Commission on International Religious Freedom names Egypt, Iraq, Nigeria, Pakistan, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Vietnam as new 'countries of particular concern'
The US Defense Department is increasing focus on prevention programs, including plans to review alcohol sales and policies following a 50 percent increase in reports of sexual assaults by members of the military
The Cuban Foreign Ministry issued a statement calling the designation absurd and accusing Washington of trying to justify its 54-year-old economic embargo against the island
During visit to Addis Ababa, US secretary of state said too many nations are at risk of descending into broad-based violence
Officials halted four-time felon Clayton Lockett's execution by lethal injection when he convulsed violently, tried to lift head after doctor declared him unconscious
Annual report finds core leadership losses has resulted in more aggressive, autonomous affiliates - most notably in Yemen, Iraq, Syria and Somalia
Oklahoma had set up a new cocktail of chemicals after some drug makers imposed sales bans