Attacks threaten to undermine Afghan vote

Mar 30, 2014

Attacks threaten to undermine Afghan vote

Taliban militants attacked the main Afghan election commission’s headquarters in Kabul on Saturday, the latest in a series of audacious assaults threatening to scare voters away just a week before Afghans go to the polls. It was the third attack in Kabul in five ...

Taliban militants attack U.S. aid group in Kabul

Mar 29, 2014

Taliban militants attack U.S. aid group in Kabul

Taliban militants attacked an American charity and a nearby day care center Friday, sending foreigners — including women and children — fleeing while Afghan security forces battled the gunmen. An Afghan girl, a driver and all five attackers were killed. The assault is the ...

Bin Laden son-in-law found guilty on U.S. terror charges

Mar 27, 2014

Bin Laden son-in-law found guilty on U.S. terror charges

A New York jury on Wednesday found Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law guilty of conspiracy to kill Americans and supporting terrorists as an impassioned al-Qaida spokesman in 2001-2002. Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, 48, now faces life in a maximum security American prison after a three-week trial, ...

Nuclear summit final statement to highlight IAEA role

Mar 25, 2014

Nuclear summit final statement to highlight IAEA role

The world must construct a system to fight nuclear terror with the world’s atomic watchdog playing a central role, a draft of the Nuclear Security Summit’s final statement says. The draft, of which a final version was to be agreed on later Tuesday by ...

Mar 24, 2014

Islamist group calls for Hollande assassination

A jihadist group repeated its calls for French President Francois Hollande’s assassination in revenge for the European nation’s recent interventions in Africa, terrorist monitoring group SITE said Sunday. The al-Minbar Jihadi Media Network, a militant Islamist web site with ties to al-Qaida, says it ...

Man who lost legs in Boston Marathon bombing gets engaged

Mar 24, 2014

Man who lost legs in Boston Marathon bombing gets engaged

A man who lost his legs in the Boston Marathon bombings and then helped authorities identify the suspects is engaged and an expectant father. Jeff Bauman, 28, and his fiancee, Erin Hurley, 27, said in a recent interview that the baby is due July ...

Images testify to atrocities in Iraq

| Mar 21, 2014

Images testify to atrocities in Iraq

The video shows a male corpse lying in the dirt, one end of a rope tied around his legs, the other fastened to the back of an armored Humvee. Men in Iraqi military uniforms mingle by the vehicle. Someone warns there might be a ...

Two new Taliban attacks in Afghanistan show dangers ahead of vote

Mar 21, 2014

Two new Taliban attacks in Afghanistan show dangers ahead of vote

Four gunmen with pistols stuffed into their socks attacked a luxury hotel frequented by foreigners in Afghanistan’s capital Thursday, just hours after militants killed 11 people in an audacious assault on a police station in eastern Afghanistan. All the assailants were killed in both ...

Bin Laden son-in-law tells U.S. trial of 9/11 cave chat

Mar 20, 2014

Bin Laden son-in-law tells U.S. trial of 9/11 cave chat

Osama bin Laden claimed responsibility for masterminding 9/11 on the night of the attacks, his son-in-law said Wednesday as he unexpectedly testified at his federal trial in New York on terrorism charges. Suleiman Abu Ghaith, who married bin Laden’s daughter Fatima, recounted a dramatic ...

Chechen warlord who threatened Sochi Games reported dead

Mar 19, 2014

Chechen warlord who threatened Sochi Games reported dead

Doku Umarov, a Chechen warlord who had threatened to attack the Sochi Olympics and claimed responsibility for some of Russia’s deadliest terror attacks in recent years, was reported dead on Tuesday by the Islamic militant group he led. One of Russia’s most wanted men, ...