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Bombs Alone Won't Build A Stable Syria

We need to remember only Syrians can rebuild their country — no military action can do that.

Vandals Spray-Paint Nazi Symbols On Jewish Community Center During Passover

A church located a mile down the road was also defaced with anti-Semitic graffiti.

Is It Time We Designed A New Peace Sign?

Give peace a chance... and a new logo?

Jeff Sessions Prepares DOJ For Crackdown On Unauthorized Border-Crossers

"This is the Trump era. The lawlessness, the abdication of the duty to enforce our immigration laws, and the catch-and-release practices of old are over."

Immigration Agents Won't Stop Making Arrests In Courts, Trump Officials Tell Judge

They urged California's chief justice in a letter to ask her state to drop its policies instead.

Trump Administration A No-Show At Hearings On Human Rights

The government said the absence was because of litigation, but observers say it was highly unusual.

Schumer Trolls GOP Over Trump's Comparison Of America To Putin

“Where are you? You know if a Democrat said it, you’d be just howling at the moon," he said.

As Trump Dismantles Obama's Climate Legacy, Report Urges Action To Save The Arctic

Oil drilling and shipping could "inflict further stress on Arctic marine ecosystems already straining" from climate change, the report warns.

Rescuers Who Found Young Girl In Indian Forest Deny Monkey Claims (UPDATE)

Local news outlets have dubbed her "Girl Mowgli."

Putin Says Trust Erodes Under Trump As Moscow Icily Receives Tillerson

Secretary of State Tillerson's meeting with Putin was in doubt amid growing tensions over Syria.

Here’s Why U.S.-Russia Military Conflict Over Syria Is Looking More And More Likely

To repair his abysmal approval rating, Trump is likely to further intervene in Syria, prompting a dangerous Russian response.

Assad Is A Monster But If Trump Overthrows Him, Syria Will Likely Be Run By Terrorists

If the U.S. topples Assad, it’ll create a power vacuum for warring extremists.

Why Trump's Syria Strike Will Not End Well

The only way to end Syria’s brutal bombing of civilians is through diplomacy, which will now be even harder.

Trump's Syria Strike Will Do More Good Than Harm

The strike sends a signal that the U.S. isn’t afraid to use military force.

My Plan For Rebuilding America's Foreign Policy And National Security

America must have the capacity to truly respond to security crises before they necessitate the deployment of troops and missiles.

The Senate Story That Everyone Is Missing

On Nov. 4, 2016, the Paris climate agreement entered into force. Four days later, Donald Trump was elected president of the United States. If President T...

Female Peacekeepers Fight Militants And Prejudice In Somalia

The number of women joining military and police ranks across Africa is rising. As part of our “Women and Jihad” series, we meet the female peacekeepers i...

What Trump And Xi Can Learn From The Athens Vs. Sparta Rivalry

Beijing and Washington have the immense challenge of avoiding war between a rising power and an established one.

Ahead Of The Trump-Xi Summit, Here's What Both Sides Want

These are the priorities that both sides should be prepared to address.

A Self-Inflicted Wound In Hungary

In a globalized era, is self-determination necessarily self-destructive? Since 2010, the Hungarian government has seemed set on proving that it is. New l...

Is Trump Going Soft On China?

The administration just let a Chinese electronics company that repeatedly violated international sanctions off the hook.

Trump And Xi Can Reach Mutually Agreeable Solutions On North Korea And Trade

The upcoming summit meeting holds promise for a “new type of great power relationship.”

Syrian Father Lays His Twin Babies To Rest After Chemical Weapons Attack

“I couldn’t save anyone," cried the man who lost 22 family members in Tuesday's massacre. "They’re all dead now.”

Ahead Of Its Election, France Is Deeply Fragmented, Its People Often Angry and Scared

There is real danger that a fascist-type leader will be given the opportunity to rule France.

North Korea Threatens Nuclear Strike On U.S. Mainland As Warships Approach

“Our revolutionary strong army is keenly watching every move by enemy elements."

White House Slams Russia For Trying To Cover Up Assad’s Chemical Attacks

Senior officials also suggest Russia must have known about the latest gas attack ahead of time.

China Tells North Korean Coal Ships To Go Home

The move may be a sign Beijing is fed up with its nuclear neighbor.

Syria's War Rages Unabated Days After U.S. Strike

Russian and Syrian airstrikes continue amid uncertainty over U.S. policy.

Bomb Attacks On Two Coptic Churches In Egypt Kill At Least 44, Injure More Than 100

Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attacks, which also injured more than 100 people and occurred a week before Coptic Easter, with Pope Francis...

Who Are Egypt's Coptic Christians And What Do They Believe?

Attacks on two Coptic Christian churches left dozens dead on Palm Sunday.

Police Say Uzbek Suspect In Swedish Truck Attack Had Expressed Sympathy For Islamic State

The suspect applied for permanent residence in Sweden in 2014. However, his bid was rejected and he was wanted for disregarding a deportation order, the ...

Trump Administration Is Contradicting Itself On Regime Change In Syria

The secretary of state says there's no change to U.S. policy, but the U.N. ambassador says there can be no peace with Syrian President Bashar Assad.

What You Need To Know About North Korea's Nuclear Aspirations

Experts say the country's nuclear weapons tests are stronger than ever.

How Russia Became Assad's Biggest Backer

Putin is doubling down on his support for the Syrian president.

Ten Days Of Unrest In Venezuela Come To A Head In Massive Protest

Thousands of people took to the streets to demand the departure of the country’s unpopular president.

Assad Allies Say U.S. Attack On Syria Air Base Crosses 'Red Lines'

Meanwhile Secretary of State Rex Tillerson blamed Russian inaction for fueling Assad's chemical weapons attack.

The U.S. Is No Longer One Of The World's Top 5 Executioners

But it's in the top seven -- and its plans to execute 7 prisoners in 11 days are drawing international attention.

Trump Adds Insult To Injury In Syria

Two wrongs don’t make a right.

97 Ways Of Saying The Same Hateful Thing: 'Get Out Of America'

American xenophobia uses the same dumb script over and over.

This Is What The Aftermath Of An Chemical Weapon Attack Feels Like

Dr. Abdel Hay Tennari said his patients’ symptoms were consistent with Sarin gas and the field hospital where he works has run out of the antidote.

South Korean Court Throws President Park Out Of Office Over Scandal

Park Geun-hye is the country's first democratically elected leader to be forced from office.

Hawaii Becomes First State To Sue Over New Muslim Travel Ban

A hearing is set for March 15, a day before the new ban is to go into effect.

U.S. Intel Agencies Knew Last Year About CIA Security Breach That Led To Wikileaks Dump

Officials said they were focusing on contractors as the likeliest source of the leak.

Trump Met Russian Ambassador During The Campaign, Despite Denials

On April 27, Trump met Sergey Kislyak in Washington, D.C., before a big foreign policy speech.

Report: ISIS Leader Baghdadi Flees Mosul Fight

He has left the city to his field commanders.

Hungary Approves Plan To Detain Migrants And Refugees In Camps Of Shipping Containers

Human rights groups have called the move a flagrant violation of international law.

Donald Trump's New Travel Ban Targeting Muslims May Still Be Unconstitutional

Government lawyers will have a hard time arguing that the restrictions don't amount to discrimination against Muslims.

Trump's New Travel Ban Is A Punch In The Gut For Refugees

The plan “will tear refugee families apart," an expert said.

In Kansas City, A Mother Fears Her Children Could Be Next

Mahnaz Shabbir spent 15 years trying to protect her family from Islamophobia. Then two men who looked like her sons were shot in Olathe.

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