In her new novel, Island of a Thousand Mirrors, Sri Lankan-American author Nayomi Munaweera shows the decades-long Sri Lankan civil war from the perspective of two girls who witness the horror.
The U.S. military's attention to PTSD is well-documented but Kurdish fighters living with the same disorder haven't received nearly as much care. Arun Rath talks to journalist Jenna Krajeski.
One of the lawyers for self-proclaimed Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed resigned from the Army last week. He tells NPR the government is putting on a "show trial."
The apparently unconscious pilot of the single-engine aircraft drifted into restricted airspace over Washington, prompting F-16s to be scrambled.
A YouTube video shows a large group of men occupying a building that the U.S. ambassador to Libya says appears to be the embassy's residential annex.
People in the former British colony are angered that a vote for the territory's next chief executive will be from a list of candidates hand-pickled by Beijing.
The Russian leader said "substantive, meaningful talks" were needed to decide the outcome in the region, while a spokesman clarified that the region should remain part of Ukraine.
Since the new Lifetime show Girlfriend Intervention has resurrected the tired old cliche of the "sassy black woman," one black woman decided "sassy" needed some scrutiny.
The town of Amerli, which includes some 20,000 Shiite Turkmen, has been surrounded by Sunni Islamic State fighters for two months.
Liberia is the country hardest hit by the Ebola virus outbreak. Aid is trickling in, but it is not enough. NPR's Linda Wertheimer speaks to Wall Street Journal reporter Drew Hinshaw in the capital, Monrovia.
Maybe we don't need to eat our Wheaties. Linda Wertheimer talks to Emily Dhurandhar, lead author of a study that finds breakfast may not be the most important meal of the day.
Detroit is preparing to dig itself out of the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history. The legal approach Detroit uses to re-create itself will have far-reaching implications for other cities.
School districts are beginning to cope with the recent influx of new students from Central America. Many have little education and most are just beginning to learn English.
On Sunday, Iraqi and Kurdish forces entered the town of Amerli in the north of Iraq, after it had been under siege for two months by the Islamic State.
Iran has announced that it is providing weapons to Kurdish forces to fight the Islamic State. Linda Wertheimer talks to Karim Sadjadpour of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
Summer is high season for "frogging." The North American Amphibian Monitoring Project has hundreds of volunteers crisscrossing the country to get a better handle on the fate of the nation's frogs.
NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to Ryan Grepper, creator of a cooler named Coolest, which has set a new record as the highest-grossing Kickstarter campaign.
China's legislature is limiting reforms in Hong Kong, drawing battle lines in what opposition groups warned would be clashing visions of the political future of the city and of China.
Militant fighters are crossing into Syria through Turkey and public criticism of Turkey is growing louder. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to the Financial Times' Istanbul correspondent, Daniel Dombey.
The retired U.S. military policeman is in pursuit of a sniper in the latest installment of the suspense series. Child says its both fun and challenging to make these novels "the same but different."