While the Islamic State group is getting the most attention now, another band of extremists in Syria - a mix of hardened jihadis from Afghanistan, Yemen, Syria and Europe - poses a more direct and imminent threat to the United…
By Stephen Braun, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — As a U.S. senator from Illinois running for the White House in 2007, Barack Obama sponsored a resolution to prohibit President George W. Bush’s administration from taking military action against Iran unless it was explicitly authorized by Congress.
By PBS NewsHour
In our news wrap Thursday, 45 UN peacekeepers held captive for two weeks were released by al-Nusra Front, Syrian rebels who are linked to al-Qaida. Also, a South African judge ruled that Olympic track star Oscar Pistorius cannot be convicted…
By Andrew Troast
Al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri released a video Thursday, proclaiming the establishment of a new branch of the terrorist organization in India.
By PBS NewsHour
In our news wrap Friday, a team of 70 international investigators combed through the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, locating some of the remains of as many as 80 victims. Nearby, fighting raged between pro-Russian rebels and the Ukrainian…
American officials are warning that al-Qaida affiliates in Yemen and Syria are trying to make bombs that current security measures won’t detect. In response, the Department of Homeland Security is calling for tighter airport security. For a closer look at…
By Ken Dilanian, Associated Press and Eileen Sullivan, Associated Press
WASHINGTON -- U.S. intelligence officials are concerned that al-Qaida is trying to develop a new and improved bomb that could go undetected through airport security.
When Alisa Weinstein and her family heard about the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who had been held by Taliban militants in Pakistan for five years, like many others they were relieved and thrilled for his family.
By Larisa Epatko
When Islamic militants swept into Mosul in northern Iraq earlier this month, at least 500,000 people fled the city. Some have since returned, but many others are watching and waiting in the nearby relatively peaceful Kurdish region.
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