| Jun 12, 2014
| 5:05 PM
President Obama said Thursday that the administration was considering "all options," including military action, to help the government of Iraq fend off advancing Sunni Muslim extremists. But we would be surprised — and disappointed — if the...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 7:34 AM
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A Yemeni Defense Ministry official says fierce clashes have erupted in a northern city close to the capital between rebels and tribes backed by an army unit, breaching a week-old ceasefire.
The official says that heavy...
| Jun 25, 2014
The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant is scaring the hell out of everyone. It has infested Syria, overrun Iraq, alarmed Iran and convinced U.S. politicians it's the most dangerous terrorist organization ever.
But frightening everyone isn't a long-...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The United States is stepping into its third Iraq war in 24 years. But if President Obama has his way, this one will be fought under different rules.
In a speech at West Point last month, Obama outlined a new "light footprint" approach to fighting...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 6:23 PM
An extremist Islamist faction operating in war-torn Iraq and Syria has released a video calling upon Westerners to join its ranks, demonstrating the group's media savvy.
The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria appears to be trying to capitalize on its...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 10:08 PM
In Iraq, an al Qaeda splinter group is threatening Baghdad after seizing control of two cities. In Pakistan, the Taliban attacked a major airport twice in one week. And in Nigeria, the Islamist militant group Boko Haram was blamed for another mass...
| Jun 15, 2014
| 12:34 AM
| May 19, 2014
| 2:14 PM
In the second major terrorism-related conviction for federal prosecutors in two months, a jury convicted an Egyptian-born cleric Monday on 11 counts that included taking part in the abduction of Western hostages in Yemen and working to set up a...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 8:14 PM
| May 28, 2014
| 5:48 PM
With the end of the nation's longest war in sight, President Obama on Wednesday outlined his vision for a U.S. foreign policy that is skeptical of new military engagements and prepared to juggle high-tech threats, rising regional powers and terrorist...
| May 11, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Soon after a U.S. military drone killed about a dozen people on a remote road in central Yemen on Dec. 12, a disturbing narrative emerged.
Witnesses and tribal leaders said the four Hellfire missiles had hit a convoy headed to a wedding, and the...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 3:06 PM
NEW YORK -- On a ranch in rural Oregon, a radical Muslim holding a dagger with a curved blade yanked back the head of a kneeling young man and brought the metal to his neck.
"He said he was going to show us how to properly slice someone's throat,"...