The US has approved the biggest arms deal in history: a $38 billion agreement to supply Israel with jets, bombs, missiles and military support for the next 10 years. And now that the paper is signed, look for arms deals with Israel's Arab neighbors to proceed.
Iran and Saudi Arabia have upped the ante in their war of words. Both are now denouncing the other's Islamic legitimacy. The two Persian Gulf powers are already locked in numerous proxy conflicts across the region. The US is not happy about the mess.
One-quarter of the civilians killed in the Yemen war have been children. A 10-year-old Yemeni girl makes her pitch for peace — in English — to urge people in the UK and the US to persuade their ally Saudi Arabia to end the war.
The "Green Rose" initiative has wide backing among the public and legislators in Spain's Catalonia region. It would allow nonprofit cannabis club members to legally grow and share their weed among themselves. But don't get too excited — pot tourists are not invited.
Republican politicians, including many US governors and the presidential nominee Donald Trump, want to close the door to Syrian refugees. But many conservative Christians say that, on this issue, the politicians are wrong.
Newly declassified files accuse the Pinochet regime of carrying out an attack in Washington in broad daylight 40 years ago. A car bomb killed Chile's former foreign minister, Orlando Letelier, and a young American woman, Ronni Moffitt.