The region’s turbulent geopolitics have turned it into a proxy fight that has drawn in the rest of the region as well as the U.S and other global powers.
On Thursday, the United States revealed that it now has “high confidence” that the Syrian regime had used chemical weapons against rebel forces.
Fresh reports about the massive amount of electronic data that the nation’s spy agencies are collecting “raise profound questions about privacy” because of what they say about how such information will be collected in the future, NPR’s Dina Temple-Raston said Friday on Morning Edition.
It’s too early to tell whether North Korea’s offer on Thursday of talks with the South — potentially the first such dialogue in years — is more than just another negotiating tactic.
What started as a small, peaceful protest against the proposed redevelopment of Taksim Gezi Park in Istanbul, has turned into widespread and violent anti-government protests.
The Internal Revenue Service must earn the trust of the American people, the tax agency’s new leader said on Capitol Hill Monday, as he promised to hold employees accountable for targeting the tax-exempt applications of conservative groups for extra scrutiny.
By a 5-4 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld a Maryland law that allows police to collect DNA, without first getting a warrant, from persons who are arrested.
Only a few years ago, even large commercial vessels wouldn’t take on the ice-bound Northwest Passage linking the Atlantic and Pacific via the Canadian north — but climate change has changed all that.
The group that’s been searching for the remains of aviator Amelia Earhart and her long-lost plane has released what it calls “exciting … frustrating … maddening” evidence of where her Lockheed Electra might be.
An asteroid nine times the size of a cruise ship is dropping by Earth on Friday, and it’s not coming alone. Asteroid 1998 QE2 will be about 3.6 million miles from our planet at its closest approach.