With the passing of Saudi Arabia’s absolute monarch Friday morning, the new ruler – King Salman bin Abdul-Azisz al-Saud – moved quickly to assure his subjects and the outside world that things would remain the same.
He's a symbol of a political victory for President Barack Obama: Former Cuban prisoner Alan Gross will be a guest of honor at the State of the Union address Tuesday. Gross was released after the US and Cuba negotiated a deal to normalize relations.
Liberian Patrice Juah boarded a plane from Monrovia this week to come to the US. When she arrived at Washington's Dulles International aiport, she encountered a host of new screening measures, including a system for 21 days of self-monitoring. She says she came away impressed and reassured
Tens of thousands of images showing tortured and emaciated bodies were smuggled out of Syria by a former government photographer nicknamed "Caesar." Now some of the photos are being displayed at the US Holocaust Museum as a reminder of the ongoing threat of organized genocide.
When the US responded to terrorism after 9/11, it used troops and massive force in the Middle East. The new war declared last night by President Obama against the terrorist organization know as the Islamic State, or ISIS or ISIL, will look very different.
Tension between Russia and Ukraine is rising, as each accuses the other of being responsible for the downing of the Malaysia Airlines passenger jet. Meanwhile, the Netherlands goes into mourning, saying this is their 9/11, since more than half the passengers on the flight were Dutch.
First Lady Michelle Obama recently challenged young chefs across the country to come up with new recipes to promote healthier school lunches. Among the winners was Kinnan Dowie, an Arab-American sixth grader from Rhode Island. He's off to the White House and we have his recipe for Mediterranean kebab wraps with cilantro tabbouleh.
The Washington Redskins face growing demands to change their team's nickname, which many Native Americans say is offensive. The public debate is also putting pressure on other teams, like the Edmonton Eskimos, that also use native imagery.