Lucrative heroin trade lurks in background of ethnic violence in Kyrgyzstan

Heroin trade a backdrop to Kyrgyz violence

High court affirms bans on aid to terrorist groups even when the intended support is for peace

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Supreme Court upholds law barring “material support” to terrorist groups

High court upholds anti-terror law

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has upheld a federal law that bars “material support” to foreign terrorist organizations, rejecting a free speech challenge from humanitarian aid groups.

US envoy urges independent probe into Kyrgyz violence, video shows unarmed Uzbeks in riots

US envoy urges independent probe into Kyrgyz riots

Rights advocate charged with inciting hatred for saying Kyrgyz military was complicit in riots

Kyrgyzstan charges rights advocate with incitement

Kyrgyz army moves slowly to regain control over riot-hit south as refugees remain in limbo

Kyrgyz army tries to get control in riot-hit south

Tens of thousands of Uzbek refugees flee to border to escape ethnic violence in Kyrgyzstan

Uzbeks flee Kyrgyzstan, seek safety at border

Israel, Egypt easing blockade on Gaza after 9 activists killed in Israeli raid on aid flotilla

Israel, Egypt ease Gaza blockade after deadly raid

Activists send new boat to challenge Israel’s Gaza blockade after raid kills 9

Activists send new boat to challenge Gaza blockade

Israeli commandos to block pro-Palestinian activists sailing to Gaza

Israeli commandos to block Gaza activists

ASHDOD, Israel — Israel on Thursday unveiled a massive makeshift detention center in the country’s main southern port and announced the end of days of intense naval maneuvers, vowing to stop a flotilla of hundreds of pro-Palestinian activists trying to break a 3-year blockade of the Gaza Strip this weekend.

Supreme Court weighs validity of parts of law barring “material support” to terrorist groups

High court weighs anti-terror material support law

Intelligence officials say US missile strike kills 3 people in northwest Pakistan

US missile kills 3 in northwest Pakistan

MIR ALI, Pakistan — Pakistani intelligence officials say a U.S. missile strike has killed three people near the Afghan border.

UN pulling international staff from Pakistan; police seek terrorism charges against Americans

UN to pull some international staff from Pakistan