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Staff who work for Médecins Sans Frontières — better known in America as Doctors Without Borders — are heroes. They treat diseases like Ebola on the frontlines. They go into crisis zones with compassion.

Now at least 12 of them are dead.

A MSF hospital was left in flames after a U.S.-led bombing strike in the Afghan city of Kunduz on Saturday.

The United States and China have agreed that neither country will conduct economic espionage in cyberspace in a deal that addresses a major source of tension in the bilateral relationship.

The pact also calls for a process aimed at helping to ensure compliance.

The agreement, reached in talks Thursday and Friday between President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping, has the potential — if it is upheld — to alleviate one of the most significant threats to U.S.

By John Ubaldi
Contributor, In Homeland Security

The Middle East has always confounded the United States, but in recent years the region has exploded into a chaotic mess, one in which the U.S. seems to be reacting to events instead of shaping events.