Austria, which has been without a president since July, will have to wait until 2017 for its next head of state to take office, parliament said Monday as the country prepares to vote in a scandal-plagued election re-run.
Two incidents over the weekend have Americans on edge over potential terrorist activity. An explosion in New York drew the most attention, but so far had no link to international terrorism. In Minnesota, however, ISIS claimed responsibility for a stabbing.
Instead of colorful, handmade caps for sale to Syrians and foreign tourists, Zakaria Mosuli — the last tailor in Aleppo's battered Old City — now sews military headwear almost exclusively for soldiers.
Some US Border Patrol agents believe the threat from ISIS on the US border is very real. But some southwestern politicians call the contention little more than anti-Islamic fear-mongering, saying the evidence doesn't support claims of ISIS infiltration.
When Steven Sotloff's friends discovered he was being held captive by ISIS militants, they set out to hide any reference to the fact that he was Jewish and a dual American-Israeli citizen — and succeeded.
Some women’s groups say they are being specifically targeted. On Twitter, many women are reporting an increase in harassment on the streets. Others are railing against misogynist language used by all sides, reducing women to pawns, or spoils of war.
We now know that many boys who descend on people with guns are motivated by fears that they are perceived as homosexual and that attacking suspected or known homosexuals is a way for boys to demonstrate heterosexuality to their peers.
Public support for Israel's military campaign in the Gaza Strip has remained strong and steady in Israel. But as the Palestinian death toll reportedly climbed above 1,400 people, divisions within the American Jewish community over the war are becoming more and more clear, says Peter Beinart, author of “The Crisis of Zionism.”
President Obama decried the latest mass killing, in the California town of San Bernardino, which took the lives of 14 people and wounded another 21. Two suspects have been killed in an altercation with police, who identified them as a husband and wife.