Khaled Mokhtar

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American tragedies on the rise: The war overseas no longer stays overseas

This month’s Fort Hood shooting is a grim reminder of the unseen scars of battle<p>Ann Jones<p>April 19, 2014 7:00pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.<p>After an argument about a leave denied, Specialist Ivan Lopez pulled out a .45-caliber Smith & Wesson handgun and began a shooting spree …

Ukraine crisis: US raises pressure on Russia over deal

<b>The US has threatened tougher economic sanctions if Russia fails to abide by a new international agreement to help de-escalate the crisis in Ukraine.</b><p>The Kremlin responded by accusing the White House of treating Moscow like a "guilty schoolboy" over the deal.<p>Meanwhile, Ukraine's foreign minister …

Pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine ignore new Geneva pact aimed at easing tensions

Two days after an international pact was brokered with the stated goal of easing tensions in Ukraine, the major players met again in Kiev to hash out plans to push it along.<p>While there was little indication of what, if any, progress was made Saturday in defusing tensions, all sides agreed to allow …

Drone strike in Yemen kills suspected al Qaeda militants

A drone strike in Yemen on Saturday killed at least 10 suspected al Qaeda militants but also inadvertently resulted in the deaths of three civilian day laborers, a high-level Yemeni government official told CNN.<p>The strike targeted a pickup in al-Hazemiyah district of al-Bayda province, three Yemeni …

World Cup tickets become a reality for fans

It is one thing to book your ticket for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™, but to hold that ticket in your hands, and know that soon you will be …

The Marylebone Tech | Financial Times

I have a dream. Not the Martin Luther King kind, I admit; more the nightmare-at-2am kind. In my dream, I am out and about reporting, reviewing or …