Florida County Elects First Muslim Woman

Sharief is the first African-American, and the first Muslim, elected mayor for Broward County


Changes Expected to U.S. Drone Program

The DOD and the CIA operate their own drone programs.


The New Afghan Battlefront: Domestic Drug Addiction

In Afghanistan, it is estimated that 1 in 10 urban households has at least one drug user.


Pakistan To Review U.S. Relations after Drone Strike Kills Mehsud

Prime Minister: Drone Attack Undermines Government Credibility.


Swonden to Assist in German Investigation of Merkel Hacking

Russian Law May Prevent Snowden From Testifying


Obama Knew About NSA Spying on German Chancellor Merkel

White House officials had some knowledge about NSA surveillance program


Pakistani PM Unlikely to Make Progress with Obama Meeting

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif met with President Obama for two hours late Wednesday, their first meeting since Sharif’s re-election. The center of discussion: Drone Strikes.


New York Mayors Race Tackles Islam In Schools

Candidates for New York City’s mayoral race are both considering adding Islamic holidays to the list of days schools should close.


The Clash of Cultures from Istanbul to Cairo

My son Rumi and I are chasing protests across the Middle East. We spent a week in Istanbul as the protests there petered out and flared up in Ankara. We are now in Cairo and the country is gearing up for a massive protest on June 30, whose goal is to do to Muhammad Morsi what the revolution did to Hosni Mubarak.


DC Circuit Hasn't Been Friendly to Guantanamo Cases

Is the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals responsible for blocking the efforts of Guantanamo Bay detainees to win their cases?