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  • U.S. launches drone strikes against Al Qaeda targets in Yemen

    U.S. launches drone strikes against Al Qaeda targets in Yemen
    WASHINGTON — Prompted in part by a recent video that showed Al Qaeda leaders in Yemen openly taunting the United States, the CIA launched lethal drone strikes over the last three days that marked a sharp acceleration of the Obama administration&...
  • Obama recognizes human rights advocate before leaving Saudi Arabia

    Obama recognizes human rights advocate before leaving Saudi Arabia
    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia -- President Obama honored a domestic-violence and child-abuse advocate here Saturday, giving attention to human rights struggles in Saudi Arabia before bringing to a close an overseas trip to Europe and the desert kingdom that was...
  • Yemeni militants attack elite paratroopers, killing 20

    Yemeni militants attack elite paratroopers, killing 20
    SANA, Yemen -- Militants believed linked to Al Qaeda staged a deadly dawn strike Monday on a remote checkpoint in southern Yemen, killing 20 elite paramilitary troops and wounding eight others in the latest blow to government forces at the hands of...
  • Muslim celebration of Eid al-Fitr is marked by sweet dishes

    Muslim celebration of Eid al-Fitr is marked by sweet dishes
    TODAY marks the start of Eid al-Fitr, a three-day holiday signaling the end of Ramadan, Islam's holiest month. According to culinary historian and former Times food writer Charles Perry, " ''Fitr,' or the 'breaking of fast,' is traditionally associated...
  • Jay Fiondella dies at 82; flamboyant owner of Chez Jay made the restaurant a Santa Monica landmark

    Jay Fiondella dies at 82; flamboyant owner of Chez Jay made the restaurant a Santa Monica landmark
    Jay Fiondella, the flamboyant owner of Chez Jay, the scruffy restaurant-bar he opened almost 50 years ago that became a Santa Monica landmark and something of a shrine to his exploits as an adventurer, has died. He was 82. Fiondella died Nov. 6 at a...
  • Enhanced airport security may waste money, study says

    Enhanced airport security may waste money, study says
    Months after an airport screener was killed in a shooting rampage at Los Angeles International Airport, a new report concludes that adding more security measures at the nation's airports may not be worth the cost. The study goes on to suggest that it...
  • Bin Laden bodyguard: Worthy of release or still a terror threat?

    Bin Laden bodyguard: Worthy of release or still a terror threat?
    ARLINGTON, Va. — Dressed in a white T-shirt, the former bodyguard of Osama bin Laden sat at the center of a long table Tuesday in the Guantanamo Bay prison, his beard dark and long, listening to two sides argue his fate. On one side, his...
  • Al Qaeda group is operating on ransom money from the West

    Al Qaeda group is operating on ransom money from the West
    WASHINGTON — Dominik Neubauer stared into the camera, the steel barrel of an assault rifle pointed at his head. A Yemeni "tribe" had taken him hostage, the 26-year-old Austrian student said in English, a tear rolling down his left cheek. If they...
  • U.S. holds talks about Yemen detention center for Guantanamo inmates

    U.S. holds talks about Yemen detention center for Guantanamo inmates
    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is in talks with Yemeni officials to set up a detention facility outside their capital to hold dozens of terrorism suspects from Guantanamo Bay and Afghanistan, U.S. and Yemeni officials say. The plan...
  • Spree of jailbreaks stirs fear of new Al Qaeda threat

    Spree of jailbreaks stirs fear of new Al Qaeda threat
    In less than a week, more than 2,000 prisoners, many of them Islamic militants trained by Al Qaeda, have been broken out of detention in Iraq, Libya and Pakistan in spectacularly violent raids. The spree of suicide bombings and rocket fire that has...
  • TV This Week: Aug. 4 - 10: 'The White Queen' on Starz

    TV This Week: Aug. 4 - 10: 'The White Queen' on Starz
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of August 4 - 10, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     --------------------   SUNDAY Are you ready for some —...