War & Peace

WAR & PEACE
04.22.14

One year after bomb blasts, marathoners defiantly return to Boston

Runners whose 26-mile race was cut short last year by terrorism at last got the chance to reach the finish line.

WAR & PEACE
04.17.14

Walking many a mile along the Nile

A former captain in the British army is walking through South Sudan's civil war as he follows the Nile River from Rwanda to Egypt.

WAR & PEACE
04.16.14

Waiting for the barrel bombs to drop

In Syria's Aleppo, the sound of a helicopter's whirring blades usually means that barrel bombs, oil drums filled with TNT that can level buildings, will fall.

WAR & PEACE
04.11.14

Twenty years after violence tore it apart, Rwanda prospers

“We must work hard because if we wait for others to develop our country, we will not make progress,” says Rwanda's president.

WAR & PEACE
04.04.14

"Journalist on the run" starting up a digital Cuban newspaper

Generacion Y blogger Yoani Sanchez's online newspaper will use text messages, emails and flash drives to get the news to its readers in Cuba, where the government controls all media.

WAR & PEACE
04.03.14

"Rosie the Riveter" reverberates for today's working women

Hardworking women on the home front during World War II were celebrated, and immortalized, by "Rosie the Riveter" on posters and in films.

WAR & PEACE
04.01.14

Garbage in the Indian Ocean foils searchers of missing plane

Ocean scientists had warned that ordinary ocean garbage tends to gather where searchers are looking for parts of the missing Malaysian aircraft.

WAR & PEACE
04.01.14

Cry havoc, and let loose the ... rocket cats?

And if the cat trick doesn't work, try strapping a bomb to a dove, advises a manual on artillery and siege warfare written around 1530. It comes with illustrations.

WAR & PEACE
03.31.14

B-2 bomber "Lazarus" lives up to its nickname

The stealth bomber caught fire on Guam. It took four years and cost $105 million to fix it, a bargain considering the plane's $2.1 billion price tag.

WAR & PEACE
03.27.14

Remembering lessons from a war long ago amid a new threat

World War I erupted in Europe 100 years ago this August. Obama said the war still echoes in conflicts today. Europe is tense after Russia annexed Crimea which used to be part of Ukraine.

WAR & PEACE
03.26.14

Civil war makes a lost generation of Syrian schoolchildren

Children are suffering from three years of war. Poor nutrition and illness stunt their growth, and a lack of schooling derails their education.

WAR & PEACE
03.24.14

PRO/CON: Is it time to leave Afghanistan?

One writer says the U.S. should stay and make sure a strong government takes root. The other writer says that the U.S. cannot tell the Afghan government what to do.

WAR & PEACE
03.20.14

High honor given to overlooked U.S. veterans

“No nation is perfect. But here in America, we confront our imperfections and face a sometimes painful past," Obama said at the White House ceremony for two dozen veterans.

WAR & PEACE
03.19.14

Putin defies U.S., says Crimea is Russian now

Crimea is now part of Russia, according to documents signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin. Both Europe and the United States have condemned the decision.

WAR & PEACE
03.18.14

Navajo code talkers need new homes

The homes of veterans highlight the never-ending battle against poverty on the reservation. They also highlight the failings of a tribal effort to provide housing for the veterans.

WAR & PEACE
03.17.14

Missing airliner was diverted on purpose, Malaysian leader says

On March 8, after taking off from Kuala Lumpur for an overnight flight to Beijing, the airliner went missing. It's one of the most puzzling mysteries in modern aviation history.

WAR & PEACE
03.07.14

After takeover, Crimean Tatars fear surge in Russian nationalism

Crimea's Tatars have deep roots in the region. And a bloody and tragic history.

WAR & PEACE
03.03.14

Ukraine warns it's on "brink of disaster" as Russia seizes Crimea

After Ukraine's president fled to Moscow, Russian troops entered Ukraine's region of Crimea. Europe and the U.S. are pressuring Russia to pull back to avert war between the two countries.

WAR & PEACE
02.26.14

Latin Americans rally in Florida to support Venezuelan protests

Shortages of food and fewer freedoms have caused many Venezuelans to take to the streets. Now their relatives in the U.S. are protesting, too.

WAR & PEACE
02.25.14

Farewell from Russia: Sochi Games end with fireworks and ballet

They were the costliest Olympics ever. Russia spent $51 billion on the games, topping China's $40 billion on the 2008 Summer Olympics.

WAR & PEACE
02.21.14

Norwegians depressed over dismal relay race results in Olympics

Making matters worse, it was arch-rival Sweden that beat both the men's and women's teams.

WAR & PEACE
02.21.14

Police and protesters clash in Kiev, death toll put at 9 to as high as 19

Amid the violence is one basic question: Will Ukraine be tied more closely to Russia or to Western Europe?

WAR & PEACE
02.20.14

Animal-loving U.S. athletes take a shine to Sochi's stray dogs

They may have come to the Russian resort town for a medal and glory, but several U.S. athletes look set to bring home stray dogs as pets – as long as they can get through the red tape.

WAR & PEACE
02.19.14

By the numbers: 17 years, tale of 1,001 nights, 1 gold for US skating pair

Years of teamwork paid off in gold for Americans Davis and White at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

WAR & PEACE
02.18.14

At Israeli hospitals near Syria, humanity wins over geopolitics

Hospitals and medical centers in northern Israel, near the Golan Heights, have treated more than 700 Syrians who got wounded in that country's bloody civil war.

WAR & PEACE
02.18.14

Winter Olympics come in from the cold shoulder

Millions of TV viewers who once spurned the Olympics are now watching, thanks to the inclusion of extreme winter sports like slopestyle at the Sochi Games.

WAR & PEACE
02.14.14

Women ski jumpers soar into Olympic history

For the first time at the Winter Olympics, and after a long battle for inclusion, women competed in the ski jump.