| Sep 8, 2013
| 10:27 PM
WASHINGTON — The White House faces the strong possibility of a defeat over Syria that could seriously damage the president for the rest of his tenure, a peril the administration will battle this week as members of Congress return to work and open...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 8:30 AM
CAIRO -- Egypt’s military raids across the Sinai Peninsula appear to be the strongest offensive in years against Islamist militant networks that authorities fear are plotting a wave of attacks against government institutions and tourist resorts....
| Oct 5, 2013
| 5:14 PM
WASHINGTON -- Navy SEALs carried out a predawn raid Saturday against a suspected Shabab leader in Somalia who is believed to have planned the group's deadly attack last month on a shopping mall in Kenya, two U.S. officials said.
Also Saturday, a...
| Nov 2, 2013
| 5:38 PM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa--Two French journalists were kidnapped and killed in northern Mali on Saturday, just days after four French hostages were freed in Niger.
The French Foreign Ministry confirmed the deaths of Ghislaine Dupont, 51, and Claude...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 12:15 PM
A Brentwood, N.Y., man was arrested on Friday in his Long Island home and charged with wanting to join Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and wage holy war against the foes of Islam, officials said.
Marcos Alonso Zea, also known as Ali Zea, was charged...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 11:46 AM
LONDON – In an unprecedented public appearance, Britain’s three grayest men – the shadowy bosses of its spy services – asserted Thursday that their work upholds personal freedom rather than undermines it and that enemies such as Al...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 3:15 PM
WASHINGTON – As the United States withdraws combat forces from Afghanistan, Afghan police and army units are suffering a sharply higher casualty rate and in some cases, have negotiated local non-aggression pacts with insurgents to avoid coming under...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 9:26 AM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- An Al Qaeda-linked militia in northern Mali has claimed responsibility for the killing of two French journalists in the northern town of Kidal.
The Radio France International journalists, Ghislaine Dupont and Claude Verlon,...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 12:00 PM
What with taking off our shoes and belts at airports, discovering the feds are hoovering up all our phone records, and watching drone strikes and SEAL raids around the globe, it's sometimes easy to forget that America has escaped the horror of another...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 9:14 PM
WASHINGTON — The undercover FBI informant warned Pakistani immigrant Basit Javed Sheikh that it was not too late to back out. "You don't have to do it," he told Sheikh in a private Facebook message Oct. 17.
But Sheikh, 29, a permanent U.S....
| Nov 14, 2013
| 4:53 AM
BAGHDAD — A suicide attacker and twin bomb blast Thursday targeted Shiites marking a somber religious ritual in Iraq, killing at least 41 people and wounding more than 100, officials said.
The ritual, known as Ashoura, is observed every year...