But it is spurring worries of another misguided U.S. military undertaking, escalating war and chaos, with the people of the region bearing the brunt.
Known in the neighborhood as the Tower of David, this skyscraper has a radical story taking place behind the tower's walls.
These are countries of fabulous wealth, whose people live in grinding poverty, the pattern for most of sub-Saharan Africa.
Troops of the government of President Victor Poroshenko push closer to Lubansk and Donetsk, and casualties rise in disaffected Eastern Ukraine.
Joko Widodo has become the president of Indonesia after winning 53.13 percent of the vote in the country's 2014 presidential election. He will take office Oct. 20.
Argentina has taken the United States to the International Court of Justice in the Hague over a U.S. federal judge's actions in a dispute about bond payments.
When politicians vacation and little action is expected, the words German journalists use for this is "Saure-Gurken-Zeit" or "sour pickle time."
Instead of trying to improve its frayed, faded image as a progressive force, this party pays even more attention to "healthy business interests" and thus "encourage the economy."
Ms. Mahmood, the party's shadow exchequer secretary to the Treasury, made the plea at a 150,000-strong rally for solidarity with the people of Gaza on Saturday.
USAID hired young people from Peru, Costa Rica, and Venezuela to pose as tourists in Cuba to befriend young Cubans and try to convert them into anti-government activists.