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US forces capture Pakistani Taliban commander

Reports say Latifullah Mehsud, wanted for attacks in Pakistan, was in custody of Afghan forces when he was snatched.<p>US military forces have captured Latifullah Mehsud, a senior commander with the Pakistani Taliban, according to the US State Department.<p>Marie Harf, State Department spokeswoman, said …

What Did The Arab Spring Cost? One Estimate Says $800 Billion

The Arab Spring unleashed massive, region-wide political turmoil, unseated longtime strongmen and it's still playing out. But what did it all cost?<p>A lot, according to a new report from the bank HSBC:<p>"Nearly three years on, the economic and human cost of the Arab Spring continues to mount. In the …

African Union urges ICC to defer Uhuru Kenyatta case

<b>The African Union summit in Ethiopia has demanded a deferral of The Hague trial of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, due to start in November.</b><p>It also agreed a resolution stating no sitting African head of state should appear before an international court.<p>With both Kenyan and Sudanese presidents …

Northern Ireland bomb alert closes Belfast motorway

The main motorway linking Belfast to Dublin has been reopened after a bomb alert temporarily closed the M1 at the end of one of the bloodiest and most active periods of dissident republican violence in almost a year.<p>While the Police Service of Northern Ireland has allowed motorists to again use the …

California environmentalists, logging industry lock horns over burned trees

A new gold rush may be on in California's Sierra Nevada mountains, but this time the treasure is burned trees to salvage for lumber.<p>The Rim Fire that charred a quarter-million acres of the Stanislaus National Forest and Yosemite National Park over the summer left an estimated one billion board feet …

Crete rocked by 6.3 magnitude earthquake

An earthquake with a magnitude of more than six degrees struck near the island of Crete, sending items flying off supermarket shelves<p>According to the US Geological Survey the quake in southern Greece had a 6.4 magnitude, while the Athens Observatory gave it a magnitude of 6.2.<p>The epicentre was some …

Libya's prime minister has failed, says Muslim Brotherhood leader

The leader of Libya's Muslim Brotherhood has said the prime minister, who was briefly abducted by militia members this week, has failed and needs to be replaced.<p>Mohammed Sawan said on Saturday the Libyan parliament is "seriously searching for an alternative" to Ali Zidan, who was seized from his …

How Much for a Nuclear Deterrent?

Although the U.S. spends $16 billion to fund the Department of Defense portion of U.S. nuclear deterrent, as Deputy Secretary of Defense Ash Carter …

Al Qaeda Quickly Constructing Main Mideast Base in Syria

Al Qaeda is quickly constructing its main regional Middle East base in Syria, from where it plans to export terrorism and Islamic radicalism to …

Al-Qaeda Terror Returns to Kenya

The East African country of Kenya, with 44 million people, today has a Christian majority of 83% and a Muslim minority of 11%. In 1998, Kenya and its …

The Al-Nusra Front (Jabhat al-Nusra) is an Al-Qaeda Salafist-jihadi network

<b>It seeks to overthrow the Assad regime and establish an Islamic Caliphate in Greater Syria, a center for regional and international terrorism and</b> …

Middle East

Handover of U.S. command of South Korean troops still under debate

By Craig Whitlock<p>Craig Whitlock<p>Investigative reporter<p>Email Bio Follow<p>PANMUNJOM, South Korea — Sixty years after the end of the Korean War, the United States and South Korea still can’t agree on who should take charge if another war breaks out with the communist neighbor to the north.<p>For years, …

Terrorism

TerrorismTraining people to fight terrorism at grassroots<p>Secretary of State John Kerry, in a Friday speech to the Global Counterterrorism Ministerial …

Extremism

The Mali Conflict: Avoiding Past Mistakes

Nicaraguan Protests Death Toll Hits 317<p>Voice of America. US<p>US and Turkey Agree to Deal with American Pastor Imprisonment Diplomatically<p>Deutsche …

Africa

AQAP fighters storm Yemen Army base in east

Tajik Islamists Pin Renaissance On Secular Female Candidate

A secularist woman with a politically independent streak seems an odd choice for an Islamist party to support in Tajikistan's upcoming presidential …

Tajikistan

Think Africa! - African American Issues

African-American News

Pretending the Problem Is Not There

Is it ever acceptable to tell a lie? If you believe the answer is "no" then this is an area in which you disagree with our political class. The …

The Ethnic Cleansing of Christians in Egypt

Iskander Toss, who had lived all his life in the town of Delga in Upper Egypt, last week was kidnapped, severely beaten, and dragged on the dirt …