December 3, 2012 Some Syrian military attacks on Turkey have drawn a harsh response. But in an incident over the weekend, the Turks chose to play it down. The episode shows the complicated nature of the battle.
December 3, 2012 Beginning on Dec. 12, the Vatican says, Pope Benedict XVI will be answering questions about faith. Can he say much in 140 characters or less? Well, the Church does have Ten Commandments that each come in under that length.
December 3, 2012 Writer Tamim Ansary was born in Afghanistan, and his new book, Games Without Rules, traces the country's turbulent history over the past two centuries. The title refers both to the game played for control of Afghanistan and the popular sport of buzkashi, a sort of chaotic polo played with a goat carcass.
December 2, 2012 The new international airport in Berlin has become a major embarrassment to Germany. The airport was supposed to replace the three airports that operated in the once-divided city. But with major cost overruns and safety issues, the project has been delayed three times already.
December 2, 2012 President Francois Hollande says the extra work penalizes students with difficult home situations, proposing doing away with homework in elementary and junior high schools. But others argue the individual work is exactly what those students need to succeed.
December 2, 2012 Reversing a decade-old trend, more Afghans are now leaving the country than are returning, as uncertainty grows over the scheduled withdrawal of NATO troops in 2014. For many Afghans, legal migration is out of reach, but that doesn't keep them from sneaking out of their homeland.
December 1, 2012 The Associated Press and the BBC are reporting that a joint U.S.-Afghan base in eastern Afghanistan was attacked at that fighting is taking place.
December 1, 2012 The U.N. General Assembly voted this week to upgrade Palestinians' status to "non-member observer state." It's a significant step, Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad says. But Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Michael Oren says the move is actually a step back in the peace process.