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  • Polio's war foothold

    Polio's war foothold
    Once virtually eradicated, polio again stalks the Horn of Africa, the Middle East and South Asia. The innocent victims are mostly young children. The perpetrators are insurgents and indifferent governments. The polio resurgence is preventable and it is...
  • The Uighurs leave Guantanamo -- but not for the U.S.

    The Uighurs leave Guantanamo -- but not for the U.S.
    With the release of the remaining three Uighur inmates at Guantanamo Bay, the Obama administration has ended one of the most poignant chapters in the story of the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. It's no longer controversial that many of the...
  • Car bomb kills key police official in Pakistani city of Karachi

    Car bomb kills key police official in Pakistani city of Karachi
    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- A car bombing in Karachi on Thursday killed a leading police investigator known as a tireless opponent of the Pakistani Taliban, dealing a blow to efforts to rein in the militant group in Pakistan. The Taliban claimed...
  • Indian diplomat flies home after indictment in U.S.

    Indian diplomat flies home after indictment in U.S.
    MUMBAI, India — The Indian official whose arrest last month in New York sparked a diplomatic crisis returned to her homeland Friday after the United States granted her immunity from charges that she falsified visa papers and lied about underpaying...
  • Robert Gates' failure of duty

    Robert Gates' failure of duty
    In a dozen years of war, Americans have grown used to improvised explosive devices. The detonations have rocked the streets of Kabul and Baghdad — and also of Washington. Only, in Washington, the bombshells appear in print. The latest domestic...
  • Former strongman Pervez Musharraf may be leaving Pakistan

    Former strongman Pervez Musharraf may be leaving Pakistan
    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — He returned to Pakistan from self-imposed exile last March amid a media circus, death threats and boasts of reclaiming the presidency he once seized in a bloodless coup. But Gen. Pervez Musharraf’s days in Pakistan...
  • Edward Snowden, in shades of gray

     Edward Snowden, in shades of gray
    Is Edward Snowden a whistle-blower or a traitor? Debate over the renegade computer technician who leaked thousands of secret National Security Agency documents is too often reduced to that deceptively simple choice. But it's the wrong way to pose...
  • Pakistan suicide bombing kills five troops at North Waziristan mosque

    Pakistan suicide bombing kills five troops at North Waziristan mosque
    PESHAWAR, Pakistan – Five security personnel were killed and 34 wounded Wednesday evening when a suicide bomber rammed his explosives-laden mini-truck into a mosque near a checkpoint in Pakistan’s North Waziristan Agency, officials said....
  • Nearly two dozen reported killed in Pakistan after suicide attack

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan – Nearly two dozen militants were killed early Thursday in a firefight with security forces in Pakistan’s restive North Waziristan Agency, the army said. There were unverified accounts, however, that civilian bystanders were...
  • U.S. contractor kidnapped in Pakistan pleads for Obama's help

    U.S. contractor kidnapped in Pakistan pleads for Obama's help
    An American contractor kidnapped by Al Qaeda in Pakistan two years ago appears in a video that surfaced Thursday pleading with President Obama to negotiate for his release and saying he feels "totally abandoned." Warren Weinstein, who was snatched...
  • O.C. man admits to terrorism, plans to train Al Qaeda in Pakistan

    O.C. man admits to terrorism, plans to train Al Qaeda in Pakistan
    A 24-year-old Orange County man pleaded guilty Friday to federal terrorism charges for planning to go to Pakistan where he would provide weapons training to members of Al Qaeda. Sinh Vinh Ngo Nguyen of Garden Grove pleaded guilty to one count of...