| Oct 13, 2013
Tribune readers share stories of shortages and soldiers, war bonds and secret codes as they saved and sacrificed on the home front during World War II.
Coded letters home
Duane Carlson, of Chicago, remembers the thrill and surprise when his Aunt...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 8:30 AM
NEW DELHI -- Myanmar on Tuesday released 56 political prisoners, according to local media quoting government officials, part of a pledge to free all political detainees by the end of the year.
The prisoners, including more than a dozen from Myanmar&...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 5:58 AM
It has been 60 years since the end of the Korean War, and yes, I said "war," not a "conflict," not a "police action" -- it was a war, people died, our military froze, we had prisoners of war, we took prisoners of war and we had our veterans come home with...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 4:30 PM
One of the most beloved comedies on Israeli television today concerns a hapless Arab journalist balancing family, work and an unquenchable desire to blend in with his Jewish peers.
"Arab Labor," whose Hebrew name, "Avoda Aravit," cheekily refers to a...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
When it comes to Vietnam, I'm all for moving on, putting the past behind us, looking forward, letting bygones be bygones, but doing so requires honesty about the past, lest history be forgotten and the memory and honor tarnished of the 60,000 Americans...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 11:58 AM
There was big news out of Iran on Wednesday: It freed heroic human rights activist Nasrin Sotoudeh, a lawyer whose crime was defending dissidents. She had been serving a six-year sentence, down from 11 years. But almost everything Iran does is part of a...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 12:35 AM
PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Dozens of Pakistani Taliban insurgents stormed a prison in northwest Pakistan early Tuesday and freed 248 prisoners, including 30 high-profile militants, in an attack that renewed questions about the country’s ability to...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Offering closure to a less-told chapter of World War II history, "The Railway Man" retraces the tracks of an exceptional man's life, as former British soldier Eric Lomax confronts the Japanese officer who tortured him as a prisoner of war nearly four...
| Sep 3, 2013
— The last Illinois survivor of a mostly forgotten World War II prisoner-of-war saga lives in a white farmhouse 7 miles north of town.
Retired from grain farming since 1988, Alva Moss, 89, walks a narrow road, mows his lawn and plays tennis for...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 1:55 PM
WASHINGTON — Army Pvt. Bradley Manning, who was sentenced to 35 years for leaking classified military and diplomatic materials to WikiLeaks, announced plans Thursday to live as a woman while confined in the military prison at Ft. Leavenworth....
| Aug 22, 2013
| 2:20 PM
The remains of U.S. Army private from Hagerstown who died of malnutrition as a prisoner of war during the Korean War are scheduled to be returned home this weekend and buried in Rest Haven Cemetery on Tuesday afternoon, officials said.
Heren Blevins was...