International

RSS Feed
NPR

Israel's Holocaust Remembrance Center Honors First U.S. Soldier

Israel's holocaust memorial and research center honors a U.S. soldier for the first time for his role in protecting Jewish prisoners of war in a German camp in World War II.
NPR

U.S. To Send 100 More Troops To Iraq In Fight Against Islamic State

The Pentagon plans to create an "expeditionary targeting force" in Iraq, and says some of those troops will take part in combat raids.
NPR

British Parliament Debates Approving Airstrikes Against ISIS In Syria

The British Parliament debated Wednesday whether to give the government permission to carry out airstrikes against ISIS targets in Syria.
NPR

For Saudi Women, 'Baby Steps Into This World Of Democracy'

For the first time, women in the country can run for office and vote. But they're still banned from driving and need a male guardian's permission to travel, work and pursue higher education.
NPR

IAEA Report Reveals Iran Once Had Nuclear Weapons Program

The International Atomic Energy Agency's latest report on Iran concludes that it once had a nuclear weapons program. NPR explores the implications of the findings for the current nuclear deal with Iran.
NPR

A Bad Night's Sleep Might Do More Harm Than You Think

What if you could never get a good night's rest? Researchers are investigating whether sleep deprivation can keep people trapped in poverty.
NPR

Cameroon's Military Says It Has Freed 900 Hostages From Boko Haram

Soldiers killed more than 100 members of the militant Islamist group and freed hundreds of hostages, a Cameroon army spokesman says. The claims are difficult to independently verify.
NPR

In England, Socially Conscious Fried Chicken Takes Flight

In London, a nonprofit restaurant is peddling a more healthful version of a popular after-school meal — fried chicken — in an area where childhood obesity rates are well above the national average.
NPR

U.S. Soldier Honored Posthumously For Protecting Jewish POWs In 1945

When Germans at a Nazi camp demanded that Jewish POWs identify themselves, Roddie Edmonds — the highest-ranking American there — ordered every soldier to step forward. "We are all Jews," he said.
NPR

Spanish Court Strikes Down Catalonia's Push For Independence

On Nov. 9, the Catalan regional parliament approved a plan to split from Spain within 18 months. The country's highest court has now ruled that secession would be unconstitutional.

Pages