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  • Chastened by Islamists, Somalia redraws Mogadishu security plan

    MOGADISHU (Reuters) - When Islamist militants blasted their way to within 50 meters of the Somali president's residence, they forced a sharp rethink of security in the capital Mogadishu. The deadly February 21 assault on the Villa Somalia compound was...
  • Jordanian ambassador to Tripoli is abducted

    AMMAN, Jordan Libyan gunmen seeking the release of an alleged al-Qaeda operative held in Jordan abducted Amman's ambassador Tuesday in Tripoli, local media and Jordanian officials said. Ambassador Fawaz al-Aytan's motorcade came under attack from...
  • Jordanian ambassador seized in Libya, kidnappers demand prisoner release

    TRIPOLI/AMMAN (Reuters) - Jordan's ambassador to Libya was kidnapped on Tuesday by gunmen who demanded an Islamist militant be released from a Jordanian jail in exchange for the diplomat's freedom. The masked gunmen shot and wounded the driver of...
  • Iraq empties Abu Ghraib prison as jihadists, troops clash

    BAGHDAD Iraqi authorities have closed the notorious Abu Ghraib prison near the capital Baghdad for security reasons and evacuated all its prisoners, the Justice Ministry announced Tuesday. The complex's 2,400 inmates had been moved to other prisons in...
  • Uruguay: Acogerá presos de Guantánamo "no peligrosos"

    Estados Unidos aseguró que los presos de Guantánamo que Uruguay está dispuesto a acoger "no son de alto riesgo", pero no aclaró sus posibles nexos con Al Qaeda al ofrecer detalles de la visita que el presidente uruguayo, José Mujica, realizará al...
  • Mafia port in Italy will host transfer of Syria's chemical weapons

    GIOIA TAURO, Italy A couple of months back, the drugs and weapons found beneath a thicket of red and white cranes in the mountains of shipping containers at Italy's port in Gioia Tauro led U.S. and Italian law enforcement to arrest 26 members of the...
  • After Boston, beware DIY attacks: Front & Center

    After Boston, beware DIY attacks: Front & Center
    A year after two terrorist bombs killed three people and injured more than 260 at the Boston Marathon, law-enforcement agencies and security experts are still dissecting the details of that devastating day for lessons that might prevent similar attacks in...
  • FBI director in Chicago: 'Painfully aware' of city's gun violence

    FBI director in Chicago: 'Painfully aware' of city's gun violence
    In his first visit to Chicago since becoming director of the FBI, James Comey said today he is “painfully aware” of the city’s seemingly intractable gun violence and plans to direct more federal resources at the problem. Comey, who was...
  • Accusation of FBI intrusion stalls 9/11 hearing

    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba A military judge abruptly recessed the first 9/11 trial hearing of the year Monday after defense lawyers accused the FBI in open court of trying to turn a defense team security officer into a secret informant. If true,...
  • Our Army's uncivil war

    After battling Osama bin Laden, Saddam Hussein, al-Qaida, the Taliban, forest fires, hurricanes and floods, America's Army is now fighting itself. This battle of brothers, however, is over how to downsize in the face of cuts imposed by the Obama...
  • CIA's use of harsh interrogation went beyond legal authority, Senate report says

    WASHINGTON A still-secret Senate Intelligence Committee report calls into question the legal foundation of the CIA's use of waterboarding and other harsh interrogation techniques on suspected terrorists, a finding that challenges the key defense on...
  • Al-Qaida rebels strike Syrian town seeking access to Iraq, oil

    BEIRUT A rogue al-Qaida offshoot Thursday shocked its rivals in the Syrian rebellion with a surprise offensive in far southeastern Syria, in an attempt to take control of a strategic border crossing with Iraq as well as rebel-held oilfields in the area....