United Nations rights panel presented detailed evidence on
Wednesday of what it said were
war crimes and crimes against humanity committed by both
pro-government forces and rebels in Syria. Salim Idriss, the head
of the opposition’s Supreme Military Council,
rejected the Russian initiative to place chemical weapons under
international custody. Russian President Vladimir Putin
wrote an article in The New York Times, warning
Americans that intervention in Syria could create a "new wave of
- D.C.-based businessman Jeffrey E. Thompson, under
investigation for corruption, allegedly secretly funded get out
the vote efforts for Hillary Clinton's 2008 campaign.
- NASA, which is suspiciously only one letter away from
NSA, is using former military surveillance
drones to study tropical storms.
- American-born terrorist and
amateur rapper, Omar Shafik Hammami, known as Al-Amriki,
was killed in a gunfight with terrorist group Al-Shabaab in
Mogadishu. Al-Amriki had a falling out with the Al Qaeda
- North and South Korea
agreed to reopen a jointly-run industrial park within the North
Korean border beginning next Monday.
- The conflict in the Philippines
is escalating as an Al Qaeda-linked group spread its attacks to
a second city.
- Television drama Breaking Bad may be ending, but AMC
plans to launch
a prequel focusing on the character of Saul Goodman.