Richard Holbrooke, special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, briefs reporters at the State Department in Washington on July 13.
This week's roundup of Good Reads includes a look at John Kerry's first year as secretary of State, lessons from the island nation of Kiribati about global warming, how much government spending goes to the poor, protection for US media, and a reporter's view on covering Gov. Chris Christie.
Srebrenica, Bosnia, was the site of a 1995 massacre of some 8,000 Muslim Bosniaks. Some 400 victims newly identified from mass graves were laid to rest Thursday.
NBC Chief Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel and two other reporters are free today after five days of captivity in Syria.
Former Serbian leader Radovan Karadzic is on trial at The Hague for 10 counts of genocide and crimes against humanity. He opened his defense today by saying he had done everything 'in human power' to avoid war.
A roundup of some of the week's most insightful articles from around the Internet.
Ratko Mladic was already indicted for war crimes when the Monitor helped uncover the Srebrenica massacre -- the worst war crime in Europe since World War II.
How journalist David Rohde and his wife coped when he was taken captive in Afghanistan