Covering Yasser Arafat’s Funeral

It was eight years ago today, on Nov. 12, 2004, that I stood in a half-finished building overlooking the Mukata Compound in Ramallah on the West Bank. There I was a witness to history as tens of thousands of grieving Palestinians mourned their national leader, Yasser Arafat. I had arrived in Jerusalem just as preparations for the funeral were underway but nothing could prepare me for the frenzied melee of hysterical mourners, gunfire and overall chaos as the helicopter carrying his coffin kicked up dust and debris as it was enveloped by the mob.

Listen to my live report from the scene as I try mightily to be heard above the din of gunfire:

A Secret Drone War in Africa

A Secret Drone War in Africa

My debut on HuffPost Live during its first week online. That’s host Ahmed Shibab-Eldin introducing the segment focusing on the shadowy American drone campaign in Somalia.

Spying From A “Balloon”

Spying From A “Balloon”

Surveillance balloons like those used in Iraq and Afghanistan may soon help patrol our borders. The technology could be effective but at what cost to our privacy?

That was the topic of a recent HuffPost Live segment that I did from the New York studio with host Ahmed Shihab-Eldin and guests. Watch it here:

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