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June 1, 2014 5:53 PM Al-Qaida has changed shape, but is it weaker?

WASHINGTON: Al-Qaida has decentralized, yet it's unclear whether the terrorist network is weaker and less likely to launch a September 11-style attack against the United States, as President Barack Obama says, or remains potent despite the deaths of several leaders. Obama said in his foreign policy speech last week that the prime threat comes not from al-Qaida's 18

May 30, 2014 11:51 PM US: American Citizen ‘Involved’ in Suicide Bombing in Syria

The U.S. State Department today confirmed that an American citizen was “involved” in a suicide bombing attack in Syria, the first time an American is known to have participated in such an attack in the Middle Eastern nation’s bloody civil war. Claims that an American had performed a “martyrdom” operation first surfaced online earlier this week from the powerful 60

May 25, 2014 12:17 AM Deadly attack on Djibouti restaurant

At least two people have been killed in an attack on a restaurant popular with Westerners in Djibouti, police say. Grenades were thrown at La Chaumiere restaurant in the capital of the Horn of Africa country, officials said. At least another 11 people were wounded. Unconfirmed reports said that two employees had been killed and several foreigners wounded 66

April 25, 2014 8:14 PM The Jewish Kid From New Jersey Who Became A Radical Islamist

hide captionYousef al-Khattab helped found Revolution Muslim, a website that published extreme Islamist propaganda. Al-Khattab, who was born Joseph Cohen and was raised in a Jewish family in New Jersey, faces sentencing Friday after pleading guilty to terrorism charges. Yousef al-Khattab helped found Revolution Muslim, a website that published extreme 98

April 14, 2014 8:05 PM This photo earned Tyler Hicks a Pulitzer for breaking news photography

On Sept. 21, 2013, at least 16 armed assailants from the Somali Islamist militant group al Shabab attacked the Westgate. The terrorists lobbed grenades and fired automatic weapons into a crowd of weekend shoppers, holding many hostage. After a four-day assault, at least 67 people were killed and more than 170 were injured. Hicks was at a frame shop in an adjacent 48

January 27, 2014 5:04 AM US strike 'targets al-Shabab chief' in Somalia

The US military has carried out a missile strike in Somalia against a suspected militant leader with ties to al-Qaeda and al-Shabab. US defence officials say they are trying to establish whether the strike killed the intended target, whose identity they have not confirmed. The strike was aimed at a vehicle in a remote area of southern Somalia, near the town of Barawe 75

June 19, 2013 12:00 AM Disrupted ‘terrorist events’ detailed

NSA head: Surveillance helped thwart more than 50 terror plots 2009: According to Joyce, the now-public surveillance program called PRISM, helped locate Afghan-American Najibullah Zazi and stop his plan to bomb the New York City subway system. The NSA intercepted e-mail between Zazi and a terrorist located in Pakistan that contained recipes for explosives 50

May 7, 2013 3:52 AM Kenyan court sentences 2 Iranians to life in jail

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A Kenyan court on Monday sentenced two Iranian nationals convicted of plotting attacks against Western targets to life in prison. Ahmad Abolfathi Mohammad and Sayed Mansour Mousavi were arrested in June 2012 and led officials to a 15-kilogram (33-pound) stash of the explosive RDX. Officials in Kenya say the two suspects may have been planning 158