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  • 7 years prison for ex-soldier accused of trying to join terror group

    7 years prison for ex-soldier accused of trying to join terror group
    A former Army intelligence specialist pleaded guilty Monday to destroying his computer in an attempt to cover his tracks before flying to Africa in a bid to join the Somali militant group al-Shabaab. Craig Benedict Baxam, 26, of Laurel was sentenced in a...
  • Egypt's vote on new constitution is far from clear-cut

    CAIRO — The question on the ballot is straightforward: yes or no to a new constitution. But Egypt's military-backed government has a far more ambitious agenda for a nationwide referendum beginning Tuesday. In power for just over six months, the...
  • Egypt votes on new constitution; Muslim Brotherhood urges boycott

    CAIRO -- Amid heavy security, Egyptians went to the polls Tuesday to vote on a new constitution -- the first major step in what the military-led government calls a path to democracy. In some locales, long lines of voters had already formed when...
  • Turkey scandal deepens with raid on charity accused of Al Qaeda ties

    Turkey scandal deepens with raid on charity accused of Al Qaeda ties
    Turkish police raided offices of a government-backed Islamic charity in six provinces on Tuesday and detained at least 23 people accused of having links with Al Qaeda, local media reported. The coordinated operation against the Humanitarian Relief...
  • Khalid Shaikh Mohammed issues 'nonviolence' manifesto

    Khalid Shaikh Mohammed issues 'nonviolence' manifesto
    WASHINGTON — The alleged mastermind of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks has written a rambling, deeply religious manifesto that suggests Muslims should not use violence to spread Islam — a sharp departure from his earlier boasts of waging...
  • Egyptian authorities claim high turnout in vote on constitution

    CAIRO -- Egyptians went to the polls Wednesday for a second and final day of balloting on a new constitution, with authorities claiming initial indications of a strong turnout they held up as proof voters had rejected a boycott call by the Muslim...
  • Fourth Amendment is going, going...

    Perhaps you've heard of the Fourth Amendment. That's the one that guarantees freedom from unfettered government snooping, the one that says government needs probable cause and a warrant before it can search or seize your things. That guarantee would...
  • More than 200,000 Syrians live in besieged areas, U.N. official says

    More than 200,000 Syrians live in besieged areas, U.N. official says
    BEIRUT – More than 200,000 Syrians are living in areas besieged by pro-government or rebel forces and lacking regular supplies of food and other essentials, the United Nations’ humanitarian chief said Wednesday at an aid conference in Kuwait....
  • Three years after revolution, Tunisians have cause to celebrate

    Three years after revolution, Tunisians have cause to celebrate
    It seems the "Arab Spring," which toppled long-ruling autocrats only to expose simmering religious and sectarian conflicts in the region, did succeed in bringing renewal to one of the countries it swept through three years ago. Tunisia, where the...
  • Car bomb kills 5, injures dozens in Lebanon

    Car bomb kills 5, injures dozens in Lebanon
    BEIRUT -- A car bomb detonated early Thursday in the center of the northeastern Lebanese city of Hermel, close to the border with Syria, killing five people and injuring dozens, authorities said. The blast was the latest in a series of bombings and...
  • Early tallies point to a big 'yes' vote on Egypt's constitution

    Early tallies point to a big 'yes' vote on Egypt's constitution
    CAIRO -- Unofficial results Thursday indicated that Egypt’s new constitution was approved by about 98% of voters, a lopsided margin reminiscent of elections that were held prior to the uprising against Hosni Mubarak three years ago. The military-...