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.
Two suicide bombers have struck the Russian city of Volgograd in the last two days, leaving more than 30 people dead. But these terrorist attacks aren't isolated incidents — they have roots that go back to battles fought 200 years ago.
Chechen terrorism has been mostly targeted against Russia. But a year ago in Spain two Chechens and a Turk were arrested for allegedly plotting to attack Gibraltar during the London Summer Olympics. With bombs dropped from paragliders.
Expectations are pretty low for this week's Syria peace talks in Geneva. It will the first time that government and opposition representatives actually meet since the civil war began almost three years ago. But a third major player in the conflict will be missing: the Al-Qaeda-affiliated rebel group that controls much of north-east Syria. Most of its fighters are foreign. Here's the story of one Syrian man who has been forced into exile by the very men he once helped bring into his country.
The Boston Marathon bombings investigation has focused a big spotlight on Chechnya. The two suspects' family -- the Tsarnaevs -- have Chechen roots. Journalist Nathan Thornburgh blogs about the need to consider another side of Chechnya.
Muslim rebels in Thailand have been battling Buddhist government forces for four years, and the government admitted today that it's far from winning, and suggested that the rebels may be getting support from al-Qaeda