The Boston bombings rocked the nation, making it hard to remember that the country has been largely terror-free at home for more than a decade. In comparison, Israel endured the equivalent of a Boston Marathon bombing every week in 2002.
The Obama administration is doubling its non-lethal assistance to the Syrian opposition. The aid package was announced by Secretary of State John Kerry at an 11-nation "Friends of Syria" meeting in Turkey. But that the increased aid comes amid mounting concern about the rising presence of Islamist fighters among the opposition.
A young girl is in serious condition in a New Delhi hospital after being found Wednesday, two days after her parents reported her missing. Authorities say they have arrested a 24-year old man for the crime, but protesters in the capital Saturday faulted the police for responding too slowly.
Much has been made of the fact that the suspects in the Boston bombings are ethnic Chechens, with links to the volatile North Caucasus region of Russia. Russian reaction to the story, however, appears to be as complex as the region's turbulent history.
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