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  • U.S. investigating depth of Al Qaeda group's ties to attack in France

    U.S. intelligence officials are looking closely at what role Al Qaeda's affiliate in Yemen may have played in the attack on a newspaper office in Paris this week that killed 12 after determining that one of the gunmen trained with the terrorist group....
  • N.Y. judge sentences Islamic cleric to life in prison on terror charges

    An Egyptian-born cleric was sentenced to life in prison on Friday on a variety of terrorism charges including taking part in the abduction of Western hostages in Yemen and working to set up a terrorist training camp in rural Oregon. Mustafa Kamel...
  • Closing Guantanamo

    President Barack Obama appears to be renewing an effort to fulfill his 2009 pledge to close the Guantanamo detention facility in Cuba and either repatriate the terrorist suspects held there to other countries that are willing to take them or bring them to...
  • French Security Forces Kill Gunmen, End Hostage Sieges

    PARIS — With explosions and gunfire, security forces Friday ended three days of terror around Paris, killing the two al-Qaida-linked brothers who staged a murderous rampage at a satirical newspaper and an accomplice who seized hostages at a kosher...
  • Hostage killings have given new impetus to even risky rescue attempts

    Hostage killings have given new impetus to even risky rescue attempts
    Under cover of darkness, three dozen U.S. commandos crept up on a walled compound in southern Yemen. Intelligence indicated that Luke Somers, an American hostage, was imprisoned inside. Conditions were far from ideal. Getting to Somers on foot required...
  • Suicide bombing targets Shiites in Yemen; at least 33 dead

    Suicide bombing targets Shiites in Yemen; at least 33 dead
    A suicide bombing apparently targeting Shiite Muslim rebels at a religious commemoration on Wednesday killed at least 33 people and wounded dozens more, security and medical officials said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but the blast...
  • Yemeni Houthi leader rejects federal system agreed to last year in reform plan

    The leader of Yemen's Shiite rebel Houthi movement on Saturday rejected a reform agreement made last year to divide the country into six federally organized regions, a major blow to local and international efforts to unite the divided country. In a...
  • Yemen's al-Qaida wins new support from Sunni tribesmen angered by expansion of Shiite rebels

    Al-Qaida's branch in Yemen is surging in strength, finding new support and recruits among the country's Sunni tribesmen, in a backlash to drone strikes and the rise to power of Shiite rebels who have taken over the capital and other parts of the country,...
  • Yemen car bomb attack kills more than 50 at police academy

    An explosives-laden vehicle driven by a suicide bomber blew up Wednesday at the gates of a police academy in the Yemeni capital, killing more than 50 people, injuring dozens of others and leaving a trail of mangled bodies and twisted wreckage, medical...
  • Saudi king's health scare throws crown prince into spotlight

    Saudi Crown Prince Salman Bin Abdulaziz is no stranger to confronting a crisis. Following the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, he became pivotal in the hunt for al-Qaida militants in the kingdom, said Robert Jordan, who served as U.S. ambassador to Saudi...
  • Hunt for 2 suspects in French shooting that killed 12; 1 surrenders to police

    One man sought in the deadly shooting at a French satirical paper has turned himself in, and police hunted Thursday for two heavily armed men with possible links to al-Qaida in the military-style, methodical killing of 12 people at the office of a...