In today’s brief: an interview with the Dalai Lama, Israeli settlements under the spotlight and the mysterious deaths of U.S. forces in Africa
Among today’s stories: a rumored Syrian defection, hardline rhetoric in China’s Xinjiang province and Mumbai slum dwellers use film to fight evictions.
French counter-terror authorities tell TIME about a Tunisian arrested on suspicion of being a central figure in al-Qaeda’s activity on the internet and in the terrorist network’s recruitment, and fund-raising.
Two bombings of churches in Kenya pointed to the resurgence al-Qaeda-linked terrorist groups in East Africa. But a TIME investigation into how the region’s countries (and the U.S.) are handling groups like Somalia’s al-Shabab …
Today’s global stories delve into the prospects for peace in Kashmir, Paraguay’s presidential impeachment and the Queen’s historic visit to Northern Ireland.
Does a week of protests in and around Khartoum show that Sudan is facing its own Arab Spring?
Stories of note today: Western intervention in Syria, Pakistan’s political dramas and more deadly protests by Tibetans in China.
The Yemeni army has had remarkable success evicting the terrorist group from towns it held. But military cohesiveness is weak–and a suicide bomber managed to kill the leader of the campaign.
Among today’s required reading: Western web attacks on Iran, the Bo Xilai story just keeps giving and testy exchanges between the U.K. and Argentina in Mexico.
In today’s required reading: evidence of Iranian subterfuge, power plays in Pakistani and more communal clashes in Nigeria’s divided Kaduna state.
Among today’s stories: The Obama Administration ramps up its spying efforts in Africa, Hugo Chavez’s campaign for another presidential term and how the lives of Greece’s riches haven’t been dented by the crisis.
Shakil Afridi’s role in helping the CIA locate Osama bin Laden made him a hero in the U.S. But in his native Pakistan, especially in the tribal borderlands he called home, his murky past has made him a villain in the eyes of many