A Korean-American scholar named Kun A. 'Tony' Namkung plays a significant behind-the-scenes role in exchanges between the US and North Korea.
Anthony Shadid won Pulitzer Prizes in 2004 and 2010 for his reporting in Iraq. Anthony Shadid died Thursday at the tail end of a covert reporting trip in Syria.
Iran's president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad arrived in NY and talked about the two American hikers still in prision in Iran. On Sunday, Sarah Shourd underscored her gratitude at being released but said she felt only "one-third free."