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  • U.S. spying on Al Qaeda leader led to foreign post closures

    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...
  • Britain joins U.S. in evacuating Yemen embassies amid Al Qaeda alert

    Britain joins U.S. in evacuating Yemen embassies amid Al Qaeda alert
    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...
  • U.S. Consulate in Milan evacuated after bomb threat

    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....
  • Extreme security in Yemen after Al Qaeda terror plot is foiled

    Extreme security in Yemen after Al Qaeda terror plot is foiled
    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...
  • Suspected U.S. drone strike kills 4 alleged Al Qaeda members in Yemen

    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...
  • Obama administration says fourth American was killed by U.S. drone

    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...
  • U.S. extends closure of diplomatic posts in Muslim world

    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...
  • Terror alert: Drone strikes in Yemen, arrests in Saudi Arabia

    Terror alert: Drone strikes in Yemen, arrests in Saudi Arabia
    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....
  • McManus: Obama's Gitmo woes

    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. "It's...
  • Feinstein and Durbin: How to close Gitmo

    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...
  • Official discloses new details of Al Qaeda plot

    Official discloses new details of Al Qaeda plot
    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...
  • 12 things I learned from watching the Golden Globes

     
    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...