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  • Al-Qaida's No. 2 figure killed in U.S. strike in Yemen

    Al-Qaida's No. 2 figure killed in U.S. strike in Yemen
    A U.S. airstrike has killed Al-Qaida's No. 2 leader, who commanded its powerful Yemeni affiliate, dealing the global network its biggest blow since the killing of Osama bin Laden and eliminating a charismatic leader at a time when it is vying with the Islamic State group for the mantle of global jihad.
  • Al-Qaida's No. 2 leader killed in US strike in Yemen

    A U.S. airstrike has killed al-Qaida's second-most-powerful figure, the head of its Yemeni branch, dealing the terror network its biggest blow since the killing of Osama bin Laden at a time when it is vying with the Islamic State group for the mantle of...

    Florida brothers sentenced to long prison terms for terrorist plot in New York

    A federal judge Thursday branded a young South Florida man as a "terrorist" "evil in nature and evil in your deed" before sentencing him to the maximum 35 years in prison. U.S. District Judge Beth Bloom compared the plot hatched by Raees Alam Qazi to...

    Doubts raised about Islamic State's claim in Texas attack

    Doubts raised about Islamic State's claim in Texas attack
    The Islamic State group claimed responsibility Tuesday for the assault on a Texas cartoon contest that featured images of the Prophet Muhammad, but counterterrorism experts said IS has a history of asserting involvement in attacks in which it had no...

    Debating drone strikes is justified — avoiding realities of war is not

    Debating drone strikes is justified — avoiding realities of war is not
    Up close and personal — that describes targeting individuals in wartime, even when impersonal drone aircraft and electronics are employed. On April 23, President Barack Obama announced — and took responsibility for — a U.S. drone...