President Barack Obama is calling on Congress to authorize a three-year war on the so-called Islamic State. But expanding the battle to defeat ISIS won't do much good if the rise of the militants is a symptom, not the root, of Middle East instability.
The surge of donations in the memory of one of the victims from Tuesday's shooting will enable a medical group to open two more dental clinics for Syrian refugees. They will be named after the husband-and-wife dental students who were slain near the University of North Carolina campus.
Syrian president Bashar al-Assad has given a rare interview to the media — to the BBC. Assad denied using barrel bombs. But British trauma surgeon David Nott was astonished to hear that, since he was nearly killed by one of the devices in Aleppo a few months ago.
Experts are realizing there's no way to capture or kill our way out of the problem of Westerners joining radical groups in places like Iraq or Syria. Luckily, there is an increasing number of programs aimed at bringing these mostly young men back into the fold.
Abderrazak Cherif spent months and thousands of dollars trying to coax his son back from jihad in Syria. But when he finally succeeded, French authorities whisked the teenager off to jail, where his mental health is deteriorating.