What Does It Mean To Be A Moderate In Syria's Civil War?
The White House is lobbying Congress to authorize a package to arm and train Syria's moderate rebels. The funding is key to Obama's strategy to confront militants known as the Islamic State, or ISIS.
Not Every Afghan Institution Is Efficient; This One Is
When NPR's Kabul bureau caught on fire recently, it came as a pleasant surprise that the fire department in the Afghan capital is good at putting out fires.
Will Obama's Plan Bring The Ebola Outbreak Under Control?
The ambitious scope of the intervention has impressed aid workers, who have been crying for help for months. But the plan will need to be implemented quickly to get ahead of the spread of infections.
Dr. Kent Brantly: Ebola Survivor Gives Testimony On The Hill
The doctor spoke of "the horror that this disease visits upon its victims" and told a joint Senate committee hearing that he favors U.S. military intervention to fight it.
More Birthdays For Kids Under 5 Around The World
The number of deaths of children under 5 has dropped by 49 percent since 1990. There are many reasons why, from better vaccines and health workers to "kangaroo mother care."
Rep. Gowdy To Lead New Benghazi Committee In First Public Hearing
House lawmakers will give the Sept. 11 attacks in Libya two years ago a fresh look. Wednesday's hearing will be the first public one since Gowdy, R-S.C., became head of a special Benghazi committee.
American Doctor In Libera Calls U.S. Ebola Response Plan 'Outstanding'
Melissa Block talks to Dr. Timothy Flanigan in Liberia about President Obama's announcement that the U.S. will ramp up aid efforts to fight the Ebola outbreak.
Ebola Outbreak Presents Special Challenges For U.S. Military
On Tuesday, President Obama announced a larger U.S. response to the Ebola outbreak that will put 3,000 troops on the front line. What can the military can provide and how quickly they can do it?
U.S. To Send 3,000 Troops To West Africa To Aid In Ebola Epidemic
On Tuesday, President Obama announced that the U.S. will send more military personnel and resources to Africa to fight the deadly virus.
Hagel, Dempsey Defend Obama's Strategy For Fighting ISIS
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, testified before a Senate committee on Tuesday.
ISIS May Be At Peak Strength, With 'Easiest Dominoes' Fallen
Robert Siegel speaks with Ramzy Mardini, who argues that overstating the threat from ISIS could lead the U.S. to another tragic foreign policy mistake.
Thanks To Nutella, The World Needs More Hazelnuts
Nutella, launched 50 years ago, has turned into a global phenomenon, boosting demand for hazelnuts. Now producers are looking beyond Turkey's north coast, where most of these nuts are grown.
Which Contagious Diseases Are The Deadliest?
To put Ebola in context, we tried to find a list of the deadliest contagious diseases. We couldn't. So with the help of scientists and health agencies, we came up with a rundown of the world's worst.
Belgium Agrees To Euthanize Man Convicted Of Murder, Rape
Frank Van Den Bleeken says he wants to die because he hasn't seen any change in himself. A court agreed — and now his case is raising prickly questions in a country that has no death penalty.
In Germany, A Magazine For The Dog-Tired
Germans have long had plenty of choices when it comes to magazines catering to canine lovers. But one publisher thinks the time has finally come to throw the dog haters a bone.