Mexico: fugitive narco-governors snared

Javier Duarte, the ex-governor of Mexico's Veracruz state, was detained by Interpol in Guatemala—the latest in a string of fugitive Mexican ex-governors to be arrested abroad.

North Africa

More mysterious air-strikes in Libya

The latest in an ongoing wave of unclaimed air-strikes in Libya hit al-Jufra air base in the interior of the country, which is in the hands of local militia forces.

North Africa

Libya: Obama’s parting air-strikes

US B-2 Stealth bombers and drones carried out a raid against presumed ISIS camps in the Libyan desert—part of a final spate of air-strikes ordered by President Obama.


Mediterranean migrant death toll soars

With two months still to go, deaths of refugees and migrants crossing the Mediterranean so far this year have hit a record high, according to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR).

Watching the Shadows

Ex-CIA agent faces extradition to Italy

Former CIA operative Sabrina de Sousa will be extradited to Italy to serve a four-year prison sentence for a "rendition" following a ruling by Portugal's high court

The Andes

DEA sees Hezbollah link to Colombian cartel

The DEA claims that Shi'ite militant group Hezbollah is laundering money for the "Oficina de Envigado,"  successor organization to Colombia's legendary Medellín Cartel.

Watching the Shadows

Portugal orders CIA agent extradited to Italy

A court in Lisbon ruled  that a former CIA operative will be extradited to Italy to serve a seven-year sentence for her involvement in the 2003 "rendition" of an Egyptian suspect.

North Africa

Libya: ISIS attacks oil export terminals

At least two members of Libya's Petroleum Facilities Guard were killed as ISIS militants launched coordinated attacks on the Sidra and Ras Lanouf oil export terminals.


Cold War déja vu in NATO mega-maneuvers

NATO is just winding up its biggest military exercise since the end of the Cold War—Operation Trident Juncture, involving 36,000 troops from over 30 countries.