John Walker Lindh, who is serving a 20-year sentence for aiding the Taliban, testified in federal court Monday in Indianapolis in an attempt to overturn a prison ban that he says severely restricts Muslim prayer. Lindh spent more than two hours on the witness stand in a lawsuit he filed against the warden and the federal […]
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Syria Critical of Obama’s Middle East Speech Warning Assad
Arabic translator for four presidents calls it a career
Possible body of British hostage handed over in Iraq
Saudis reveal details of attempted assassination of minister
Saudi Arabia’s Interior Ministry has identified the suicide bomber who attempted to assassinate the country’s assistant interior minister last Thursday and released details of a phone conversation between the two men prior to the attack. The disclosures reported by the country’s official news agency were highly unusual
The CIA Scandals: How Bad a Blow?
The last thing the CIA needs right now is another scandal, let alone two. Allegations that the CIA chief in Algiers drugged and raped two women is going to hurt badly. The accusations that Harold Nicholson, a former CIA operative in federal prison convicted of spying for the KGB, continued his work from behind bars isn’t nearly as serious, but it won’t exactly help the agency’s reputation
Punk meets Islam for new generation in U.S.
Iraq’s Bombs of August: A Return to the Bad Old Days?
Iraq dreams of what is called sustainable peace a qualified condition that allows life to go on with an acceptable level of tumult. And so, with a measure of bravado, the government recently announced the imminent removal of most of the concrete blast walls that separate warring neighborhoods and protect citizens traveling on main and secondary roads. As it tries to put the bad days of Sunni vs
Saudis move to dispel crown prince health rumours
Saudi Arabia’s Cabinet was reassured Monday about the condition of its crown prince, according to state-run media, amid mounting speculation about his health. The country’s second deputy prime minister, Prince Nayef bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud, spoke to ministers about the condition of Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud while leading a Cabinet session in Jeddah, according to the Saudi Press Agency. The crown prince has been convalescing at his residence in the Moroccan city of Agadir, where he arrived in May, after undergoing surgery and treatment in New York for an undisclosed illness.