By ABC News

Oct 24, 2014 4:34pm

Louisiana Teen Shot Dead in West Bank Clash With Israelis

JERUSALEM – An American teen from New Orleans was shot and killed during clashes in the West Bank village of Silwad near Ramallah Friday. An army spokesman told Reuters Israeli forces “managed to prevent an attack when they encountered a Palestinian man hurling a molotov… Read More »

Mar 27, 2014 6:40pm

Amnesty Int’l Challenges Obama to Bring Female Driver to Saudi Arabia

Saudi women activists are hopping behind the wheel again, with the #Women2Drive campaign gearing up for President Obama’s weekend visit to Riyadh. Saudi Arabia is the only country in the world that prohibits women from driving and 70 members of the U.S. Congress penned a… Read More »

Mar 27, 2014 3:30pm

Turks Tease Erodgan For ‘Helium’ Voice

At a campaign rally in Van, Turkey today, Prime Minister Erdogan’s voice turned unusually squeaky. And it didn’t go unnoticed. Usually low and measured, the prime minister’s voice sounded high-pitched, almost as if he gulped down some helium before the speech. İnanmayacaksınız ama Erdoğan konuşuyor… Read More »

Feb 17, 2014 3:40pm

Boy, 4, Found Wandering Desert in Jordan

In the middle of the vast, rocky desert, a little boy, separated from his family, looked to be wandering alone, carrying all his worldly possessions in a plastic bag half his height, United Nations officials said. The stark, heart-breaking photo shows the boy, 4-year-old Marwan,… Read More »

Jan 11, 2014 4:37pm

Ariel Sharon Dead at 85: The World Reacts

The death of Ariel Sharon, the tough and divisive leader who dedicated his life to the protection of Israel, has brought outpourings of respect and sympathy, along with harsh condemnation from his detractors. Below find reactions from notable leaders and groups who today remembered the… Read More »

Dec 25, 2013 6:34am

US Embassy in Kabul Attacked on Christmas Day

Hundreds of American diplomats and aid workers in Kabul woke up Christmas morning to the sound of explosions, as the American embassy came under attack just after dawn. The explosions sent staff at the embassy – who live on the same compound during their off-hours… Read More »

Sep 25, 2013 4:12pm

New Island Off Pakistan’s Coast May Not Stay Afloat

A team of Pakistani researchers took samples today from a new island that mysteriously appeared off the coast following a massive earthquake this week, but warned area fishermen to avoid it and experts said the island may disappear as quickly as it arose. “There are… Read More »

Sep 16, 2013 7:02pm

Iranians Get Access to Twitter, Facebook Without Restrictions

For the first time in four years, many Iranians logged on to Facebook and Twitter Monday night without using  virtual private networks  or any anti-filtering software, according to journalists in Tehran. Other blocked sites reportedly remain unavailable. Following the election protests in 2009, the Iranian… Read More »

Sep 8, 2013 5:07pm

Assad Suggests Retaliation Against US in Charlie Rose Interview

Syrian President Bashar Assad reportedly warned today of possible retaliation against the United States should the country intervene in his nation’s civil war. In an interview with CBS’ Charlie Rose, Assad denied the Obama administration’s assertion that he had deployed the lethal nerve gas sarin… Read More »

Sep 1, 2013 4:46pm

Syria’s Response to Obama Speech: We Won

REPORTER’S NOTEBOOK We won. That’s the gist of reaction coming out of Damascus to President Obama’s decision to forgo an attack on Syria for now and seek congressional authorization for the use of military force. Church bells rang out, prayers of gratitude sounded from minarets,… Read More »