After another year of reading, the staff here at The World lists our favorite books of 2014.
The Gulf Cup of Nations soccer tournament is taking place in one of the most dangerous regions of one of the most dangerous nations on earth: southeast Yemen. Journalist Laura Kasinof has been writing about this improbable venue in Foreign Policy.
Anwar al-Awlaki posted a video on radical web sites today calling for the killing of Americans. He said no special religious permission is required to kill them. The Christian science monitor correspondent Laura Kasinof reports from Sana'a.