Kerry dismisses legitimacy
of Assad's re-election

by F. Michael Maloof -- [caption id="attachment_797811" align="aligncenter" width="596" caption="John Kerry"][/caption] BEIRUT, Lebanon – In the midst of a civil war, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's re-election on June 3 garnered 88.7 percent of more…

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 -- [caption id="attachment_181475" align="aligncenter" width="530" caption="President Barack Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai in Kabul, Afghanistan, May 2, 2012"][/caption] Editor’s Note: The following report is excerpted from Joseph Farah’s more…

U.S. suicide bomber in Syria
possibly remotely detonated

by F. Michael Maloof -- [caption id="attachment_909931" align="aligncenter" width="482" caption="American suicide bomber "Abu Hurayra al-Amriki""][/caption] BEIRUT, Lebanon – The suicide truck-bombing against a Syrian army position conducted by a U.S. citizen could have more…

Virginia lawmaker backs embattled Assad

by F. Michael Maloof -- [caption id="attachment_903581" align="aligncenter" width="596" caption="Syrian President Bashar al-Assad"][/caption] BEIRUT, Lebanon – As Syrians line up here at their embassy on a second day to vote for the next more…

French, Germans anxious for Russian deals

by F. Michael Maloof -- [caption id="attachment_874471" align="aligncenter" width="596" caption="German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum"][/caption] WASHINGTON – Russian President Vladimir Putin, who just 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…