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The New 9/11 Museum and The Nature of Evil: Needs for Larger Contexts and Questions

Robert Klitzman, M.D. | Posted 07.27.2014 | Religion
Robert Klitzman, M.D.

My sister, Karen, died on 9/11, working at the World Trade Center; and hence, I visited the new Museum, which opened this week, with my family. All...

Al Qaeda Chief Urges Militants To Leave 'Political Disaster' In Syria

Reuters | Posted 07.02.2014 | World

RIYADH, May 3 (Reuters) - Iraqi al Qaeda's entry into Syria's civil war caused "a political disaster" for Islamist militants there, the movement's g...

Al Qaeda Chief Calls For More Kidnappings

Reuters | Posted 06.26.2014 | World

DUBAI, April 26 (Reuters) - Al Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri has called on Muslims to kidnap Westerners, particularly Americans, who could then be e...

Should President Obama Use Drones to Kill American Terrorists?

Steve Siebold | Posted 04.20.2014 | Politics
Steve Siebold

It's nice to say the government should never be in the business of targeting American citizens, but it's a new world, and a much more dangerous world. The level of threats we face both here and abroad is unprecedented, which means we have to take new steps to ensure public safety.

U.S. Looks To Target American With Drone: Report

Wall Street Journal | Posted 02.10.2014 | Politics

The Obama administration is considering a drone attack against an American believed to be associated with al Qaeda, current and former officials said,...

The Times, They Are a-Changin' -- in Arabia

Claude Salhani | Posted 03.31.2014 | World
Claude Salhani

The Saudis now fear that if the Syrian civil war is allowed to continue it will eventually reach its own territory. And given the manner in which the fundamentalist jihadis are spreading it is not an impossibility. All the reason more to stop this war sooner rather than later.

Group: Over 1000 Killed In Syria Rebel Infighting

Reuters | Posted 03.18.2014 | World

BEIRUT, Jan 16 (Reuters) - More than 1,000 people have died in two weeks of fighting between al Qaeda-linked militants in Syria and rival rebels, a ...

Reports: US Drone Strike Kills Two Al Qaeda Suspects In Yemen

Reuters | Posted 03.10.2014 | World

ADEN, Yemen, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Two suspected al Qaeda militants were killed in a U.S. drone strike in the southeastern province of Hadramout on Wedn...

NSA, Benghazi and the Monsters of Our Own Creation

Robert Scheer | Posted 03.02.2014 | Politics
Robert Scheer

If we are so smart why are we so dumb? I am referring to the "intelligence" that our spy agencies have gathered at great cost in both massive secret black box budgets and, much more important, the surrender of our personal freedom to the snooping eyes of our modern surveillance state.

A Fresh Start For U.S.-Pakistani Relations?

Ronak D. Desai | Posted 12.23.2013 | World
Ronak D. Desai

As President Obama and Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif meet in Washington today, American officials have struck a positive tone ahead of their talks.

The Syrian Folly

Joan Z. Shore | Posted 11.04.2013 | Politics
Joan Z. Shore

Let's be reasonable -- a strike on Syria will do nothing to end that civil war, nor help the Syrian people, nor enhance America's image in the world. ...

Slaughtering Elephants and Rhinos to Finance Terrorist Groups and Crime

James P. Farwell | Posted 07.24.2013 | World
James P. Farwell

International terrorists networks need more than ideology to function. They need money. That money, often laundered through legitimate fronts, helps recruiting. It helps terror networks subvert states, societies, and economies.

Suspected Al Qaeda Members Arrested In Spain

Reuters | Posted 06.23.2013 | World

MADRID, April 23 (Reuters) - Spanish police arrested two men suspected of being linked to militant Islamist network al Qaeda, the government said in...

American Jihadi In Somalia With Few Friends Left

Agence France Presse | Peter Martell | Posted 04.10.2013 | World

Once his reputation was of a feared fighter, an American-born extremist who left small town Alabama to wage war alongside Al-Qaeda-linked Somali Islam...

PHOTOS: The 'Gentle' Face Of Al-Qaeda

www.aljazeera.com | Posted 12.31.2012 | World

Images of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb and their local offshoots and rivals in northern Mali....

Winning the War on Terror One Child at a Time

Matt Zeller | Posted 07.09.2013 | World
Matt Zeller

Literacy is not only the path to social mobility in Afghanistan and numerous other countries, it is also the only truly effective long term weapon we have against ilk like the Taliban and al Qaeda.

Military Intervention in Mali: Military Logistics and Human Costs

Stefan Simanowitz | Posted 01.19.2013 | World
Stefan Simanowitz

Whilst equipment, intelligence, training and support from American, British and French special forces will add steel to the operation, it will nevertheless involve difficult desert fighting conditions against a well-armed enemy.

Syria: A Tragedy in Search of a Denouement

Amir Madani | Posted 11.08.2012 | World
Amir Madani

A bilateral negotiation on Iran's nuclear project is of fundamental importance to the quest for a solution for Syria; but such a negotiation would necessarily expand to encompass regional problems.

U.S. Drone Strike Kills 4 Al Qaeda Militants

Reuters | Posted 12.04.2012 | World

ADEN, Oct 4 (Reuters) - Four al Qaeda-linked militants were killed in an apparent U.S. drone strike on Thursday in a remote part of the south of Yem...

Clinton Hints Al Qaeda Linked To Libya Consulate Attack

Posted 09.27.2012 | World

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton hinted on Wednesday that the Sept. 11, 2012 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi may have been linked to a...

Watch: Can We Ever Stop Torture?

Posted 10.20.2012 | Politics

President Obama closed the CIA's 'Black Sites' - secret prisons located abroad, where terror suspects were subjected to interrogation techniques that ...

Iraq Says Al Qaeda Militants Crossing Into Syria

Reuters | Posted 09.04.2012 | World

BAGHDAD, July 5 (Reuters) - Iraq said on Thursday that it believed militants loyal to al Qaeda were crossing from Iraq into Syria to carry out attac...

WATCH: Up Close With Al Qaeda

Posted 05.30.2012 | World

Yemen has taken center stage in the war against Al Qaeda, with President Barack Obama recently describing the country as a hub for foreign terrorists....

Learning From Bin Laden's Death

Arie Kruglanski | Posted 07.04.2012 | Politics
Arie Kruglanski

Are we safer now than we were before the launch of our massive counterterrorism effort?

What Al Qaeda Thinks Of U.S. Media Outlets And Journalists

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 05.03.2012 | Media

Materials taken from Osama bin Laden's compound following his death in May 2011, which revealed that al Qaeda has major issues with Fox News, were pub...