Syria's embattled president Bashar al-Assad could fit the category of a war criminal, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said yesterday. But officially designating him one, she added, could "complicate" options for persuading him to step down from power. (read more »)
Join our live chat on "Inside Japan's Nuclear Meltdown" on 2/29 at 3pm ET with producer Dan Edge and guest questioner Maggie Koerth-Baker, Boing Boing's science editor . You can leave a question now. (read more »)
More Americans are visiting the emergency room for toothaches and routine dental problems -- at 10 times the cost of preventative care and with far fewer treatment options than a dentist's office, according to a new report out today. (read more »)
It was day five of Japan's nuclear crisis last March, and the sun had yet to rise. The previous few days involved chaotic efforts to power the plant, cool the reactors and vent radioactive gas in order to prevent a nuclear explosion. ... (read more »)
A nearly-six-month-long investigation published by the Associated Press on Friday tracks with earlier studies that found 70 to 80 percent of those killed in CIA drone strikes in Pakistan are militants. (read more »)
You may have seen it on TV or online -- a grainy video shot 20 miles away. The helicopter, no bigger than a dot against the sky, releasing what resembled an exhale of breath on a cold day. In fact, it was 2,000 gallons of water falling 300 feet against the wind. (read more »)
There's no shortage of thorny issues currently facing Pakistan's intelligence chief -- and Lt. Gen. Ahmed Shuja Pasha's term as director-general of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) is set to expire on March 18. (read more »)
Last March, the world watched as the villages around the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant were decimated by an earthquake and tsunami of epic proportions. So what do they look like now, almost a year later? (read more »)
Yesterday, Iraqi forces arrested the head of Ansar al-Sunna, an Iraqi insurgent group Iraqi leaders say has links with Al Qaeda, as he tried to enter the country through its border with Syria. (read more »)
FRONTLINE recently caught up with Dr. Michael Laposata, a pathologist and blood-clotting expert out of the Vanderbilt University, who co-published landmark study in 2005 on diseases that can mimic abuse. ... (read more »)
There's a new twist to the ongoing vaccine debate, which pits some parents against doctors and public health officials over the safety of inoculations: an increase in doctors "firing" patients whose refuse vaccinations. (read more »)
Join our live chat on "The Interrupters" on 2/15 at 1pm ET with co-producers Steve James and Alex Kotlowitz, violence interrupters Ameena Matthews and Eddie Bocanegra, and guest questioner Jason Deparle. You can leave a question now. (read more »)
On Sept. 24, 2009, Derrion Albert, a 16-year-old honors student, was walking home from school when he found himself amidst a violent confrontation between two rival groups from his school. (read more »)
"Chicago has always been notoriously known for street organization, crimes and murders and all that, but what's so profound for me is to see that, as I'm growing up, that death is inevitable and we're not afraid of it." (read more »)
The most infamous war crime to come out of the Iraq war ended with a whimper. None of the Marines charged ended up facing serious punishment. Here's a closer look at what the legal rulings mean for the soldiers on the ground and the civilians who have to live among them. (read more »)
Eleven months into a violent uprising that has taken the lives of more than 5,400 Syrians, how has President Bashar al-Assad managed to hold onto power while his counterparts in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya were toppled? (read more »)
CIA drone strikes in Pakistan have killed "dozens of civilians" who had gone to help rescue victims of drone strikes or were attending funerals for the victims of previous strikes, a new report by British and Pakistani journalists asserts. (read more »)
Diplomatic efforts to resolve the 11-month-long crisis in Syria have stalled after a resolution condemning the regime's crackdown on protesters failed in the United Nations Security Council on Saturday. (read more »)
News that the NYPD recommended increasing the surveillance of thousands of Shiite Muslims and their mosques, based solely on religion, is the latest report in the AP’s ongoing investigation into the department’s controversial intelligence unit and its questionable tactics. (read more »)
The BBC reports today that a classified NATO report leaked to the news organization "fully exposes for the first time the relationship between the Pakistani intelligence service (ISI) and the Taliban." (read more »)
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