| Jun 22, 2014
| 7:00 AM
As they plan their response to the crisis in Iraq, President Obama and his top aides are hoping to replicate elements of an often-overlooked and relatively successful U.S. military operation in another war-ravaged Middle East nation: Yemen.
| Feb 28, 2014
| 12:10 PM
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...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 4:30 PM
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...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 10:36 PM
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...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 12:17 PM
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...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 4:45 PM
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...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 5:05 PM
President Obama said Thursday that the administration was considering "all options," including military action, to help the government of Iraq fend off advancing Sunni Muslim extremists. But we would be surprised — and disappointed — if the...
| May 28, 2014
| 5:48 PM
With the end of the nation's longest war in sight, President Obama on Wednesday outlined his vision for a U.S. foreign policy that is skeptical of new military engagements and prepared to juggle high-tech threats, rising regional powers and terrorist...
| May 19, 2014
| 2:14 PM
In the second major terrorism-related conviction for federal prosecutors in two months, a jury convicted an Egyptian-born cleric Monday on 11 counts that included taking part in the abduction of Western hostages in Yemen and working to set up a...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 1:51 PM
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...
| May 11, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Soon after a U.S. military drone killed about a dozen people on a remote road in central Yemen on Dec. 12, a disturbing narrative emerged.
Witnesses and tribal leaders said the four Hellfire missiles had hit a convoy headed to a wedding, and the...