I was first introduced to Charlie Hebdo as a 17-year-old exchange student. Americans wondering just what is meant by a 'satirical magazine' might think what a news-minded Larry Flynt and the creators of 'South Park' might concoct.
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict may have outlived the era of the US acting as the sole power able to make things happen. Instead, Palestinian leaders are pushing for international recognition of statehood.
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto met with President Obama at the White House Tuesday in a visit that has been overshadowed by the issues of violence and lack of the rule of law across much of America’s southern neighbor.
The Obama administration claims North Korea is behind the hack of Sony pictures that led to 'The Interview' being canceled. But options for a 'proportional' response are either limited or as zany as the film itself.
Even North Korea experts who say they still need to see proof of Pyongyang’s involvement are categorical: Whoever carried out the attack, the response must be so swift and punitive as to nip in the bud what many are calling a new type of warfare that threatens the global flow of ideas.
One key concern was that the report’s details could burn bridges with allies, in particular those that hosted 'black sites.' While certainly cries of US hypocrisy abound, none of the anticipated backlash from allies has materialized so far.
Tuesday’s release of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on the CIA’s post-9/11 interrogation techniques has revived a national debate about the effectiveness of torture. While opinion is divided, a consensus does seem to have formed around the idea that torture is a moral abomination.
Criticism of the US after a failed raid to rescue photojournalist Luke Somers sharpened after it was revealed Monday that South African hostage Pierre Korkie, also murdered by Al Qaeda as the raid took place, was perhaps hours from being freed in a ransom deal.
New scholarships for college and graduate students aim to reverse a sharp decline in the number of Japanese young people studying abroad. Concerns have grown about a younger generation that is too inwardly focused at a time of growing tensions in Asia.
Iran's role in strikes against the Islamic State – and the United States' seeming acceptance of their participation – has sparked ire among members of the international coalition combating the militant group.
On Monday, the World Food Program announced that, due to a funding shortage, it was suspending food aid to more than 1.7 million Syrian refugees. The setback, which comes as winter approaches, is emblematic of a global crisis.