Thursday, May 01, 2014

Assad's Secret WMD; Poster Girls for Jihad; Saudi Arabia's Comic Book Fatwa, and more

Western Intelligence Suspects Assad Has a Secret Chemical Stockpile
Syria's 'declared' arsenal of chemical weapons is almost gone—but what was left undeclared? And what about his biological weapons? Those have not been acknowledged or inspected at all.
  • Poster Girls for Jihad
    by Christopher Dickey April 21, 2014 05:45 AM EDT
    Two young teenagers who disappeared from Vienna 10 days ago may have joined the Syrian jihad—or they may have been groomed and trafficked.

    The State of Saudi Intel

    April 17, 2014 03:23 PM EDT
    After Prince Bandar bin Sultan was replaced as Saudi Arabia's intelligence chief, Daily Beast foreign editor Christopher Dickey joined CNN to analyze developments in the kingdom.

  • Boko Haram's Sick Hatred of Girls
    by Christopher Dickey April 16, 2014 05:40 PM EDT
    The abduction of 200 female students from northern Nigeria was not the first attack on girls' education by the al Qaeda-linked group—and it won't be the last.

  • Saudi Arabia's Comic Book Fatwa
    by Christopher Dickey March 28, 2014 07:58 AM EDT
    The president should confront Saudi leaders over the ludicrous fatwa against 'The 99,' a ground-breaking Muslim superhero comic.

Some of the many international stories posted on The Daily Beast over the last month:

by Barbie Latza Nadeau April 24, 2014 04:35 PM EDT
Old dying towns are seeing new life thanks to thousands of refugees seeking asylum from Syria....

by Jamie Dettmer April 28, 2014 02:00 PM EDT
Russia's gunmen in eastern Ukraine are staging a violent circus for the international press, and reporters are playing right along.

by Anna Nemtsova April 27, 2014 05:45 AM EDT
As the Kremlin tries to turn back the clock to the glories of the Soviet Union, Perestroika has become a bad word and its heroes are cast as villains.

by Marcel Ventura April 22, 2014 01:00 PM EDT
Violent demonstrations return to opposition strongholds as families struggle to find justice for their loved ones killed by the military in earlier protests.

by Angela Erika Kubo, Jake Adelstein April 10, 2014 03:59 PM EDT
If, as feared, Pyongyang fires ballistic missiles in Japan's direction this month, Tokyo and the United States intend to destroy them while they're in outer space.

by Brendon Hong April 14, 2014 12:25 PM EDT
Rich and powerful Chinese men collect trophy women—not wives but mistresses—two or three at a time. A look at just where and how they live.

by Margot Kiser April 06, 2014 06:45 AM EDT
A leading Shabaab recruiter predicted he'd be killed by "unknown assailants," and so he was

by Akshaya Kumar , Jacinth Planer March 24, 2014 09:05 PM EDT
Satellite images show the savage Janjaweed militias who helped carry out the genocide in Sudan a decade ago are back at work, and with a vengeance.

by Barbie Latza Nadeau April 18, 2014 01:00 PM EDT
One Venetian island is the stuff of campfire ghost stories—piles of dead bodies burned, hauntings by plague victims, and a home for the insane....

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