( CHAMAN, Pakistan) — Police say a bomb has exploded outside a mosque in southwest Pakistan, killing at least one person. Local police official Shafqat Mehmood says Thursday’s bombing in the town of Chaman bordering Afghanistan wounded another 17 people, as well as destroying some shops and vehicles parked there. Show More Summary
John Kerry grins as Netanyahu sits within inches of the red telephone. You'd be grinning too.
( NICOSIA, Cyprus) — The Cypriot government says the privatization of state-owned companies will start in two years, when the bailed-out country’s economy is projected to start growing again. Government spokesman Christos Stylianides says first in line for privatization is the Cyprus Telecommunications Authority. Show More Summary
Shooting comes 15 months after an attack on US consulate that killed the ambassador to Libya and three others.
(MOGADISHU, Somalia) — A police official says a suicide car bomber, targeting two pick-up trucks carrying Puntland Marine Forces in northern Somalia, has killed nine people and wounded 37 others. Saeed Abdi, a senior police officer in...Show More Summary
( NEW DELHI) — Indian movie star Salman Khan will face a fresh trial on a homicide charge for a fatal road accident more than 11 years ago. Police said that Khan drove his car into a group of people sleeping on a Mumbai sidewalk in September 2002, killing one and injuring four. Show More Summary
A resolution for joint military action by African and French forces in the Central African Republic was unanimously approved Thursday by the U.N. Security Council, hours after Muslim-Christian violence intensified in the capital of Bangui. Show More Summary
Is taking foreign visitors captive the way that Kim Jong-un, the supreme leader of North Korea, earns his battle stripes ("Another American Citizen Is Arrested in North Korea," NYT, 11/20/13)? Is it the way he carries on the divine right of Kings, North Korean style. Show More Summary
China has become the biggest Bitcoin market in recent months as buyers seek to profit from speculating in the currency.
Those are thoughts hat occurred to me after reading about Churchill's decision in the summer of 1940 to attack the navy of France, which had been an ally just a month earlier, and which certainly was not at war with the United Kingdom. Show More Summary
The editor's page in the November issue of Proceedings begins with the phrase "As the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan wind down...." Putting aside the fact that the war in Iraq is not winding down, and no hit on Proceedings editor Paul Merzlak, what does that phrase mean? I mean, we all use it. Show More Summary
By Emerson Brooking Best Defense guest columnist Although the drawdown has left scars across every level of the armed services, it poses some of its biggest challenges for hose at the start of the commissioning pipeline. Rapidly decreasing...Show More Summary
Sharks are terrifying. Mammoth muscles with rows of razor-sharp teeth that motor through the water at speeds many times faster than us. It'd be stupid not to scared of them. Wouldn't it? Actually, no. Despite the two recent tragedies in Australia, according to the facts, death by shark attack is so rare that it's not worth worrying about. Show More Summary
Women in Burma -- also known as Myanmar -- are using the modest sliver of new political space opened by the transition from a military government to a quasi-civilian government in 2010 to start a national conversation about the urgent need for changes to that country's constitution. Show More Summary
How the CIA Bungled the War on Terror Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com Think of it as the CIA’s plunge into Hollywood -- or into the absurd. As recent revelations have made clear, that Agency’s moves couldn’t be have been more far-fetched or more real. Show More Summary
Andrew Sullivan says he thought Chris Hughes would change the New Republic after he bought it from Marty Peretz. But it's still part of the greater Israel lobby
US Secretary of State Kerry says he presented Israel with ideas on improving security as part of the peace talks.