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ISIS Market Bombing In Baghdad Kills At Least 70 People

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 02.28.2016 | World

BAGHDAD, Feb 28 (Reuters) - A twin suicide bombing claimed by Islamic State killed 70 people in a Shi'ite district of Baghdad on Sunday in the deadlie...

Kurdish Militant Group Claims Responsibility For Ankara Bombing

Reuters | Eline Gordts | Posted 02.19.2016 | World

ISTANBUL, Feb 19 (Reuters) - A Kurdish militant group once linked to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) claimed responsibility on Friday for t...

Istanbul Suicide Bomber Was Not On Wanted List

Reuters | Eline Gordts | Posted 01.13.2016 | World

ISTANBUL, Jan 13 (Reuters) - A suicide bomber who killed himself and 10 German tourists in Istanbul's historic heart had registered with Turkish immig...

ISIS Hits Kurdish Town With Triple Truck Bomb Attack, At Least 50 Dead

Reuters | Eline Gordts | Posted 12.11.2015 | World

BEIRUT, Dec 11 (Reuters) - A triple truck bomb attack claimed by Islamic State in northeastern Syria killed at least 50 people and wounded 80 others, ...

The 'Disease' Our World Suffers From

Zita Luiten | Posted 12.08.2015 | Impact
Zita Luiten

We live in a world of opposites, a world of contrasts, disparity, divergence. West vs East, modern vs traditional, liberal vs conservative, good vs ba...

She Had a Bomb Threat on Her Plane to Paris, What She Did Next Will Change Your Life

Sara El-Yafi | Posted 12.01.2015 | Politics
Sara El-Yafi

So, for what it's worth, I apologize to this man. And I apologize to all men and women who endure any type of fear-based, awful, oppressive discrimination based on their faith. We have got a long way to go before we make everyone feel safe in our world.

Information Transparency and No-Fly Zones in Conflict Areas

Daniel Wagner | Posted 11.02.2015 | World
Daniel Wagner

Why should it be left to governments and airlines with skin in the game to decide whether to issue flight restrictions or comply with warnings? What is needed is an international governing body charged with enforcing air corridor restrictions or closures, rather than merely issuing protocols and alerts.

Chuck Schumer's Position on Iran Is Reckless

Nathan Gonzalez | Posted 08.11.2015 | World
Nathan Gonzalez

Opponents of the Iran deal have been unable to produce a viable alternative. That is because there really are no alternatives left. Should the Iran deal collapse under the weight of spoilers like Schumer, Iran will get a nuclear weapon. And once Iran achieves and announces that capability to the world, no expert will be able to foresee the consequences.

Bombs And 'Nazi Imagery' Found After Explosion

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 08.07.2015 | Crime

Authorities in New York say they found white supremacist propaganda in a garage where a former corrections officer blew his leg off last month. A judg...

Charlie Hebdo: Deadliest Attack In France In 50 Years

HuffPost France | Alexandre Boudet | Posted 01.07.2015 | Media

12 people were killed on Wednesday when the offices of the weekly newspaper, Charlie Hebdo, were attacked. French President Francois Hollande calle...

Iraq's Air Force

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.23.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Where is the Iraqi Air Force? What does the Iraqi Air Force consist of? How many attack helicopters and attack fighters does it have in flyable condition? Most importantly, how many trained pilots does it have who can fly combat missions?

Bomb Attacks Newspaper Offices

Reuters | Posted 02.26.2014 | Media

* No one hurt in explosion at newspaper offices * Vijesti says blast is murder attempt on editor * Newspaper fiercely cr...

The Iran Accord -- Profoundly, and Primarily, Symbolic

William O. Beeman | Posted 01.24.2014 | Politics
William O. Beeman

The profound symbolism of the moment more than outweighs the lighter substantive elements of the temporary agreement. The United States and its partners appeared tough and got very little. Iran appeared tough and gave up very little. Both sides saved face.

Snorkeler Stumbles Upon Possible Bomb At Maui Beach

Posted 11.20.2013 | Travel

And you thought sharks were the scariest things you could find at the beach. A tourist in Kapalua, Maui was snorkeling on Tuesday when he came acr...

Day Dreams of a Fiction Author: A Deal That Forced Iran to Smile Attack

Haggai Carmon | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Haggai Carmon

I was daydreaming, like any fiction author does, trying to fathom various realities. In my dream there was a deal actually being implemented between the so-called P5+1 - the United States, Britain, France, Russia, China and Germany regarding a new order in the Middle East, starting with Syria.

Someone Is Telling Iranian Scientists: Don't Buy Green Bananas!

Haggai Carmon | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Haggai Carmon

Someone has been sending a message to Iranian nuclear scientists, and now to Iranian Cyberwar experts: don't bother buying green bananas; before they ripen, you could be dead.

If There's a Syria Diplomatic Deal, Thank Congressional Resistance to a New War

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 11.13.2013 | Politics
Mark Weisbrot

If Congress refuses to authorize Obama's proposed bombing, it will be the first time it stopped a president from going to war. For those who want the United States to be an empire, that is a scary thought.

How Children Transformed America

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

On this 50th anniversary of the Birmingham Children's Crusade it is a time to remember, honor, and follow the example of the children who were frontline soldiers and transforming catalysts in America's greatest moral movement of the 20th century.

Woman Robbed Bank With Spaghetti Sauce: Cops

Newser.com | Posted 04.08.2013 | Crime

The woman, about 60, put a bag on the counter at a Michigan Fifth Third Bank, said it contained a bomb, and demanded money. "It did look like there wa...

The TSA's Gun Fixation

Christopher Elliott | Posted 05.21.2013 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

Truth is, the TSA is looking for a one-in-a-billion terrorist who wants to blow up a plane and the rest of the time, it's supposed to be in the customer-service business, coaching passengers through a hopelessly convoluted and confusing screening process.

AFI Review: The Personal War of Ginger and Rosa

Brian Formo | Posted 01.09.2013 | Los Angeles
Brian Formo

Writer/director Sally Potter has switched the shift typical of films set in the 1960s from personal and sexual enlightenment to stone-still disillusionment in Ginger and Rosa, which begins with the mushroom cloud of Hiroshima.

Texas Lawmaker's Office Firebombed

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 03.21.2012 | Politics

An arrest was made Tuesday evening in an apparent firebombing outside the Fort Worth office of a Democratic Texas state senator. The Star-Telegra...

The Bangkok Bombing Attributed to Iran: A Scene From a Keystone Kops Movie or a Clever or Rushed Maneuver by the Iranians?

Haggai Carmon | Posted 04.18.2012 | World
Haggai Carmon

Did the three suspected Iranians terrorists in Bangkok reenact a scene from the early 1920s silent film comedies -- the Keystone Kops featuring clumsy...

It's Saudi Arabia, Stupid!

Haggai Carmon | Posted 04.09.2012 | World
Haggai Carmon

With the winds of Israel-Iran war looming, albeit thus far primarily in the media, many observers speculate whether Israel will launch an attack on Iranian nuclear installations.

Pentagon Seeks Mightier Bomb Vs. Iran

The Wall Street Journal | Adam Entous, Julian E. Barnes | Posted 03.29.2012 | World

WASHINGTON--Pentagon war planners have concluded that their largest conventional bomb isn't yet capable of destroying Iran's most heavily fortified un...