a Jewish-American woman did the reverse.
Tear gas, armored vehicles and the arrest of reporters marked Wednesday's protests in Ferguson, Mo. The images coming out of the Missouri town furthered anger at police tactics in the town and even prompted a White House response.
Just off the Tuscan coast is a tiny island that houses some of the country's most serious criminals. But what sets these prisoners apart is that they're also vintners, producing some of the country's best — and most expensive — white wine.
Nadhim Zahawi is a Kurd born in Iraq, but he represents Stratford-on-Avon in the British Parliament. He recently returned home to northern Iraq to see what the British government could do to help in the current crisis.
An unusual protest in took place 32 stories above Moscow on Wednesday. There, attached to the iconic Soviet star atop a famous apartment building, an unnamed protester unfurled the Ukrainian flag and gave a shot in the arm to Russians opposed to intervention in Ukraine.
Iran's parliament impeached science minister Reza Faraji-Dana this week over allegations of extremism stemming from the country's 2009 "Green Movement" protests. The sharply divided vote shows how the protests are still a powerful issue in Iranian politics.
At 40, Rufus Wainwright is a solo artist, an opera composer and a survivor of legendary and very public familial dysfunction. Now he's released a new album of his best-known songs and is hard at work on a second opera — not to mention navigating fatherhood.
The once frightening and desolate border that separated western Europe from the Communist countries is taking on a new role. The Iron Curtain is now a 5,000-mile network of bicycle paths that go past guard towers, barbed wire fences and other historical landmarks from the Cold War.
Ishita Malaviya isn't just a surfer — she India's only professional female surfer. She pushes cultural boundaries with her surfing, and, when she's not competing, she's busy teaching Indian kids how to take to the waves at the Shaka Surf Club in the state of Karnataka.
India's decided it has had enough with monkeys in parliament — and we're not talking about politicians. Rather actual monkeys that make working difficult. But their solution is somewhat unorthodox, at least on the surface. That and more in today's Global Scan.
Penguins are thought of a cuddly little birds that live in Antarctica, and that's true. But at least one species of penguin used to be not so little. Scientists have found a fossil of a species of penguin dubbed the colossal penguin, which stood at over six feet tall. That and more in today's Global Scan.
On Tuesday, Maj. Gen. Harold Greene became the highest ranking US soldier to die since the 9/11 attacks. But coalition soldiers are stuck between the dangers of training angry Afghan troops and the need to get them ready to secure their own country.
Forty years ago today, President Richard Nixon resigned after incriminating tape recordings from a high-tech audio system he installed in his offices came to light. Is presidential decision-making less transparent today, or will secrets always find a way to be heard?
People in Turkey voted for a new president over the weekend. It was the first time in Turkey's history that a president was directly chosen by the people, and they selected their powerful but embattled prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
As ISIS forces closed in on the de facto Kurdish capital, residents of the city tried to keep their daily lives going. Now, after an American intervention, the future looks more secure, though some Kurds fear that the aid may carry a heavy price for them.