Middle East News

Protests against Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad’s government started in mid-March 2011, and have continued since. PHOTO: IrinNews/Syriana2011 By AMANDA VENDER Syria: People want the president out An uprising against President Bashar al-Assad has been going on...

U.S. Threats to Iran

By IndyKids Staff President Bush said he planned to work with other countries to start sanctions, or punishments, on Iran for refusing to stop its nuclear program. The U.S. military also moved nine warships to the Persian Gulf near Iran to show off its strength. Iran...

North Korea Joins the Club, Test-fires a Nuclear Weapon

North Korean President Kim Jong Il. Photo: PBS.org By XAVIER TAYO On October 9 North Korea tested its first nuclear weapon, making it the ninth member of the nuclear club. The other members are the United States, Russia, the United Kingdom, France, China, India,...

Next Target: Iran?

By Amanda Vender Kids aren’t allowed to bring weapons to school. But what if some kids were allowed to bring weapons and other kids weren’t? Iran doesn’t have nuclear weapons, but the United Nations Security Council is worried that it might be trying to make them....