U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, September 11, 2012
(AFP/Getty Images)
June 17, 2014

U.S. Captures Suspected Ringleader Of Attack In Benghazi

The United States says it has captured a militant suspected of leading the terrorist attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, said Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby.


June 11, 2014

Illinois Soldier Killed By Friendly Fire

Family members are remembering a 19-year-old Illinois soldier who was among five Americans killed this week in Afghanistan as a classy young man who dreamed of a career in the military or law enforcement.


June 10, 2014

Possible Friendly-Fire Incident Kills 5 Americans In Afghanistan

Five U.S. service members have died in southern Afghanistan, in a possible case of friendly fire. Afghan media are citing a local official who says the troops' air support mistakenly bombed their position. The attack is still under investigation.


Karachi airport
(Shakil Adil/AP)
June 09, 2014

Karachi’s Airport To Reopen One Day After Terrorist Attack

One day after being the scene of a terrorist attack that left at least 23 people dead, the largest airport in Pakistan is slated to reopen Monday. Gunmen attacked Karachi's international airport Sunday night; several explosions were reported in the fighting that followed.


A young woman is caught between civilians and Chinese soldiers, who were trying to remove her from an assembly near the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, June 3, 1989. Pro-democracy protesters had been occupying Tiananmen Square for weeks.
(Jeff Widener/AP)
June 04, 2014

Tiananmen Square Diary

Ron Yates is Professor Emeritus and the former Dean of the College of Media at the University of Illinois. He was reporting from Tiananmen Square in 1989 as a foreign correspondent for the Chicago Tribune.


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