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  • Bin Laden son-in-law denies speaking for Al Qaeda in a call for jihad

    NEW YORK — A cleric who gave a rousing speech urging jihad against "Jews, Christians and America" after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks testified at his terrorism trial Wednesday that he was speaking for Muslims, not for Al Qaeda, even though he...
  • Things to know about the trial of Osama bin Laden's son-in-law

    Things to know about the trial of Osama bin Laden's son-in-law
    NEW YORK -- Jurors began deliberations Tuesday in the terrorism trial of Sulaiman abu Ghaith, who is accused of being the chief propagandist for Al Qaeda in the days and months immediately following the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. The jury broke Tuesday...
  • Sheriff Lee Baca was consumed by crises

    Sheriff Lee Baca was consumed by crises
    For Sheriff Lee Baca, it was a legacy moment. He was on Capitol Hill, testifying before a congressional hearing on the radicalization of American Muslims. Conservative lawmakers were grilling him, pressing him to acknowledge that the Muslim groups he...
  • Car bomb in Lebanon kills at least 3 near the border with Syria

    BEIRUT — A car bomb killed at least three people and injured about two dozen Saturday in a Lebanese town close to the Syrian border, the latest deadly attack in Lebanon apparently linked to the war raging in the neighboring country. An Al Qaeda-...
  • Suicide bomber strikes south of Lebanon's capital

    BEIRUT — A suicide bomber killed himself and wounded at least two others Monday when he detonated an explosives belt while traveling in a passenger van south of Beirut, the Lebanese capital, authorities said. The official National News Agency said...
  • Meet Chechclearr, the Web-savvy foreign Islamic militant in Syria

    Meet Chechclearr, the Web-savvy foreign Islamic militant in Syria
    BEIRUT — He loves sushi, AK-47s and rocket-propelled grenades. He could be killed at any moment but vows to marry "a beautiful, righteous Muslim girl" as soon as he finds one. He proclaims a "love for justice" but defends beheadings, battlefield...
  • Poor Iranians line up in the cold for government food handouts

    TEHRAN -- For the third consecutive day, low-income Iranian families lined up Tuesday in harsh winter weather outside government–run distribution centers to pick up free food parcels. The nationwide handouts are part of an effort by Iranian...
  • Syria: At least 50 Americans have joined extremist units, U.S. says

    Syria: At least 50 Americans have joined extremist units, U.S. says
    WASHINGTON -- At least 50 Americans have joined the mix of extremist groups that are fighting to overthrow Syrian President Bashar Assad, and some could try to mount terrorist attacks at home, U.S. intelligence officials said Tuesday. Intelligence...
  • Syria-trained U.S. militants pose threat, officials say

    Syria-trained U.S. militants pose threat, officials say
    WASHINGTON — More than 50 U.S. citizens have joined extremist groups that are fighting to overthrow Syrian President Bashar Assad, and some have returned to America and are under FBI surveillance, U.S. intelligence officials said Tuesday. Counter-...
  • Hate-crime probe launched after vandals deface Manteca mosque

    Police officials in Manteca, Calif., said Tuesday that they had launched a hate-crime investigation after vandals defaced a mosque with vulgar graffiti and left strips of raw bacon strewn on the ground. Manteca police Sgt. Jodie Estarziau said...
  • Central African Republic soldiers lynch man at army ceremony

    JUBA, South Sudan -- The day was supposed to be a rousing moment of hope in a country convulsed by horrific sectarian violence: the Central African Republic, where children have beenĀ  beheaded, mothers carrying babies on their backs have been gunned...