| Jan 13, 2013
| 9:49 AM
Golden Globes, "Argo" won for best dramatic film and best director Ben Affleck, while the musical "Les Miserables" took home three Golden Globes -- for best musical or comedy, lead actor for Hugh Jackman and supporting actress for Anne Hathaway. "Lincoln"...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 3:00 AM
President Barack Obama's nominee to head the Central Intelligence Agency, John O. Brennan, was about as cagey as they come last week at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee. Asked right off the bat by the committee chairwoman,...
| Feb 10, 2013
It has been 11 years since the United States began using missile-firing drones to attack Al Qaeda in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia. But only now are we beginning a full public debate on this new form of warfare, and it took the nomination of...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 9:42 AM
Six months after President Obama vowed to change his administration's approach to lethal drone missile strikes, the pace of aerial attacks has fallen sharply, thanks in part to stricter targeting criteria.
Obama also promised to make the drone...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 6:11 PM
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is in talks with Yemeni officials to set up a detention facility outside their capital to hold dozens of terrorism suspects from Guantanamo Bay and Afghanistan, U.S. and Yemeni officials say.
| Aug 2, 2013
| 3:05 PM
WASHINGTON -- Britain announced Friday that it will close its embassy in Yemen this weekend, a move that suggests London may believe a terrorist threat causing concern in Washington emanates from Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, the group’s Yemen-...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 11:16 AM
Yemen's Nobel Peace Prize winner, Tawakul Karman, was turned away at Cairo's airport Sunday when she arrived with the intention of joining protests against the military coup that toppled President Mohamed Morsi.
According to various news accounts,...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 2:48 PM
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...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 2:18 PM
WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration ordered the temporary closure of two dozen diplomatic posts last week after U.S. intelligence agencies secretly intercepted communications in which Ayman Zawahiri, the Al Qaeda leader based in Pakistan, ordered the...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 9:02 AM
LONDON — The British Foreign Office announced Tuesday that all embassy staff in Yemen had been temporarily evacuated because of "increased security concerns."
The foreign office also advised against all travel to Yemen, where "the situation...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 11:15 AM
WASHINGTON – A suspected U.S. drone strike in Yemen — the fourth reported in the last 10 days — killed four alleged Al Qaeda members Tuesday, as the U.S. and British governments evacuated their embassies because of intelligence...