Obama widens U.S. military role in Afghanistan

Jun 11, 2016

Obama widens U.S. military role in Afghanistan

Far from ending the two wars he inherited from the Bush administration, Barack Obama is wrestling with an expanded set of conflicts in the final months of his presidency, from Iraq and Afghanistan to Libya and Syria, with no end in sight. In Afghanistan, ...

Middle East conflicts drive increase in index of global violence

Jun 8, 2016

Middle East conflicts drive increase in index of global violence

The world has become increasingly violent, with deaths from conflict at a 25-year high, terrorist attacks at an all-time high and more people displaced than at any time since World War II, the 2016 Global Peace Index showed Wednesday. The annual index, which measures ...