The crackdown is part of a wave of anti-Muslim persecution in the Buddhist country, this time under the cover of the U.S. war on terror.
Echoes of American wars reverberate in the latest documentary about Indonesia from the acclaimed director of The Act of Killing.
Scammers pose as insurance agents and offer cheap policies — and then victims are doubly punished when police accuse them of being in on the ruse and seize their vehicles.
The report, issued by the ATF last July, includes investigations into the Bandidos and Cossacks, whose bloody clash last weekend left nine dead in Waco, Texas.
The three-day conference included current or former spy chiefs from seven countries, including the U.S. and U.K., plus academics and journalists.
Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., says his office is getting deluged with phone calls in support of his colleague Sen. Rand Paul’s, R-Ky., campaign to end dragnet surveillance enabled by the Patriot Act. But in an interview on Friday with radio station KTOK in Oklahoma City, Inhofe dismissed his constituents, claiming that privacy advocates don’t understand>>
Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Md., issued a press release on Friday declaring that he vetoed six pieces of legislation, including major reforms to Maryland criminal justice law. The governor, who campaigned on a promise to limit government overreach to win his upset victory last November, vetoed legislation designed to rein in law enforcement abuse of power,>>
Sen. Maria Cantwell engaged in a very public maneuver on the Senate floor Thursday, withholding her vote in favor of the big trade bill until she got assurances that there would be a vote on renewing the Export-Import Bank. Afterward, explaining the fervency of her support for the Ex-Im Bank, she told such a howler>>
Chris Christie took a trip to New Hampshire this week, where he explained it would be a horrendous mistake for Congress to impose new restrictions on the National Security Agency. What he said may sound to you like standard, boring politican-speak, but read it anyway: We lost a friend of ours in our parish [on September 11, 2001].>>
At least one small slice of the American public looks forward to the non-stop, sleazy political advertisements set to inundate viewers during the 2016 elections: media executives and their investors. Peter Liguori, the chief executive of Tribune Company, said earlier this month that the next presidential campaign presents “enormous opportunity” for advertising sales. Speaking at>>
Americans for Peace, Prosperity and Security — a new group led by former government officials with ties to the military contractors — is expanding into South Carolina as the organization seeks to press presidential candidates to adopt more hawkish positions. As we reported earlier this month, APPS was launched this year to encourage candidates to embrace “American engagement”>>
Earlier this month, The Intercept reported that the U.S. government secretly labeled a prominent Al Jazeera journalist a member of Al Qaeda and placed him on a terror watch list. The basis for the designation was unclear, but the reporter, Islamabad bureau chief Ahmad Zaidan, denies ever having been a member of the group. Reached last week>>
Dacheng, one of the biggest law firms in the People’s Republic of China, is set to merge with two major American law firms, Dentons and McKenna Long & Aldridge, making it the largest law firm in the world. The merger will reportedly give Chinese companies that Dacheng represents — including major Chinese state-owned firms — access to advice from attorneys>>
NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden on Thursday praised Sen. Rand Paul’s ten-and-a-half hour takeover of the Senate floor on Wednesday in protest of the Patriot Act. Snowden, whose revelations about mass surveillance two years ago may finally result in reform legislation this week, said in a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” discussion that Paul’s action “represents a>>
Colonel Ian Henderson was a British official dubbed “the Butcher of Bahrain” because of atrocities he repeatedly committed during the 30 years he served as chief security official of that Middle Eastern country. His reign of terror began in 1966 when Bahrain was a British “protectorate” and continued when the post-“independence” Bahraini King retained him in the>>