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February 20, 2017 11:27 PM Choice of McMaster likely to quell GOP hawks

The new national security adviser is a 'warrior-scholar' who has staked out a decidedly more hawkish position on Russia and gone out of his way to assert that the war against terrorism must not be morph in a war against Islam. President Donald Trump has picked one of the military’s leading warrior-scholars to restore order to the National Security Council 13

February 19, 2017 8:03 PM Former Trump pal Russell Simmons leads 'I Am A Muslim Too' rally against president

The Muslim call to prayer rang out through Times Square in New York City on Sunday afternoon as a large, mixed-faith crowd of merchandise hawkers, social activists, organizers, curious tourists – and genuine protesters – declared their allegiance with Islam. “I am a Muslim, too!” the group chanted several times at the anti-President Trump rally organized 18

February 19, 2017 12:02 AM Omar Abdel Rahman, imprisoned ‘blind sheikh’ linked to terrorist efforts, dies at 78

Omar Abdel Rahman, the Egyptian-born “blind sheikh” and spiritual leader who was convicted in 1995 of being a mastermind of terrorist plots against the United States, and who was called the “godfather” of radical Islamist movements, died Feb. 18 at a federal prison in Butner, N.C., where he was serving a life sentence. He was 78. Kenneth McKoy, a Bureau 21

February 18, 2017 8:58 PM Blind cleric convicted for plotting terror in US in 1990s dies in prison

Omar Abdel-Rahman, the so-called Blind Sheik convicted of plotting terror attacks in the United States in the 1990s, died Saturday in a federal prison where he was serving a life sentence. He was 78. Abdel-Rahman died at 5:40 a.m. after suffering from diabetes and coronary artery disease, said Kenneth McKoy at the Federal Correction Complex in Butner 13

February 18, 2017 11:30 AM Pence and Merkel embrace NATO but differ on transatlantic partnership

MUNICH — Vice President Mike Pence and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday offered dueling assessments of the troubled transatlantic relationship, as both praised NATO but Pence made no mention of the European Union, the key economic and political pact that binds Europe together. In back-to-back speeches at the Munich Security Conference, Merkel 21

February 17, 2017 11:59 AM Pakistan kills 39 suspected militants after deadly shrine bombing

Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Pakistan launched a crackdown in which security forces killed at least 39 suspected militants following an Islamic State bombing at a Sufi shrine that killed 80 people. Security officials said forces arrested 47 suspected militants during overnight raids targeting hideouts Thursday and Friday. Pakistan's government has long-accused militants 14

February 17, 2017 11:06 AM The Latest: Pakistan police break up shrine attack rally

Pakistani police have fired tear gas and swung batons to disperse a rally of several hundred protesters in the town where an Islamic State suicide bomber killed 80 worshippers at a Sufi shrine the day before. The angry protesters in the town of Sehwan demanded justice for the victims and better security measures from the government. The crowd set fire to a car before 21

February 14, 2017 11:04 PM Friend who supplied rifles to San Bernardino terrorists agrees to plead guilty

The man accused of buying two of the weapons used in the 2015 San Bernardino terror attacks has agreed to plead guilty to conspiring to provide material support to terrorists and lying while purchasing a firearm, according to court documents filed Tuesday. Enrique Marquez Jr., a close personal friend of gunman Syed Rizwan Farook, was arrested shortly 23

February 14, 2017 8:23 AM Flynn, fired once by a president, now resigns to another

WASHINGTON — Fired by one American commander-in-chief for insubordination, Michael Flynn has now delivered his resignation to another. President Donald Trump had been weighing the fate of his national security adviser, a hard-charging, feather-ruffling retired lieutenant general who just three weeks into the new administration had put himself in the center 16

February 13, 2017 2:50 PM NATIONAL: Netanyahu, in US this week, seeks comity with Trump

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrives in Washington Tuesday hoping to find in President Donald Trump to be a kindred spirit and compliant ally after eight years of friction with President Barack Obama. As a candidate, Trump signaled that he would show staunch support for Netanyahu and his allies in Israel in crucial ways, including backing 15