Topic: Shakil Afridi
The popular unrest of the last two years has left the Middle East volatile as 2013 kicks off.
The aid group, Save the Children, is accused of being used as a cover for the CIA while it was hunting for Osama bin Laden.
The House rejected a plan to trim military funding used to sponsor sports like NASCAR, in order to attract recruits.
The US has pulled out of negotiations with Pakistan to reopen NATO supply lines. One of the sticking points was the conviction of the Pakistani doctor who helped the US track Osama bin Laden.