Osama Bin Laden

US military and CIA could be investigated for war crimes in Afghanistan

The US military and the CIA could be investigated for war crimes in Afghanistan.<p>The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court has asked judges …

War

The Boston Islamic Seminary Is Training the Next Generation of Extremists

<b>A rogues gallery of Islamic extremists teaching tomorrow's chaplains and imams (clockwise from top left): Yahia Abdul Rahman, Suheil Laher, Amr</b> …

Middle East

Ravi Bhalla election reminds N.J. that we are better than bigotry | Opinion

A few days before Hoboken's mayoral election, racist fliers targeting candidate Ravi Bhalla were placed on car windshields. The fliers read, "Don't …

New Jersey

PARKIN: Trudeau’s peacekeeping plan turns its back on violence

A speech by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to a United Nations peacekeeping audience last week was condescending, largely untrue, an absolute …

Canadian News

Fighters & Helicopters Landing on USS Carl Vinson Now Have a Strange Connection to Osama Bin Laden

It has been just nearly six and a half years since May 1, 2011, when the body of terrorist plotter Osama Bin Laden was delivered to the USS Carl …

Military

Russian spokesperson’s TV comment referenced 2007 Photoshop fake as real

“Speaking of lobbying,” Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova began.<p>(They had been speaking about lobbying, more or less; Zakharova …

Canadian News

Report: Obama deliberately mislead America on Al Qaeda in 2012 to help his chances of re-election

The Obama administration deliberately downplayed the strength and sophistication of Al Qaeda in the run-up to the 2012 election to help his chances of winning re-election, an expert terrorism journalist has revealed.<p>Woah, what happened?<p>Rukmini Callimachi, one of the leading terrorism reporters in …

Conservative View

IS not dead yet but 'caliphate' dream in tatters

BAGHDAD, Iraq - Its "caliphate" has imploded, its de facto capitals in Iraq and Syria have fallen, and hundreds of its fighters have either …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Asean summit bomb plot foiled: Philippine police chief

MANILA: An Islamist plot to bomb a Manila shopping mall as US President Donald Trump and other world leaders arrived in the city for a summit last …

Terrorism

Chris Wallace says Trump is a ‘tremendous threat’ to our democracy, and that’s not all

Fox News’ Chris Wallace characterized President Trump’s attacks on the press as a “tremendous threat” to our democracy, but also added some critique of the media for their bias against him.<p>“President Trump is engaged in the most direct, sustained assault on the free press in our history,” Wallace …

Conservative View

New winds in Saudi Arabia

Written by Khaled Ahmed |<p>Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (center) attend the opening ceremony of Future Investment Initiative Conference in …

Saudi Arabia

In Brexit-era London, a mosque sits between two types of hate

Behind a glass door inside Al Madina Mosque, Ashfaq Siddique stands at ramrod attention, his eyes darting. He is the mosque’s guiding spirit. He is …

Downing Street

The CIA recently released hundreds of thousands of files seized from Osama bin Laden’s compound. What can we learn from them?

During the 2011 raid that killed al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, U.S. Navy SEALs collected computer equipment and thumb drives with a treasure trove …

Al-Qaeda

How Trump’s CIA escalates tensions with Iran - Salon.com

The Central Intelligence Agency appears to have collaborated with the neoconservative think tank Foundation for Defense of Democracies to try to link Iran to the Salafi-jihadist group al-Qaeda.<p>Ned Price, a former CIA analyst and spokesman, has suggested that the move may be part of a wider campaign …

U.S. Politics

The Problem With Apu Is A Problem With America

A new documentary sheds light on the many ways the seminal ‘Simpsons’ character has harmed South Asian Americans.<p>Two years before I came to this …

Racism

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The U. has been repped at the White House.<p>The University of Utah ski team posed with President Donald Trump and Education Secretary Betsy Devos on …

Salt Lake City

Roy Moore’s Lawyer Keeps Making Things Worse

Attorney Trenton Garmon suggests foreign-born reporters should be more sympathetic to dating teens.<p>(A version of this column originally appeared on Poynter.org.)<p>As <i>The Hill</i> (among an army of others) noted, “An attorney for Alabama Senate candidate <b>Roy Moore</b> seemed to suggest Wednesday that MSNBC host</b> …

Michelle Obama

The forgotten case of the 'bin Laden doctor'

Al Qaeda's former chief was killed in 2011, but the person who allegedly helped the CIA find Osama bin Laden has been languishing in jail for over …

Pakistan

The series of the arrogant prince

There is no doubt that the ambitious and arrogant Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, crown prince of Saudi Arabia, has entertained the world with an action …

Middle East

Stop assuming that I regret voting Tory – even after this week's news, I don't

It’s never entirely straightforward explaining Conservative voting habits. I have to assess the mood, and likelihood of recriminations. I imagine …

John McDonnell

U.S. Is Open to Removing Sudan From Terrorism List, Diplomat Says

NAIROBI, Kenya — A month after the Trump administration formally lifted decades-old sanctions against Sudan, a top official said on Thursday that the United States would consider removing Sudan from its list of state sponsors of terrorism, a designation that has been in place since 1993.<p>The step, …

World News

Sean Hannity has become the media’s top conspiracy theorist

How far he’s gone down the rabbit hole.<p>A few days ago, Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore was accused of assaulting four underage girls decades ago, including a 14-year-old girl when he was 32.<p>Moore's defense is a conspiracy theory.<p>He tweeted that this was a political attack by the "Obama-Clinton …

Donald Trump

Here are some of the craziest fake stories that Russia launched in the past three weeks

Last week, the Russian Defense Ministry released video footage proving that American forces in Syria have been allowing Islamic State fighters to escape from besieged cities.<p>Or that, at least, is what the Russians claimed. It took a few days for fact-checkers at Conflict Intelligence Team and …

Opinion

Why America Loses Every War It Starts

Most Americans rightly believe that the U.S. military is the best and most formidable in the world. If that is correct, why, since the end of World …

Foreign Policy

Why Trump Doesn't Trust His Spies

The U.S. intelligence community's resistance to the president is no excuse for his embrace of Putin.<p>The least interesting question about the Donald Trump presidency is why he doesn't trust the judgment of America's spy agencies.<p>It comes up every few weeks. Trump will tweet his disdain for one of …

Russia

The Profound Misunderstanding the Public Has About How the Military Operates

In one of the greatest PR successes of all time, close to 100 percent of Americans believe the United States has a volunteer military. It does not. …

Liberal View

Only Human

Late last August, <i>The New York Times</i> gave its readers a welcome break from a brutal presidential election, rolling out a heartwarming story of …

Liberal View

Russia Has One Weapon the U.S. Army Fears (And Has No Way to Match)

The TOS-1 <i>Buratino</i> is a unique Russian self-propelled multiple rocket launcher system (MRLS) that has seen action in global hotspots like Afghanistan, …

War

Did Obama fail his moral and national security responsibilities?

Why was achieving a nuclear agreement with the Islamic Republic more important to Obama’s administration than confronting Iran as the supporter of …

Opinion

Syria is sending ISIS militants to ‘terrorist rehab’

Is it possible to deprogram a terrorist? A group recently formed outside Aleppo is working to find out.<p>The Syrian Center for Anti-Extremist Ideology, …

Islamic State (ISIS)