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  • Assassins in Yemen kill two leaders; third survives separate attack

    Assassins in Yemen kill two leaders; third survives separate attack
    SANA, Yemen -- In the latest in a spate of assassinations in Yemen, gunmen on Tuesday shot and killed a leading member of a Shiite Muslim group on his way to reconciliation talks and a senior advisor to a provincial governor was slain by a bomb planted in...
  • Bin Laden bodyguard: Worthy of release or still a terror threat?

    ARLINGTON, Va. — Dressed in a white T-shirt, the former bodyguard of Osama bin Laden sat at the center of a long table Tuesday in the Guantanamo Bay prison, his beard dark and long, listening to two sides argue his fate. On one side, his...
  • Obama administration mulls lethal strike on American in Pakistan

    Obama administration mulls lethal strike on American in Pakistan
    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is considering authorizing the CIA or the military to kill an American citizen hiding in Pakistan who allegedly has helped Al Qaeda militants plan attacks against U.S. troops in neighboring Afghanistan and is...
  • Bin Laden son-in-law seeks delay in his New York terrorism trial

    Bin Laden son-in-law seeks delay in his New York terrorism trial
    WASHINGTON — Defense lawyers in the upcoming New York terrorism trial of Osama bin Laden's son-in-law asked for a 45-day delay Tuesday, saying their case hinges on testimony that self-confessed Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed is...
  • Guantanamo Bay detainee pleads guilty in 2002 tanker bombing

    WASHINGTON — A Guantanamo Bay prisoner who was a relative of one of the Sept. 11 hijackers pleaded guilty Thursday in the bombing attack of a French oil tanker off the coast of Yemen. Top military officials pointed to the plea as an example of the...
  • Film Review: 'The Oscar-Nominated Short Films 2014: Documentary'

    In selecting its shortform nonfiction nominees this year, the Academy chose to celebrate directors who found a way to humanize heavy issues. While the underlying subjects range from hate crimes to the Holocaust, the films themselves feel intimate and...
  • 'British Indy Jones' on quest to find South Florida's Jewish history

    'British Indy Jones' on quest to find South Florida's Jewish history
    After tangling with snakes and dodging gunfire while venturing into remote and dangerous regions, he's become known as the British Indiana Jones. But instead of trying to find the Holy Grail, Tudor Parfitt's passion is tracing the ancestral history of...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Somali actor Barkhad Abdi makes most of his chance in 'Captain Phillips'

    Somali actor Barkhad Abdi makes most of his chance in 'Captain Phillips'
    Barkhad Abdi is used to finding his way in strange new places: At age 7, he moved with his family from war-torn Somalia to Yemen, where he learned Arabic on the soccer field. At 14, he moved to Minneapolis and learned English from Jay-Z songs and...
  • A rehab model for Gitmo detainees

      This week, the Senate takes up a White House-backed defense authorization bill that would reduce the restrictions on repatriating Yemeni nationals held in the Guantanamo Bay detention facility. These changes are long overdue. Many of these detainees...