The Obama administration is stalling the release of a key report detailing U.S. covert action in Iran due to concerns that information about America’s activities there could harm ongoing negotiations with Tehran over its contested nuclear program, according to officials in the State Department’s Office of the Historian.
The Islamic State (IS) has published it own penal code, which harshly penalizes actions such as sodomy and blasphemy with punishments including execution, crucifixion, lashing, and the severing of limbs, among other penalties.
GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE—An accused architect of the 9/11 attacks has gone on a hunger strike, the Washington Free Beacon has learned.
A Pentagon task force in Afghanistan is under investigation for wasting taxpayer dollars to send Afghan jewelers on lavish “gem training” trips to India, Paris, and Milan, according to findings by a government watchdog.
U.S. officials are warning that wide-ranging deficiencies in an aging 55-mile gas pipeline in Afghanistan could lead to a “catastrophic failure” if the United States does not take immediate steps to repair vulnerable areas.
GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE—It is “highly unlikely” that the 9/11 military hearings scheduled to resume this week will do so amid new revelations in a report about treatment of detainees released by Senate Democrats last week and more recent accusations that the FBI enlisted a mole to spy on defense lawyers representing the accused terrorists, according to sources familiar with internal deliberations.
A credible U.S. military option against Iran is off the table and something the Obama administration can “no longer even think about,” according to one of Iran’s top military leaders, who revealed in a wide-ranging interview that Iran has deployed advanced missiles and satellites capable of tracking foreign militaries.
A controversial Turkish airline accused of mistreating women, being anti-Israel, and conducting cargo flights to Iran was one of the featured sponsors of a recent White House gala for travel bloggers, according to regional reports.
Congress is considering a new bill aimed at stopping foreign diplomats stationed in the United States from receiving taxpayer subsidized health coverage benefits under Obamacare, according to a copy of the bill filed Wednesday.
Leaders of the terror group Hamas traveled to Iran this week to rebuild relations with one of its top benefactors and leading weapons suppliers, according to regional experts and reports.