The CIA's Drone War in the Middle East and Africa

By YUUKI REAL, age 13 An Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, or drone. PHOTO: U.S. Air Force/Lt Col Leslie Pratt The CIA’s use of military drones is a topic of great controversy. Military drones are aerial bombers that are unmanned, which means they are controlled by computers...

Women Win Peace Prize

This year, the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to three women: Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Leymah Gbowee of Liberia, and Tawakkul Karman of Yemen. All three activists work for women’s rights, education reform and peace in their countries. Photo of Ellen Johnson...

Turmoil in Middle East and North Africa

By JUDI CHENG and AMANDA VENDER The rebellions that started in January in the Middle East and North Africa continued through the spring. People complain of poverty, rising food prices, hunger, lack of jobs and housing, and many are demanding that their leader step...