US President Barack Obama

Obama: Congress briefed on every drone strike

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says his administration informs Congress about every drone strike America orders. In a national security speech Thursday, Obama said the administration has briefed the appropriate congressional committees about all […]


Barack Obama, over Detainee behind fence at Camp 4, Guantanamo Bay US Naval Base, Cuba. (AP Photo)

Gitmo closure elusive, Obama looks at other steps

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite President Barack Obama’s new vow, closing the Guantanamo Bay prison is still a tough sell in Congress. So the White House may look instead toward smaller steps like transferring some terror […]


Yemeni soldier stands guard on a street in Sanaa, Yemen (AP Photo)

Airstrikes in Yemen kill 6 al-Qaida suspects

SANAA, Yemen (AP) – Yemeni security officials say six al-Qaida suspects have been killed and 12 others wounded in army attacks on militant positions around the country.


Former President Clinton urges religious tolerance

WASHINGTON (AP) – Former President Bill Clinton says the followers of Islam shouldn’t resort to violence when they hear their faith challenged in an increasingly diverse and Internet-connected world. Clinton tells CBS “This Morning” that […]


Arab Winter? Unrest sparks debate on US policy

WASHINGTON (AP) – Has the Arab Winter arrived? It’s a question analysts in Washington are asking as anti-American demonstrations spread across North Africa and the Middle East to protest a video ridiculing Islam. Those skeptical […]


Ryan criticizes Obama's foreign policy leadership (video)

WASHINGTON (AP) – Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan is aggressively criticizing President Barack Obama’s foreign policy leadership and says the U.S. needs “moral clarity and firmness of purpose.” The Wisconsin congressman says Obama has […]


US official: Marine team arrives in Yemen

WASHINGTON (AP) – An elite Marine rapid response team arrived in Yemen’s capital Friday in the wake of violence and protests at the U.S. Embassy, the Pentagon said. Pentagon press secretary George Little said the […]


More violence across the Middle East over film

BEIRUT (AP) – There are more violent protests in the Middle East and elsewhere today stemming from a film that denigrates the Prophet Muhammad. Security officials in Lebanon say a crowd set fire to a […]


Latest developments in Middle East attacks, protests

(AP) — Here’s a look at protests across the Middle East on Thursday, three days after crowds angry over an anti-Muslim film began assaulting a string of U.S. embassies in the region.    YEMEN Hundreds […]


Protesters storm US Embassy in Yemen in new attack

SANAA, Yemen (AP) – Chanting “death to America” and “death to Israel,” hundreds of protesters angered by an anti-Islam film stormed the U.S. Embassy compound in Yemen’s capital and burned the American flag on Thursday, […]


Al-Qaida's No. 2 in Yemen killed in airstrike

SANAA, Yemen (AP) – Yemeni officials say an airstrike has killed al-Qaida’s No. 2 leader in Yemen along with five others traveling with him in one car. The Defense Ministry officials say Monday’s attack killed […]