During World War II, an Indian princess and Muslim refugee, Noor Inayat Khan, became an agent for British special operations. She parachuted into Nazi-occupied France to help the resistance. In the end, she made the ultimate sacrifice.
Amnesty International’s new report “Human Slaughterhouse: Mass hangings and extermination at Saydnaya prison, Syria” alleges that Syrian authorities systematically executed as many as 13,500 detainees at one jail outside Damascus from 2011 to 2015, and that the killings are probably still happening.
Lebanon has the highest concentration of Syrian refugees per capita in the world. Just a few days after Donald Trump’s executive order, Lebanese President Michel Aoun renewed calls for Syrians to be repatriated.
In India, there are concerns that US President Donald Trump's crackdown on immigration will include restrictions on so-called H-1B visas. India's IT sector uses that to send thousands of highly skilled workers to America every year.
When Steven Sotloff's friends discovered he was being held captive by ISIS militants, they set out to hide any reference to the fact that he was Jewish and a dual American-Israeli citizen — and succeeded.
We now know that many boys who descend on people with guns are motivated by fears that they are perceived as homosexual and that attacking suspected or known homosexuals is a way for boys to demonstrate heterosexuality to their peers.
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.
Public support for Israel's military campaign in the Gaza Strip has remained strong and steady in Israel. But as the Palestinian death toll reportedly climbed above 1,400 people, divisions within the American Jewish community over the war are becoming more and more clear, says Peter Beinart, author of “The Crisis of Zionism.”
President Obama decried the latest mass killing, in the California town of San Bernardino, which took the lives of 14 people and wounded another 21. Two suspects have been killed in an altercation with police, who identified them as a husband and wife.
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.