Terror attack plunges 140 million into darkness

by F. Michael Maloof -- WASHINGTON – A terrorist attack on the Pakistani national grid plunged more than 140 million people into darkness before power was restored, prompting U.S. experts to warn that more…

U.S. teams up with rebels taking over Yemen

by F. Michael Maloof -- [caption id="attachment_1627795" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Young Houthi rebels[/caption] WASHINGTON – As the Iranian-backed Shiite Houthis take over the Yemeni capital, there are indications the U.S. and the Houthis may more…

U.S. counter-terrorism takes hit
with Yemeni crisis

by F. Michael Maloof -- [caption id="attachment_1625975" align="aligncenter" width="596"] Houhti militia at the presidential palace in Sanaa, Yemen[/caption] WASHINGTON – The resignation of Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi and the takeover by more…

Russia positioning nukes to confront NATO?

by F. Michael Maloof -- WASHINGTON – Moscow could be preparing to move nuclear weapons into the Crimean Peninsula, which it annexed last year, and also position them around the strategic Russian enclave more…

Major city braces for Israeli attack

by F. Michael Maloof -- [caption id="attachment_122825" align="alignright" width="639"] Beirut[/caption] WASHINGTON – Lebanon is bracing for an attack from Israel if the Iranian-backed Hezbollah retaliates for an Israeli military helicopter strike last week more…

Busted! Turkey caught smuggling
weapons to al-Qaida

by F. Michael Maloof -- [caption id="attachment_1604705" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Turkish trucks said to be carrying weapons under the authority of Turkish Intelligence to al-Qaida in Syria are stopped and searched before being ordered more…

U.S. doesn't know who 'moderate' rebel trainees will shoot

by F. Michael Maloof -- [caption id="attachment_597125" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Syrian rebels[/caption] WASHINGTON – The Pentagon says it is mobilizing 400 U.S. military trainers and an almost equal number of "enablers" to train Syrian more…

Obama denies evidence
of North Korea's nukes

by F. Michael Maloof -- WASHINGTON – The Obama administration is denying that North Korea has developed miniaturized nuclear warheads and missiles to deliver them, even though the Defense Intelligence Agency and the more…

Saudi Arabia in oil-price war with Iran, Russia

by F. Michael Maloof -- [caption id="attachment_1017665" align="aligncenter" width="596"] King Abdullah[/caption] WASHINGTON – Saudi Arabia is extending its own international jihad not only through its export of Wahhabism, an extreme form of Sunni more…

Erdogan blasts West for Paris massacres

by F. Michael Maloof -- [caption id="attachment_1327625" align="aligncenter" width="596"] Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan with President Obama[/caption] WASHINGTON – The battle lines between Turkey and Egypt over who will be the "moderate" voice of more…