October 6, 2013 In central Cairo, as well as other parts of Egypt, clashes broke out between supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and the military-backed government on Sunday.
October 6, 2013 Three days of mourning have been declared in Chihuahua, Mexico, where at least eight people were killed by an out-of-control monster truck this weekend. A crowd had gathered to watch the truck in a dirt arena that lacked any visible barriers.
October 6, 2013 On Sept. 27, President Obama called Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, ending 34 years of silence between the leaders of the U.S. and Iran. A phone call between the leaders was greeted with great hope and deep skepticism, born from decades of bad blood, mistakes and sometimes outright aggression.
October 6, 2013 The head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran said the four are now being questioned. He added that Iranian authorities had also identified "a number of other sabotage plots."
October 6, 2013 Part of the school building reportedly collapsed as a result of the blast. At least 12 students and their principal died in the attack on an elementary school, according to reports.
October 6, 2013 A team of international weapons experts is taking sledgehammers and explosives to production facilities for Syria's chemical weapons arsenal. Meanwhile, President Bashar Assad is still denying his military used chemical weapons on civilians.
October 6, 2013 Iranian-American Saeed Abedini converted from Islam to Christianity in 2000, and is a pastor of a church in the U.S. Now, he's serving time in an Iranian prison on charges of disturbing national security. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Naghmeh Abedini, his wife, about her husband's imprisonment and her campaign to get him released.
October 6, 2013 For many Americans, the war in Afghanistan may feel like it's winding down and interest in the conflict has waned. But in parts of Afghanistan, there's still daily fighting. Afghan troops, who are increasingly on their own, are suffering more casualties than the Americans and NATO troops ever did.
October 6, 2013 Intrauterine devices are more than 99 percent effective in preventing pregnancy — and they work for years. But misnomers about side effects and high initial costs have kept many women in the U.S. from using them. Health organizations and private companies are looking for ways to change that.
October 5, 2013 An al-Qaida leader indicted in the United States for coordinated 1998 attacks on two U.S. embassies in East Africa was captured on Saturday in a daytime military raid in Libya, according to several published and broadcast reports.
October 5, 2013 A force that raided a seaside house in Somalia early Saturday included members of a U.S. Navy SEAL team, according to reports. There were conflicting reports on the whereabouts and condition of the target, a senior leader of the al-Shabab militant group.
October 5, 2013 It's been 20 years since the Battle of Mogadishu, a mission gone wrong that cost 18 American lives. The operation and its aftermath left an opening for extremists, says journalist Mark Bowden, and made the U.S. more cautious about sending troops into foreign conflicts. Would the operation go differently today?