INTERNATIONAL. Yemen is a dysfunctional, disorganized state. But as usual, the picture is not black and white. With sufficient political will there is real potential for improvement, especially in the areas of responsible and proactive governance, economic development and social inclusion.
INTERNATIONAL. U.S. special operations forces made a failed attempt to rescue journalist James Foley and other Americans held hostage by Islamic extremists in Syria earlier this summer, the White House said in a statement.