PAKISTAN: US drones attack in new area of Pakistan - Pakistan’s Kummar tribal area, which rarely sees US drone attacks, was hit Monday in what may be an expansion of the highly unpopular American drone campaign.
LIBYA: Civilian deaths in Libya were inevitable - The real question is ‘have more lives been saved than lost?’
EGYPT: Egyptians fight sexual harassment with June 20 Twitter campaign - Twitter and Facebook were flooded with posts from Egyptian women and men in a June 20 online campaign calling for an end to Egypt’s notoriously rampant sexual harassment of women.
AFGHANISTAN: Ambassador Eikenberry’s pushback against Karzai: Will it make a difference? - US Ambassador Karl Eikenberry responded sharply to criticism of the US by Afghan President Karzai. His unusually tart remarks come amid growing pressure in the US to bring troops home.
AL QAEDA: New Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri: Do his flaws diminish group’s threat? - Intelligence analysts say Ayman al-Zawahiri, the successor to Osama bin Laden, is disliked in Al Qaeda as an irritable micro-manager, but he’s also a skilled military tactician and should not be discounted.