The NYPD is searching for a man who lobbed a Molotov Cocktail into a 24-hour Brooklyn bodega early Wednesday morning, around: 1:55 a.m. According to police, the suspect had been in the store an hour earlier, and fought with the clerk, before returning to torch the place. The clerk sustained minor ... More >>
Welcome to 100 Dishes to Eat Now, the tasty countdown leading up to our "Best of 2012" issue. Tune in each day (weekends too!) for a new dish from the Fork in the Road team.
A 27-year-old Brooklyn man pleaded guilty this morning to charges that he's a terrorist -- well, a failed terrorist, anyway.According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, Agron Hasbajrami -- an Albanian native -- made arrangements to travel to Pakistan to join a "radical" jihadist fighting group last year ... More >>
What would you give up for freedom?
Updated below American officials have had it up to here with the "double game" Pakistan is playing, benefiting from billions of dollars in U.S. aid while also likely harboring the terrorists we're hunting. President Barack Obama said Sunday on 60 Minutes, "We think that there had to be some ... More >>
• The Muslim cabbie stabbed by a passenger says he's still glad to be a New Yorker: "I feel like I belong here," he said. "This is the city actually [for] all colors, races, religion, everyone. We live here side by side peacefully." Meanwhile, friends of accused stabber Michael Enright say ... More >>
Hey, it's Monday, time for lots and lots of coffee and, of course, your Monday morning update. • The OTB has a second (ninth?) life. The board voted to keep operations open for at least another year, and will submit a plan on how they will restructure the company to the New York State Wage ... More >>
"If I did not think that the security of the United States and the safety of the American people were at stake in Afghanistan," said President Obama last night in a speech at West Point, "I would gladly order every single one of our troops home tomorrow." But he does think so: Afghanistan i ... More >>
The glory of Indian food is its infinite variety. Think about it. An enormous region--we're including Pakistan and Bangladesh--with cultures that go back thousands of years, including influences from foreign invaders as diverse as the Mughals, the Portuguese and the English. Food from almost ... More >>
And don't forget, in this era of belt-tightening and culinary retrenchment, the lowly samosa. These golden rhomboidal fritters, filled with a fortifying mixture potatoes and peas, making them both vegetarian and vegan, were probably inspired during the colonial era by Cornish pasties, which were in ... More >>
Haroon Bacha, a renowned Pashtun musician in his native Pakistan, was forced by the groove-hating Taliban into Brooklyn exile, and the New York Times reports on his slow road to stateside success: a benefit concert at the Forest Hills Jewish Center (which the Times describes as "small but lively," t ... More >>
All politics is local, they say, so the New York Daily News covers the recent resignation of Pervez Musharref from the perspective of the Pakistani community in Coney Island, which seems pleased that the dictator has quit the Presidency.
Sixteen-year-old Sadia Ali, a native of Pakistan, was among the throngs of protesters from Queens who gathered at ground zero in lower Manhattan yesterday, on their way to the big rally at City Hall. Seeking an easily accessible station, organizers picked the World Trade Center subway stop as a r ... More >>
Three-woman desert session mines metal's shifting sands
Post9-11, Thousands of New York's Pakistanis Leave the U.S. Under Pressure
Nuclear Brinkmanship, Suicide Attacks, and Driver's-Ed Scares
Journalist Daniel Pearl Was Killed for Being a Jew
Kidnapped Reporter Stirs Hearts and Minds
Winking at Musharraf
Tales of Life and Death in Tora Bora
Millions of Refugees Deepen a Nation's Ecological Woes
U.S.-Backed Rebels Accused of Wholesale Slaughter as Taliban Retreat
Three Views of One War
A Tiny Antiwar Movement Takes on Nukes, Military Spending, and Dictatorship
Could a Coalition Government Withstand Afghan Rivalries?
Voices From Pakistan
Pakistan Teeters on Edge of Civil War
Terrorist Attacks Redraw the Global Map