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Musharraf returned to Pakistan in 2013 after 4 years in exile to participate in national elections. (Getty Images)

Pakistan: Musharraf Advised To Move To U.S. Hospital

Former Pakistani leader facing trial for high treason.

01/16/2014

The number of countries possessing the makings of a nuclear bomb has dropped by almost one-quarter over the past two years, but there remain "dangerous weak links" in nuclear materials security that could be exploited by terrorist groups with potentially catastrophic results, according to a study released Wednesday.  (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Study: ‘Dangerous Weak Links’ In Security Of World’s Nuclear Materials

The number of countries possessing the makings of a nuclear bomb has dropped by almost one-quarter over the past two years, but there remain “dangerous weak links” in nuclear materials security that could be exploited by terrorist groups with potentially catastrophic results, according to a study released Wednesday.

01/08/2014

An elderly Pakistani man rides his bicycle past the house of a kidnapped US aid expert in Lahore on December 2, 2011. Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri claims that the terror group is holding hostage a US development worker kidnapped in Pakistan four months ago, according to an online statement seen by monitors. Warren Weinstein, 70, country director for US-based consultancy J.E. Austin Associates, was snatched after gunmen tricked their way into his home on August 13, days before he was due to return to the United States. (Photo credit: Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images)

Weinstein Family Implores Captors to Free Him

Family members of an American development expert kidnapped in Pakistan by al-Qaida more than two years ago say a recently released video and letter haven’t convinced them he’s alive.

01/02/2014

President Barack Obama (Credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Maryland Man Abducted in Pakistan Calls for U.S. Help

A 72-year-old American development worker who was kidnapped in Pakistan by al-Qaida more than two years ago appealed to President Obama in a video released Thursday to negotiate his release.

12/26/2013

File photo of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.  (credit: Jacquelyn Martin - Pool/Getty Images)

Hagel Offers Troops Glimmer Of Hope On Military Budget

Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel is offering troops a rare glimmer of hope about the department’s financial woes.

12/08/2013

Mark Halperin and John Heilemann’s book “Double Down: Game Change 2012” notes President Obama commenting on drone strikes, reportedly telling his aides that he’s “really good at killing people.”  (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Book Alleges Obama Told Aides About Drone Strikes: I’m ‘Really Good At Killing People’

Mark Halperin and John Heilemann’s book “Double Down: Game Change 2012” notes President Obama commenting on drone strikes, reportedly telling his aides that he’s “really good at killing people.”

11/03/2013

American drone strikes in Pakistan have prompted protests. (Getty Images)

U.N. Report: Drones Are Weapons Of Choice In Modern War

A United Nations report says unmanned aerial vehicles are the weapons of choice in modern warfare.

10/30/2013

Federal officials are acknowledging widespread drone access to U.S. skies faces significant hurdles and will take longer than Congress expected. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Amnesty International: ‘Unlawful’ US Drone Strikes In Pakistan May Amount To War Crimes

In a report released today, entitled “Will I be next?’ US drone strikes in Pakistan,” the human rights group provides details about alleged victims of the attacks. Some of the killings may amount to be war crimes or extrajudicial executions.

10/22/2013

A federal judge threw out a lawsuit claiming 'Three Cups of Tea' author Greg Mortenson fabricated parts of the book to increase sales. (SHAH MARAI/AFP/Getty Images)

Court Rejects Claims Against ‘Three Cups’ Author

A federal appeals court on Wednesday rejected claims that author and humanitarian Greg Mortenson committed fraud by lying in his best-selling book “Three Cups of Tea” to boost sales and donations to the charity he co-founded.

10/10/2013

Screen capture of poll results offered by the Pew Research Center. (Credit: pewglobal.org)

Poll: 62 Percent Of Palestinian Muslims Say Suicide Bombings Are ‘Often’ Justified

An extensive survey conducted by the Pew Research Center in Washington, D.C. found that a vast majority of Muslims in communities from the Middle East and Africa are concerned about Islamic extremism in their respective countries of residence. But while many majorities in different countries voices strong opposition to violence carried out in the name of Islam, a reported 62 percent of Palestinian Muslims told Pew that they feel suicide bombings are often – or at least sometimes – justifiable.

09/11/2013

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