Amazon didn't want its shareholders to be able to vote on a resolution calling for clear policies and goals on gender pay equity at the company. But the Security and Exchange Commission just cleared the way for a vote.
Among the projects detailed at a Congressional hearing today were a $2.8 million storage facility that's been empty since its completion in 2014, and a half-million dollar firing range built for the Afghan Police that "melted" when it rained.
The Kurds have asserted de-facto control of a large swath of northern Syria amid the civil war — now they are poised to formally declare their own federal system.
A week after the Pentagon said it had likely killed Omar al-Shishani, officials are confirming that the Islamic State commander is indeed dead.
The high school kids who wrote an anti-Assad dig on a wall in Daraa didn't imagine that their act of defiance would kickstart the revolution that is devastating the Middle East.
As peace talks are set to convene in Geneva, UNICEF released a devastating report detailing how five years of war has impacted Syria's more than 10 million children.
The Pentagon announced Tuesday that it may have killed Omar Al-Shishani, a Chechen member of the Islamic State. A veteran of the Georgian military, he may have also received training from US Special Forces nearly a decade ago.
Iranian TV aired footage of missiles launches on Tuesday, drawing criticism from US lawmakers and officials. While the tests may violate some UN and US sanctions, they don't appear to breach last summer's nuclear agreement.
A week into Syria's cessation of hostilities, there are multiple reports of violations — but in many parts of the country people are able to live without fear of bombing for the first time in years.
VICE News spent a day calling up the the State Department's Syria hotline, set up to help document reports of violence in the country. Most of the time, nobody picked up.
The LAPD has released a new report that shows the its officers disproportionately shoot mentally ill suspects, arrest African-Americans, and kill Hispanics.
The head of Baltimore's school police has been placed on administrative leave after one of his officers was filmed beating and berating a student.
On Tuesday, a cache of 113 documents seized from the al Qaeda leader's Pakistani hideout were made publicly available on the Office of the Director of National Intelligence’s website.
According to court documents, Tairod Nathan Webster Pugh had been on authorities' radar for 15 years — he was finally arrested in Istanbul in 2015, after Turkish authorities suspected him of trying to join the Islamic State.
After months of denial, Egypt's president finally admitted something everyone else already knew: Islamic State militants snuck a bomb onto a Russian passenger jet last November that killed all 224 passengers and crew.
The co-founder of Apple rival Microsoft took the FBI's side in the dispute over unlocking an iPhone that belonged to a gunman in the San Bernardino shooting.
White-collar crime has become a major campaign issue, but statutes of limitations on the prosecution of executives involved in the 2008 financial crisis are running out.
Didi Kuaidi, a Chinese competitor, is giving Uber a run for its money — dominating the local market, and forcing the Silicon Valley giant to spend heavily for market share.
Egypt has shut down the Nadeem Center for the Rehabilitation of Victims of Violence and say it was operating outside its legal mandate — human rights say it was one of the few organizations that confronted the government over torture allegations.
Muammar Qaddafi is gone and his sons are either dead or in prison, but Libya is still convulsing as rival governments vie for control of the oil-rich nation.