| Sep 30, 2013
| 12:25 PM
SANA, Yemen -- In the latest audacious strike by suspected Al Qaeda militants in Yemen, attackers on Monday stormed a military headquarters in the country’s southeast, killing at least five soldiers and army officers and taking dozens more hostage,...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 12:00 PM
NAIROBI, Kenya -- Kenya’s security forces were reported to be closing in on Al-Qaeda-linked gunmen holding hostages in an upscale shopping mall late Sunday, as a major explosion rocked the building around nightfall.
Earlier Sunday, Israeli...
| Sep 15, 2013
On Sept. 6, the State Department issued a warning for southeastern Turkey, recommending that U.S. citizens "defer non-essential travel" to that area. The department allowed non-emergency personnel and families to leave its consulate in Adana. Adana is...
| Aug 3, 2013
| 6:00 AM
ISTANBUL, Turkey — How much do I love eating in Istanbul? Let me count the ways (and know that the addresses listed below barely skim the possibilities). For the food lover, the city that bridges Europe and Asia, for centuries the ruling city of a...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 6:43 PM
Dorene Butler received what looked like a check for $1,198 the other day, but it didn't pass the smell test.
For one thing, the accompanying letter said that "we have attempted contacting you on several occasions." There had been no such attempts.
| Aug 2, 2013
| 3:05 PM
If you're nervous about traveling outside the U.S. after the worldwide terror alert issued Friday, take a deep breath. Most travelers won't need to reconsider their plans, but anyone going abroad should register their whereabouts with the State...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 3:51 PM
RIO DE JANEIRO -- By all accounts, Pope Francis has already won over many hearts in Brazil with his simplicity and message of caring for the poor. But as he travels the country on his first overseas trip as pontiff, he will be speaking to a group of young...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 4:51 PM
LONDON — The testing of futuristic recycling bins that can track people walking through London's financial district has been, well, trashed for now.
Pressed by local officials, the Renew advertising firm called off using technology embedded in a...
| Aug 7, 2013
Last year, in the heat of his campaign, President Obama boasted that he had put Al Qaeda "on the path to defeat." This year, with 19 U.S. consulates and embassies closed and the State Department issuing vague warnings against travel anywhere in the world,...
| Aug 11, 2013
| 8:00 AM
A worldwide travel alert issued Aug. 2 by the U.S. State Department warns Americans to be alert to "the continued potential for terrorist attacks, particularly in the Middle East and North Africa, and possibly occurring in or emanating from the Arabian...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 4:25 PM
Californians weren’t the only ones this week who were startled by their cellphones jangling with the Amber Alert text message about the missing San Diego County teen and the man suspected of kidnapping her. Over the past few days, authorities...