Indonesia, the world's fourth most populous country, cut its fertility rate in half over a 30-year period. Now its program faces pushback from conservatives, mirroring global trends in family planning.
Congress is backing new sanctions on Iran despite the nuclear deal. It's unusual for Congress to tamper with presidential foreign policy to such a degree. But it's about more than partisan politics, some say.
Obama administration officials hope the Iran nuclear deal brings better relations. The return of 10 captured sailors is proof it's working, they say. But critics counter that the incident shows Iran is growing bolder.
A new report suggests the US will deport hundreds of immigrant families ordered to leave by a judge. Some see the move as only scratching the surface. Others see it as a virtual death sentence for those sent home.
Next week there will be several international meetings about the conflicts in Syria, Libya, and Yemen. Quick results aren't expected, but taken together, they underscore a growing sense of urgency about resolving the conflicts.