A lesson from the Kashmir bombing: America needs to get tougher on Pakistan
- A year ago, the Trump administration suspended security assistance to Pakistan as punishment for the country's hosting of terrorist groups that attack Afghanistan.
- Pakistani authorities over the years have "cracked down" on Jaish-e-Muhammad by holding Azhar under house arrest at various times, only to release him later—revealing Pakistan's dubious commitment to seriously addressing extremist groups.
- The Obama administration, by the end of its time in office, began restricting security assistance and designated more terrorist entities and individuals in an effort to get Pakistan to step up against the variety of terrorists operating on its soil.
- In 2016, after the Uri attack, US National Security Advisor Susan Rice condemned the violence and singled out Pakistan's responsibility to "take effective action" against JeM and other terrorist groups there.
- Days later, the administration suspended all security assistance to Pakistan, pending the country's "decisive action" against terrorist groups.
Two suspects arrested in connection to the attack of 'Empire' star Jussie Smollett
- Smollett, one of the stars of "Empire," told authorities he was attacked early January 29 by two men who lobbed "racial and homophobic slurs" at him.
- After a brief struggle, both men ran away, and Smollett told police that one attacker had allegedly put a rope around his neck and poured an unknown chemical substance on him.
- Police said Thursday they were questioning the two men after meeting them at Chicago O'Hare International Airport, but they were not considered suspects at that time.
- Authorities previously released surveillance images of two silhouetted figures in the area of the attack, who they said were wanted for questioning.
- Smollett shared his detailed account of the alleged attack in a Thursday morning interview on "Good Morning America," in which he rejected reports that he said he told police the attackers wore Make America Great Again hats.
India is warning Pakistan after a bloody attack in a hotly contested region on their border
- NEW DELHI/SRINAGAR (Reuters) - India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi warned Pakistan on Friday to expect a strong response to a suicide attack that killed 44 paramilitary policemen in Kashmir, ratcheting up tension between the nuclear-armed neighbors.
- India has for years accused Muslim Pakistan of backing separatist militants in divided Kashmir, which the neighbors both claim in full but rule in part.
- The last major attack in Kashmir was in 2016 when Jaish militants raided an Indian army camp, killing 20 soldiers.
- The escalating tension risks overshadowing a visit to the region by the Saudi crown prince, who is due in Islamabad over the weekend and New Delhi next week, with both governments hoping to attract Saudi investment.
- Soon after Thursday's attack, Jaish released photographs and a video of a young Kashmiri villager, Adil Ahmad Dar, who it said had carried out the suicide attack on the convoy.
Jussie Smollett case: Everything we know so far
- Chicago police confirmed they were investigating a possible hate crime against Smollett.
- Chicago Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi told CNN authorities had video of Smollett entering the Lowes Chicago after the alleged attack with what appeared to be a noose around his neck.
- According to Guglielmi Smollett told detectives during his walk back from Subway sandwiches, he was attacked by two men near the lower entrance of the Lowes.
- A neighbor who lives in Smollett's apartment building told police she saw a "suspicious man" who had what appeared to be a rope outside the building, Guglielmi told CNN.
- One of the two men investigators questioned as persons of interest in the alleged attack has appeared on Smollett's series, Guglielmi said Thursday.
- The two men are Nigerian brothers and were questioned by police after flying into Chicago-O'Hare International Airport from Nigeria on Wednesday evening, Guglielmi said.
India says Pakistan had 'direct hand' in deadly Kashmir strike
- Srinagar, India (CNN) - India said there was "incontrovertible evidence" that Pakistan had a "direct hand" in a bomb attack on a convoy that killed 37 paramilitary soldiers in Indian-administered Kashmir.
- Thursday's attack on a convoy of Indian soldiers killed 37 and wounded five, government spokesperson Bharat Bhushan told CNN Friday.
- The Indian government has blamed Pakistan-based terrorist organization Jaish-e-Mohammed for the attack.
- Jaish-e-Mohammed, which translates to the Army of the Prophet Mohammed, is a Pakistan-based group that operates on both sides of the border of the disputed state and seeks to unite the Indian-controlled area of Kashmir with Pakistan.
- The group has been implicated in multiple attacks in India, including the 2001 attack on the Indian Parliament in New Delhi that killed nine people, and on the Jammu and Kashmir legislative assembly building that killed at least 31 people.
'Empire' star Jussie Smollett attacked in possible hate crime
- Smollett was attacked by two people who were "yelling out racial and homophobic slurs" and "poured an unknown chemical substance on the victim," police said.
- As of Tuesday evening, a Chicago police spokesperson told CNN that investigators canvassed the neighborhood where the reported attack occurred and have found no still images or video from security cameras of the incident.
- Chicago police detectives continue to investigate the "serious allegations," Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said early Wednesday.
- Guglielmi said detective teams will broaden their search area and work around the clock to look for video on traffic cameras, buses and neighboring streets.
- A dozen police detectives, with the assistance of the FBI, are working the case, he said.
- Investigators are testing the chemical Smollett said he was doused with and have yet to confirm the nature of the substance.
Jussie Smollett says he's 'forever changed' after alleged hate crime attack
- Smollett told authorities he was attacked early January 29 by two men who were "yelling out racial and homophobic slurs." He said one attacker put a rope around his neck and poured an unknown chemical substance on him.
- The alleged attackers ran off and Smollett said he looked down and saw that his phone had fallen out of his pocket.
- Smollett said he asked the responding officers to turn off their body cams and come into his apartment because he didn't want his neighbors witnessing the scene.
- Smollett refuted some of what has been reported, including that he told police his alleged attackers were wearing MAGA hats.
- Smollett said he was aware of Trump saying "It doesn't get worse as far as I'm concerned" when asked about the alleged attack.
Jussie Smollett set to give first TV interview since attack
- Prompted by Roberts to elaborate, he said some of his anger is toward his alleged attackers but also those who have cast doubt on his story.
- Smollett and his manager, Brandon Moore, told authorities they were speaking on the phone with each other at the time of the attack, Chicago police said.
- On Monday, police said it received "limited and redacted phone records" from Smollett and were planning to analyze them.
- Smollett made his first public appearance and performance since the attack on February 2.
- After the attack, Smollett released a statement saying his body was "strong but my soul is stronger." He also nodded to the doubts some have cast on his account.
- Chicago police have released photos of persons who they believe could have information about the attack and have asked for the public's help in identifying who they are.
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Watch Apache helicopters tear past only a few feet off the ground in this awesome video
- But that was before I saw this cool-as-hell send-off video for the 4-6 Heavy Attack Reconnaissance Squadron Apache unit.
- The 4th Attack Reconnaissance Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade deployed to South Korea for nine months at the beginning of this year, and to cap off a year of training, Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Andrew Koskela thought he'd do something a little different for their annual end-of-year Winter Ball.
- Nothing spices up an end-of-year presentation like video footage from the cockpit of an Apache helicopter and clips of training exercises, flying just feet off the ground.
- Koskela has been flying a little over two years, he said, though he originally started his Army career in the medical field at Walter Reed Hospital.