A multi-byline article at The Guardianexamines the ways in which the Islamic State has overshadowed and stunted Al Qaeda.
Tariq Aziz, the long time second-in-command to Saddam Hussein, died in a hospital last Friday. On Thursday night, gunmen stole his body from Baghdad’s international airport.
A bomb attack targeted the Jalalabad office of Afghanistan’s Pajhwok News Agency, injuring two.
The AP gets a tour of Afghanistan’s shiny new “mini-Pentagon.”
Seven Pakistani soldiers were killed by a suicide bomber in North Waziristan.
Pakistan has evicted the Save the Children organization.
Abdul Haq al-Turkistani, a former member of Al Qaeda’s executive council and emir of the Turkistan Islamist Party, can be seen in a video from May of 2014. Previously thought killed in a US drone strike, it appears he might instead have been injured.
An Islamic State propaganda film features its Balkan fighters.
Russia is repeatedly entering Baltic airspace and conducting extensive naval exercises in the Baltic Sea.
Russian groups are using online crowdfunding, usually under some guise of humanitarianism, to gather funds for the war in Ukraine.
Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab reports that virus infected its own systems, a virus it classifies as an “advanced persistent threat.” The firm says the virus was used to infect venues used for the Iran nuclear negotiations and blames Israeli intelligence.
Novaya Gazeta investigative reporter Elena Milashina has been forced to leave Chechnya after threats.
A 373-page reportexamining state surveillance and investigatory practices in the UK was released by an independent investigator with many recommendations and guidelines. Here is some analysis of its content at Just Security.
A New York Timesinvestigation digs into the history of SEAL Team 6.
Lawyers for Mohamedou Ould Slahi – Guantánamo prisoner and author of Guantánamo Diary – have filed a motion in the DC district court. They are aiming to obtain an order to show cause why Slahi has not appeared in front of the Periodic Review Boards despite an executive order mandate that all detainees begin review.
Army Secretary John McHugh will step down by November.