AMMAN - Lebanese Hezbollah militants attacked a Syrian rebel-held town alongside Syrian troops and Israel threatened more attacks on Syria to rein the militia in, highlighting the risks of a wider regional conflict if planned peace talks fail. Full Article
- A massive storm front swept north through the central United States on Sunday, hammering the region with fist-sized hail, blinding rain and tornadoes, including a half-mile wide twister that struck near Oklahoma City. News reports said at least one person had died.
ALGIERS - Three weeks after President Abdelaziz Bouteflika was rushed to hospital in Paris, Algeria is preparing for a successor who for the first time will come from a generation too young to have fought in Algeria's war of independence against France. Full Article
WASHINGTON - The U.S. armed forces in recent years rolled out education programs about proper sexual conduct through methods like role playing and video games. But that has failed to prevent a reported 37 percent jump in sexual assault cases in 2012. Full Article
VASLUI, Romania - Valentin Boanta is an unlikely warrior in the fight against cyber crime. Currently in prison for aiding a gang that copied data from ATM cards, he says he's invented a device that could prevent the same crime he helped commit. Full Article | Slideshow
The potential of algae to feed the hungry is being turned into reality by students at a high school in Tel Aviv. The students are developing a system to convert highly nutritious spirulina algae into powder for distribution in poor African communities. Video
May 19 - Hundreds attended a funeral for reformist party politician Zara Hussain who was gunned down outside of her Karachi home the day before. Deborah Gembara reports.
Europe’s economic turmoil is dragging the world economy down. Despite this destructive display of unnecessary masochism, many Americans still demand that the U.S. sequester be allowed to continue slashing at public spending. Commentary
Massive, open, online classes are transforming higher education and saving students money. So why are so many administrators and professors scared? Because tech is about to disrupt their industry like it's changed so many others. Commentary
It wasn't the substance of the AP story that exasperated the government, but that the AP found a source or sources that spilled information about an ongoing intelligence operation and that even grander leaks might surge into the press corps’ rain barrels. Commentary
Evidence that sanctions are not achieving their purpose should give President Obama political breathing room to have negotiators put serious sanctions relief on the table – which could prove to be in America’s national security interest. Commentary
James Goodale, who represented the New York Times in the Pentagon Papers case, says President Obama is quickly becoming the president who does the most to erode freedom of the press. Video