Boucha Bagour of France named her son Jihad on Sept. 11. Three years later, she sent him to school wearing a shirt that read, "I am a bomb," because, according to reports, she thought it was funny. School administrators did not agree.
Diplomats scrambled Monday to cobble together a cease-fire in the 6-day-old conflict between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip, as both sides continued to pound each other with deadly airstrikes and rockets.
If Newsweek intended its latest cover story to spark conversation, it certainly got what it was looking for.
A Palestinian prisoner agreed to end his 66-day hunger strike to protest his imprisonment without charge after reaching a deal with Israel that will free him in April, the Israeli Justice Ministry said Tuesday.
The commander of the U.S. Strategic Command said in an interview that he supports the idea of holding strategic talks with China on nuclear, missile-defense, space and cyberwarfare issues.