The top agenda item for Biden is regional security. Scheduled meetings with Israeli officials focus on strengthening the regional relationships that Israel has forged with some of its Muslim neighbors.
Three of every four terror attacks last year took place in Iraq, Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, the Philippines, Somalia, Turkey, Nigeria, Yemen or Syria, according to the latest data from the Global Terrorism Database.
The president starts a two-day visit to the Jewish state and the occupied Palestinian territories on Monday.
“I think if we waited some days more,” says the veterinarian who led the mission, “they would not be existing, they would be history.”
Bassel Almadani is a Syrian-American neo-soul/funk singer based in Chicago. When he and his band are on tour, they often take questions from the audience about Syria.
The World is part of a very cool project at the upcoming South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas. We've collaborated on a showcase called Contrabanned: #MusicUnites.
Germany has received more than 1 million refugees, many of them children from Syria. In “Everything Will Be Alright,” Kirsten Boie writes the story of one Syrian family that fled bombings in Homs for safety near Hamburg, Germany.
In Bahrain, New Zealand and South Africa, these three activists used non-violent resistance and protests to fight for human rights, environmental causes and equality.
Did the international sanctions affect Chinese and Russian arms supplies to Iran?
If you think it's hard to make it as a musician in the US, try Saudi Arabia. Music isn't officially illegal, but many Muslims there believe that music is forbidden — so not only are there no karaoke bars, but shredding that guitar solo might actually get you in trouble with religious police. But that doesn't mean that there are no aspiring Saudi Idols.