al-Qaida

This is an undated file photo of Hamid Hayat provided by the Hayat family. (AP Photo/Hayat family via Lodi News-Sentinel, File)

Man convicted on terror charges files appeal

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Nine years ago the FBI made a startling announcement: A “sleeper cell” of al-Qaida operatives was uncovered in California’s Central Valley. Following the arrests of five terror suspects, journalists swarmed to […]

07/07/2014

Passengers at the security checkpoint at the Rhein-Main airport in Frankfurt, Germany, Thursday July 3, 2014.  (AP Photo/dpa,Frank Rumpenhorst)

What’s behind the new airport security measures

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is implementing tighter security measures at foreign airports that have direct flights to the U.S. out of concern that al-Qaida is trying to develop a new and improved bomb […]

07/03/2014

FILE - In this June 24, 2014, file photo, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

US asks for more security at some foreign airports

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is calling for tighter security measures at some foreign airports, as intelligence officials are concerned about a new al-Qaida effort to create a bomb that would go undetected through airport […]

07/03/2014

13-year sentence for Garden Grove man who tried to aid al-Qaida

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California man who used Facebook and other Internet communications to connect with al-Qaida and planned to train its fighters in Pakistan was sentenced Monday to 13 years in federal prison […]

06/30/2014

This Aug. 21, 2013 file photo shows a Syrian military soldier holding his AK-47 with a sticker of Syrian President Bashar Assad and Arabic that reads, "Syria is fine," as he stands guard at a check point in Damascus, Syria. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File)

Obama seeks $500M to train, equip Syrian rebels

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is asking Congress for $500 million to train and arm vetted members of the Syrian opposition, as the U.S. grapples for a way to stem a civil war that […]

06/26/2014

In this Nov. 8, 2010 video released by SITE Intelligence Group, Anwar al-Awlaki speaks in a video message posted on radical websites. (AP Photo/SITE Intelligence Group, File)

Secret memo on drone killing released after court fight

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court on Monday released a previously secret memo that provided legal justification for using drones to kill Americans suspected of terrorism overseas. The memo concluded that the killing […]

06/23/2014

File - In this Monday, Oct. 6, 2003 file photo, an oil refinery is seen in the city of Beiji, home to Iraq's largest oil refinery. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev, File)

Iraq fights militants around oil refinery

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi security forces battled insurgents targeting the country’s main oil refinery and said they regained partial control of a city near the Syrian border Wednesday, trying to blunt a weeklong offensive by […]

06/18/2014

Shiite tribal fighters raise their weapons and chant slogans against the al-Qaida-inspired Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in the northwest Baghdad's Shula neighborhood, Iraq, Monday, June 16, 2014. Sunni militants captured a key northern Iraqi town along the highway to Syria early on Monday, compounding the woes of Iraq's Shiite-led government a week after it lost a vast swath of territory to the insurgents in the country's north. (AP Photo/ Karim Kadim)

US forces move into Iraq with security mission

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 300 armed American forces are being positioned in and around Iraq to help secure U.S. assets as President Barack Obama nears a decision on an array of options for combating fast-moving […]

06/17/2014

Shiite tribal fighters raise their weapons and chant slogans against the al-Qaida-inspired Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in the east Baghdad neighborhood of Kamaliya, Iraq, Sunday, June 15, 2014. (AP Photo)

Insurgent threat prompts added security, reassignments at US embassy in Baghdad

WASHINGTON (AP) – The chaos created by the advance of an al-Qaida splinter group in Iraq has prompted the State Department to beef up security at the U.S. embassy in Baghdad. And State Department spokeswoman […]

06/16/2014

A member of the Kenyan security forces walks past the body of one of those who were killed by militants, in the village of Kibaoni just outside the town of Mpeketoni, about 100 kilometers (60 miles) from the Somali border on the coast of Kenya, Monday, June 16, 2014. (AP Photo)

48 Kenyans dead: Witness says gunmen spared Muslims

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) – Dozens of extremists attacked a Kenyan coastal town for hours, killing those who couldn’t answer questions about Islam and those who didn’t know the Somali language, officials and witnesses said Monday. […]

06/16/2014

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