In Syria Wednesday, two western journalists joined the thousands of Syrians who have already died in the conflict there. But perhaps more importantly, a Syrian citizen-journalist, who helped publish video from Homs, was also killed in the shelling.
Almost eight percent of U.S. veterans are women, but the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is geared primarily toward men. That's meant a lot of women veterans are homeless and living on the street — or on waiting lists for the services they need.
Shaima Jastaniah showed her independence last summer by driving. The simple act by her and other Saudi Arabian women broke the law, and Jastaniah was sentenced to 10 lashes for it. She was pardoned by the Saudi king, but police said they'd lash her anyway. Now the police have reversed course.
Syria is increasingly wracked by violence. Government forces are using increasingly powerful weapons against rebels who are getting their own more powerful weapons. United Nations officials say the country has descended into full-fledged civil war.
Syria was rocked Wednesday morning by a deadly suicide bombing that killed the defense minister and President Bashar al-Assad's brother-in-law, the military's deputy chief of staff. It's a further sign the tide of the revolution may be turning.
There's more trouble unfolding this week in Egypt, as its newly elected president, Mohamed Morsi, confronts violence on the Sinai Peninsula. The emerging crisis has become one of the biggest tests for Morsi's two-month-old presidency.
Yasser Arafat died some eight years ago, but the investigation into his death only recently turned a surprising corner. On Tuesday, investigators exhumed his body to try and determine if radiation poisoning was behind his death.
The Israeli armed forces have allowed women in combat roles since the 1990s. And while there are still a few specialties where they're banned, they have years of experience. As the United States opens up to officially endorsing women in combat, Israel offers a glimpse of what may be ahead.
Russian President Vladimir Putin made a rare effort at communicating with the American people through the New York TImes. In an op-ed, he confronted President Barack Obama's decision-making regarding U.S. intervention in Syria and called for the U.S. to hold back any strikes.