The troops that recently recaptured Palmyra, Syria, from the Islamic State included Syrian, Iranian and Hezbollah forces. And on Monday, Russian officials said there was another group that contributed to the victory: Russia’s elite special forces, also known as Spetsnaz.
With President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil looking increasingly likely to face impeachment by early May, investors are turning their attention to the man who’d succeed her.
Longer working lives are crucial to a secure financial retirement. Here’s how to encourage older workers to stay on the job, and companies to hire them
The average American retires relatively early, at 64 for men and 62 for women. But with life expectancy rising by one to three months with every year that passes, economists and policy experts say leaving the workforce at such ages is a luxury most people can no longer afford.
Researchers attempt to predict which countries are most at risk for genocide or politicide over the coming five years.
New work in the field of anthropology says violent extremism isn't really motivated by religion—but by fusion with the group.
Misrata, Libya, 2011. I am ushered into the boardroom of what was once an oil investment corporation. I am surrounded by youths with Kalashnikovs. On the other side of the table are several of Libya's most respected rebel leaders, foremost among them Salim Jawha, a former colonel in Muammar Gaddafi's army who defected on the first day of the revolution.
Once a side venture that helped farmers pay their taxes, Vermont maple syrup is becoming big business, with corporations buying up thousands of acres of trees as they bank in part on a rise in demand for alternative natural sweeteners.
In a state that often eschews outsiders as ‘‘flatlanders’’ and is fiercely protective of its image and branding, it’s perhaps surprising that smaller maple syrup operators don’t seem concerned about the big newcomers. That’s because demand continues to rise, they said.
The millions of Mexicans who have evaded the legal immigration system work dangerous and dirty jobs for a fraction of American wages—and that's a national disgrace. But the end of cheap, vulnerable immigrant labor is near.
Louis Gagnon journeyed to India to share the power of mindful leadership
Louis Gagnon, president of the carpooling start-up ride.com and former executive at the audio content company Audible Inc., is eschewing the usual tech and entrepreneurship conference circuit for a rather unconventional sort of speaking engagement.