05/31/12: Important stories from this week:
The Obama Administration has created a ‘kill list,’ supervised and approved directly by the President, determining suspected terrorists who will be targeted by US drone strikes or other attacks.
In the wake of the massacre and atrocities in Houla, the White House ratcheted up diplomatic pressure on Syria and its defenders, but still hasn't come close to favoring military action. Mitt Romney criticized President Obama's refusal to intervene.
The judgment against Dr. Shakil Afridi reveals he was actually imprisoned for working with a Pakistani militant group rather than for helping the CIA find Osama bin Laden. The militant group has since denied any connection with Afridi.
The newly uncovered virus has infected hundreds of computers in Iran, with some warning it may prove to be more devastating than the Stuxnet virus that destroyed some of Iran's nuclear centrifuges in 2010. Flame, however, is aimed strictly at surveillance and accessing information.
Israeli leaders voiced skepticism this week over any future talks with Iran over its controversial nuclear program. They accused Tehran of stalling for time and said the West shouldn't allow Iran to enrich any uranium.