Saudi Arabia, Qatar and other feudal Persian Gulf states are providing millions of dollars in funding to Syrian opposition forces every month, with U.S. backing and coordination.
Peace and human rights organizations are urging the U.S. Congress not to pass a resolution which they say will increase the chances of war with Iran.
The West African country of Mali continues to be a source of worry, as radical Islamist rebels try to consolidate their hold on the North.
Jarama Valley, the song inspired by one of the key battles of the Spanish civil war, gets another lease of life on a new CD marking the 75th anniversary of the conflict.
The recent decision by the Taliban and one of its allies to withdraw from peace talks with Washington underlines the train wreck the U.S. is headed for in Afghanistan.
Now in its eleventh year, the U.S.'s longest-ever war has been the scene of many horrendous crimes against innocent Afghan people.
It's a message with which no one could possibly disagree. Yet, by making complex situations simple, it means leaving out crucial information.
There are two tales about the crisis in Syria.
Sealing - a grotesque business that involves killing seals for both their fur and meat - may soon see its last days in Canada.
The ongoing killing of Iranian scientists has been condemned as a provocation to war by a leading solidarity organization campaigning for peace in the Middle East.