The Israel Defense Forces are unmatched in the Middle East. But seven more of its soldiers died in fighting on Monday, bringing the total to 25 Israelis killed since ground operations began last Thursday. That's because Hamas is better on the battlefield than before.
A major offensive against ISIS forces is under way in Iraq, and the Iraqi army is getting plenty of support from Iran and its Iraqi Shiite allies. One country that isn't getting involved, however, is the United States.
Baghdad is an increasingly frightening place to raise a family, so many middle class parents have sent their children out of the country. As journalist Sahar Issa explains, the loneliness of the parents left behind is especially painful at Ramadan.
Amid the celebrations this St Patrick's Day, there are also more somber commemorations taking place. In Mexico and in a small town in Galway, Ireland, they are remembering the hundreds of Irishmen who died fighting for Mexico against the United States: the San Patricio Battalion.
In the spring of 2003, for a brief moment, many Americans bought the idea, that the Iraq war was over. But why didn't the war end with the fall of Baghdad? And why were we programmed to think it might?
A few dozen elderly US veterans have traveled back to Iwo Jima, scene of one of the bloodiest battles in the Pacific during World War II. One of them, former fighter pilot Jerry Yellin, talks about the battle and one buddy who never returned.
Ukrainian government forces are on the attack close to where Malaysia Airlines flight 17 came down almost two weeks ago. They're trying to surround the key rebel city of Donetsk, but they may prevent efforts to retrieve the remaining bodies and wreckage in the process.