News and Analysis (2/7/19)

“[H]alfway through writing an anti-Islam book[, t]he work ‘became a refutation of objections non-Muslims have’ against the religion”:

“American weapons sold to the Saudi-led coalition are in the hands of hardline militias, al Qaeda-linked groups, Iranian proxies and numerous other unchecked factions in Yemen’s civil war”:

“A three-judge panel of judges” overcame its reticence to judge prison procedures because “looks substantially likely to us that Alabama has run afoul of the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment”:

“Despite the diversity of cultures and traditions, the Christian and Islamic world appreciate and protect common values: life, family, religious sense, honor for the elderly, the education of young people, and still other things”:

“If you were being threatened with a needle of hallucinogenic drugs [hovering] above your arm, you would also confess to whatever they wanted you to confess”:

It is not known if any of “several dual citizens with Western nationality [held] on allegations of threatening national security … will be” among the pardoned:

“Local commanders told CNN … that the Saudis and the United Arab Emirates are using U.S. weapons as currency to buy off different factions and militias in the Yemeni conflict – including Iranian-backed fighters”:

“On Aug. 19, 2013, the CIA publicly admitted for the first time its involvement in the 1953 coup against Iran’s elected Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh”:

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