| Feb 10, 2014
| 4:45 PM
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is considering authorizing the CIA or the military to kill an American citizen hiding in Pakistan who allegedly has helped Al Qaeda militants plan attacks against U.S. troops in neighboring Afghanistan and is...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 5:39 PM
BEIRUT — A car bomb killed at least three people and injured about two dozen Saturday in a Lebanese town close to the Syrian border, the latest deadly attack in Lebanon apparently linked to the war raging in the neighboring country.
An Al Qaeda-...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 2:35 PM
BEIRUT — The general command of Al Qaeda has declared publicly that it has no link to one of its best-known affiliates, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, which is waging a brutal guerrilla war in both Middle Eastern nations.
The Islamic State...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 9:09 PM
WASHINGTON — A Kuwaiti detainee at Guantanamo Bay is mounting a novel legal challenge to win his release, arguing in a federal lawsuit that he should be freed when U.S. combat troops pull out of Afghanistan because international law stipulates...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 6:00 AM
BEIRUT — He loves sushi, AK-47s and rocket-propelled grenades.
He could be killed at any moment but vows to marry "a beautiful, righteous Muslim girl" as soon as he finds one.
He proclaims a "love for justice" but defends beheadings, battlefield...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 12:09 PM
WASHINGTON -- At least 50 Americans have joined the mix of extremist groups that are fighting to overthrow Syrian President Bashar Assad, and some could try to mount terrorist attacks at home, U.S. intelligence officials said Tuesday.
| Jan 29, 2014
| 3:37 PM
BEIRUT -- Turkish troops opened fire this week on a convoy of Al Qaeda-linked militants across the border from Turkey in northern Syria, Turkish news media reported Wednesday.
Various Turkish accounts indicated that the military destroyed several...
| Jan 25, 2014
| 6:09 PM
WASHINGTON — He was selling vegetables in Yemen at age 16 when he first embraced jihad, rising quickly in Al Qaeda and eventually being tapped for a Sept. 11, 2001, suicide operation in Asia that was scrapped in favor of the airplane attacks in...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 6:23 PM
WASHINGTON — Five years after President Obama vowed to expand U.S. relations with the Arab world and the broader Middle East, his administration is under fire from allies worried that the United States is scaling back its historic role as a power...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 9:37 PM
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. carried out a missile strike in southern Somalia on Sunday that is believed to have killed a militant leader linked to Al Qaeda, officials said.
The airstrike in a remote area near the town of Barawe was aimed at a leader of the...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 1:51 PM
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...