| Jun 25, 2014
The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant is scaring the hell out of everyone. It has infested Syria, overrun Iraq, alarmed Iran and convinced U.S. politicians it's the most dangerous terrorist organization ever.
But frightening everyone isn't a long-...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 3:08 PM
Passengers flying to the U.S. from some airports in the Middle East and Europe will be put through tougher security screening in response to intelligence that a terrorist group in Yemen has developed a new method for smuggling a bomb onto a jetliner,...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 6:23 PM
An extremist Islamist faction operating in war-torn Iraq and Syria has released a video calling upon Westerners to join its ranks, demonstrating the group's media savvy.
The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria appears to be trying to capitalize on its...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The United States is stepping into its third Iraq war in 24 years. But if President Obama has his way, this one will be fought under different rules.
In a speech at West Point last month, Obama outlined a new "light footprint" approach to fighting...
| Jun 22, 2014
| 7:00 AM
As they plan their response to the crisis in Iraq, President Obama and his top aides are hoping to replicate elements of an often-overlooked and relatively successful U.S. military operation in another war-ravaged Middle East nation: Yemen.
| Aug 16, 2014
| 6:58 PM
A drone attack killed three suspected al Qaeda militants on Saturday in Yemen's eastern Hadramout province, a local official told Reuters.
"The three armed men were traveling in a vehicle along a desert stretch between Yemen and Saudi Arabia's border...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 11:48 AM
When I saw the ads for "American Hustle," the new Jennifer Lawrence movie that's fast racking up Oscar buzz, I realized I had reached a breaking point of sorts.
It's easy, after all, for a tried-and-true property to cross the line into media saturation....
| Jan 13, 2014
| 3:00 AM
WASHINGTON — Many of President Obama's closest advisors have embraced a controversial assessment of one of the National Security Agency's major data collection programs — the belief that the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks could have been...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 8:30 PM
A rare glimpse into a Yemeni household's response to recent upheaval as well as a quasi-diary recording the director's return to her roots, "The Mulberry House" is Sara Ishaq's deeply personal memoir of family and revolution. The daughter of a Yemeni...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 9:00 AM
SANA, Yemen — Gunmen shot and killed an Iranian diplomat in Yemen’s capital in a brazen midday strike on Saturday, an attack that called attention to anger over Iran’s role in a bitter sectarian conflict.
The slain diplomat was...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 10:42 AM
SANA, Yemen -- In the latest in a spate of assassinations in Yemen, gunmen on Tuesday shot and killed a leading member of a Shiite Muslim group on his way to reconciliation talks and a senior advisor to a provincial governor was slain by a bomb planted in...