At the official flag-furling ceremony in Baghdad to end the war in Iraq, Secretary Panetta spoke highly of US soldiers' sacrifice. But both Iraqis and Americans appear happy for it to be over.
As illegal immigration rates go down and the National Guard's deployment costs rack up, the Obama administration prepares to cut the Guard's presence along the US-Mexico border.
The ruling African National Congress party has suspended its youth league leader Julius Malema for hate speech, but his career is far from over.
By 2050 most of the world will live in cities, a shift that will influence culture, investment, and policy. Here are the top spots for projected growth, according to the London-based City Mayors Foundation, which studies urban affairs: Sources: City mayors, Hong Kong Trade Development Council, US Department of State, websites of cities
Police rescued dozens of students at an Islamic seminary in the Pakistani city of Karachi. Chaining is not unheard of for drug or mental health treatment in the region.
A provision into the omnibus spending bill being negotiated in Congress this week could present a terrible quandary for thousands of Cuban-Americans, warns guest blogger Anya Landau French.
His urban farm provides access to affordable fresh food in low-income neighborhoods.
Guest blogger Kellen McClure argues that sending US military advisors to fight the LRA's Joseph Kony is a small price to pay for removing one of the world's worst mass murderers.
The Israeli government invested millions in Christian tourism this year, including a 39-mile Gospel Trail.
Mr. Barak addressed an uptick in Jewish vigilantism. Today, Jewish extremists attacked a Jerusalem mosque, albeit one no longer used for prayers.
Liege attack in Belgium appears to have been carried out by a lone gunman using grenades and automatic weapons.