Nahida Ahmed Rashid began her military career years ago, fighting for the Kurdish separatist cause. Now she's the highest-ranking woman in the Kurdish peshmerga and squaring off with her troops against Islamic militants who've taken northern Iraq by storm.
On a trip to Scotland, Chuck Wexler was struck by the fact that police officers there don't carry guns. He wondered whether the police in the US could do the same. So he took a group of police chiefs on a trip to Scotland to learn more.
This year, an increasing number of Central American attempted to enter the US illegally. Now, as many are deported back home, there are concerns that due process was not served while they were held in detention facilities in the United States.
The conclusions reached by the Senate Intelligence Committee in a new report on so-called harsh interrogation techniques are a damning critique of the Central Intelligence Agency. Not only did the agency torture people, but it did so while lying about it and getting no value from the information it gathered.
Attacks in the French cities of Tours and Dijon over the weekend left pedestrians and police officers dead, and France wondering if radical groups like ISIS are taking the fight into their cities. But despite the attackers' seeming links to radical Islam, the jury is still out.
In the current wave of Israeli-Palestinian violence, young Palestinians are getting news from Facebook pages offering fast-paced updates and bloody images. Israeli sites also offer uncensored graphic scenes.