President Donald Trump made the decision to drop the program supporting rebels fighting Syria's Bashar al-Assad nearly a month ago, according to The Washington Post. The rebels say they were totally blindsided and disappointed.
Forty years ago, Orlando Letelier, a former Chilean diplomat, and, Ronni Moffitt, his assistant, were killed when a bomb taped beneath their vehicle detonated. Francisco Letelier, the diplomat's son, revisits the murder on Washington's Embassy Row.
"Don't ever forget that CIA is not staffed by robots yet. It's still red-blooded humans doing everything they can."
The NSA's ability to collect mass amounts of phone data might be coming to end as a bill on the topic moves through Congress. A former CIA head says it's a necessary check against abuse, but one journalist thinks the agency has moved beyond the program altogether.
Some parents in Pakistan so deeply mistrust the polio vaccine that they're refused over and over again to let their kids get their shots. Now one fed-up province in Pakistan, which has the most polio cases of any country on Earth, is tossing those parents in jail until they relent.
It's no coincidence that ISIS prisoners are kept in bright orange jumpsuits. The terrorist group took the idea from the US, who places Guantanamo Bay prisoners in the same garb — and that's not the only way terrorists have been able to crib from American actions.
Farea al-Muslimi says American drone strikes aren't just driving Yemenis away from the United States, they're also damaging their relationship with the very sky that feeds their crops and families in peacetime.
Mark Bowden's view: The use of ''coercive methods does and did produce very useful information.''
Poland was home to one of the secret CIA "black sites" where detainees were held and tortured. But while a new report detailed the abuses prisoners suffered, some Poles wonder why they seems to be the only country willing to take their leaders to task for their involvement.
The White House has pledged the CIA will stop using vaccination programs as a cover from spying. Council on Foreign Relations senior fellow Laurie Garrett's says the pledge is long overdue and that distrust of health workers is already widespread in many countries.