American tells of meeting bin Laden before 9/11

Mar 7, 2014

American tells of meeting bin Laden before 9/11

An American who trained at an al-Qaida camp in Afghanistan in the spring of 2001 before losing his nerve testified Thursday how he encountered Osama bin Laden and the terrorist group’s spokesman at a safe house — and that bin Laden hinted that a ...

Pakistan to form group to talk directly with Taliban

Mar 7, 2014

Pakistan to form group to talk directly with Taliban

Pakistan on Thursday announced it was setting up a state committee to hold direct talks with the Taliban in a bid to accelerate the peace process. Dialogue aimed at ending the Islamists’ seven-year insurgency, which has claimed thousands of lives, resumed on Wednesday following ...

Bin Laden's son-in-law goes on trial in NYC

Mar 4, 2014

Bin Laden's son-in-law goes on trial in NYC

Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law was introduced to prospective jurors Monday at the start of his trial, in which he faces charges of conspiring to kill Americans and supporting terrorists in his role as al-Qaida’s spokesman after the Sept. 11 attacks. Suleiman Abu Ghaith is ...

Taliban say they discussed Gitmo prisoner exchange with U.S.

Feb 20, 2014

Taliban say they discussed Gitmo prisoner exchange with U.S.

Washington has held indirect talks with the Taliban over the possible transfer of five senior Taliban prisoners from Guantanamo Bay in exchange for a U.S. soldier captured nearly five years ago, a senior Taliban official told The Associated Press. Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, 27, of ...

Sinai blast raises tourism worries

Feb 18, 2014

Sinai blast raises tourism worries

A deadly suicide bombing that hit a bus of South Korean Christians visiting biblical sites in Egypt and Israel has raised fears that Islamic militants in the Sinai Peninsula are turning to target foreign tourists, a potential new blow to a struggling industry vital ...

Email depicts effort to shield bin Laden photos

Feb 11, 2014

Email depicts effort to shield bin Laden photos

A newly released email shows that 11 days after the killing of terrorist leader Osama bin Laden in 2011, the U.S. military’s top special operations officer ordered subordinates to destroy any photographs of the al-Qaida founder’s corpse or turn them over to the CIA. ...

Obama administration weighs drone strike on U.S. suspect

Feb 11, 2014

Obama administration weighs drone strike on U.S. suspect

The case of an American citizen and suspected member of al-Qaida who is planning attacks on U.S. targets overseas underscores the complexities of President Barack Obama's new stricter targeting guidelines for the use of deadly drones.