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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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A Planned 'Cessation of Hostilities' in Syria

February 12, 2016 The UN hopes to start delivering aid to Syria’s beleaguered population as soon as Saturday, a spokesman said Friday after U.S. and Russian officials announced a “cessation of hostilities” among the various factions—excluding ISIS and the al-Qaeda-linked al-Nusra Front—involved in the nearly five-year-long civil war. “The UN system has been...

U.S. Syria Policy Is Under Fire From Allies

February 11, 2016 Allies of the U.S. role in the Syrian Civil War are criticizing Washington’s approach, even as Russian airstrikes continue to bombard the city of Aleppo in support of President Bashar Assad, who remains firmly in office nearly five years after the fighting began. Criticism of the U.S. came from Laurent...

ISIS Fighters Have Entered Germany Disguised as Refugees, Berlin's Top Spy Says

February 5, 2016 The head of Germany’s domestic intelligence agency says ISIS members slipped into the country along with the more than 1 million refugees who have entered, but added there was no concrete evidence of an imminent attack. “We have repeatedly seen that terrorists ... have slipped in camouflaged or disguised as...

Iran Releases 10 American Sailors and Their Boats

January 13, 2016 Iran has freed the 10 U.S. sailors who strayed into its territorial waters Tuesday, Iranian and U.S. officials say. The two U.S. vessels had been en route to Kuwait from Bahrain on a routine exercise, when, a senior defense official said, contact was lost with them Tuesday. Iran said they...

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...