Tragedy, devastation, suffering and loss may be the prevailing moods in Oklahoma, where recent tornadoes have torn apart a whole community of 41,000 and left dozens dead and more than 100 injured. But among the debris now hangs an American flag.
President Obama's policy of "change" for America was never defined, but it was implemented in a very sophisticated manner.
Myanmar's president will meet Monday with President Obama amid criticism that the Southeast Asian country has done little to end its war against ethnic minority rebels, protect stateless Muslims or institutionalize democratic reforms that have been promised since its military junta was dissolved in 2011.
An Army sergeant who worked at a combat stress clinic in Iraq but went on a rampage and killed five colleagues in 2009 was sentenced to life in prison without parole.
Twin explosions ripped through a crowd of Sunni worshippers outside Baghdad on Friday, an attack which, combined with a second deadly bombing at a Sunni funeral to the south of the capital, deepened fears Iraq may be headed toward a new round of sectarian conflict.
Shortly after Israeli warplanes struck inside Syria to take out Iranian missiles intended for Hezbollah, Iranian Defense Minister Gen. Ahmad Vahidi said, "The attack carried out by the Zionist regime will shorten this fake regime's life."
Car bombs struck Shiite neighborhoods of the Iraqi capital and a northern city on Thursday, killing 16 people, while gunmen in Baghdad shot dead the brother of a Sunni lawmaker, officials said.
Evidence about the Boston Marathon bombing suspects' ties to Islamism and Chechen radicals deepened Thursday as multiple news outlets reported that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev claimed the attacks were made on behalf of Islam in retaliation for U.S. foreign policy.
Four car bombs killed over a dozen people in sprawling Shiite neighborhoods of the Iraqi capital and in a northern city on Thursday morning, while gunmen cut down the brother of a Sunni lawmaker, officials said.