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Eid al-Fitr, the holiday that marks the end of Ramadan. is usually marked joyously. This year the only thing that seemed to elicit cheer in Gaza was rockets fired at Israel.Kristen Chick
Once seen as untouchable, Zhou Yongkang, a former Politburo security czar, is under investigation. President Xi's far-reaching anticorruption drive is targeting political opponents and sending an uncompromising message to the rank and file.Peter Ford
As the fighting between government forces and eastern separatists grows more heated, residents find themselves wishing the rebellion had never happened.Scott Peterson
Eid al-Fitr, the holiday that marks the end of Ramadan. is usually marked joyously. This year the only thing that seemed to elicit cheer in Gaza was rockets fired at Israel.Kristen Chick
Construction will halt this month on Taiwan's newest nuclear power plant, in a concession to protesters. While many Taiwanese hold anti-nuclear views, they also enjoy swimming and snorkeling by a nuclear plant outtake pipe.Ralph Jennings
The chairmen of the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs in the Senate and House announced an agreement Monday on a $17 billion emergency veterans bill that seeks to address a national care crisis.Francine Kiefer
The outgoing head of the Defense Intelligence Agency says that new players on the scene are more radical than Al Qaeda, and the core Al Qaeda ideology has lost none of its potency.Anna Mulrine
Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski got a firsthand look last week at the nation’s ongoing immigration crisis during a trip to Texas she took to see how the federal government is dealing with the 57,000 unaccompanied children from Central America who have been apprehended at the Mexican border since October.Nathaniel Herz
While the successful missile test over the Pacific Sunday increases the likelihood for a $1 billion addition of 14 missiles at Fort Greely by 2017, the Missile Defense Agency hopes to start flight tests in 2018 of a "kill vehicle" that would replace those it plans to buy for the new missiles.Dermot Cole
The 2-1 ruling from the Fourth US Circuit in Richmond is the third in recent weeks by a federal appeals court striking down a state same-sex marriage ban, making it more likely the Supreme Court will take up the issue.Warren Richey

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