Civil War

The United Nations is increasing its presence in South Sudan as tensions and violence escalate. (TONY KARUMBA/AFP/Getty Images)

U.N. Investigators Find Mass Graves In South Sudan

34 bodies were found as U.N. officials look for evidence of ethnic killings in the country as violence increases.

12/26/2013

James Getty, portraying the 16th president of the US Abraham Lincoln, recites the Gettysburg Address during the commemoration of the 150th anniversary Lincolns historic Gettysburg Address on November 19, 2013 at Gettysburg National Military Park in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

The Gettysburg Address — 150 Years Later

On the Civil War battlefield where President Abraham Lincoln gave a speech that symbolized his presidency and the sacrifices made by Union and Confederate forces, thousands gathered Tuesday, historians and everyday Americans alike, to ponder what the Gettysburg Address has meant to the nation.

11/19/2013

Syria's foreign minister claimed Monday that his government is fighting a war against al-Qaida-linked militants who eat human hearts and dismember people while they are still alive, then send their limbs to family members. (YURI KADOBNOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Syria Says Government Fighting ‘Terrorists’ Who Eat Human Hearts

Syria’s foreign minister claimed Monday that his government is fighting a war against al-Qaida-linked militants who eat human hearts and dismember people while they are still alive, then send their limbs to family members.

09/30/2013

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Confederate Battle Flag Rises in Va. off I-95

Hundreds gathered Saturday in freshly cleared woods along Interstate 95 to celebrate the raising of a Confederate battle flag, an event that stirred strong opposition from those who view the flag as a symbol of division.

09/29/2013

National Gallery of Art. (Credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

1st Black Union Soldiers Remembered in D.C. Exhibit

Months after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed 150 years ago, the first unit of black Northern soldiers was organized as the 54th Massachusetts Regiment and went on to fight at Fort Wagner in South Carolina during the Civil War.

09/15/2013

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Ku Klux Klan Plans Rally at Md. Civil War Battlefield

A Maryland Ku Klux Klan group says it plans to hold a rally this weekend at the Antietam National Battlefield near Sharpsburg.

09/03/2013

International aid to Syrians uprooted by civil war is a "drop in the sea" of what is needed, a top U.N. official said Monday, estimating that five million Syrians have been displaced inside the country. Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

UN: 5 Million Displaced Inside Syria

International aid to Syrians uprooted by civil war is a “drop in the sea” of what is needed, a top U.N. official said Monday, estimating that five million Syrians have been displaced inside the country.

09/02/2013

The United States and Germany on Friday warned Russia not to endanger a planned peace conference for Syria or alter the balance of power in the Middle East by providing an advanced air defense system to President Bashar Assad's embattled regime. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

1 Million Child Refugees Created From Syria War

Two U.N. agencies said the number of registered child refugees fleeing Syria’s violence has topped the one million mark Friday.

08/23/2013

File photo of a Wal-Mart. (credit: Getty Images)

Wal-Mart Store That Stirred Outcry Opening in Va.

A Wal-Mart Supercenter is opening Wednesday miles from a site near a Civil War battlefield where the retail giant first proposed building, sparking a national outcry.

07/09/2013

Israeli soldiers patrol next to the border fence on May 7, 2013 on border with Syria, in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights. (credit: Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)

Israel: Syria’s Assad Will ‘Bear The Consequences’ Of Further Escalation

Israeli and Syrian troops exchanged fire across their tense cease-fire line in the Golan Heights on Tuesday, prompting an Israeli threat that Syria’s leader will “bear the consequences” of further escalation and raising new concerns that the civil war there could explode into a region-wide conflict.

05/21/2013

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