Syrian state TV is reporting that a bomb blast in Damascus has killed at least 13 people, a day after the country's prime minister narrowly escaped a car bomb.
Rescue workers are still hoping to find survivors from the collapse of an eight-story garment factory in Bangladesh that has killed more than 300 people and left hundreds missing.
South Korea has ordered the withdrawal of its workers from a jointly run industrial zone in North Korea, in a further sign of how relations have gone from bad to worse between the two countries in recent weeks.
A White House official reiterated much of what was in the letter sent to Capitol Hill, but added that "all options were on the table in terms of our response." The official said that reports of the use of chemical weapons in Aleppo in March was one of the incidents being examined.
Three exchange students from the Middle East are wrapping up their time in Juneau. They came here as part of the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study program under the wing of Juneau People for Peace and Justice. JPPJ leadership knew the three students would twice become young ambassadors – first in their new communities, and again when they return home.
Rescue workers in Bangladesh sifted through broken concrete and twisted rebar Thursday hoping to find survivors from the collapse of an eight-story garment factory complex that has killed more than 200 people and trapped hundreds of others.
More than 70 people are dead and some 600 injured in Bangladesh following the collapse of an eight-story building on the outskirts of the capital, Dhaka.
The U.S. Senate will vote today whether to begin debate on a package of new gun regulations.
The commander of the U.S. Pacific Command said Tuesday that American forces currently have the ability to intercept a North Korean ballistic missile.
Monday's developments on the Korean Peninsula, where tensions have been running even higher than usual in recent weeks: