The civil war in Yemen is getting dirtier. And on Thursday, the US launched its first strike on targets there.
Yemen’s civil war now has global dimensions – in its civilian casualties, a near-famine, regional escalation, and a direct US attack inside a pivotal country on the Arabian Peninsula. The US bears further responsibility to be a peacemaker.
At a town hall on Wednesday, President Obama said that he chooses not to use the term in order to avoid associating the religion of Islam with the acts of terrorists.
Thousands of Saudi women are petitioning to end laws requiring that a male guardian grant permission for them to marry, travel, or work, reflecting new momentum for an ongoing movement.
The International Criminal Court handed down its first sentence based on cultural destruction as a war crime.
Following similar domestic terror attacks, the disclosure that the FBI investigated Ahmad Khan Rahami in 2014 raises questions about when and how law enforcement investigates potential terrorists.
A number of physical, political, and bureaucratic roadblocks have prevented food, medical items, and other necessities from reaching civilians in besieged zones during the seven-day truce.
A fragile truce in a brutal war was driven in large part by humanitarian concerns. That aim must remain, amid other motives, to help heal a broken Syria.