Seymour Hersh's counter-narrative of the death of Osama bin Laden has put the White House on the defensive. But is there any truth to it?
Sadly only speculation, much of it making little sense, and unnamed sources who wouldn't seem to be in a position to know.
The reward raises the question of whether money is enough to motivate individuals to turn in dangerous terrorists.
The allegations by Amnesty focus on the battle waged in the divided city of Aleppo. The UN is hoping to revive peace talks at which Iran and Turkey – but not Islamist rebel forces – will be represented.
Letters to the editor for the May 4, 2015 weekly magazine
The FBI reportedly helped slain hostage Warren Weinstein's family pay a ransom in 2012, which ultimately failed to secure his release. Before 9/11, according to a former FBI negotiator, there was more flexibility to act.
It's the season of 'deep dive' investigations in the 2016 presidential campaign cycle. From 'Clinton cash' to Jeb Bush's finances, it's all grist for an investigative mill that has found itself a new cliché.
Government officials say the calls are 'unacceptable' after all the destruction caused by the Houthi rebel offensive.
The US has come to rely on targeted killing by drones – maybe too much, as the accidental killing of two hostages shows. Critics are calling for more transparency and accountability in the US drone program.
Police around Italy Friday were rounding up 18 Pakistanis and Afghans, two of whom were thought to be former bodyguards for slain Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.
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