The State Department lacks a rigorous protocol to ensure that US equipment doesn't find its way into the hands of Egyptian units flagged as human rights abusers, even as it has itself criticized Egypt's rights record.
A joint aid convoy idled for seven hours outside of the besieged Damascus suburb of Daraya before Syrian soldiers turned it away. Minutes later, the town was shelled.
The insurgents, who largely control the Afghan drug trade, are flush with cash and new recruits after the lucrative poppy harvest in Helmand province.
While both sides say they want to maintain the peace, Israeli soldiers moved into the strip to blow up cross-border tunnels, Hamas retaliated with mortar fire, and Israel responded with tank shelling and aerial assaults.
The New York City Council passed a bill that would require stores to charge a minimum five cent fee for plastic bags — supporters of the measure say it will help cut down on the estimated 9.3 billion plastic bags New Yorkers throw away each year.
Biden plans to meet with senior Iraqi officials at a time when Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's government is locked in a political stalemate, and the Iraqi army is struggling to take on the Islamic State.
At the New York Tactical Officers Association Conference, cops are being sold military-grade gear, and given a lecture by a terrorism expert who's been called a conspiracy theorist.
It's been four days since Reuters published an expose implicating Egyptian security forces in the kidnapping, torture, and murder of Italian graduate student Giulio Regeni, and in Egypt threats against the news organization are mounting.
The backtracking over the appointment comes ahead of the crucial New York state primary. Sanders has been campaigning heavily in New York City, where nearly 20 percent of Democratic primary voters tend to be Jewish.
A young Jewish activist with a history of criticizing Israel has just been named Bernie Sanders' National Jewish Outreach Coordinator.
A news survey, based on 3,500 face-to-face interviews across the Arab World, charts young peoples' changing opinions on a broad array of issues, ranging from the Islamic State to the fallout from the Arab Spring.
The Department of Justice and Goldman reached a $5 billion settlement stemming from the financial titan's conduct in the lead up to the financial crisis.
During fierce fighting within 30 miles of the Syrian capital of Damascus, IS fighters managed to abduct hundreds of workers from a cement factory. Their fates are unknown.
A Council of State Chambers of Commerce webinar suggests that business leaders can keep wages low by not talking about the issue while redirecting the political conversation to "creating more jobs."
The Israeli army says the Palestinian, who was later identified as Abed al-Fatah al-Sharif, had tried to stab an Israeli soldier right before the camera started recording.
As activists protest Israeli companies operating in the West Bank, which much of the world regards as illegally occupied, a number of them have chosen to move their operations elsewhere.
The soldier suspected of pulling the trigger appeared in military court on Friday and is expected to face murder charges. His lawyer says the shooting was an act of self-defense.
The footage appears to show an Israeli soldier shoot a defenseless Palestinian man in the head in the West Bank city of Hebron — after the video went viral, Israeli leaders vowed to investigate, while Palestinians called the killing a war crime.
Last October, a US gunship bombed a hospital in Kunduz, killing 42 people and wounding 37 others. Five months later, the new US commander in Afghanistan visited the city and apologized.
The functioning university was bombed as part of a massive daytime barrage against the Islamic State-occupied city of Mosul in Iraq over the weekend. The Pentagon said it is reviewing reports of civilian deaths.