A Nigerian man connected with Al-Qaeda's operation in the Arabian peninsula appeared in a Brooklyn court today. Lawal Olaniyi Babafemi, 33, was arraigned in Brooklyn Federal Court today on charges of providing material support to Al-Qaeda in Yemen, recruiting new members in Nigeria, and helping to r ... More >>
When Ali Yasin Ahmen, Madhi Hashi, and Mohamed Yusef appeared in the Brooklyn courthouse last December, people were confused. They were confused because the men were Somali; two of them had Swedish citizenship and the other held citizenship in the U.K. They were apprehended in Africa, en route to ... More >>
What's does an alleged terrorist have to do to get some attention in this city?Abu Hamza al-Masri is set to stand trial for a terror-related kidnapping in Yemen, for spreading pro-jihadist teachings and for attempting to set up terrorist training camps within the U.S. Apparently, that's not enough ... More >>
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NYC has certainly got lots of unusual food trucks, peddling predictable sorts of fusion and just plain odd combinations of ingredients. We've got a couple that merge Korean and Mexican, while another mixes Mexican and barbecue. We have even have one that offers pulled pork atop a Belgian waffle. But ... More >>
At Boukies: What could be better than a rack of grilled lamb chops bolstered with lemon potatoes? Lamb is the new beef, and Brooklyn is its greatest borough. Whether cooked well-done or rare; barbecued, roasted, boiled, or merely seared; well-spiced or left au naturale; the flavor bursts in your m ... More >>
The Community Living Assistance Services and Supports Act, or CLASS, has been cut from the health care bill signed by Obama in 2010. The program relied on monthly premiums and would offer protection to those who signed up. CNN reports that Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius ... More >>
via Washington PostJustice Department officials have released a statement establishing the legality of the drone strike that killed Anwar al-Awlaki. Al-Awlaki, an al Qaeda leader who was born in New Mexico, was killed in Yemen yesterday in an authorized drone strike. Some questioned the legal ... More >>
An unreleased audio message from Osama Bin Laden recorded just before his death has been described as "puzzling" and "a head scratcher" by an official. In the recording, Bin Laden talks about the revolutions in Egypt and Tunisia, but not Libya, Yemen, or Syria. It's confusing that Bin Laden would ... More >>
Doctors say Gabrielle Giffords can now stand on her own and walk a little bit, and is working on her gait. Her left side is fine, but she's only been able to use her right side on a limited basis. According to the Arizona Republic, Giffords is still struggling with longer sentences, mostly st ... More >>
The world is slightly less into killing people, according to Amnesty International -- or at least, less into killing people by way of official state execution. Approximately 527 people were executed last year around the world, which represents a decrease from the 714 executed the previous yea ... More >>
A tipster has sent us graphic videos of the government crackdown on protestors in the southern Yemeni city of Aden. According to CNN, clashes between government forces and demonstrators in Aden yesterday left four dead of gunshot wounds and 26 injured. Protests have been going on across Yemen to de ... More >>
Italian women protest Berlusconi. (via)Sunday Links are a little protest-heavy. First -- well, this isn't really still a protest, but on theme nonetheless -- Egypt's military has dissolved the parliament and suspended the constitution. It says that it will rule for six months or until democratic ... More >>
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Wikileaks planned their latest document dump -- consisting mostly of "cables," or candid behind-the-scenes diplomatic messages between the United States and its allies -- for late on Sunday afternoon, but as anyone on in the internet knows, everything happens early here. The leakers were hit ... More >>
Welcome to 100 Dishes to Eat Now, Fork in the Road's handy list of some of our favorite dishes -- old standbys and new finds alike -- compiled daily. Today's pick: Smoked salmon and cream cheese pretzel sandwich ($7) from Sigmund Pretzel (29 Avenue B, 646-410-0333).
According to the World Economic Forum's latest Global Gender Gap report, which rates things like economic opportunities, education, health and survival, and political empowerment between men and women, the place you really want to live as a woman is...Iceland! Or maybe Norway or Finland.
Welcome to 100 Dishes to Eat Now, Fork in the Road's handy list of some of our favorite dishes -- old standbys and new finds alike -- compiled daily. Today's pick: Coleslaw ($4) at Pies 'n' Thighs (166 South 4th Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn; 347-529-6090)
Welcome to 100 Dishes to Eat Now, Fork in the Road's handy list of some of our favorite dishes -- old standbys and new finds alike -- compiled daily. Today's pick: Bowl of dim sum tripe ($2.50) at Royal Seafood (103-105 Mott Street, 212-219-2338)
All the way out on the south shore of Staten Island lies a quiet, tucked-away community called the Cedar Grove Beach Club, a "poor man's Bermuda" for the few Staten Islanders who knew about it and summered there. That's all over now, as the city's Parks Department plans to turn the 200-acre p ... More >>
positiveictafrica.wordpress.comA typical Kenyan meal featuring the staple starch called ugali and fried fishMorgan S. asks: I've been told you can get every cuisine in the world in New York City. Is that true? Dear Morgan: Well, almost. We've got at least 80 distinct cuisines by my estimate, ... More >>
Peter Menzel and Faith D'AluisioIn 2006, Peter Menzel and Faith D'Aluisio wrote Hungry Planet: What the World Eats, a gorgeous book made up of portraits of families from all over the world pictured with the amount of food they eat in a week. Each chapter also included a family recipe and a br ... More >>
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(Because newer is not always better)
Trigger-unhappy council chief Christine Quinn demonstrates the wrong way to shoot your spouse. You know the holiday shopping season is in full gear when politicians step to the podium to rail against realistic-looking toy guns. Council Speaker Christine Quinn is the one not being realistic. Get a ... More >>
The FBI agent with a high-profile role in yesterday's arrests of four men for plotting a terror attack in New York has a pretty interesting -- and controversial -- track record.Special Agent Robert Fuller, whose name appears at the top of the federal criminal complaint in the case, had a hand in the ... More >>
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