| Aug 5, 2013
| 2:18 PM
WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration ordered the temporary closure of two dozen diplomatic posts last week after U.S. intelligence agencies secretly intercepted communications in which Ayman Zawahiri, the Al Qaeda leader based in Pakistan, ordered the...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 9:02 AM
LONDON — The British Foreign Office announced Tuesday that all embassy staff in Yemen had been temporarily evacuated because of "increased security concerns."
The foreign office also advised against all travel to Yemen, where "the situation...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 5:40 PM
The U.S. Consulate in Milan was temporarily evacuated Tuesday after receiving a letter containing a bomb threat, according to news reports.
Other offices in the building were also evacuated and a nearby subway stop shut down while police investigated....
| Aug 7, 2013
| 11:14 AM
SANA, Yemen -- The Yemeni government deployed tanks and troops to guard its airports, oil terminals and foreign embassies Wednesday after claiming to have foiled an Al Qaeda plot to seize two ports and blow up pipelines.
Yemen’s Supreme Security...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 11:15 AM
WASHINGTON – A suspected U.S. drone strike in Yemen — the fourth reported in the last 10 days — killed four alleged Al Qaeda members Tuesday, as the U.S. and British governments evacuated their embassies because of intelligence...
| May 22, 2013
| 2:31 PM
WASHINGTON – A day before President Obama is set to deliver a major speech on national security, his administration acknowledged for the first time Wednesday that it had killed four U.S. citizens – one more than previously known – with...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 2:48 PM
The State Department said Sunday that it was extending the closure of 19 embassies and consulates in the Muslim world through next Saturday, but not solely because of heightened concerns about terrorist attacks in the region.
Jen Psaki, a department...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 2:27 PM
As a security alert kept millions on edge throughout the Muslim world, suspected U.S. drone attacks in Yemen killed 12 alleged militants Thursday, and Saudi security forces arrested two foreign men they say were plotting suicide attacks in the region....
| May 4, 2013
| 8:28 AM
President Obama sounded genuinely outraged last week when he talked about the Kafkaesque situation at the Guantanamo prison camp, where the United States has been holding 166 men without trial for terms that are, at this point, officially endless.
| Aug 14, 2013
The detention facility on our military base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, is holding 166 individuals. Most of them have been there a decade or more.
Operating Guantanamo costs about $450 million a year — or about $2.7 million a detainee, according to...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 2:50 PM
ASPEN, Colo. -- A sophisticated Al Qaeda bomb built to take down passenger planes was designed to avoid detection by trained dogs and bomb detection machines at airport security checkpoints, according to John Pistole, chief of the Transportation...
| Jan 14, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Here are a few things I learned from watching last night's Golden Globes ceremony (many of them were things I didn't know that I didn't know, which is always a bonus): 1) Jodie Foster is retiring! UPDATE: She's not retiring 2) Jodie Foster had...