Iraqi Shiite cleric and political powerhouse Muqtada al-Sadr has reversed his promise to quit politics. It now looks like gamesmanship ahead of April parliamentary elections.
Lots of worry about foreign fighters returning home from the jihad in Syria. Is it well placed?
A New York Times story about how Australian intelligence might have passed information involving a US law firm and Indonesia is heavy on the drama.
While the authenticity of a YouTube recording of Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland on a call to the US ambassador isn't confirmed, it sure sounds convincing.
It was distributed via a TV station that was born out of the Egyptian uprising against Hosni Mubarak.
The only certainty is that Karzai's time is up.
And what's an affiliate anyway?
Charges against 20 Al Jazeera journalists appear to be just the opening shot, with the government issuing warnings to foreign reporters in Egypt.
Unredacted NSA power point slides, leaked by Snowden, reveal a program to track terrorists via their mobile phones.
Foreign journalists like Peter Greste have been thrown into what amounts to dungeons. Though not more important than the Egyptians being detained, their treatment signals how Egypt is changing.
Amy Hawthorne responds.
Interests rather than principles remain the focus.
Contractors billing for education that barely happened and vast numbers of illiterate recruits in the field? Yes.
The dart-throwing chimp takes a look.
Could it be time to take Karzai's words and actions at face value, and give him what he appears to want?
Egypt's military-led government is expanding its crackdown from the Muslim Brotherhood to academics, bloggers and liberal activists.
Which is more evidence that the peace process is going nowhere fast.
Beware the democracy industrial complex.