'Two soldiers of the caliphate' attacked the Muhammad cartoon contest in Texas, Islamic State said. But officials say the IS role more likely was inspirational.
Will this effort to 'weaken religion' aid in counterterrorism efforts or exacerbate the problem?
A Hamas-affiliated party recently won elections at a university outside Ramallah, the seat of the Palestinian Authority. It's being taken as a sign of rising criticism of Palestinian leaders and institutions.
R&B star Lauryn Hill has cancelled a concert in Israel because she could not schedule a parallel show in the Palestinian city of Ramallah. Who else has boycotted Israel? And who hasn't?
Video games with a purpose, from peacemaking to teaching empathy to treating social problems such as discrimination, are growing in number and sophistication.
The allegations by Amnesty focus on the battle waged in the divided city of Aleppo. The UN is hoping to revive peace talks at which Iran and Turkey – but not Islamist rebel forces – will be represented.
Fourth in line for the throne, the second royal baby's name pays homage to several of her family members.