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  • Our need to stand united

    Thirteen years ago, a group of 19 men planned and executed one of the deadliest and most audacious attacks carried out on American soil. These terrorists hijacked four commercial aircraft, crashing three of them into prominent symbols of our economic...
  • Al Qaeda in Yemen executes three 'spies' for guiding drone strikes

    SANAA (Reuters) - Al Qaeda militants in Yemen executed three local men in the easterly Hadramout province on Monday whom they suspected of assisting U.S. drone strikes, security sources told Reuters. In a statement posted online, Al Qaeda in the...
  • In Syria, Obama must win trust to beat Islamic State

    BEIRUT/AMMAN (Reuters) - Before the United States can beat Islamic State in Syria, it will have to win the confidence of mainstream Sunni rebels who blame Washington for leaving them outgunned by the Islamists and further than ever from toppling President...
  • Blast in northern Syria kills most leaders of largest Islamist rebel group

    ISTANBUL An explosion of uncertain origin Tuesday killed nearly all the leaders of the largest rebel group fighting to topple the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad. At least two dozen senior leaders of Ahrar al-Sham, a conservative Islamist...
  • Padilla, in 'pit of despair,' sentenced to 21 years

    Padilla, in 'pit of despair,' sentenced to 21 years
    Telling a judge that the U.S. government tortured her son in his own country to try to implicate him in a crime he was never charged with committing, the mother of convicted terrorism supporter Jose Padilla said the inhumane treatment damaged him forever....
  • As Islamic State fighters begin to blend in, defeating them no easy matter

    BAQIRTA Iraq/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - (This story has been refiled to fix a typo in the third paragraph, "involving", to make it "evolving") After their lightning takeover in June, flag-waving Islamic State militants paraded through the captured Iraqi city...
  • In Theory: Should the U.S. use its military might against ISIS?

    In an open letter issued in late August, 53 religious leaders, mostly Protestant and Catholic, called on the U.S. to stop using airstrikes against Islamic extremists in Iraq and Syria and instead seek more peaceful means to resolving the human rights...
  • Al Qaeda's shadowy new 'emir' in South Asia handed tough job

    MULTAN Pakistan/ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistani militant Asim Umar has been handed a very tough job. Thrust into the limelight after being named leader of al Qaeda's newly created South Asian wing, he has been entrusted with reviving the network's...
  • New York man pleads guilty to trying to join al Qaeda

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York man pleaded guilty on Tuesday to attempting to join the militant group al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, considered to be one of the most active wings of the network, prosecutors said. Marcos Alonso Zea, 26, was arrested...
  • Jose Padilla sentenced to 21 years in terrorism case

    Jose Padilla sentenced to 21 years in terrorism case
    Jose Padilla, the Broward County man convicted of terrorism conspiracy and support charges, was re-sentenced Tuesday to 21 years in prison -- nearly four more years than his original punishment. Prosecutors had recommended a prison term of 30 years...
  • Al-Qaida recruit Jose Padilla resentenced to 21 years in prison

    MIAMI Convicted al-Qaida terrorist recruit Jose Padilla was resentenced to 21 years in prison in Miami federal court Tuesday. U.S. District Judge Marcia Cooke issued Padilla's new sentence in response to a federal appeals court ruling ordering her to...
  • Killing and preaching, Nigerian militants carve out 'caliphate'

    GOMBE Nigeria (Reuters) - First comes the killing, then the preaching. Islamist Boko Haram militants carrying automatic rifles and machetes roar into northeast Nigerian towns or hamlets in columns of pickup trucks and motorbikes and fire at all adult...