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Saleh Ali Saleh Nabhan Killing Shows Dramatic Shift In U.S. Policy Towards Somalia

Global Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Tristan McConnell | GlobalPost NAIROBI, Kenya -- A strike by six U.S. helicopter gunships on an Al Qaeda target in Somalia on Monday marks a dramat...

Insurgents vow to avenge US raid in Somalia

AP | MOHAMED OLAD HASSAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MOGADISHU, Somalia — The U.S. helicopters, guns blazing, swooped over a convoy carrying a top al-Qaida fugitive in rural southern Somalia. Elite...

New Osama Bin Laden Tape: Obama Reportedly Called "Powerless" By Al-Qaida Leader

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — In a tape released Sunday by al-Qaida's media wing, terrorist leader Osama bin Laden said President Barack Obama is "powerless" to ...

Al-Qaeda Faces Recruitment Crisis, Anti-Terrorism Experts Say | Ian Black and Richard Norton | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Osama bin Laden's al-Qaida is under heavy pressure in its strongholds in Pakistan's remote tribal areas and is finding it difficult to attract recruit...

Eight Weeks of America's War, Not Eight Years of "Obama's War"

Jonathan Morgenstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Morgenstein

The Obama administration is trying to salvage the situation in Afghanistan after the Bush Administration lost the war over eight years.

We Cannot Afford This

Charles S. Faddis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles S. Faddis

I have no doubt that the Attorney General is acting in what he believes to be the country's best interest. I also have no doubt that launching this inquiry will have a catastrophic effect on the CIA.

Why Africa Matters

Rev. Jesse Jackson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rev. Jesse Jackson

We ignore Africa at our peril. The African continent will only become more important in the future, and the whole world has a stake in what happens there.

Hakimullah, Potential Baitullah Mehsud Successor, Phones AP To Say He's Alive

AP | NAHAL TOOSI and KAY JOHNSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — A barrage of rockets hit a residential area of Pakistan's northwestern Peshawar city in a brazen pre-dawn attack Tuesday, k...

The End Of Al Qaeda?

Newsweek | Ron Moreau and Sami Yousafzai | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

If Baitullah Mehsud, the Pakistani Taliban's most dangerous and powerful leader, was indeed killed by a U.S. Predator drone strike earlier this week, ...

Pakistan Christian Attacks Planned In Advance: Rights Group

AP | ASIF SHAHZAD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD — An independent Pakistani human rights commission said Tuesday that rioting that killed eight Christians last week was not spontaneou...

Al Qaeda Offers Obama Conditional Truce If Troops Leave Muslim World

AP | MAAMOUN YOUSSEF | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAIRO — Osama bin-Laden's deputy said in a video message released Monday that the al-Qaida leader's offers of a truce with the U.S. and Europe r...

Suspected Jakarta Bombing Message Claims Attacks Targeted American Businessmen

AP | ANTHONY DEUTSCH | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Police were investigating the origin of an Internet message claiming responsibility for twin hotel bombings in Indonesia's ...

UK's Prime Minister Gordon Brown Agrees with Admiral Mike Mullen on "Redrawing Afghan Battle Space"

Rani Singh | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rani Singh

The Huffington Post asked the British Prime Minister for clarification on his stance on Afghanistan.

Roy Sekoff Discusses Dick Cheney Ordering CIA To Keep Congress In The Dark About Hit Squad Program (VIDEO)

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

HuffPost Editor Roy Sekoff joined Ed Schultz on his eponymous MSNBC show to discuss the revelation that Dick Cheney ordered the CIA to keep secret fro...

China Protests: Al Qaeda Vows Retaliation For Crackdown On Uighurs

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

UPDATE: ABC News reports that Rebiya Kadeer, the head of the World Uighur Congress who lives in Fairfax, Virginia and was recently blamed by the Chin...

Al-Qaida Trial Verdicts Delivered In Saudi Arabia

AP | DONNA ABU-NASR | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — A Saudi criminal court has convicted and sentenced an al-Qaida militant to death and given more than 300 others jail term...

France Burqa Stance Elicits Al Qaeda Threat

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Following an imbroglio in France in late June when President Nicolas Sarkozy declared the burqa to be unwelcome and against French values, al Qaeda is...

Christopher Leggett Death: Al-Qaida Says It Killed American In Mauritania For Prosletizing

AP | AHMED MOHAMED | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania — Al-Qaida's North African branch has claimed responsibility for the killing of an American aid worker shot dead this wee...

Algeria Al-Qaeda-Linked Militants Kill 21 Police

AP | ALFRED de MONTESQUIOU | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ALGIERS, Algeria — Al-Qaida-linked militants ambushed a convoy of Algerian police escorting Chinese construction workers near a highway building...

Adam Gadahn, American Al Qaeda Spokesman, Discusses Jewish Heritage

AP | MAAMOUN YOUSSEF | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAIRO — Al-Qaida's American spokesman said in a message released over the weekend that his grandfather was Jewish and encouraged him to visit Is...

Hassan Hussein Bin Alwan, Al Qaeda's Biggest Financier In Saudi Arabia, Arrested In Yemen.

AP | AHMED AL-HAJ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

SAN'A, Yemen — Yemeni security forces have arrested a Saudi man suspected of financing Al-Qaida cells in Yemen and Saudi Arabia, an Interior Min...

Pakistan Taliban Leader Allied With Al Qaida Faces Challenge From New Islamic Militia Leader

McClatchy | Saeed Shah | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A new Islamic militia leader has emerged in Pakistan to openly challenge al Qaida-affiliated warlord Baitullah Mehsud for the first time from within h...

Afghanistan Al-Qaeda Low On Funds

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAIRO — Al-Qaida's top commander in Afghanistan urged Turkish Muslims in a new audio message to send money to militants fighting coalition troop...

Some Al Qaeda Fighters Moving To Yemen and Somalia

New York Times | ERIC SCHMITT and DAVID E. SANGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON American officials say they are seeing the first evidence that dozens of fighters with Al Qaeda, and a small handful of the terrorist group...

President Obama's Speech: Classic Lesson in Counterinsurgency

Sean Gilfillan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sean Gilfillan

If you don't think that President Obama's speech today was a classic lesson in counterinsurgency, then you are not looking at the big picture.