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Global Scan

These are the seven countries the US military has bombed in the last three years

US officials launched an air attack on ISIS rebels in Syria this week, making the war-torn Middle East country the seventh state — at least — to see US airstrike since 2011. Meanwhile, an African nation torn by Ebola is agreeing to halt logging in exchange for development aid. And in Iraq, the nation's Kurdish minority is looking at what it has achieved — with high hopes for its future.

Global Scan

So just where will the NSA stop?

A judge rules against the NSA's widespread surveillance, while Edward Snowden applauds and offers to help Brazil block NSA eavesdropping on its citizens. Also, an international spat begins when the US arrests an Indian diplomat for underpaying her housekeeper. And the Boston Globe finds mental illness may have played a role in the Boston Marathon bombing. All that and more, in today's Global Scan.

Global Politics

al Qaeda in Yemen

Washington has launched a new effort to take on al Qaeda in Yemen. Recent air strikes have inflicted a toll on militants, but have also spread anti-American fervor. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Time magazine correspondent Vivienne Walt.

Global Politics

Yemen hosts Arabian Gulf soccer cup

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.