Can Iraq's central government regain control of its lost territory?
Sunni Arab militants, with a jihadi group in the lead, have dealt a stunning series of defeats to the Iraqi central government in recent days.
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant shocked many with its swift capture of Iraqi cities. Despite US vows of a lighter military footprint, other countries still seem to expect it to step in.
ISIS victories in Iraq could put Saudi Arabia and the US onside with the Syrian regime.
Al Qaeda offshoot ISIS, which overran the Iraqi city of Mosul yesterday, is already moving on to its next target. Its rapid progress indicates some local backing among Sunnis.
The city's takeover by Al Qaeda insurgents is a devastating military setback for the Maliki government – and a measure of the political failure of post-Saddam Iraq.
Militants from ISIS, an al Qaeda offshoot, now control much of Iraq's largest city in the north, underscoring the group's growing strength and the failure of Iraqi troops to repel insurgents.
It's hard to estimate global economic losses to hackers, because many countries don't track cyber-crime and many businesses underreport it. But a new study puts the number at more than $400 billion.
'Terrorism' is an overused word that tends to obscure more than it reveals. But the reluctance to use it to describe the Las Vegas attackers is troubling.
A look behind the attacks and counterattacks on a US soldier who spent five years in Taliban captivity.
Pakistani officials repelled a bloody assault on Karachi's international airport that left at least 28 dead. The Taliban have claimed responsibility and said it was revenge for a US drone strike.
Sunni militants have stepped up attacks in central and northern Iraq, raising fears of a wider conflict. Today's suicide bombing in Diyala province killed at least 18 people.
The suicide bombing in Kabul left at least seven people dead and raises concern over the safety of the presidential run-off election on June 14.
On the first anniversary of the NSA document leaks, the Reform Government Surveillance group said the balance between security and freedom has tipped too far against individual rights.
A year after Edward Snowden leaked the NSA documents, US foreign relations and espionage are still smarting, while advocates hail gains in government transparency. Changes to surveillance policy are less clear.
Manas base was crucial for the transit of NATO soldiers and supplies into Afghanistan. The closure Tuesday – little remarked on by the US press – short circuits debate on more troops for Afghanistan.
Khalifa Haftar survived a suicide bomb attack Wednesday. He is battling Islamist militias backed by allies in Libya's parliament. Meanwhile, a Red Cross official was shot dead in Sirte.
Robert Ford resigned as US ambassador to Syria earlier this year, and this week he broke his silence, harshly criticizing the Obama administration's response to the three-year war.
The Taliban released a propaganda clip of the handover of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. Some hope the exchange can create an opening for peace.
The Taliban prisoner swap for Bowe Bergdahl might do some good, but fear and anger are getting in the way of a realistic appraisal.