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

Mobility Helps Al Qaeda Extend Reach | , 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....

Yemen claims 30 al-Qaida Militants Killed in raid on Qaida hide-outs

Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SAN'A, Yemen — Backed by U.S. intelligence, Yemeni forces struck a series of suspected al-Qaida hideouts Thursday, including a meeting of senior lea...

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.

Colin Powell To Obama On Afghanistan Troop Decision: "Take Your Time"

ABC News | Jake Tapper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In an interview with Roland Martin on the Tom Joyner Morning Show this morning, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Colin Powell reveale...

791 U.S. Military Deaths In Afghanistan Since Start Of War

The Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

As of Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2009, at least 791 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Uzbekistan as a result of the U.S. invasi...

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.

Ali Abdullah Saleh: Yemen's Corrupt Leader | 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...

Yemen: We May Harbor Up To 300 Al Qaeda Suspects

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON (Reuters) - Yemen's Foreign Minister Abubakr al-Qirbi said on Tuesday there could be up to 300 al Qaeda militants in his country, some of whom ...

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...

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...

A War of Absurdity

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Scheer

It's time to declare victory and begin to get out of Afghanistan rather than descend deeper into an intractable civil war that we neither comprehend nor in the end will care much about.

Hillary Clinton Has Intense Exchange With Students In Pakistan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Thursday that Pakistan squandered opportunities over the years to kill or capture leaders of the a...

Border Security Found Out About Abdulmutallab, Accused Bomber, During Flight 253

LA Times | Sebastian Rotella | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

U.S. border security officials learned of intelligence about the alleged extremist links of the suspect in the Christmas Day airline bombing attempt a...

Cartoon: al-Qaida's Statement

Sunil Adam | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sunil Adam


Saleh al-Somali, Senior al-Qaida Member, Reportedly Killed In Drone Attack

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

***UPDATE 12.11 4:30 PM ET*** ABC News is reporting, citing a senior U.S. official, that the senior al-Qaida figure reportedly killed in a drone atta...

US Forces Mounted Secret Pakistan Raids In Hunt For Al-Qaida Without Pakistan's Knowledge

The Guardian | Declan Walsh | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

American special forces have conducted multiple clandestine raids into Pakistan's tribal areas as part of a secret war in the border region where Wash...

Omar Bin Laden: I Don't Know Where Osama Is

TIME | Andrew Lee Butters Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2009 | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

For Omar Bin Laden, the fourth eldest of Osama bin Laden's 20 known children, the awful realization that his own father was a terrorist mastermind plo...

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...

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...

Feeble Yemen Only 'About A Year' Away From Being Bankrupt

Times Online | James Hider | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Yemen is only a year away from total economic collapse, with its coffers emptied by corruption and cronyism as the feeble Government struggles to figh...

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"....

Melinda Dennis, Northwest Flight 253 Passenger, Describes Attempted Terror Attack (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Melinda Dennis, one of the passengers on Northwest Airlines Flight 253, the plane that was the scene of an attempted terror attack on Christmas day, s...

The Taliban's Ties to Al-Qaeda

Will Marshall | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Will Marshall

How severe a threat does the Taliban pose to America? Blithely assuming that they would never again play host to America's sworn enemies is not a risk progressives should be prepared to take.

Why the Afghan Surge Will Fail

Conn Hallinan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Conn Hallinan

McChrystal argues that the current situation is "critical," and that an escalation "will be decisive." But as former Defense Intelligence Agency analyst A.J. Rossmiller says, the war is a stalemate.