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Keeping Afghanistan Safe from Democracy

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Scheer

The most idiotic thing being said about America's involvement in Afghanistan is that the best way to protect the 68,000 U.S. troops there now is by putting an additional 40,000 in harm's way.

Pakistan Courthouse Bombing Kills 16 In Peshawar

AP | RIAZ KHAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — A blast early Friday killed two police offers a day after a suicide bomber killed 19 people outside a courthouse in northwe...

French Arrest Physicist At "Big Bang" Lab Because Of Al-Qaida Link

AP | ALEXANDER G. HIGGINS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

GENEVA — A physicist working at the world's largest atom smasher has been arrested on suspicion of links to al-Qaida, adding to the woes of the ...

Yemen Airstrike: 6 Al-Qaeda Operatives Killed In Yemen

AP | AHMED AL-HAJ | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SAN'A, Yemen — Yemeni warplanes struck outside a desert village near the border with Saudi Arabia on Friday, killing six al-Qaida operatives, in...

Pakistan Suicide Bomb Kills 12: Mayor Targeted In Attack On Peshwar Suburb

AP | RIAZ KHAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — A suicide bomber blew himself up Sunday in a market in northwest Pakistan crowded with shoppers ahead of a Muslim holiday, ...

Why Osama Is Winning

Eric Margolis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Margolis

Back in 1986, I was covering the anti-Soviet war in then almost unknown Afghanistan. There I met Abdullah Azzam, the teacher and spiritual mentor of a young Saudi named Osama bin Laden.

Najibullah Zazi Had Contact With Senior Al-Qaeda Officers

AP | LOLITA BALDOR and BRETT J. BLACKLEDGE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

WASHINGTON — An Afghan immigrant accused of plotting a terrorist attack in New York after receiving training in Pakistan was in contact with a s...

Taliban And al-Qaeda May Be Descended From Jews

Telegraph | Dean Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Experts at Mumbai's National Institute of Immunohaematology believe Pashtuns could be one of the ten "Lost Tribes of Israel"....

Alleged Al-Qaeda Trainee Pleads Not Guilty

AP | TOM HAYS | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — A New York City man under investigation for his links to a terror suspect pleaded not guilty Saturday to charges that he flew to Paki...

U.S. And Britain Close Embassies In Yemen Over Al-Qaida Threats

AP | ANNE GEARAN and LEE KEATH | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SAN'A, Yemen — Western embassies in Yemen locked up Sunday after fresh threats from al-Qaida, and the White House expressed alarm at the terror ...

Yemen: Mohammed Abdu Saleh al-Haudali, Al Qaeda's 'Most Dangerous', Arrested

cnn.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

(CNN) -- A man described as "one of al Qaeda's most dangerous members" was arrested in Yemen, the Yemeni military, an embassy official and state-run n...

Yemen: Up To 34 al-Qaida Militants Killed

AP | AHMED AL-HAJ | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SAN'A, Yemen — Yemeni security forces struck suspected al-Qaida hide-outs and training sites Thursday, and officials said at least 34 militants ...

Al-Qaida In The Arabian Peninsula Claims Responsibility For Attempted Airliner Attack

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

HONOLULU — President Barack Obama on Monday vowed to use "every element of our national power" to keep Americans safe and said the failed Christ...

Frank Rich: The Missing Link Between Fort Hood And The War In Afghanistan

New York Times | FRANK RICH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

For all the right's jeremiads, its own brand of political correctness kept it from connecting two crucial dots: how our failing war against terrorists...

Yemen Is Growing Front In al-Qaida Battle

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — The secretive U.S. air strike against suspected al-Qaida in Yemen last week is the latest in what has been a fast-growing campaign ...

Al Qaeda In The Islamic Maghreb: Kidnappings Rife Across North Africa

GlobalPost | Solana Pyne | Posted 07.09.2012 | World

RABAT, Morocco -- They called it a "solidarity caravan" -- a group of Spanish volunteers delivering truckloads of donated computers, wheelchairs and o...

Pakistani Gunmen Attack Federal Building In Pakistan (IMAGES, PHOTOS)

AP | BABAR DOGAR and MUNIR AHMAD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LAHORE, Pakistan -- "AP"; Teams of gunmen launched coordinated attacks on three law enforcement facilities in Pakistan's second-largest city of Lahore...

An Open Letter to President Obama About Afghanistan From William R. Polk

The Nation | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

I was an early supporter of yours. So I hope you will accept the following analysis and proposals as being from a friend as well as a person with cons...

Al-Qaida Showing Smaller Presence In Afghanistan

AP | ROBERT H. REID | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL — Al-Qaida's role in Afghanistan has faded after eight years of war. Gone is the once-formidable network of camps and safe houses where O...

Senator Carl Levin: US Should Consider Drone Attacks On Al-Qaida In Yemen

AP | ANNE FLAHERTY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — A Senate chairman said Wednesday that the U.S. should consider airstrikes, armed drones and clandestine operations in Yemen to defe...

Pro-Afghan War Officials Play Up Taliban-al Qaida Ties: Analysis

Inter Press Service | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By Gareth Porter WASHINGTON, Oct 13 (IPS) - U.S. national security officials, concerned that President Barack Obama might be abandoning the strateg...

CIA Director Leon Panetta Defends Agency After Afghanistan Bomb Attack

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The horrible news Dec. 30 that a suicide bomber had taken seven American lives in Afghanistan may have been for some a stark reminder that we are at w...

Mobility Helps Al Qaeda Extend Reach

wsj.com | , MATTHEW ROSENBERG and MARGARET COKER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Al Qaeda's decentralized structure across the Middle East is proving one of its biggest advantages over American firepower....

Ali Abdullah Saleh: Yemen's Corrupt Leader

nytimes.com | STEVEN ERLANGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SANA, Yemen -- The United States is quickly ramping up its aid to Yemen, which Washington sees as a revived new front against Al Qaeda. But one of the...

Yemeni Forces Storm al-Qaida Hide-Out

AP | AHMED AL-HAJ | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SAN'A, Yemen — Yemeni security forces stormed an al-Qaida hide-out Wednesday in a principle militant stronghold in the country's west, setting o...