The usual approach to terror prevention and conflict resolution hasn't gotten results. It's time we start using our most underutilized, valuable security asset – women. From Northern Ireland to Liberia, women have helped broker peace where military efforts and traditional negotiations failed.
Europe snow: In many parts of Europe, train services continued to see heavy disruptions, but air traffic was returning to normal in many places.
In his public disagreement with Karzai at the NATO summit in Lisbon, Obama gave a hint of his inclination to act unilaterally for US interests. He needs to reveal more of his reasoning.
Dancers perform during the opening ceremony of the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, China.
If only 1/10th of 1 percent of the world's 1.6 billion Muslims are terrorists, that is 1.6 million killers acting in Allah's name. Moderate Muslims and non-Muslims are natural and necessary allies in this existential struggle for tolerance and freedom.
Deployments in Afghanistan have tested the Army's limits and bolstered arguments to scrap the draft and build a smaller, more professional volunteer force.
At a press conference, the US envoy to the Middle East turned back doubts about the resumption of direct negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians. By harking back to his own experience and by pointing to the big picture, Mitchell brought hope to a process with a history of failure.
Ratko Mladic, architect of Srebrenica massacre during the Yugoslavia wars, may have left evidence in thousands of hand-written pages.
Lending to the poor has proved so profitable in India that microfinance institutions saw their loan portfolio jump from $252 million to $2.5 billion in two years, raising fears of a subprime-like microfinance bubble.
An official investigation has been launched after a report alleging Sudan war crimes by Swedish firm Lundin Petroleum. The Swedish foreign minister was on Lundin's board at the time under investigation.