A renewed push against ISIS in Iraq launched on March 5 has forced the radical militants from several neighborhoods and key sites, including the main local government headquarters and the famed Mosul museum.
Although several hundred US special forces troops have been active in Syria for months now, the Marines' arrival marks the largest deployment of America's conventional forces in Syria since the civil war began six years ago.
Thousands of women are shot, thrown out of the windows or beaten to death by their family members in Russia, which has domestic violence rates upwards of 30 times higher than most European and Western countries.
Kate Hendricks Thomas says she and other military women typically endure sexual abuse on the job and so she was not surprised to learn that a Facebook page called "Marines United" with 30,000 Marine followers posted nude photos of females Marines.
Some US Border Patrol agents believe the threat from ISIS on the US border is very real. But some southwestern politicians call the contention little more than anti-Islamic fear-mongering, saying the evidence doesn't support claims of ISIS infiltration.
Hiking was never fun for Van Pol when he was a child: It brought back fearful memories of his family's escape from Cambodia and into refugee camps. It wasn't until a high school field trip to a New Hampshire peak that hiking became Van's salvation.
After the shooting and the lockdown in Ottawa, Canadian police have shared details about the suspected gunman: Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, a Canadian citizen with a criminal record and a confiscated passport. But further information about his conversion to Islam and radicalization is still scarce.
Lithuania's foreign minister says modified Iskander missiles have a range of up to 435 miles — meaning they could reach Berlin from the Russian outpost, which is sandwiched between Poland and Lithuania.
Some women’s groups say they are being specifically targeted. On Twitter, many women are reporting an increase in harassment on the streets. Others are railing against misogynist language used by all sides, reducing women to pawns, or spoils of war.