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  • Syrian state TV: 14 killed in car bombing in Homs

    BEIRUT (AP) — A powerful car bomb exploded Friday outside a mosque in a pro-government district of central Syria, killing 14 people in the latest violence to hit the war-shattered city, state-run Syrian television reported. The bombing occurred as worshippers left the Bilal al-Habshi mosque...

  • Pakistan library named 'bin Laden' as memory fades

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Most didn't notice the new library at this Islamic seminary for girls near Pakistan's capital, until locals saw the paper sign in Urdu posted on its wooden door: "Library of Osama bin Laden, the Martyr." Cleric Maulana Abdul Aziz, a radical preacher who runs the Jamia Hafsa...

  • John McCain: Obama lets 'bad people' fill U.S. void, says Jimmy Carter was better

    In some of his harshest comments about the administration's lackluster foreign policy to date, Sen. John McCain said that former President Jimmy Carter was tougher with U.S. foes than President Obama has been, and that America's credibility as world power has crumbled under Obama. McCain, the...

  • State Department: Hard to discern al Qaeda strength from 'one video'

    A State Department spokeswoman declined to make “generalizations” about al Qaeda's strength based on a new video that surfaced Tuesday showing what appears to be the largest and most dangerous gathering of the terror group in years. Shot in Yemen, the video shows Nasir al-Wuhayshi, the No....

  • Federal judge dismisses lawsuit against Obama administration over drone strikes

    A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against Obama administration officials over the 2011 drone-strike killings of three U.S. citizens in Yemen, one of them an al Qaeda cleric. U.S. District Judge Rosemary Collyer says the case raises serious constitutional questions and is not easy to...

  • 5 soldiers killed in attack on army post in Yemen

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Security officials in Yemen say four soldiers and an army officer have been killed in an attack on a military post in northern Yemen. Gunmen launched the attack Friday with bombs, rocket-propelled grenades and machine guns in the el Wadi district near the oil fields in...

  • Obama not concerned enough about nuclear terrorism

    In the Netherlands this week, President Obama confessed a fear: "I continue to be much more concerned, when it comes to our security, with the prospect of a nuclear weapon going off in Manhattan."

  • Osama bin Laden's son-in-law and al Qaeda spokesman convicted at NYC terror trial

    Osama bin Laden's son-in-law who served as al Qaeda spokesman after 9/11 convicted at NYC terror trial.

  • Yemen: Suspected al-Qaida militants kill 22 troops

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Suspected al-Qaida militants attacked a security checkpoint in southeastern Yemen on Monday, first sending in a suicide car bomb then storming it, officials said. They killed 22 troops and left only one survivor, who pretended he was dead. The militants launched the...

  • Syria terror suspect seized in Detroit renews homegrown terror fears

    A Lebanese-American man nabbed in Detroit on charges that he was on his way to fight for Hezbollah and Syria is raising new concerns about trained jihadists hiding in the United States and the possibility they will turn their fire on America, according to officials and Hill leaders.

  • U.S. weakness breeds global instability

    In a recent interview, former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld suggested that U.S. weakness is fueling instability around the world. How true. We can see the proof unfolding before our eyes. Russia has seized Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula. Venezuela's regime has killed and wounded dozens of...



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