Stiff sentences for Muhammad Abu Khdeir's killers could mitigate longstanding concerns that Israel treats Jewish suspects more leniently than Palestinian ones. But the suspects, including two teens, still await formal convictions.
For the first time, Saudi women are allowed to vote and run in the upcoming Dec. 12 municipal election. And while other restrictions make it difficult for a woman to get elected, most activists call it a step in the right direction.
After a two-year hiatus, Japanese whalers prepare to return to Antarctic waters. But the International Whaling Commission is asking whether Japan's hunts are truly scientific – or just a veiled commercial expedition?
Despite Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan saying he's 'deeply saddened' about the shooting of a Russian jet, Vladimir Putin refuses to budge, enacting bans on goods and ending the visa-free travel between the two countries.
Trudeau's commitment to resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees in Canada has earned praise from humanitarian groups. But the plan will admit only women, children, and families, perhaps meant to mollify concerns about security checks.
The Russian police force has offered to send France a puppy to replace the dog killed during an anti-terrorist operation in Paris. It's a symbolic gesture perhaps indicating a shift in how Russia wants to interact with Europe.