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Terrorism

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  • White House: Facilitating ransom not the same as paying

    Despite a U.S. ban on ransom payments to terrorists, the White House said Thursday that federal officials helping to facilitate a payment is not the same as actually paying a ransom. White House press secretary Josh Earnest made the distinction as he...
  • Florida judge refuses to dismiss terror case against Kenyan

    A Florida federal judge has refused to dismiss terrorism support charges against a Kenyan man. U.S. District Judge Ursula Ungaro's ruling means that 27-year-old Mohamed Said will stand trial in June unless a plea agreement is reached. Said faces eight...
  • Republicans, in South Carolina, united in attacks on radical Islam

    Republican presidential contenders used the South Carolina GOP convention this weekend to declare war on radical Islam. The most aggressive cry came from former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania, who said Islamic State wants to bring back an ancient...
  • GOP campaign slogan: Be afraid. Be very afraid.

    WASHINGTON Republican presidential candidates want to win your votes by scaring you. Thanks to the national security lapses of the Obama administration, "we will pay a terrible price one day," says Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. "The next 20 months will be...
  • Baghdad officials blame Sunni displaced for wave of bombings

    Iraq's Sunnis fleeing the fighting in western Anbar province have provided a cover for Islamic State militants to carry out a wave of bombings that struck Baghdad, political and security officials in the Iraqi capital claimed on Friday — an...
  • Sentencing delayed for alleged terrorist backer

    Sentencing delayed for alleged terrorist backer
    Sentencing for an Orange County man accused of promoting terrorism in an extremist jihadist group was delayed on Friday, according to a Department of Justice spokesman. Marcus Robertson, also known as Abu Taubah, pleaded guilty to possession of a...
  • Pakistan court convicts 10 in shooting of Malala Yousafzai

    A court found 10 suspected militants guilty Thursday for their roles in the 2012 shooting of Malala Yousafzai, the young education activist who went on to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. The 10 men were sentenced to life imprisonment under Pakistan's...
  • Analysis: Lynch's biggest challenge as Holder successor is ticking clock

    WASHINGTON When Loretta Lynch is sworn in next week, one challenge will loom larger than the rest: a ticking clock. As the new U.S. attorney general, who will combat corporate crime and prosecute terrorists, she will have just 21 months to leave her...
  • U.S. may revamp overseas hostage-rescue program

    U.S. may revamp overseas hostage-rescue program
    The White House is considering revamping its overseas hostage-rescue program after CIA drone strikes that mistakenly killed an American and an Italian held captive by terrorists in Pakistan, the latest incident to reveal gaps in U.S. counter-terrorism...
  • Drone killings reopen debate on U.S. hostage policy

    Drone killings reopen debate on U.S. hostage policy
    It wasn't until three months after a U.S. drone blasted a suspected al-Qaida compound in Pakistan that America's spies figured out that an aid worker from Rockville had been killed, the White House said this week. The deaths of Warren Weinstein, who...
  • Are we winning the drone war?

    Are we winning the drone war?
    Almost two years ago, President Obama announced that he was tightening the rules under which the CIA carries out drone strikes against suspected terrorists in Pakistan, Yemen and other countries. “Before any strike is taken, there must be a near-...