Rolling Stone article gets Gen. Stanley McChrystal into hot water with President Obama.
The Kurdish Workers Party (PKK), which is engaged in an escalating conflict with the military that has killed at least 13 soldiers since Friday, is suspected of coordinating Tuesday's Istanbul bomb attack.
Faisal Shahzad, the Pakistani-born US citizen accused of attempting to detonate a car bomb in New York's Times Square May 1, defiantly told a New York court he considered himself a 'Muslim soldier.'
Humanitarian and peace organizations say their direct interaction with violent or terrorist groups is vital to intervention efforts. The Supreme Court decision Monday means they do it at their peril.
US officials recently praised Pakistan for taking the fight to extremist groups in its midst. Now, a report from the RAND Corp. says some official elements in Pakistan are still thwarting counterterrorism efforts – and that the US should withhold some aid as a result.
On Monday, the Supreme Court upheld a statute – part of the Patriot Act – that outlaws the provision of 'material support' to terror groups. Such support includes assistance that might nudge a group toward nonviolence.
The Gaza blockade could be tested again, as a ship named 'Julia,' currently docked in Tripoli, Lebanon, has been given permission to sail to Cyprus, from where it could make its way towards Gaza.