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  • Afghanistan restaurant death toll now at 21; most were foreigners

    Afghanistan restaurant death toll now at 21; most were foreigners
    KABUL, Afghanistan – Officials on Saturday raised the death toll from a Taliban assault on a popular Kabul restaurant to 21 people, including 13 foreigners, in one of the worst attacks on Western civilians in the 12-year war in Afghanistan. The...
  • Obama's NSA reforms: A significant step

     Obama's NSA reforms: A significant step
    After criticizing George W. Bush for pursuing a war on terrorism at the expense of Americans' privacy, President Obama has disappointed civil libertarians by continuing many of his predecessor's policies. But it was only with the revelations by former...
  • Syria proposes cease-fire ahead of peace talks

    Syria proposes cease-fire ahead of peace talks
    BEIRUT — With the U.S.-backed opposition mired in disputes, Syria's government on Friday proposed a limited cease-fire, a prisoner swap and measures to speed aid to civilians in a move that appeared aimed at ensuring it is an indispensable part of...
  • China's detention of Uighur professor Ilham Tohti worries U.S.

    China's detention of Uighur professor Ilham Tohti worries U.S.
    BEIJING -- The U.S. government and human rights activists are voicing concern about the detention of a professor who has been an outspoken advocate for China’s Uighur minority group.  Ilham Tohti’s home in Beijing was ransacked Wednesday...
  • NSA surveillance: What's changing, what isn't

    NSA surveillance: What's changing, what isn't
    WASHINGTON -- President Obama has proposed changes in how the National Security Agency and other U.S. intelligence bodies conduct surveillance and collect data. Here’s a summary of what he’s proposing to change and what’s staying the...
  • U.S. intelligence gathering not likely to change much

    U.S. intelligence gathering not likely to change much
    WASHINGTON — "I already won," Edward Snowden declared recently about the reaction to his disclosures of National Security Agency secrets. But as President Obama prepares to unveil new recommendations and rules for government surveillance in a...
  • Absent Hezbollah suspects on trial in killing of Lebanon's Hariri

    Absent Hezbollah suspects on trial in killing of Lebanon's Hariri
    Four fugitives linked to the Shiite Muslim Hezbollah militia went on trial in the Netherlands in absentia Thursday, facing terrorism and murder charges in the 2005 assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. The trial before the United...
  • Report: AK-47 inventor Kalashnikov was tormented over gun's toll

    Report: AK-47 inventor Kalashnikov was tormented over gun's toll
    Mikhail Kalashnikov denied throughout his long life that he bore any responsibility for the millions of deaths caused by his namesake invention, the 100 million-plus AK-47 assault rifles that have been the weapon of choice for guerrillas, terrorists and...
  • Could data collection have stopped 9/11? White House thinks so

    Could data collection have stopped 9/11? White House thinks so
    WASHINGTON — Many of President Obama's closest advisors have embraced a controversial assessment of one of the National Security Agency's major data collection programs — the belief that the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks could have been...
  • Defying U.S. concern, Afghan government to free 72 terrorism suspects

    Defying U.S. concern, Afghan government to free 72 terrorism suspects
    Afghan President Hamid Karzai and his top justice officials on Thursday ordered the release of 72 imprisoned terrorism suspects for lack of evidence to prosecute them, defying U.S. objections to freeing men still considered a security risk. The...
  • U.S. response muted to Al Qaeda affiliate's gains in Syria and Iraq

    U.S. response muted to Al Qaeda affiliate's gains in Syria and Iraq
    WASHINGTON – Americans were agreed after the Sept. 11, 2001,  terrorist attacks that allowing extremist groups like Al Qaeda to hold territory posed a direct danger to the U.S. homeland. Yet news this month that fighters from an Al Qaeda affiliate...