A US congressional vote to allow the relatives of 9/11 victims to sue the Saudi Arabian government over alleged connections to the attacks could open the US up to retaliatory cases, according one legal expert.
Police are holding eight people in France after the discovery of a car laden with gas cylinders in the heart of Paris. President Francois Hollande says a plot has been foiled and a terrorist cell "destroyed."
"I cannot deny people's grief," writes the host of the radio show The Takeaway, who works not that far from Ground Zero. "But I think the 9/11-ization of American life has been a kind of poison for all of us."
After a "Muhammad cartoon contest" came under attack over the weekend, Texas imam Omar Suleiman is glad he and other Muslim leaders urged their followers to leave the event alone. Ignoring extremists — both the anti-Muslim crowd and radical Islamists alike — is the best policy, he says.
Hashish growers in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley have built up big arsenals to fight off the country's army. Now the drug lords say they're ready to turn their weapons against Islamic militants spilling over the border from Syria.
When Steven Sotloff's friends discovered he was being held captive by ISIS militants, they set out to hide any reference to the fact that he was Jewish and a dual American-Israeli citizen — and succeeded.