Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi led the recent ouster of Egypt's democratically elected president. Seven years earlier, he was a student at the U.S. Army War College and wrote a paper called "Democracy in the Middle East." He's the latest in a series of U.S.-trained military officers to topple a civilian government.
The man who admitted to killing 13 people at a military base in Texas is representing himself in court. Host Michel Martin talks to Mohamed Elibiary, an expert on homegrown terrorism, about Army Major Nidal Hasan's trial and how to recognize signs of radicalization in the U.S.
A Daily Beast story this week led readers and other news organizations to believe that intelligence officials were saying that 20 al-Qaida operatives had been chatting on the phone. But the reporters who broke the story say it was a "virtual meeting space," not a phone call.
Dias Kadyrbayev and Azamat Tazhayakov, former classmates of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's at the University of Massachusetts, are accused of throwing out a laptop and other items that could link Tsarnaev to the bombings.
According to The New York Times, the National Security Agency is watching emails and other text communications that go in and out of the country. It's looking for key words. The agency says it only gathers information it is authorized to collect.
The U.S. objects to Russia's granting of temporary asylum to "NSA leaker" Edward Snowden. Obama will still attend a summit of world leaders in St. Petersburg next month, but he will not have a separate summit with the Russian leader.
The State Department on Tuesday advised all U.S. citizens to leave Yemen because of "extremely high" danger there. This comes as 19 U.S. embassies and consulates remain closed across much of the Middle East and Africa because of a security threat. Al-Qaida chatter picked up by intelligence sources suggested a major attack was in the works.
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