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Krishnadev Calamur is a senior editor at The Atlantic, where he oversees news coverage. He is a former editor and reporter at NPR and the author of Murder in Mumbai.
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Will El Chapo Be Extradited to the United States?

January 11, 2016 Mexican authorities have formally begun the process to extradite Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, the Mexican drug lord who was captured last Friday, to the U.S. Interpol agents served him papers at the Altiplano prison, the facility near Mexico City where El Chapo is being held, the Mexican Attorney General’s Office...

U.S. Analysis 'Not Consistent' With North Korea’s Claim of a Hydrogen-Bomb Test

January 6, 2016 What we know so far: —North Korea says it successfully detonated its first hydrogen bomb on Wednesday morning at the Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site. It called the test a “self-defense against the U.S. having numerous and humongous nuclear weapons.” —Although there has been no independent confirmation of the test, condemnation...

Sudan Cuts Ties with Iran, Widening Middle East's Sunni-Shi'a Divide

January 4, 2016 Bahrain and Sudan, both close allies of Saudi Arabia, have joined the kingdom and cut diplomatic relations with Iran, while the United Arab Emirates, another Saudi ally, has downgraded them. The steps come just days after Iranian protesters stormed the Saudi Embassy in Tehran in an apparent response to the...

What We Know About the Standoff in Oregon

January 4, 2016 Over the weekend, Ammon Bundy, the son of Cliven Bundy, the Nevada rancher, and his armed supporters, broke off from a peaceful rally in Burns, Oregon, and stormed the headquarters of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in support of two ranchers convicted of committing arson on public lands. “We will...

Two Arrested in Belgium in Connection With New Year's Eve Plot

December 29, 2015 Two people have been arrested in Belgium in connection with a plot to stage attacks around the New Year’s celebration, the federal prosecutor’s office said. “Our investigation revealed serious threats of an attack on symbolic places in Brussels during the celebrations for New Year’s Eve,” the prosecutors said in a...

Officials: Ramadi Is 'Fully Liberated'

December 28, 2015 Iraqi government troops, backed by some Sunni tribesman and U.S. airstrikes, have retaken the strategically vital city of Ramadi from the Islamic State group. “The security forces have entered the governmental buildings and raised the Iraqi flags over them after killing many ISIS militants, and the rest have escaped,” Brigadier-General...

Ramadi Is 'Fully Liberated'

December 28, 2015 Iraqi government troops, backed by some Sunni tribesman and U.S. airstrikes, have retaken the strategically vital city of Ramadi from the Islamic State group. “The security forces have entered the governmental buildings and raised the Iraqi flags over them after killing many ISIS militants, and the rest have escaped,” Brigadier-General...

Pentagon Acknowledges Ash Carter's Use of a Personal Email Account

December 17, 2015 Ash Carter used a personal email account to conduct at least part of his official business as defense secretary, the Pentagon has acknowledged, a practice he continued at least two months after it was revealed in March that Hillary Clinton, the Democratic presidential candidate, used a personal account to conduct...

Kerry, Lavrov Meet on Syria's Civil War

December 15, 2015 U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in Moscow for meetings he hopes will bridge the differences between the United States and Russia on ways to end the Syrian civil war. “What is important to note is that even when there have been differences between us, we have been able...

Investigating Chicago's Police Department

December 7, 2015 The Justice Department will investigate the Chicago Police Department’s use of force, Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced Monday. The move comes amid the fallout over a video showing the police-involved death of Laquan McDonald, but Lynch said the investigation, which will be carried out by the Justice Department’s Civil Rights...