Let's hope an article in today's New York Times puts an end to a ludicrous rumor that has been floating around the Internet for weeks: That "radical Islamists" have called for the demolition of the Egyptian pyramids.
President Barack Obama has ordered a sharp increase in drone strikes against suspected terrorists in Pakistan in recent months, anticipating the CIA may soon need to halt such operations in Pakistan’s territory, two U.S. officials said.
Mullah Omar , the supreme leader of Afghanistan’s Taliban guerrillas, said in a statement that his movement is close to victory against U.S.-led forces, according to a monitoring group and an Afghan news agency.
Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Muhammad Omar has moved from his longtime refuge in or near the Pakistani city of Quetta, Afghanistan’s intelligence agency said, after local news reports that the cleric had been killed.
News that the Taliban plans to open a political office in the Persian Gulf emirate of Qatar has inspired some optimism that a peace deal might be achievable in advance of the U.S. pullout in 2014. Let's not put the jirga in front of the loya, folks.