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  • Iraq says it stopped Islamic militants 35 miles from Baghdad

    Iraq says it stopped Islamic militants 35 miles from Baghdad
    Islamic insurgents who swept through northern and central Iraq, inflicting humiliating defeats on government forces, met tough resistance Tuesday on the northeast approaches to the capital and officials said the advance had been halted. Amid heavy...
  • Benghazi suspect was planning more attacks, U.S. tells U.N.

    Benghazi suspect was planning more attacks, U.S. tells U.N.
    The United States told the U.N. Security Council that the suspected ringleader of a deadly 2012 attack on its diplomatic compound in Benghazi planned to target more Americans and that justified his capture. In a letter obtained by Reuters on Wednesday,...
  • Boko Haram, ISIL, AQAP: The morphing terror threat abroad

    Boko Haram, ISIL, AQAP: The morphing terror threat abroad
    In Iraq, an al Qaeda splinter group is threatening Baghdad after seizing control of two cities. In Pakistan, the Taliban attacked a major airport twice in one week. And in Nigeria, the Islamist militant group Boko Haram was blamed for another mass...
  • Al Qaeda suspect arraigned at Guantanamo Bay

    Al Qaeda suspect arraigned at Guantanamo Bay
    A former Al Qaeda commander and confidant of Osama bin Laden is to be arraigned Wednesday by U.S. military authorities at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, making his case the third-highest prosecution in the troubled military tribunal system. Abdul Hadi al-Iraqi...
  • Two Texas men face charges of aiding terrorists

    Federal authorities in Central Texas have accused two men of aiding terrorists, alleging that one had been recruiting jihadi fighters through an online chatroom and that the other was about to travel to Syria "to conduct violent jihad." Rahatul Ashikim...
  • Military prosecutors charge Bin Laden lieutenant with murder

    Military prosecutors charge Bin Laden lieutenant with murder
    After seven years in custody at Guantanamo Bay, a former top Al Qaeda commander and confidant of Osama bin Laden was arraigned Wednesday by U.S. military authorities there, pushing his case into the troubled military tribunal system. Abdul Hadi al-Iraqi...
  • ISIS -- is it too extreme to survive?

    Just how terrifying is the Sunni Muslim extremist group that's taken over a huge swath of territory in northern Iraq? Here are some clues: After seizing Iraq's second-largest city, the group, known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS,...
  • Middle East holds few attractive options for Obama

    Two and a half years ago, the U.S. pulled every soldier out of a mostly quiet Iraq. In the void, formerly al-Qaeda-affiliated terrorists calling themselves "The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria" are now tearing apart the country, leaving medieval...
  • U.S. troops return to Iraq ... too little, too late?

    George W. Bush never claimed to be prescient, but here he is in 2007, warning us what would happen if the United States prematurely pulled its troops out of Iraq before Iraqi forces were sufficiently trained, equipped and motivated to defend the country...
  • The ghosts of religious wars past are rattling in Iraq

    The ghosts of religious wars past are rattling in Iraq
    As Sunnis and Shiites tear their societies apart throughout parts of the Arab world, old ghosts are indeed rattling from the eastern Mediterranean and Levant to the northern Arabian Gulf. We watch with horror and near disbelief as radicalized elements...
  • Obama's Mideast airstrike refrain: 'And then what?'

    Obama's Mideast airstrike refrain: 'And then what?'
    Last fall, as President Obama weighed airstrikes against Syria, deliberations followed a clear pattern: The president solicited scores of options, planners returned with possibilities, and, according to people involved, Obama would reply with the same...
  • John Culleton: Examine facts on prisoner exchange

    Before we choose up sides, let us look at the facts. We were attacked by a terrorist organization called al-Qaida and roughly 3,000 people died in that 9/11 attack. A local faction in Afghanistan, the Taliban, provided space and support for al-Qaida. We...