Global arms sales are the highest they've been since the end of the Cold War, driven by sales in the Middle East and Asia. US sales are likely to continue to rise due to arms deals signed during the Obama administration that have yet to reach the production line.
Today, as Iraqi forces backed by an international coalition inch forward in their fight to recover Mosul from the ISIS group, historians are looking at how to save, repair or retrieve precious heritage after the jihadists' three-year reign.
Earlier this month, the African Union backed a mass withdrawal from the International Criminal Court. Those who want out accuse the court of focusing too much on Africa and barely on any Western nations. If they do, African women seeking justice could suffer the consequences.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's half brother was assassinated with a lethal nerve agent manufactured for chemical warfare and listed by the United Nations as a weapon of mass destruction, Malaysian police said Friday.
Barack Obama campaigned for the presidency promising to close Guantanamo Bay prison. Donald Trump, on the other hand, promised during his campaign to "load it up with some bad dudes, believe me, we're gonna load it up." What does that mean?
Iceland made history this week, but not in a good way. For the first time since the nation became an independent republic, armed police shot and killed a man, startling a population accustomed to peace.
Purvi Patel is the second pregnant woman in Indiana to be charged under the state's law against "feticide," a law originally passed to protect pregnant women from harm. Patel was sentenced Monday to face up to 20 years in prison, in a case has alarmed advocates for women and immigrants.
The US has approved the biggest arms deal in history: a $38 billion agreement to supply Israel with jets, bombs, missiles and military support for the next 10 years. And now that the paper is signed, look for arms deals with Israel's Arab neighbors to proceed.
Even at 101, Yevnige Salibian remembers clearly the shouts and separation of Armenians in what was the first genocide of the 20th century. For her and much of L.A.'s Armenian community, the largest in the United States, a traumatic past is not even past.
As bombs fall, China, India and Pakistan have evacuated their nationals. Why not us, asks Bronx-born 20-year-old Summer Nasser? The State Department, which has evacuated government personnel and families, says it has no plans to evacuate ordinary US citizens.