As many as 1.5 million children were killed in the Holocaust. But some managed to survive, at times because they hid with their families, because relatives sacrificed themselves to protect them, or because they pretended not to be Jewish.
Never Forget to Lie May 14, 2013, 9:34 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
As many as 1.5 million children were killed in the Holocaust. But some managed to survive, at times because they hid with their families, because relatives sacrificed themselves to protect them, or because they pretended not to be Jewish.
Never Forget to Lie May 13, 2013, 12:17 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
Before World War II, Poland’s capital was home to the country’s largest Jewish community. More than 350,000 Jews lived in the city. No more than 20,000 of them survived the Holocaust.
Al Qaeda In Yemen April 30, 2013, 9:39 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
As investigators uncover details about what motivated the Boston Marathon bombing suspects, an early report suggests the two brothers learned their violent tactics online from an English-language Al Qaeda propaganda magazine.
Top Secret America April 26, 2013, 12:50 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, Americans are asking why the country’s intelligence agencies failed to prevent the devastating attack.
Syria Behind the Lines April 12, 2013, 12:47 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
A new report says the Syrian Air Force uses methods and means that do not distinguish between civilians and combatants.
Syria Behind the Lines April 9, 2013, 10:40 am ET · by Azmat Khan
Everyone at the public high school in Aziziya knows that the senior boys may soon be drafted in President Bashar al-Assad’s army to take up the fight in the country’s escalating civil war.
Syria Behind the Lines April 7, 2013, 9:27 am ET · by Azmat Khan
When FRONTLINE filmmaker Olly Lambert sat to interview Jamal Maarouf, a Syrian rebel commander, he did not anticipate that bombs from government jets would begin to fall just 300 meters away.
Syria Behind the Lines April 2, 2013, 1:59 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
But a close look at the figures reveals a shift in who is dying.
Syria Behind the Lines March 15, 2013, 11:33 am ET · by Azmat Khan
The Syrian revolution started two years ago today in Dara’a, a small farming town 60 miles south of Damascus. But what began as peaceful protests has grown into a bloody civil war with no end in sight.
Raising Adam Lanza March 14, 2013, 11:05 am ET · by Azmat Khan
Articles and documents related to several mass murderers were found in one of two bedrooms Adam Lanza used in the house he shared with his mother, Nancy.
Newtown Divided March 7, 2013, 6:04 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
How the Barden family is coping with the loss of their 7-year-old son Daniel, who was killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School, and trying to encourage acts of compassion in his memory.
Never Forget to Lie March 1, 2013, 3:08 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
Marian Marzynski was on WBUR Radio’s “Here & Now” program today to discuss why he decided to make “Never Forget to Lie,” the vivid memories of other child survivors and the unfinished business of his own Holocaust story.
Syria Behind the Lines February 28, 2013, 5:46 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
Earlier this week, Moaz al-Khatib, the leader of the Syrian opposition coalition, had no intention of meeting with leaders from the U.S. and Europe at today’s “Friends of Syria” gathering in Rome.
Climate of Doubt February 27, 2013, 10:28 am ET · by Azmat Khan
When President Obama tried to push for legislation on climate change during his first term, he encountered such fierce political opposition that it quickly became clear Congress wouldn’t be the avenue to reform.
Big Sky, Big Money February 26, 2013, 3:46 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
Alabama businessman and conservative activist Shaun McCutcheon donated $33,088 to 16 candidates during the 2012 election cycle, but he wanted to give much more. So he took his case to the courts.
The Spill February 25, 2013, 11:56 am ET · by Azmat Khan
The trial, which begins today, will determine whether the oil giant was “grossly negligent” in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster.
Raising Adam Lanza February 19, 2013, 9:43 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
“Hartford Courant” reporters Alaine Griffin and Josh Kovner have spent the last two months digging deep into the story of troubled shooter Adam Lanza and his relationship with his mother.
Syria Behind the Lines February 15, 2013, 3:45 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
The U.N. says Syria’s rising death toll is approaching a staggering 70,000 people killed since the rebellion broke out almost two years ago. But determining an accurate death count amidst a conflict is fraught with challenges.
The Battle for Syria February 14, 2013, 1:40 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
Reporting from Syria, Ghaith Abdul-Ahad breaks it down in “five easy lessons.”
Cliffhanger February 13, 2013, 12:57 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
Our interactive “Guide to the Gridlock” breaks down the dramatic two-year saga of Washington’s failure to address the country’s debt and deficit problems, and lets you track how it all broke down at every turn.
Cliffhanger February 11, 2013, 10:57 am ET · by Azmat Khan
After Republicans rallied around an austere budget proposed by the party’s numbers wunderkind Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, President Obama delivered a speech condemning the plan. What he didn’t realize, his aides insist, was that Ryan was sitting in the front row.
Cliffhanger February 8, 2013, 10:26 am ET · by Azmat Khan
On one of the biggest nights of his political career, House Speaker John Boehner didn’t have the votes he needed from his own party. So he gathered House Republicans in a closed-door meeting and led a prayer.
Foreign Affairs / Defense February 6, 2013, 4:09 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
In the days leading up to tomorrow’s Senate confirmation hearing, several national security-related leaks have intensified pressure on the administration to become more transparent.
Never Forget to Lie February 4, 2013, 7:10 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
FRONTLINE sat down with filmmaker Marian Marzynski to discuss why he made “Never Forget to Lie,” the emotional pain it wrought and what viewers can learn from the last remaining witnesses of the Holocaust.
The Untouchables January 22, 2013, 9:44 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
Well before the 2008 financial meltdown, mortgage industry insiders discovered a ticking time-bomb that they say went up to the very top of Wall Street. What did they find? Who did they warn? And what happened to their warnings?
Inside Obama’s Presidency January 15, 2013, 1:24 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
On the night of Barack Obama’s inauguration, a group of top GOP luminaries quietly gathered in a Washington steakhouse to develop plans for taking on the new president.
Inside Obama’s Presidency January 14, 2013, 1:36 pm ET · by Azmat Khan FRONTLINE and Mark Armstrong, Longreads
Tomorrow, as Obama’s second inauguration nears, FRONTLINE will air a probing look at the first four years of his presidency. FRONTLINE and Longreads have partnered to cull the best long-form reporting and reading on President Obama’s first term.
The Education of Michelle Rhee January 8, 2013, 9:45 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
The debate over how to improve K-12 public education in America has long been highly charged and contentious, but in recent years, it’s taken on a polarizing either or mentality.
The Real CSI January 8, 2013, 1:48 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
Four petitions have been filed arguing that the testimony of Mississippi forensic pathologist Dr. Steven Hayne led to wrongful convictions.
The Education of Michelle Rhee January 7, 2013, 1:16 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
Today the education reform group StudentsFirst, led by former D.C. public schools chancellor Michelle Rhee, released a report grading states based on adherence to its platform, giving 11 states failing grades of F. The highest grade any state received was a B-.
A Perfect Terrorist December 21, 2012, 4:51 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
Earlier this week the State Department announced that two former Pakistani intelligence directors are immune from the wrongful death lawsuit filed by the families of Americans killed in the 2008 Mumbai attacks.
Environment December 20, 2012, 5:09 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
Mountaineer & filmmaker David Breashears has created a stunning interactive image that lets you explore Mt. Everest in intimate detail and compare changes for yourself.
Newtown Divided December 18, 2012, 3:42 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
While conventional wisdom suggests that an individual’s right to bear arms is enshrined in the Second Amendment of the Constitution, it is, in fact, a relatively recent interpretation, according to New Yorker writer and legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin.
Poor Kids November 20, 2012, 9:38 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
Director, producer and editor Jezza Neumann reflects on making “Poor Kids,” what he’s learned while making films about children living in poverty over the last decade and what he hopes viewers will take away from the film.
Big Sky, Big Money November 19, 2012, 5:39 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
Studies suggest that Americans are concerned about the influence of wealthy donors in politics. But when it comes to finding feasible solutions for reforming campaign finance, there’s little consensus, and plenty of challenges.
The Spill November 15, 2012, 12:39 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
Oil giant British Petroleum announced today that it will pay $4.5 billion to settle charges for the April 2010 explosion at its Deepwater Horizon rig that killed 11 workers and unleashed more than 5 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico.
The Suicide Plan November 13, 2012, 9:09 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
FRONTLINE’s cameras stopped filming Joan Foley Butterstein in May, just three days before the terminally ill grandmother “hastened” her death with the support of her husband Art and daughter Kathleen. Here, her daughter reflects on their journey.
The Suicide Plan November 13, 2012, 9:07 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
The stigmas associated with what they do can make the work of the volunteers, activists and advocates involved in the right-to-die movement challenging and risky. So why do they do it?
Big Money 2012 October 30, 2012, 9:13 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
This year’s election is the most expensive in history, with outside groups calling the shots in political races across the country.
Big Money 2012 October 30, 2012, 7:27 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
Armed with high-definition cameras, their job is to follow and film everything a political candidate says and does.
Death By Fire October 25, 2012, 2:13 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
Eight years after Cameron Todd Willingham was executed for the 1991 arson-murder of his three young children, his surviving family members asked the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles to pardon him posthumously yesterday.
Climate of Doubt October 23, 2012, 9:33 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
Last election season, presidential hopefuls Barack Obama and John McCain agreed that climate change was a critical issue demanding urgent attention. Four years later, both candidates Obama and Mitt Romney barely discuss climate change.
Climate of Doubt October 23, 2012, 11:42 am ET · by Azmat Khan
When it premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2006, “An Inconvenient Truth” — the blockbuster documentary about former Vice President Al Gore’s crusade to draw attention to the threat of global warming — received three standing ovations.
Afghanistan / Pakistan October 16, 2012, 4:33 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
As the world closely watches the fate of Malala Yousafzai, the 14-year-old Pakistani schoolgirl fighting for her life after being gunned down by the Taliban last week, the pressure is on Pakistan to bring her attackers to justice.
The Choice 2012 October 9, 2012, 10:38 am ET · by Azmat Khan
Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have spent years crafting their campaign narratives. Tonight, FRONTLINE takes you behind the slogans and behind the spin to present definitive portraits of the two men competing to lead this country.
The Choice 2012 October 4, 2012, 1:55 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
Mitt Romney’s official gubernatorial portrait depicts him casually perched on a desk next to two objects: a photo of his beloved wife Ann and a bound copy of the 2006 health care reform law that was his crown policy achievement while in office.
Top Secret America October 3, 2012, 6:08 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
Today a Senate committee published the searing results of a two-year investigation concluding that fusion centers have “not produced useful intelligence to support Federal counterterrorism efforts” and have “too often wasted money and stepped on Americans’ civil liberties.”
Son of Al Qaeda October 2, 2012, 5:49 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
A juvenile when he was arrested, Omar Khadr’s case has been a lightning rod in the debate over post-9/11 detention policies. His treatment in detention and his family’s connections to Al Qaeda have only added to the controversy.
The Choice 2012 October 1, 2012, 1:51 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
By 1999, following a crushing defeat in his bid to take the Senate seat of Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.) almost five years earlier, Mitt Romney felt he had only one option left to remain in public life: becoming the CEO of the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympic Games.
The Choice 2012 September 28, 2012, 10:32 am ET · by Azmat Khan
We released four more “Artifacts of Character” this week, looking back at Mitt Romney and Barack Obama’s early debates — and losses, and at the lessons they taught others. Now, a small group of the country’s leading journalists covering the candidates weigh in on this week’s artifacts.
The Choice 2012 September 24, 2012, 2:12 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
In a 1978 talk at Harvard Business School, Mitt Romney aimed to teach young Mormon students how lessons from the business world can also apply to personal pursuits, and a path to self-improvement.
The Battle for Syria September 18, 2012, 9:47 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
How organized are Syria’s opposition groups? What dangers might the conflict unleash? And what would it take to end it?
Syria Behind the Lines September 14, 2012, 11:35 am ET · by Azmat Khan
August was the deadliest month since the Syrian rebellion began a year-and a-half ago — and more deadly for civilians than the bloodiest months in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, as well as the recent uprisings in the Middle East.
ENDGAME: AIDS in Black America August 7, 2012, 12:59 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
Even though studies show that needle-exchange programs help to reduce the spread of HIV, the stigma that surrounds them is hard to shake.
Alaska Gold July 31, 2012, 12:02 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
In its 635-page critique, Northern Dynasty described the EPA’s report as “seriously flawed, and not grounded in sound scientific analysis.”
Alaska Gold July 24, 2012, 9:36 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
The documents that shed light on the growing battle for fishing rights and mining wealth in southwest Alaska.
ENDGAME: AIDS in Black America July 19, 2012, 4:22 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
Starting Sunday, more than 20,000 HIV researchers and activists will gather in Washington, D.C. for the first international AIDS conference to take place in the country in 22 years.
Al Qaeda In Yemen July 18, 2012, 1:51 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
Relatives of three Americans killed in U.S. drone strikes in Yemen last fall filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against top CIA and military officials today.
ENDGAME: AIDS in Black America July 10, 2012, 8:37 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
Director, producer and writer Renata Simone reflects on making ENDGAME, what she’s learned over the last two decades in covering the AIDS epidemic and what she hopes viewers will take away from the film.
Top Secret America July 5, 2012, 1:24 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
It cost at least $11.36 billion to guard America’s secrets last year, according to a new report.
A Perfect Terrorist June 28, 2012, 5:25 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
Details are emerging about the Mumbai suspect arrested by Indian authorities last week.
Dollars and Dentists June 21, 2012, 10:56 am ET · by Azmat Khan
The Supreme Court is expected to deliver its ruling on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) within the next two weeks, a decision that could possibly overturn the health care reform bill passed in 2010 that has been a cornerstone of the Obama presidency.
Al Qaeda In Yemen June 12, 2012, 1:39 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
Last year Al Qaeda and and its local affiliate in Yemen, Ansar al-Sharia, succeeded in doing something they had never been able to do before.
Syria Undercover June 7, 2012, 3:40 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
The Syrian government has cut off U.N. observers from accessing the site of a reported mass killing that took place yesterday in a village outside Hama, Syria’s fourth-largest city, where 30 years ago then-Syrian President Hafez al-Assad launched what’s known as one of the bloodiest chapters of modern Arab history.
Al Qaeda In Yemen June 7, 2012, 3:24 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
Every day headlines highlight Yemen’s growing Al Qaeda threat, but some of the biggest threats to the country are largely absent from Western media.
Al Qaeda In Yemen May 31, 2012, 2:33 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
When Ghaith Abdul-Ahad and his director Safa al-Ahmed met up with their Al Qaeda contact Fouad in the southern Yemeni town of Ja’ar, they had their cameras ready. What they didn’t expect was that Fouad — a fighter and political officer with Al Qaeda’s local franchise Ansar al Sharia — would as well.
Al Qaeda In Yemen May 30, 2012, 2:05 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
The escalating campaign of U.S. air strikes targeting suspected Al Qaeda militants in Yemen has brought ”a marked radicalization of the local population” and is “driving tribesmen to join a network linked to terrorist plots against the United States,” according to a new study.
Al Qaeda In Yemen May 29, 2012, 9:45 pm ET · by Azmat Khan Sam Bailey and Jason Breslow
FRONTLINE’s interactive map illustrates two critical elements of the war in Yemen: drone and other air strikes believed to have been carried out by the U.S., and the major terror plots since 2000 directed at foreign targets for which Al Qaeda is suspected of involvement.
Al Qaeda In Yemen May 29, 2012, 9:45 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
How did Yemen become Al Qaeda’s new stronghold? And how are American efforts to combat the threat against the U.S. homeland playing out on the ground there? FRONTLINE turned to several experts — diplomats, journalists working on the ground, academics, activists and others — to understand.
Al Qaeda In Yemen May 29, 2012, 6:28 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
“As a woman you have specific concerns with Al Qaeda…”
Al Qaeda In Yemen May 23, 2012, 1:15 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
Led by the United Kingdom and Saudi Arabia, a block of 20 countries and intergovernmental organizations dubbed the “Friends of Yemen” met in Riyadh today to pledge $4 billion in assistance to the Arab world’s poorest country.
Al Qaeda In Yemen May 21, 2012, 5:53 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
In what was the most deadly terrorist attack in Yemen in years, a suicide bomber disguised as a Yemeni soldier detonated explosives during a military parade rehearsal near the Presidential palace in Sana today, killing more than 90 people and wounding 300 others.
Al Qaeda In Yemen May 16, 2012, 5:32 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
Yemen’s government intensified a campaign of air and ground strikes in the south of the country this week in an effort to recapture towns from Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) and affiliated insurgents.
Criminal Justice May 14, 2012, 3:28 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
In 1999′s Snitch, FRONTLINE producer Ofra Bikel told the story of Clarence Aaron, a 23-year-old student who was sentenced to three concurrent life sentences after being convicted of conspiring to distribute crack cocaine — despite the fact that he did not buy, sell or supply the drugs, nor did he have a previous criminal record.
Money, Power and Wall Street May 11, 2012, 2:39 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
JPMorgan’s risky trade highlights the ongoing debate over financial regulations currently being written
Money, Power and Wall Street May 10, 2012, 4:49 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
In July 2010, President Barack Obama signed what became known as the Dodd-Frank bill, the financial reform package aimed at overhauling the financial regulatory system and ending the risky practices that led to the 2008 financial crisis.
Al Qaeda In Yemen May 7, 2012, 4:47 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
A less well-known part of Fahd al-Quso’s saga is that he was also at the center of a debate about whether American intelligence agencies could have prevented 9/11.
Afghanistan / Pakistan May 3, 2012, 2:05 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
Afghanistan’s former spy chief Amrullah Saleh told NPR this morning that the new strategic partnership agreement with the U.S. is a good step, but warns of the consequences if the U.S. engages in talks with the Taliban.
Money, Power and Wall Street May 3, 2012, 12:37 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
Well, it’s like a lot of things, according to some of the economists, journalists, bankers, activists and officials we interviewed for our four-hour series on the global financial crisis, “Money, Power and Wall Street.”
Money, Power and Wall Street May 2, 2012, 1:37 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
A scene from Money, Power and Wall Street generated a lot of feedback on Twitter during last night’s broadcast, and we’ve curated some of the most interesting reactions…
Money, Power and Wall Street May 1, 2012, 8:44 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
The Obama administration arrived in Washington in early 2009 facing the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression — and an American public outraged by bailouts for the financial institutions that had gotten them there.
Money, Power and Wall Street May 1, 2012, 5:37 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
While today’s renewed protests are getting a lot of attention, a small group of activists has been quietly working within the financial system to change America’s regulatory processes.
Afghanistan / Pakistan April 30, 2012, 12:39 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
Khalil Dale, a British aid worker employed by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), was found dead in Pakistan yesterday, almost four months after he was kidnapped while he was driving home from his office in Quetta.
Syria Behind the Lines April 26, 2012, 3:25 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
An explosion ripped through a poor neighborhood in the opposition stronghold of Hama this morning, disrupting the fragile Syrian ceasefire agreement brokered by U.N. envoy Kofi Annan last month.
Money, Power and Wall Street April 25, 2012, 3:35 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
Financial journalists, Occupy Wall Street activists and even a senior economic adviser to President Obama all took to the internet to talk about last night’s broadcast of the first half of “Money, Power and Wall Street.”
Money, Power and Wall Street April 24, 2012, 9:22 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
Money, Power and Wall Street continues next Tuesday (watch a preview above), with an inside look at how the Obama administration, including a divided economic team, has handled the crisis and how the financial world has returned to many of the practices that created the meltdown in the first place.
Money, Power and Wall Street April 23, 2012, 1:45 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
“‘Money, Power and Wall Street’ is demanding — this isn’t Finance for Dummies, but it’s a compact and thorough lesson,” Bloomberg’s Greg Evans writes in his review of FRONTLINE’s new special on the global financial crisis.
Money, Power and Wall Street April 20, 2012, 6:12 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
Amid the fiercest financial crisis since the Great Depression, FRONTLINE has been at the forefront of investigating the roots of the meltdown, the hidden stories of those who warned about what was to come and the lessons moving forward.
The Spill April 19, 2012, 12:42 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
Two years after an explosion at BP’s Deepwater Horizon rig killed 11 workers and unleashed more than 5 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, deepwater drilling is back up at the levels it was before the April 20, 2010 accident…
Opium Brides April 18, 2012, 1:22 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
Opium production will rise across Afghanistan in 2012, spreading to more parts of the country than it has in the last few years, according to a new UN assessment.
Syria Behind the Lines April 12, 2012, 1:26 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
Despite apprehensions in the lead-up to yesterday’s deadline, a tenuous ceasefire agreement brokered by U.N. envoy Kofi Annan took effect in Syria this morning.
Kill/Capture April 9, 2012, 2:52 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
After months of negotiations, the U.S. and Afghanistan reached an agreement on Sunday that will transfer more control of controversial night raid operations to Afghan forces, allowing the two governments to move ahead in negotiating a broader strategic-partnership agreement.
The Dancing Boys of Afghanistan April 5, 2012, 11:55 am ET · by Azmat Khan
Bacha bazi — an ancient practice in which young Afghan boys are sold by families to “entertain” men – is on the rise, according to a new report.
Kill/Capture April 4, 2012, 1:02 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
The U.S. and Afghanistan are near reaching a deal that would give Kabul greater control over night raids — the controversial signature tactic of the U.S.-led kill/capture campaign in the country — and allow the two governments to move ahead in negotiating a broader strategic-partnership agreement.
A Perfect Terrorist April 3, 2012, 4:59 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
The day after the U.S. announced up to a $10 million reward “for information leading up to the arrest and conviction of Hafiz Mohammad Saeed,” the suspected mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks brazenly took to the media to defend himself.
Who's Afraid of Ai Weiwei? April 3, 2012, 12:23 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
Today marks the one-year anniversary of Ai Weiwei’s arrest for “economic” crimes – and China’s most famous dissident artist continues to provoke the authorities.
Syria Behind the Lines March 29, 2012, 6:29 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
Neighbors are turning on their neighbors, according to new accounts by refugees who have escaped Syria’s bloody conflict for eastern Lebanon.
Are We Safer? March 28, 2012, 5:28 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
For at least four years, federal agents used Muslim community outreach meetings at mosques in Northern California as a guise to collect intelligence and catalog the identities, personal information, religious views and travel of religious leaders and congregants, FBI documents obtained by the American Civil Liberties Union revealed yesterday.
Secret War March 26, 2012, 2:02 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
“He presides over a campaign that has killed thousands of Islamist militants and angered millions of Muslims,” wrote The Washington Post’s Gregg Miller, in a rare profile of the head of the CIA’s Counterterrorism Center (CTC). “But he is himself a convert to Islam.”
Are We Safer? March 23, 2012, 1:40 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
Signed yesterday, the new rules will allow the government to hold data on U.S. citizens who are not suspected of terrorist activity for 10 times longer than before.
The Pot Republic March 22, 2012, 2:13 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
Sixteen states and the District of Columbia have medical marijuana laws on the books right now, and Connecticut looks like it could be the next.
Syria Behind the Lines March 21, 2012, 12:42 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
After months of diplomatic stalemate resulting from the the objections of Russia and China, the U.N. Security Council unanimously adopted a statement on the crisis in Syria today.
Syria Behind the Lines March 20, 2012, 5:29 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
Against the backdrop of the Syrian government’s brutal crackdown, the tactics of the country’s armed opposition groups have received considerably less scrutiny.
Kill/Capture March 20, 2012, 1:32 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
In the wake of the March 11 bloody shooting rampage allegedly carried out by Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, the U.S. has found itself in a vulnerable position as it attempts to negotiate a strategic-partnership agreement with the Afghan government.
Who's Afraid of Ai Weiwei? March 15, 2012, 2:02 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
Yesterday, Chinese lawmakers enacted a number of revisions to the country’s criminal code ostensibly designed to bring some Western-style protections to the country’s legal process.
Syria Behind the Lines March 14, 2012, 4:04 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
Bisat al-rih is Arabic for “flying carpet,” but for those detained by the Syrian regime, it can mean being blindfolded, stripped down to the underpants and strapped to a foldable wooden board.
Syria Behind the Lines March 6, 2012, 4:20 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
Last night Channel 4 aired chilling footage of evidence of what appears to be the torture of injured Syrian civilians in a military hospital in Homs.
Syria Behind the Lines March 2, 2012, 12:38 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
Over the past few months, one woman has driven the debate over whether and how the international community should intervene in the Syrian crisis.
Syria Behind the Lines February 29, 2012, 1:19 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
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.
Dollars and Dentists February 28, 2012, 2:36 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
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.
Secret War February 27, 2012, 5:57 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
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.
Secret War February 24, 2012, 6:29 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
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.
Syria Behind the Lines February 23, 2012, 4:17 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
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.
Syria Behind the Lines February 23, 2012, 1:39 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
The Syrian state has committed “gross human right violations” amounting to crimes against humanity a panel of independent U.N. investigators concluded in a 72-page report released today.
Opium Brides February 17, 2012, 1:57 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
Shakila was just 8 years old when a group of men abducted her and her cousin from their beds as they slept in Naray district in Afghanistan’s Kunar province.
The Interrupters February 16, 2012, 1:21 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
“Luis was killed trying to sign Michael’s altar,” 19-year-old Ashley tearfully explains in “The Interrupters.”
The Interrupters February 15, 2012, 3:25 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
Following last night’s broadcast of “The Interrupters” on FRONTLINE, WTTW’s “Chicago Tonight” featured a special three-part program about the film.
The Interrupters February 14, 2012, 9:12 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
Award-winning director, producer, and co-editor of the critically acclaimed film Hoop Dreams, Steve James reflects on making The Interrupters, what he’s learned through the experience and what he hopes viewers will take away from the film.
The Interrupters February 14, 2012, 9:10 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
Meet Ameena Matthews, Cobe Williams and Eddie Bocanegra, three of CeaseFire’s violence interrupters working to stop shootings and killings in Chicago.
The Interrupters February 14, 2012, 9:09 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
Watch video updates of what key characters from “The Interrupters” are doing today.
The Interrupters February 14, 2012, 9:05 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
“I’m most proud of when I see kids sitting on their porch on the streets, not worried about nobody,” says Tio Hardiman, the director of CeaseFire Illinois. “It just feels good when you see the kids running up to the ice cream truck, when you see a community coming back to normal.”
The Interrupters February 14, 2012, 1:54 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
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.
The Interrupters February 14, 2012, 12:09 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
Knowing the community helps a great deal when she tries to mediate a dispute, explains “violence interrupter” Ameena Matthews.
The Pot Republic February 13, 2012, 1:49 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
Medical marijuana proponents have long argued that taxing pot dispensaries could provide sizable revenue to local governments, ushering in a so-called “new green rush.”
The Interrupters February 10, 2012, 1:20 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
“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.”
Syria Undercover February 7, 2012, 12:57 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
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?
Secret War February 6, 2012, 3:17 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
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.
Syria Behind the Lines February 6, 2012, 1:24 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
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.
Are We Safer? February 3, 2012, 2:21 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
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.
Syria Behind the Lines February 2, 2012, 2:41 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
Thirty years ago today, the regime of then-Syrian President Hafez al-Assad launched what’s known as one of the bloodiest chapters of modern Arab history: the Hama Massacre.
The Interrupters February 2, 2012, 11:40 am ET · by Azmat Khan
Last night “violence interrupter” Ameena Matthews was on The Colbert Report to talk about the film, The Interrupters, which airs on FRONTLINE Feb. 14.
Secret War February 1, 2012, 1:36 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
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.”
Secret War January 31, 2012, 6:43 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
In a rare break with the usual silence regarding the CIA’s covert drone program, President Obama yesterday defended the controversial strikes that target suspected Al Qaeda and Taliban leaders abroad.
Syria Behind the Lines January 31, 2012, 2:05 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
The fight to end the Syrian government’s brutal 10-month crackdown moves to the United Nations today.
Foreign Affairs / Defense January 30, 2012, 2:31 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
The latest call for drones comes from an unlikely source: the U.S. State Department.
Syria Behind the Lines January 24, 2012, 5:55 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
Calling it a “conspiratorial scheme” hatched against the country, the Syrian government rejected an Arab League peace plan yesterday proposing that embattled President Bashar al-Assad cede power.
Secret War January 20, 2012, 2:29 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
Sources now say the target of resumed U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan’s tribal areas was Aslam Awan, an “external operations planner” for Al Qaeda who was planning attacks against the West.
Secret War January 19, 2012, 4:19 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
It’s an arresting sight: A Pakistani Taliban commander confidently rolls into a village in an American Humvee his forces have just captured. He turns to the journalists he has come to address and delivers a stark warning.
Opium Brides January 17, 2012, 4:36 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
The value of opium produced in Afghanistan increased by 133 percent last year to $1.4 billion, or about 9 percent of the country’s GDP…
Government / Elections / Politics January 13, 2012, 10:41 am ET · by Azmat Khan
As international inspectors confirmed Monday that Iran has begun enriching uranium at its underground Fordo plant, presidential hopeful Rick Santorum laid out a bold claim that Iran’s leadership deliberately located the plant to hasten an apocalyptic “end-of-times” scenario. FRONTLINE asked some experts to assess his claim.
A Perfect Terrorist January 10, 2012, 5:01 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
It’s been more than three years since the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks — a slaughter carried out by Pakistan-based terrorist group Lashkar-i-Taiba that left 166 dead, including six Americans — but there is still little to show that its masterminds in Pakistan are being held accountable.
Revolution in Cairo January 6, 2012, 6:25 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
As the final results of Egypt’s parliamentary elections come in this week, the country’s Islamists are walking away the biggest winners.
Opium Brides January 3, 2012, 8:00 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
Afghanistan produces 90 percent of the world’s illicit opium, bringing billions of dollars a year into the country’s economy, fueling the global heroin trade, funding both the Taliban and government-linked warlords, and exacerbating government corruption.
Opium Brides January 3, 2012, 7:48 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
The practice of trading girls for debt is hardly new to Afghanistan, and goes far beyond debts incurred from opium eradication policies. And efforts to address the issue are constrained by many factors.
Opium Brides January 3, 2012, 7:43 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
Treacherous territory, hostility to foreigners and high personal risk keep most Western journalists from working from the most dangerous parts of Afghanistan.
Opium Brides January 3, 2012, 6:36 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
From investigating the sexual abuse of young boys to embedding with a group of insurgents allied with Al Qaeda, veteran Afghan reporter Najibullah Quraishi takes FRONTLINE cameras where few Western journalists can go.
Secret War January 3, 2012, 3:13 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
As the U.S.-Pakistan relationship continued to descend to new, new lows over the past year, the U.S. has become increasingly vocal in expressing frustrations with its supposed ally in the fight against terror — and vice versa.
Kill/Capture December 19, 2011, 3:28 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
Nearly half of the military’s drone operators report high stress levels, according to a new Air Force survey, the first one to assess the psychological state of the people who operate one of the signature weapons of the campaign in Afghanistan and elsewhere.
The Pot Republic December 16, 2011, 1:23 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
A coordinated, statewide crackdown on medical marijuana might soon find its way to Colorado.
Secret War December 14, 2011, 4:32 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
Drone strikes in Pakistan are “on hold” at the moment, U.S. intelligence officials involved in the CIA drone program told the Long War Journal Monday, out of fear the strikes would further harm the fragile relationship. But this isn’t the first time this has happened.
Secret War December 12, 2011, 5:25 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
Almost every single known U.S. drone strike in Pakistan has taken place in the country’s isolated, underdeveloped tribal areas. Off limits to most, evidence of America’s operations here is scant, but recently published photos of what appears to be the aftermath of the strikes raise important questions.
Syria Undercover December 8, 2011, 6:00 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
In his first interview with an American journalist since the uprising broke out, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad denied he’d ever heard of a popular anti-regime singer whose body — sans vocal cords — was found in a river last July.
Religion December 8, 2011, 3:05 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
Though the schism between Sunnis and Shia Muslims arose from a succession dispute after the prophet’s death, a historic seventh century battle cemented it. The photos below illustrate how many Shias around the world spend the Islamic month of Muharram in remembrance of an event they believe saved Islam.
Iraq / War on Terror December 8, 2011, 1:37 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
The Associated Press and German public television, ARD Panorama, exposed stunning details today about a secret CIA prison in Romania, just minutes from the capital Bucharest.
Syria Behind the Lines December 2, 2011, 2:39 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
Today U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay called for international intervention to protect Syrians from the government’s brutal nine-month crackdown, which the organization estimates has now killed more than 4,000 civilians, including 307 children.
Who's Afraid of Ai Weiwei? December 1, 2011, 4:54 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
Congratulations to filmmaker Alison Klayman, whose full-length film on China’s most famous artist and provocateur, Ai Weiwei Never Sorry, will premiere at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival in Utah this January.
The Pot Republic December 1, 2011, 4:09 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
Amidst a federal crackdown, the governors of Rhode Island and Washington petitioned the federal government yesterday to reclassify marijuana as a drug with acceptable medical purposes.
Revolution in Cairo December 1, 2011, 2:00 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
Liberal parties and youth activists may have sparked Egypt’s revolution, but the country’s Islamists seem to be walking away the biggest winners in the first parliamentary elections since the fall of Hosni Mubarak last February. But what do we – and don’t we – know about Egypt’s Islamists?
Syria Behind the Lines November 30, 2011, 1:00 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
Turkey, one of Syria’s top trading partners, announced wide-ranging sanctions against its neighbor today. But it’s not just Turkey: Below is a round-up of the various sanctions issued against theincreasingly isolated nation.
A Perfect Terrorist November 22, 2011, 8:48 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
David Coleman Headley isn’t a household name in the United States. But he’s as well known to Indians as Osama bin Laden is to Americans. Through our slidehsow, explore how Headley -– born Daood Gilani in the U.S. –- followed a path that led to the 2008 terror attacks in Mumbai — and a plea bargain that both saved his life and put his best friend behind bars.
A Perfect Terrorist November 21, 2011, 3:42 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
This Saturday marks the three-year anniversary of what’s often referred to as India’s 9/11 — the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, a slaughter carried out by Pakistan-based terrorist group Lashkar-i-Taiba that left 166 dead, including six Americans.
A Perfect Terrorist November 21, 2011, 1:05 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
It took the 2008 Mumbai attacks for much of the world to recognize Lashkar-i-Taiba’s threat, but renowned French investigative judge Jean-Louis Bruguière had for years warned of the Pakistan-based terrorist group’s evolving international ambitions.
Syria Behind the Lines November 17, 2011, 11:47 am ET · by Azmat Khan
The Arab League formalized Syria’s suspension from the 22-member organization yesterday and threatened to impose economic sanctions if the government did … Continue reading
Syria Behind the Lines November 14, 2011, 1:56 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
Syria’s foreign minister Walid al-Moallem called the Arab League’s vote on Satuday to suspend Syria’s membership in the 22-nation organization “an extremely dangerous step” and announced that the government has taken actions to comply with the terms of a peace plan proposed by the league. His statement comes as international pressure on the Syrian regime mounts.
Syria Behind the Lines November 11, 2011, 1:35 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
Human Rights Watch called on the Arab League today to suspend Syria’s membership and to support a move by the United Nations Security Council to impose an arms embargo and refer Syria to the International Criminal Court.
Syria Undercover November 10, 2011, 3:12 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
The disparate opposition groups that have materialized during the eight months of Syria’s uprising have been criticized as fragmented, disorganized and lacking a clear vision for the country. And recent evidence of growing schisms within the movement have only raised doubts.
Syria Undercover November 9, 2011, 11:33 am ET · by Azmat Khan
“If we didn’t shoot at protesters, they would shoot us,” a Syrian Army defector told FRONTLINE reporter Ramita Navai. “I saw with my own eyes when my friend beside me refused to shoot at the protesters. A sniper shot him in the head.”
Syria Undercover November 8, 2011, 8:12 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
Syria’s mass protests, which began in the rural farming town of Dara’a in mid-March, have since spread to more heavily populated cities like Homs and Hama, where the regime has responded with brutal military assaults. In this interactive map of the uprising, explore where the unrest has spread, and where it has yet to reach.
Syria Undercover November 8, 2011, 8:07 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
As the international community mulls how to respond to the crisis in Syria, it faces a complex and changing web of geopolitical alliances, heated rivalries and strategic interests. Here’s a closer look at the key international players.
Syria Behind the Lines November 8, 2011, 8:06 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
Because their secret tenets and practices are known only to the few males deemed worthy to undergo instruction, the Alawites, Syria’s long-persecuted minority sect, remain a mystery to most.
Syria Undercover November 8, 2011, 11:32 am ET · by Azmat Khan
Calling it a chilling “you-are-almost-there primer on the Syrian uprising,” Newsday’s Verne Gay gives FRONTLINE’s two-part Syria special airing tonight an “A.”
Syria Undercover November 4, 2011, 3:00 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
Reporter Ramita Navai, who spent two weeks undercover with Syrian activists in September, at one point found herself trapped in a safe house for 72 hours while militias loyal to the government raided the house next door.
Syria Behind the Lines October 31, 2011, 3:20 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad warned this weekend that a Libyan-style Western intervention against his regime will lead to a regional crisis.
The Pot Republic October 28, 2011, 12:46 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
A medical marijuana advocacy group has filed a lawsuit against U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and the top federal prosecutor … Continue reading
Syria Undercover October 26, 2011, 4:10 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
FRONTLINE reporter Ramita Navai talked to Lisa Mullins of The World this morning about the secret hospitals Syrian activists have … Continue reading
Syria Undercover October 25, 2011, 3:16 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
In a bid to crush the mass demonstrations that broke out in March, Syrian authorities have turned government-run hospitals and … Continue reading
The Spill October 24, 2011, 5:00 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
On Friday, the Obama administration approved BP’s first plan to drill oil in the Gulf of Mexico since the April … Continue reading
Are We Safer? October 21, 2011, 2:03 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
Arab-Americans in Michigan, African-Americans in Georgia and “broad swaths” of Latino-Americans communities across multiple states are some of the groups … Continue reading
A Perfect Terrorist October 20, 2011, 4:14 pm ET · by Azmat Khan and Sabrina Shankman
After years of criminality and deception that included scouting targets for the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks — a slaughter that left 166 people dead — Pakistani-American David Coleman Headley was arrested by U.S. authorities in October 2009.
Revolution in Cairo October 19, 2011, 12:29 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
Since the “Occupy Wall Street” protests in New York and its offshoots first broke out, protesters have invited comparisons to … Continue reading
The Pot Republic October 18, 2011, 1:29 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
Fifty percent of Americans now say they believe marijuana use should be made legal, the highest percentage to date, according … Continue reading
Kill/Capture October 17, 2011, 6:03 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
In the past several months, unmanned aerial aircraft drones have been successful in killing some of America’s top enemies, including … Continue reading
The Man Behind the Mosque October 17, 2011, 1:35 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
A complicated rent dispute is the latest obstacle for Park51, the controversial project to build a mosque and community center … Continue reading
The Silence October 14, 2011, 4:35 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
A Catholic bishop has been indicted for the first time in the U.S., more than 25 years after the sexual … Continue reading
Kill/Capture October 14, 2011, 1:54 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
Frustrated by the lack of aggregate data released by ISAF about its kill/capture missions in Afghanistan, two Kandahar-based researchers decided to examine … Continue reading
Who's Afraid of Ai Weiwei? October 13, 2011, 1:42 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei is well-known for integrating technology into his daily life and art. And once again, Ai’s … Continue reading
The Pot Republic October 12, 2011, 2:40 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
Pop quiz! Who is the worst president in U.S. history when it comes to medical marijuana? According to the Marijuana … Continue reading
The Anthrax Files October 10, 2011, 11:50 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
More on accused Army biodefense researcher, Dr. Bruce Ivins, and exonerated scientist Dr. Steven Hatfill.
Secret War October 7, 2011, 12:35 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
President Hamid Karzai’s provocative two-day trip to India this week continues to resonate across the subcontinent. His announcement of an unprecedented strategic partnership with India has put Pakistan on edge, with potentially significant consequences for the region.
The Pot Republic October 6, 2011, 12:56 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
Update — 7p.m.: The IRS ruling described below may be the least of medical marijuana dispensaries’ worries. Federal prosecutors have … Continue reading
Are We Safer? October 5, 2011, 6:43 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
“Imams like [Sheik Reda] Shata — men who embrace American freedom and condemn the radicals they feel have tainted their … Continue reading
Afghanistan / Pakistan October 4, 2011, 4:46 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
We know Pakistan is important. Every day headlines raise questions about Pakistan’s stability: its military’s alleged ties to terrorism, the … Continue reading
Secret War September 28, 2011, 5:15 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
Last week, Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen set off a landslide when he testified before Congress that the Haqqani network – a group U.S. officials call the most deadly insurgent group in Afghanistan — was a “veritable arm” of Pakistan’s main intelligence agency, the ISI. How bad is this new, new low in U.S.-Pakistan relations?
The Man Behind the Mosque September 27, 2011, 11:05 am ET · by Azmat Khan
During the peak of the controversy last summer over plans to build a mosque and community center in Lower Manhattan, you probably saw or heard of Imam Abdul Feisal Rauf, then the spiritual leader and public face of the project.
The Man Behind the Mosque September 26, 2011, 12:22 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
American Muslims are ethnically and racially diverse, and see themselves as well integrated in line with American ideals, according to the latest polling data.
The Man Behind the Mosque September 20, 2011, 11:51 am ET · by Azmat Khan
Last year the debate over the plan to build a mosque and Islamic community center in lower Manhattan reached fever pitch.
Kill/Capture September 19, 2011, 3:48 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
U.S.-led night raids in Afghanistan may be becoming more precise, but that doesn’t seem to be making them any less … Continue reading
Top Secret America September 15, 2011, 2:20 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
As part of her investigation into Top Secret America back in December, Dana Priest reported that some of the trainers hired by local … Continue reading
The Interrogator September 13, 2011, 7:16 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
Read more about Ali Soufan and the issues he raises about interrogation methods in this collection of articles, testimony and reports.
Are We Safer? September 8, 2011, 2:34 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
Don’t let your elderly father forget his phone at a food court at the Mall of America. This was a … Continue reading
Secret War September 6, 2011, 12:06 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
Last week the Washington Post published an investigation into the CIA’s operational shift to focus increasingly on “the cold counterterrorism objective of finding targets to capture or kill.” We talked to Stephen Grey about the expansion of the CIA’s counterterrorist apparatus and what it means, and discovered a significant development.
Iraq / War on Terror September 1, 2011, 4:00 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
A billing dispute between contractors in an upstate New York courthouse has revealed documents detailing sensitive information about the CIA’s … Continue reading
Are We Safer? August 31, 2011, 12:51 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
In a follow up to its investigation we wrote about last week, the Associated Press published documents today that give … Continue reading
Afghanistan / Pakistan August 30, 2011, 6:22 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
At least 33 people were killed in northwestern Pakistan on Saturday. The Pakistani Army says Afghanistan-based militants staged a cross-border … Continue reading
The Man Who Knew - 2011 Update August 29, 2011, 1:02 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
The intelligence failure of the 9/11 attacks leveled intense criticism at the FBI. While some critics declared the agency completely … Continue reading
Who's Afraid of Ai Weiwei? August 26, 2011, 2:05 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
Until recently, Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei had kept a low profile following his release from detention on June 22. … Continue reading
Afghanistan / Pakistan August 25, 2011, 6:45 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
For the past 18 months, dozens of tortured, bullet-riddled bodies have mysteriously turned up in Pakistan’s southwestern province of Balochistan. … Continue reading
Are We Safer? August 24, 2011, 6:26 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
Today the Associated Press published a months-long investigation into secret efforts by the New York City Police Department (NYPD) and … Continue reading
Are We Safer? August 23, 2011, 5:23 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
Ever wonder how police might be collecting information from your Facebook profile? If recent Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests [PDF] … Continue reading
The Interrupters August 22, 2011, 2:52 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
During one weekend in 2008, 37 people were shot in Chicago, seven of them fatally. It was the year Chicago became a posterchild city of America’s gang problem.
Are We Safer? August 18, 2011, 4:30 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
If you are planning a trip in the near future through Boston’s Logan International Airport, you may want to consider … Continue reading
Revolution in Cairo August 18, 2011, 11:25 am ET · by Azmat Khan
“What you see in Egypt now is fatigue, but not a loss of hope,” Charles M. Sennott told the PBS … Continue reading
Secret War August 16, 2011, 9:39 am ET · by Azmat Khan
A controversial new report has reignited debate on the effectiveness of covert CIA drone strikes targeting Al Qaeda and Taliban militants in Pakistan’s tribal areas.
Environment August 11, 2011, 4:35 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
Is medical marijuana an agricultural crop? In a decision observers say is the first time a court has addressed the … Continue reading
Inside FRONTLINE August 10, 2011, 4:04 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
The Spill, a joint investigation by FRONTLINE and ProPublica into the trail of problems — deadly accidents, disastrous spills, countless … Continue reading
Who's Afraid of Ai Weiwei? August 9, 2011, 8:00 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
After a four-month Twitter hiatus, Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei is back to tweeting and has posted the strongest anti-government … Continue reading
Kill/Capture June 17, 2011, 8:01 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
“There are now nights when Rehmatullah’s children hear the distant thrum of a helicopter and rush into his room. He … Continue reading
Who's Afraid of Ai Weiwei? April 4, 2011, 12:28 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
Four days after he was taken into custody, the Chinese government officially announced on Thursday it is investigating famed artist Ai Weiwei for suspected “economic crimes.”
The Spill December 16, 2010, 12:07 pm ET · by Azmat Khan
WikiLeaks U.S. embassy cables offer this footnote to FRONTLINE’s recent report on BP, The Spill: A year and a half before their Gulf of Mexico disaster, the company had a giant gas leak halfway across the world at a gas platform in Azerbaijan.
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