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Turkey Detains Al Qaeda Suspects

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish media say police have carried out raids in six Turkish cities, detaining several people allegedly linked to al-Qaida, ...

Fierce Clashes Rage Between Iraqi Troops And Militants

AP | QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

BAGHDAD (AP) — Fierce clashes erupted Friday between Iraqi special forces and al-Qaida-linked militants in a village in the embattled western Anbar ...

Boehner: U.S. Should Help Iraq In Anti-Terror Fight

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner says the United States should provide more equipment and other aid to the Iraqi government in its battl...

Al-Qaeda Linked Group Ramps Up Mideast Violence

AP | ZEINA KARAM | Posted 01.25.2014 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — Al-Qaida is positioning itself as a vanguard defending the Sunni community against what it sees as persecution by Shiite-dominated gov...

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...

Obama's War Policies Tested From Mideast, Afghanistan

AP | JULIE PACE and LARA JAKES | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is confronted with a recent burst of strength by al-Qaida that is chipping away at the remains of Mideast s...

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.

Israel Confirms Holding Al Qaeda Suspect Without Trial

AP | Posted 11.18.2013 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel has confirmed that it has been detaining without trial a suspected al-Qaida operative for the past three years. Respondin...

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.

Terrorists 'Can Run But They Can't Hide'

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 10.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. commando raids in Libya and Somalia suggest the future shape of U.S. counterterrorism efforts — brief, ta...

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. ...

Saudis Arrest 2 Suspected Al Qaeda Members

AP | Posted 08.09.2013 | World

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia -- Saudi Arabia's Interior Ministry says police have arrested two foreign residents suspected of having contacts with al-Qaida's ...

Who's Who In Al Qaeda's Most Dangerous Branch

AP | Posted 08.07.2013 | World

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, aka AQAP, is the product of a merger between the terror group's Yemeni and Saudi branches, and is considered al-Qae...

U.S. Drone Kills 3 Alleged Al Qaeda Members In Yemen

AP | AHMED AL-HAJ | Posted 08.01.2013 | World

SANAA, Yemen -- Yemeni security officials say a suspected U.S. drone has killed three alleged al-Qaida members in the country's volatile south. The o...

Al Qaeda Pledges To Set Gitmo Inmates Free

AP | Posted 09.30.2013 | World

BAGHDAD (AP) — Al-Qaida's leader said in remarks posted Wednesday that a prisoners' hunger strike in Guantanamo Bay has revealed the "odious" face o...

Al Qaeda Leader Announces Annulment Between Merged Terror Groups

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 08.10.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Al-Qaida's leader has tried to end squabbling between the terror network's Syrian and Iraqi branches, ordering the two groups to remain...

The Terrorist Al Qaeda Could Not Control

AP | RUKMINI CALLIMACHI | Posted 07.28.2013 | World

DAKAR, Senegal — After years of trying to discipline him, the leaders of al-Qaida's North African branch sent one final letter to their most dif...

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.

Congress Rethinking 9/11 Law

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 05.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congress is rethinking the broad authority it gave the president to wage a war on terror after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in ...

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...

Yemen: U.S. Drone Strike Kills 2 Militants

AP | AHMED AL-HAJ | Posted 04.21.2013 | World

SANAA, Yemen -- Yemeni army officials say a U.S. drone strike has killed two suspected al-Qaida militants east of the capital, sparking a retaliatory ...

Syrian Extremists Pledge Allegiance To Al Qaeda

AP | RYAN LUCAS | Posted 06.10.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Tensions emerged Wednesday in a newly announced alliance between al-Qaida's franchise in Iraq and the most powerful Syrian rebel factio...

Al Qaeda's 'How To Avoid Drones' Tips Discovered In Mali

AP | RUKMINI CALLIMACHI | Posted 04.23.2013 | World

TIMBUKTU, Mali — One of the last things the bearded fighters did before leaving this city was to drive to the market where traders lay their car...

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...

Meet The Man Who Spied Inside Al Qaeda

AP | JAN M. OLSEN | Posted 01.13.2013 | World

COPENHAGEN, Denmark -- After converting to Islam, a former member of a Danish motorcycle gang travels to Yemen to study the Quran and soon comes in co...