Local communities, not Washington, are best suited to counter violent extremism, according to a new national strategy the Obama administration took more than a year to produce. The strategy pointedly does not focus on threats from Muslim extremism.
Israel's government hit back on Sunday at protests against the rising cost of living, saying some reforms being demanded might lead to economic crises like those besetting parts of Europe and the United States.
An Iranian woman blinded and disfigured by a man who threw acid into her face stood above her attacker Sunday in a hospital operating room as a doctor was about to put several drops of acid in one of his eyes in court-ordered retribution.
Syrian President said that he is ultimately confident that Syria will undermine "this new chapter of conspiracy" which he said aims at " dividing the country as a prelude for dividing the entire region to conflicting states."
South Korean immigration officials said Monday they will send back to Japan three Japanese lawmakers, who arrived here on a high-profile trip to an island near a set of disputed islets claimed by both countries.
British and Japanese officials warned on Sunday of disastrous consequences for the global economy if last-minute talks among lawmakers in Washington failed to agree on raising the US borrowing limit and averting a debt default.