Questions mount over 'ransom' for Bergdahl

by F. Michael Maloof -- BEIRUT, Lebanon –While the Afghan Taliban, which negotiated with the U.S. for the release of US. Army Sgt. Bowe Berdahl, is not on the U.S. terrorist list, it more…

U.S. may stay in Afghanistan 10 more years

by F. Michael Maloof -- Editor’s Note: The following report is excerpted from Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin, the premium online newsletter published by the founder of WND. Subscriptions are $99 a year or, more…

Virginia lawmaker backs embattled Assad

by F. Michael Maloof -- BEIRUT, Lebanon – As Syrians line up here at their embassy on a second day to vote for the next Syrian president, a Virginia state lawmaker is praising more…

French, Germans anxious for Russian deals

by F. Michael Maloof -- WASHINGTON – Russian President Vladimir Putin, who just concluded a massive energy deal with China, has rushed back in time to attend the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, more…

Imagine this: Now al-Qaida is a worse threat

by F. Michael Maloof -- WASHINGTON – The recent kidnapping of more than 300 Nigerian women students by Boko Haram with the threat of selling them, the rise of al-Shabaab in Somalia and more…

Congress: Save yourselves if grid fails

by F. Michael Maloof -- WASHINGTON – The lack of congressional action on critical infrastructure legislation is hampering national preparation for a natural or man-made electromagnetic pulse, or EMP, event that could kill more…

Al-Qaida link with Iran confirmed

by F. Michael Maloof -- WASHINGTON – In spite of its growing split with al-Qaida central in Pakistan led by Ayman al-Zawahiri, the more brutal Islamic state in Iraq and al-Sham, or ISIS, more…

EU leader: We ignored Putin's 'Mein Kampf'

by F. Michael Maloof -- WASHINGTON – Like Adolf Hitler's "Mein Kampf," Russian President Vladimir Putin signaled his expansionist intentions long before taking action but was wasn't taken seriously, according to a European more…