U.S. foreign policy and military commitments in the Middle East have long been tied to U.S. dependence on oil from the region. But imports from the Persian Gulf have actually declined sharply in recent years, which may lead to a realignment of policy priorities and an easing up of U.S. presence there.
More than just Germany's capital, Berlin is home to an estimated 3,000 wild boar. They have been tearing up green spaces, and recently a 265-pound boar attacked four people. The streetwise swine like the city, where food is plentiful but hunters are not.
Ahmed Jabari, the commander of Hamas' military wing who has long been on Israel's "most-wanted" list, is dead, according to what Hamas and Israeli officials are telling news outlets. The strikes follow rocket fire from the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip on Israel.
Audie Cornish talks to Michael O'Hanlon, Senior Fellow and Director of Research in Foreign Policy at the Brookings Institution, to see if there are any policy implications behind the scandal involving CIA Director David Petraeus and now Gen. John Allen.
Pakistan is growing increasingly worried about the threat of civil war in Afghanistan when U.S. and other Western forces withdraw in 2014. In recent decades, Pakistan has seen an influx of refugees and turmoil as a result of war in Afghanistan and hopes to avoid that outcome this time.
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