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Syrian rebels reject U.N. envoy's ceasefire plan

By Dasha Afanasieva ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Syrian rebels dealt a blow to a U.N. envoy's proposal for a ceasefire in the northe…

  • As Iraqis advance on Tikrit, threat of car bombs, mines loom
    As Iraqis advance on Tikrit, threat of car bombs, mines loom 2 hours 59 minutes ago

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi troops and Shiite militias battled the Islamic State group Tuesday south of the militant-held city of Tikrit, though roadside bombs and suicide attacks slowed their advance on Saddam Hussein's hometown. More »

  • Yemen's leader suggests Riyadh for dialogue with rebels 4 hours ago

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's president on Tuesday offered the Saudi capital Riyadh as a possible venue for the resumption of U.N.-sponsored talks with Shiite rebels who have seized Yemen's own capital Sanaa. More »

  • Emwazi Recording: I'm Not An Extremist
    Emwazi Recording: I'm Not An Extremist 4 hours ago

    A recording has emerged of Mohammed Emwazi denying plans to become an extremist in 2009, and condemning the 9/11 and 7/7 attacks. In the clip, released by the CAGE advocacy group, the 26-year-old describes being interviewed by British security officials - and complains about being threatened by MI5. According to Emwazi, he was asked for his views on the terrorist attacks in London and New York, to which he replied: "Innocent people are getting killed. The Londoner told CAGE that despite his condemnation of al Qaeda, his interrogators were still convinced that he was planning to train as a terrorist in Somalia - and had vowed to "keep a close eye" on him. More »

  • Pakistan arrests parents for refusing children's polio vaccinations 7 hours ago

    By Jibran Ahmad PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - Pakistan authorities have arrested hundreds of parents who refuse to vaccinate their children against polio, officials said Tuesday, as community opposition and Taliban threats block efforts to eradicate the crippling disease in one of its last strongholds. Frustrated officials turned to police to deal with parents influenced by some clerics who decry government vaccination campaigns as a tool to weaken Islam, according to Pervez Kamal, director of health for Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa region in the northwest. Pakistan reported 306 polio cases last year, far and away the largest share of the 359 cases worldwide recorded by the Global Eradicate Polio Initiative. Once a common childhood disease, polio - which can cause paralysis and mostly affects children under age five - has declined by 99 percent in the last 25 years with aggressive vaccination campaigns, according to the WHO. More »

  • Nigeria's Boko Haram releases beheading video echoing Islamic State 7 hours ago

    Nigeria's Islamist sect Boko Haram released a video purporting to show it beheading two men, its first online posting using advanced graphics and editing techniques reminiscent of footage from Islamic State. The footage will stoke concerns that Boko Haram, which evolved out of a clerical movement focused on northeast Nigeria, is expanding its scope and seeking inspiration from global militant networks including al Qaeda and Islamic State. Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan has said Boko Haram is allied to both al Qaeda and its offshoot Islamic State, though that has not been confirmed by the group itself. More »

  • Lebanese soldier and militant killed in shootout in north - sources 7 hours ago

    A Lebanese soldier and a wanted militant were killed in an exchange of gunfire in northern Lebanon on Tuesday, security sources and a medic said. The militant, Abdulrahman Tamar, was wanted in connection with several days of fighting with the army last October in the northern city of Tripoli and surrounding areas including the village of Bhanin, where he was killed on Tuesday. More »

  • Insight - Nigeria stalls Chad, aims to beat Boko Haram before election
    Insight - Nigeria stalls Chad, aims to beat Boko Haram before election 7 hours ago

    By Daniel Flynn and Bate Felix N'DJAMENA/YAOUNDE (Reuters) - When battle-hardened Chadian troops overran a Boko Haram camp in northern Nigeria last week, they wanted to press deep into territory controlled by the Islamist group but Nigeria refused to let them. Having defeated al Qaeda in Mali two years ago, Chad's military believes it could finish off Boko Haram alone. In a country proud to be a major African power, it would be an embarrassment to President Goodluck Jonathan as he seeks reelection for a smaller nation to tackle Nigeria's security problems, diplomats say. In their forward base in the town of Gambaru on the Nigeria-Cameroon border, Chadian soldiers displayed dozens of guns seized from Boko Haram and a burnt-out armoured vehicle painted with black and white Arabic script. More »

  • British spies 'threatened Emwazi'
    British spies 'threatened Emwazi' 8 hours ago

    A recording believed to be of the extremist known as "Jihadi John" has emerged in which he talks of being threatened by British security services. More »

  • Accused al Qaeda operative wrote in code about UK bomb plot - U.S.
    Accused al Qaeda operative wrote in code about UK bomb plot - U.S. 12 hours ago

    By Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Pakistani man used a code in which women's names substituted for bomb materials when he would email with al Qaeda about a plot to kill hundreds of people in England in 2009, a U.S. prosecutor said on Monday. Abid Naseer sent an al Qaeda operative emails with stilted language about women and a wedding, but the emails were actually about a planned car bombing, prosecutor Zainab Ahmad told jurors at the close of a federal trial in Brooklyn, New York. The emails contained women's names like Huma and Nadia in place of bomb making materials starting with the same letter, such as hydrogen peroxide and nitrate, she said.     "They're so coded that they're half gibberish," yet they reflected Nasser's intent to carry out an attack on al Qaeda's behalf, Ahmad said in her closing argument. More »

  • Official: Man on terror most-wanted list detained in Somalia
    Official: Man on terror most-wanted list detained in Somalia 14 hours ago

    McLEAN, Va. (AP) — A former taxi driver from Northern Virginia who was recently placed on the FBI's list of most-wanted terrorists has been captured in Somalia, a U.S. law enforcement official said Monday. More »

  • Feds: Man well on his way to becoming terrorist before sting 15 hours ago

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A man accused of plotting a suicide bomb attack at a Kansas airport was "well on his way" to becoming a violent terrorist before authorities began investigating him, federal prosecutors argued Monday. More »

  • Exclusive - Obama says Iran must halt key nuclear work for at least a decad …
    Exclusive - Obama says Iran must halt key nuclear work for at least a decad … 16 hours ago

    By Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Iran must commit to a verifiable freeze of at least 10 years on sensitive nuclear activity for a landmark atomic deal to be reached, but the odds are still against sealing a final agreement, U.S. President Barack Obama told Reuters on Monday. Interviewed at the White House, Obama moved to dial back tensions over Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's planned speech to Congress on Tuesday opposing the Iran deal, saying it was a distraction that would not be "permanently destructive" to U.S. Israeli ties. Talks between major powers and Iran to restrict Tehran's nuclear capabilities in exchange for an easing of sanctions have reached a critical stage ahead of an end of March deadline for a framework deal and a June 30 date for a final agreement. More »

  • Man accused of al-Qaida plot tells US jury he's no terrorist 17 hours ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — A Pakistani man who's acting as his own attorney at a U.S. terror trial told a jury in closing arguments Monday that he was busy chasing women on the Internet at the time of his arrest — not plotting death and destruction at a busy British shopping mall. More »

  • Gunmen kill brother of Alawite politician in Lebanon
    Gunmen kill brother of Alawite politician in Lebanon 18 hours ago

    Gunmen killed a brother of the founder of Lebanon's main Alawite party in an attack in the country's north on Monday, security sources and a spokesman for the party said. More »

  • U.S. spy chief says 40 Americans who went to Syria have returned 19 hours ago

    About 180 Americans have travelled to Syria to join Islamist militants and around 40 of them have returned to the United States, the U.S. National Intelligence director, James Clapper, said on Monday.     Clapper said not all those who went to Syria, where Islamic State militants and other factions are fighting each other and the forces of President Bashar al-Assad, had engaged in the Islamist campaign. Some might have been aid workers, he said.      The United States and its allies believe that more than 20,000 foreign fighters from more than 90 countries have gone to Syria. More »

  • AP EXCLUSIVE: Ex-Guantanamo detainees struggle in Uruguay
    AP EXCLUSIVE: Ex-Guantanamo detainees struggle in Uruguay 20 hours ago

    MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Every day during the 12½ years he was imprisoned in Guantanamo Bay as a suspected al-Qaida operative, Adel bin Muhammad El Ouerghi dreamed of freedom. More »

  • 'Bomber Plotted To Target Easter Shoppers'
    'Bomber Plotted To Target Easter Shoppers' 20 hours ago

    Lawyers prosecuting a man accused of plotting to blow up Manchester's Arndale shopping centre have told a court he "was giving life to al Qaeda's words with blood". Abid Naseer is on trial in New York accused of playing a major part in a global terror plot to launch coordinated attacks in Manhattan, Manchester and Copenhagen in 2009. In her closing arguments, lead prosecutor Zainab Ahmad said that the 28-year-old was going to use a car bomb or bombs in Manchester "and watch people die". During the trial US government lawyers have accused Naseer of using coded language to communicate with senior al Qaeda handlers about his plan, the same handlers who were supervising the New York and Copenhagen plots. More »

  • Saudi diplomat taken by al-Qaida in Yemen free after 3 years
    Saudi diplomat taken by al-Qaida in Yemen free after 3 years 21 hours ago

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A Saudi diplomat abducted by suspected al-Qaida militants in Yemen has been freed after nearly three years in captivity and has returned home to Riyadh, the kingdom said Monday. More »

  • Latest Charlie Hebdo takes dig at far-right party's makeover
    Latest Charlie Hebdo takes dig at far-right party's makeover 21 hours ago

    The latest issue of Charlie Hebdo -- the satirical weekly which has become the top-selling newspaper in France since its offices were attacked by Islamist gunmen in January -- takes a dig at the country's far-right National Front. More »

  • US envoy to Yemen says Hadi 'legitimate' president
    US envoy to Yemen says Hadi 'legitimate' president 22 hours ago

    The US envoy to Yemen threw his support behind President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi after talks in the southern port city of Aden on Monday, saying he remains the "legitimate" leader. More »

  • Saudi diplomat held by Qaeda in Yemen freed
    Saudi diplomat held by Qaeda in Yemen freed 23 hours ago

    A Saudi diplomat kidnapped in Yemen almost three years ago and handed to Al-Qaeda has been freed and returned to the kingdom, the interior ministry said Monday. More »

  • PM vows to tackle terror threat
    PM vows to tackle terror threat 23 hours ago

    David Cameron has insisted he will do "whatever it takes" to protect the UK from terrorists as the Government faced further questions over how the extremist known as "Jihadi John" was able to travel to Syria. More »

  • Why is ISIS threatening Twitter employees with 'lions'?
    Why is ISIS threatening Twitter employees with 'lions'? 23 hours ago

    The Islamic State is not happy with Twitter. On Sunday, supporters of the extremist militant group called for the death of company employees in response to Twitter’s blocking of social media accounts associated with the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, Buzzfeed reported. “We told you from the beginning it’s not your war, but you didn’t get it and kept closing our accounts on Twitter, but we always come back,” the post continued. Social media has been a vital tool for ISIS propaganda and recruitment since at least June, when the militants’ campaign of terror began in Iraq and Syria. More »

  • U.S. ambassador meets Yemen's Hadi in Aden
    U.S. ambassador meets Yemen's Hadi in Aden Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    By Mohammed Ghobari SANAA (Reuters) - The U.S. ambassador to Yemen visited President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi in Aden on Sunday, their first public meeting since Washington closed its embassy in Sanaa last month after Houthis took full control there. Hadi has resumed official duties from southern Yemen's main city, where he fled last month after Houthi fighters put him under house arrest in Sanaa when they stormed his private residence and the presidency compound in January. Washington has been worried over a deepening crisis in Yemen after the Iranian-backed Shi'ite Muslim Houthi group overran Sanaa last September and sidelined Hadi's government. More »

  • US ambassador to Yemen meets country's embattled president
    US ambassador to Yemen meets country's embattled president Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to Yemen visited the country's embattled president Monday in the southern port city of Aden, where Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi has set up base after fleeing house arrest at the hands of Shiite rebels in the capital, Sanaa. More »

  • With newfound swagger, Turkey's Erdogan seeks to expand his influence Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    When Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas visited Ankara, Turkey, in January, an extraordinary sight awaited him – and not just the enormous new palace of his host. On the grand staircase of the 1,150-room complex, which dwarfs both the Kremlin and Versailles, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan greeted him flanked by 16 warriors dressed in period garb, supposedly representing 16 Turkic dynasties dating back to ancient times. Like the enormous palace, they illustrate the increasingly eccentric figure Turkey’s leader is cutting on the world stage, as well as his vaunting ambition. His rhetoric often invokes Turkey’s imperial heritage, especially the Ottoman Empire, which once ruled North Africa, the Middle East, and much of Southeast Europe. More »

  • New drone strike kills 3 Qaeda suspects in Yemen
    New drone strike kills 3 Qaeda suspects in Yemen Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    An overnight drone strike killed three suspected Al-Qaeda militants in Yemen, a country where the United States is the only power operating the unmanned aircraft, a tribal source said Monday. More »

  • Saudi consul released after three years as hostage in Yemen Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    RIYADH (Reuters) - A Saudi Arabian diplomat returned to Riyadh on Monday after he was released by kidnappers in Yemen where he spent three years as a hostage, the kingdom's Interior Ministry said in a statement carried by state media. Abdullah al-Khalidi, Saudi Arabia's consul in Aden, was seized in March 2012 and later appeared as a hostage in videos released by al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) calling on the Saudi authorities to do more to free him. (Reporting by Angus McDowall, editing by Sami Aboudi/Jeremy Gaunt) More »

  • Afghan army takes on Taliban in first solo offensive
    Afghan army takes on Taliban in first solo offensive Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Afghan army is waging its largest-ever solo offensive against the Taliban, hoping to strike a decisive blow ahead of the spring fighting season and prove it can rout the insurgents without the aid of U.S. and NATO combat troops. More »

  • Emwazi 'Best Employee We Had', Says Ex-Boss
    Emwazi 'Best Employee We Had', Says Ex-Boss Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    The former boss of the Briton identified in reports as the sadistic Islamic State killer "Jihadi John" has said he was "the best employee we ever had". Mohammed Emwazi was "very good with people" and was "calm and decent", according to the head of an IT firm in Kuwait, which hired the then 21-year-old as a salesman. More »

  • Philippine army seizes Muslim rebel bomb factory as peace plan flounders Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    Philippine soldiers have seized a Muslim rebel base and bomb factory in the south, a spokesman said on Monday, as a shaky peace process with the largest Muslim rebel group presents President Benigno Aquino's with his toughest political test. Howitzer batteries pounded positions of the splinter Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) on the southern island of Mindanao, near where 44 police commandos were killed in January. The army launched an offensive against the splinter group two weeks ago, a potential spoiler in the government's peace process with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). More »

  • Drone attack in Yemen kills suspected al Qaeda militants - sources Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    A drone attack killed two suspected al Qaeda militants in the southern Yemeni province of Shaw on Monday, local residents told Reuters, the latest in a series of strikes in the country gripped by political turmoil. The attack targeted militants travelling in a vehicle in the Rikhwa region of Shabwa province, residents said. At least six drone strikes have been conducted in Yemen so far this year, killing at least 20 people. In the last attack last week, four suspected al Qaeda militants were killed in Shabwa, local Yemeni security officials told Reuters. More »

  • Australia bars travel to Mosul ahead of planned offensive Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    By Matt Siegel SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia on Monday barred its citizens from travelling to Mosul in northern Iraq, in a push to combat what the government calls growing radicalisation among young Australian Muslims, some of whom have fought overseas with militant groups. The announcement by Foreign Minster Julie Bishop comes ahead of a planned offensive, perhaps as soon as April or May, to retake Mosul with a contingent of U.S.-trained Iraqi and Kurdish force of 20,000 to 25,000. It is the second time Australia has used a tough new law barring overseas travel to specific areas, following a ban on the province of Raqqa in Syria, a key strategic hub for Islamic State. More »

  • Outspoken Indian preacher wins Saudi prize for service to Islam
    Outspoken Indian preacher wins Saudi prize for service to Islam Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    An Indian television preacher who has called the 9/11 attacks an "inside job," received one of Saudi Arabia's most prestigious prizes on Sunday, for "service to Islam." More »

  • Killer of US teacher in Abu Dhabi referred to court
    Killer of US teacher in Abu Dhabi referred to court Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    An Emirati woman has been referred to court on charges of murdering one American in an Abu Dhabi mall and attempting to kill another at his home, officials said Sunday. More »

  • In this image made from video, smoke rises from an explosion as Iraqi forces, Shiite militiamen and Sunni tribal fighters battle Islamic State militants for control of Tikrit, Iraq, Tuesday, March 3, 2015. Backed by Shiite militias and Sunni tribal fighters as well as Iranian advisers, the government forces made little progress on the second day of a large-scale military operation to recapture Tikrit, which fell to the Islamic State group last summer, two local officials said. (AP Photo via AP video)
    As Iraqis advance on Tikrit, threat … Associated Press - 2 hours 59 minutes ago

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi troops and Shiite militias battled the Islamic State group Tuesday south of the militant-held city of Tikrit, though roadside bombs and suicide attacks … More »As Iraqis advance on Tikrit, threat …

    In this image made from video, smoke rises from an explosion as Iraqi forces, Shiite militiamen and Sunni tribal fighters battle Islamic State militants for control of Tikrit, Iraq, Tuesday, March 3, 2015. Backed by Shiite militias and Sunni tribal fighters as well as Iranian advisers, the government forces made little progress on the second day of a large-scale military operation to recapture Tikrit, which fell to the Islamic State group last summer, two local officials said. (AP Photo via AP video)

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi troops and Shiite militias battled the Islamic State group Tuesday south of the militant-held city of Tikrit, though roadside bombs and suicide attacks slowed their advance on Saddam Hussein's hometown.

  • Yemen's leader suggests Riyadh for … Associated Press - 4 hours ago

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's president on Tuesday offered the Saudi capital Riyadh as a possible venue for the resumption of U.N.-sponsored talks with Shiite rebels … More »Yemen's leader suggests Riyadh for …

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's president on Tuesday offered the Saudi capital Riyadh as a possible venue for the resumption of U.N.-sponsored talks with Shiite rebels who have seized Yemen's own capital Sanaa.

  • Emwazi Recording: I'm Not An Ex … Sky News - 4 hours ago

    A recording has emerged of Mohammed Emwazi denying plans to become an extremist in 2009, and condemning the 9/11 and 7/7 attacks. In the clip, released by the CAGE advocacy … More »Emwazi Recording: I'm Not An Ex …

    A recording has emerged of Mohammed Emwazi denying plans to become an extremist in 2009, and condemning the 9/11 and 7/7 attacks. In the clip, released by the CAGE advocacy group, the 26-year-old describes being interviewed by British security officials - and complains about being threatened by MI5. According to Emwazi, …

  • Pakistan arrests parents for refusing … Reuters - 7 hours ago

    By Jibran Ahmad PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - Pakistan authorities have arrested hundreds of parents who refuse to vaccinate their children against polio, officials … More »Pakistan arrests parents for refusing …

    By Jibran Ahmad PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - Pakistan authorities have arrested hundreds of parents who refuse to vaccinate their children against polio, officials said Tuesday, as community opposition and Taliban threats block efforts to eradicate the crippling disease in one of its last strongholds. Frustrated officials …

  • Nigeria's Boko Haram releases beheading … Reuters - 7 hours ago

    Nigeria's Islamist sect Boko Haram released a video purporting to show it beheading two men, its first online posting using advanced graphics and editing techniques reminiscent … More »Nigeria's Boko Haram releases beheading …

    Nigeria's Islamist sect Boko Haram released a video purporting to show it beheading two men, its first online posting using advanced graphics and editing techniques reminiscent of footage from Islamic State. The footage will stoke concerns that Boko Haram, which evolved out of a clerical movement focused on northeast Nigeria, …

  • Lebanese soldier and militant killed … Reuters - 7 hours ago

    A Lebanese soldier and a wanted militant were killed in an exchange of gunfire in northern Lebanon on Tuesday, security sources and a medic said. The militant, Abdulrahman … More »Lebanese soldier and militant killed …

    A Lebanese soldier and a wanted militant were killed in an exchange of gunfire in northern Lebanon on Tuesday, security sources and a medic said. The militant, Abdulrahman Tamar, was wanted in connection with several days of fighting with the army last October in the northern city of Tripoli and surrounding areas including …

  • Chadian soldiers drive to the front line during battle against insurgent group Boko Haram in Gambaru
    Insight - Nigeria stalls Chad, aims … Reuters - 7 hours ago

    By Daniel Flynn and Bate Felix N'DJAMENA/YAOUNDE (Reuters) - When battle-hardened Chadian troops overran a Boko Haram camp in northern Nigeria last week, they wanted … More »Insight - Nigeria stalls Chad, aims …

    Chadian soldiers drive to the front line during battle against insurgent group Boko Haram in Gambaru

    By Daniel Flynn and Bate Felix N'DJAMENA/YAOUNDE (Reuters) - When battle-hardened Chadian troops overran a Boko Haram camp in northern Nigeria last week, they wanted to press deep into territory controlled by the Islamist group but Nigeria refused to let them. Having defeated al Qaeda in Mali two years ago, Chad's military …

  • The extremist known as Jihadi John claims British spies warned him they were 'keeping an eye on' him
    British spies 'threatened Emwaz … Press Association - 8 hours ago

    A recording believed to be of the extremist known as "Jihadi John" has emerged in which he talks of being threatened by British security services. More »British spies 'threatened Emwaz …

    The extremist known as Jihadi John claims British spies warned him they were 'keeping an eye on' him

    A recording believed to be of the extremist known as "Jihadi John" has emerged in which he talks of being threatened by British security services.

  • Abid Naseer is seen in a courtroom sketch as he pleads not guilty to terrorism charges in New York
    Accused al Qaeda operative wrote in … Reuters - 12 hours ago

    By Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Pakistani man used a code in which women's names substituted for bomb materials when he would email with al Qaeda about a plot … More »Accused al Qaeda operative wrote in …

    Abid Naseer is seen in a courtroom sketch as he pleads not guilty to terrorism charges in New York

    By Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Pakistani man used a code in which women's names substituted for bomb materials when he would email with al Qaeda about a plot to kill hundreds of people in England in 2009, a U.S. prosecutor said on Monday. Abid Naseer sent an al Qaeda operative emails with stilted language about …

  • This Most Wanted flyer provided by the FBI shows Liban Haji Mohamed. A U.S. law enforcement official says the former taxi driver from northern Virginia, included on the FBI's list of most-wanted terrorists, has been detained in Somalia and is currently in Somali custody. (AP Photo/FBI)
    Official: Man on terror most-wanted … Associated Press - 14 hours ago

    McLEAN, Va. (AP) — A former taxi driver from Northern Virginia who was recently placed on the FBI's list of most-wanted terrorists has been captured in Somalia, a … More »Official: Man on terror most-wanted …

    This Most Wanted flyer provided by the FBI shows Liban Haji Mohamed. A U.S. law enforcement official says the former taxi driver from northern Virginia, included on the FBI's list of most-wanted terrorists, has been detained in Somalia and is currently in Somali custody. (AP Photo/FBI)

    McLEAN, Va. (AP) — A former taxi driver from Northern Virginia who was recently placed on the FBI's list of most-wanted terrorists has been captured in Somalia, a U.S. law enforcement official said Monday.

  • Feds: Man well on his way to becoming … Associated Press - 15 hours ago

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A man accused of plotting a suicide bomb attack at a Kansas airport was "well on his way" to becoming a violent terrorist before authorities … More »Feds: Man well on his way to becoming …

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A man accused of plotting a suicide bomb attack at a Kansas airport was "well on his way" to becoming a violent terrorist before authorities began investigating him, federal prosecutors argued Monday.

  • U.S. President Obama speaks during an interview with Reuters at the White House in Washington
    Exclusive - Obama says Iran must halt … Reuters - 16 hours ago

    By Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Iran must commit to a verifiable freeze of at least 10 years on sensitive nuclear activity for a landmark atomic deal to be reached, … More »Exclusive - Obama says Iran must halt …

    U.S. President Obama speaks during an interview with Reuters at the White House in Washington

    By Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Iran must commit to a verifiable freeze of at least 10 years on sensitive nuclear activity for a landmark atomic deal to be reached, but the odds are still against sealing a final agreement, U.S. President Barack Obama told Reuters on Monday. Interviewed at the White House, Obama moved …

  • Man accused of al-Qaida plot tells US … Associated Press - 17 hours ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — A Pakistani man who's acting as his own attorney at a U.S. terror trial told a jury in closing arguments Monday that he was busy chasing women on … More »Man accused of al-Qaida plot tells US …

    NEW YORK (AP) — A Pakistani man who's acting as his own attorney at a U.S. terror trial told a jury in closing arguments Monday that he was busy chasing women on the Internet at the time of his arrest — not plotting death and destruction at a busy British shopping mall.

  • The brother of Lebanon's Arab Democratic Party founder Ali Eid and uncle of current party leader Rifaat Eid, whose portrait is seen here in Tripoli on August 23, 2012, was shot and killed in northern Lebanon
    Gunmen kill brother of Alawite politician … AFP - 18 hours ago

    Gunmen killed a brother of the founder of Lebanon's main Alawite party in an attack in the country's north on Monday, security sources and a spokesman for the … More »Gunmen kill brother of Alawite politician …

    The brother of Lebanon's Arab Democratic Party founder Ali Eid and uncle of current party leader Rifaat Eid, whose portrait is seen here in Tripoli on August 23, 2012, was shot and killed in northern Lebanon

    Gunmen killed a brother of the founder of Lebanon's main Alawite party in an attack in the country's north on Monday, security sources and a spokesman for the party said.

  • U.S. spy chief says 40 Americans who … Reuters - 19 hours ago

    About 180 Americans have travelled to Syria to join Islamist militants and around 40 of them have returned to the United States, the U.S. National Intelligence director, … More »U.S. spy chief says 40 Americans who …

    About 180 Americans have travelled to Syria to join Islamist militants and around 40 of them have returned to the United States, the U.S. National Intelligence director, James Clapper, said on Monday.     Clapper said not all those who went to Syria, where Islamic State militants and other factions are fighting each other …

  • In this Feb. 25, 2015 photo, Adel bin Muhammad El Ouerghi, from Tunisia, chops parsley in the home he shares with five other former Guantanamo detainees in Montevideo, Uruguay. El Ouerghi said he wants to open an Arab restaurant that would serve shwarma, kebobs and other traditional Middle Eastern foods, which he hasn't found in Montevideo. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico)
    AP EXCLUSIVE: Ex-Guantanamo detainees … Associated Press - 20 hours ago

    MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Every day during the 12½ years he was imprisoned in Guantanamo Bay as a suspected al-Qaida operative, Adel bin Muhammad El Ouerghi dreamed … More »AP EXCLUSIVE: Ex-Guantanamo detainees …

    In this Feb. 25, 2015 photo, Adel bin Muhammad El Ouerghi, from Tunisia, chops parsley in the home he shares with five other former Guantanamo detainees in Montevideo, Uruguay. El Ouerghi said he wants to open an Arab restaurant that would serve shwarma, kebobs and other traditional Middle Eastern foods, which he hasn't found in Montevideo. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico)

    MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Every day during the 12½ years he was imprisoned in Guantanamo Bay as a suspected al-Qaida operative, Adel bin Muhammad El Ouerghi dreamed of freedom.

  • 'Bomber Plotted To Target Easter Shoppers'
    'Bomber Plotted To Target Easter … Sky News - 20 hours ago

    Lawyers prosecuting a man accused of plotting to blow up Manchester's Arndale shopping centre have told a court he "was giving life to al Qaeda's words with blood".  … More »'Bomber Plotted To Target Easter …

    'Bomber Plotted To Target Easter Shoppers'

    Lawyers prosecuting a man accused of plotting to blow up Manchester's Arndale shopping centre have told a court he "was giving life to al Qaeda's words with blood". Abid Naseer is on trial in New York accused of playing a major part in a global terror plot to launch coordinated attacks in Manhattan, Manchester and Copenhagen …

  • In this photo provided by the Saudi Press Agency, Saudi Arabia's Deputy Crown Prince and Interior Minister Mohammed bin Nayef bin Abdelaziz Al Saud, right, welcomes Saudi diplomat Abdullah al-Khaldi upon his arrival to King Khaled airport in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Monday, March 2, 2015. Al-Khaldi, who was abducted in March 2012 in front of his home in Aden, where he worked as the deputy consul at the Saudi mission,  has been freed after nearly three years in captivity, the kingdom said Monday. A statement from the Saudi Interior Ministry said the diplomat was released through efforts made by the kingdom's intelligence agency, but provided no further details. (AP Photo/SPA)
    Saudi diplomat taken by al-Qaida in … Associated Press - 21 hours ago

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A Saudi diplomat abducted by suspected al-Qaida militants in Yemen has been freed after nearly three years in captivity and has returned home … More »Saudi diplomat taken by al-Qaida in …

    In this photo provided by the Saudi Press Agency, Saudi Arabia's Deputy Crown Prince and Interior Minister Mohammed bin Nayef bin Abdelaziz Al Saud, right, welcomes Saudi diplomat Abdullah al-Khaldi upon his arrival to King Khaled airport in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Monday, March 2, 2015. Al-Khaldi, who was abducted in March 2012 in front of his home in Aden, where he worked as the deputy consul at the Saudi mission,  has been freed after nearly three years in captivity, the kingdom said Monday. A statement from the Saudi Interior Ministry said the diplomat was released through efforts made by the kingdom's intelligence agency, but provided no further details. (AP Photo/SPA)

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A Saudi diplomat abducted by suspected al-Qaida militants in Yemen has been freed after nearly three years in captivity and has returned home to Riyadh, the kingdom said Monday.

  • People wait outside a newsagents in Paris on January 14, 2015 as the latest edition of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo goes on sale
    Latest Charlie Hebdo takes dig at far-right … AFP - 21 hours ago

    The latest issue of Charlie Hebdo -- the satirical weekly which has become the top-selling newspaper in France since its offices were attacked by Islamist gunmen in January … More »Latest Charlie Hebdo takes dig at far-right …

    People wait outside a newsagents in Paris on January 14, 2015 as the latest edition of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo goes on sale

    The latest issue of Charlie Hebdo -- the satirical weekly which has become the top-selling newspaper in France since its offices were attacked by Islamist gunmen in January -- takes a dig at the country's far-right National Front.

  • Handout picture by Yemeni Presidency on March 2, 2015, shows President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi (L) standing with American ambassador to Yemen Matthew Tueller (R) during a press conference in Aden
    US envoy to Yemen says Hadi 'legitimate' … AFP - 22 hours ago

    The US envoy to Yemen threw his support behind President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi after talks in the southern port city of Aden on Monday, saying he remains the "legitimate" … More »US envoy to Yemen says Hadi 'legitimate' …

    Handout picture by Yemeni Presidency on March 2, 2015, shows President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi (L) standing with American ambassador to Yemen Matthew Tueller (R) during a press conference in Aden

    The US envoy to Yemen threw his support behind President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi after talks in the southern port city of Aden on Monday, saying he remains the "legitimate" leader.

  • Saudi diplomat Abdullah al-Khalidi was kidnapped in 2012, with his captors demanding a $20 million ransom for his release
    Saudi diplomat held by Qaeda in Yemen … AFP - 23 hours ago

    A Saudi diplomat kidnapped in Yemen almost three years ago and handed to Al-Qaeda has been freed and returned to the kingdom, the interior ministry said Monday. More »Saudi diplomat held by Qaeda in Yemen …

    Saudi diplomat Abdullah al-Khalidi was kidnapped in 2012, with his captors demanding a $20 million ransom for his release

    A Saudi diplomat kidnapped in Yemen almost three years ago and handed to Al-Qaeda has been freed and returned to the kingdom, the interior ministry said Monday.

  • The British extremist known by the nickname 'Jihadi John', as MI5 officers have reportedly questioned former teachers of Briton Mohammed Emwazi.
    PM vows to tackle terror threat Press Association - 23 hours ago

    David Cameron has insisted he will do "whatever it takes" to protect the UK from terrorists as the Government faced further questions over how the extremist … More »PM vows to tackle terror threat

    The British extremist known by the nickname 'Jihadi John', as MI5 officers have reportedly questioned former teachers of Briton Mohammed Emwazi.

    David Cameron has insisted he will do "whatever it takes" to protect the UK from terrorists as the Government faced further questions over how the extremist known as "Jihadi John" was able to travel to Syria.

  • ISIS calling for death of Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey
    Why is ISIS threatening Twitter employees … Christian Science Monitor - 23 hours ago

    The Islamic State is not happy with Twitter. On Sunday, supporters of the extremist militant group called for the death of company employees in response to Twitter’s … More »Why is ISIS threatening Twitter employees …

    ISIS calling for death of Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey

    The Islamic State is not happy with Twitter. On Sunday, supporters of the extremist militant group called for the death of company employees in response to Twitter’s blocking of social media accounts associated with the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, Buzzfeed reported. “We told you from the beginning it’s not your …

  • Yemen's President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi talks with U.S. ambassador to Yemen Matthew H. Tueller during a meeting in the southern port city of Aden
    U.S. ambassador meets Yemen's Hadi … Reuters - Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    By Mohammed Ghobari SANAA (Reuters) - The U.S. ambassador to Yemen visited President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi in Aden on Sunday, their first public meeting since Washington … More »U.S. ambassador meets Yemen's Hadi …

    Yemen's President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi talks with U.S. ambassador to Yemen Matthew H. Tueller during a meeting in the southern port city of Aden

    By Mohammed Ghobari SANAA (Reuters) - The U.S. ambassador to Yemen visited President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi in Aden on Sunday, their first public meeting since Washington closed its embassy in Sanaa last month after Houthis took full control there. Hadi has resumed official duties from southern Yemen's main city, where …

  • Yemeni airport, security and transportation officials greet a plane from the Iranian private airline, Mahan Air after it lands at the international airport in Sanaa, Yemen, Sunday, March 1, 2015. The first direct flight from Iran to the rebel-held Yemeni capital arrived, Sunday, an Airbus 310 carrying Iranians including aid workers from the Iranian Red Crescent as Yemen's Shiite rebels formalize ties with the regional Shiite powerhouse. The rebels, who overran the capital, Sanaa, last September, are widely believed to have support from Iran, a claim they frequently denied. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)
    US ambassador to Yemen meets country's … Associated Press - Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to Yemen visited the country's embattled president Monday in the southern port city of Aden, where Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi … More »US ambassador to Yemen meets country's …

    Yemeni airport, security and transportation officials greet a plane from the Iranian private airline, Mahan Air after it lands at the international airport in Sanaa, Yemen, Sunday, March 1, 2015. The first direct flight from Iran to the rebel-held Yemeni capital arrived, Sunday, an Airbus 310 carrying Iranians including aid workers from the Iranian Red Crescent as Yemen's Shiite rebels formalize ties with the regional Shiite powerhouse. The rebels, who overran the capital, Sanaa, last September, are widely believed to have support from Iran, a claim they frequently denied. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to Yemen visited the country's embattled president Monday in the southern port city of Aden, where Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi has set up base after fleeing house arrest at the hands of Shiite rebels in the capital, Sanaa.

  • With newfound swagger, Turkey's … Christian Science Monitor - Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    When Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas visited Ankara, Turkey, in January, an extraordinary sight awaited him – and not just the enormous new palace of his host. On the grand staircase of the 1,150-room complex, which dwarfs both the Kremlin and Versailles, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan greeted him flanked by 16 warriors …

  • The United States has described the Yemen-based 'Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) as the deadliest branch of the global extremist network

    An overnight drone strike killed three suspected Al-Qaeda militants in Yemen, a country where the United States is the only power operating the unmanned aircraft, a tribal source said Monday.

  • RIYADH (Reuters) - A Saudi Arabian diplomat returned to Riyadh on Monday after he was released by kidnappers in Yemen where he spent three years as a hostage, the kingdom's Interior Ministry said in a statement carried by state media. Abdullah al-Khalidi, Saudi Arabia's consul in Aden, was seized in March 2012 and …

  • Afghan army takes on Taliban in first … Associated Press - Mon, Mar 2, 2015
    In this Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015 photo, Afghans carry an injured boy at an emergency hospital in Helmand province, south of Kabul, Afghanistan. The Afghan army is waging its largest-ever solo offensive against the Taliban, hoping to strike a decisive blow ahead of the spring fighting season and prove it can route the insurgents without the aid of U.S. and NATO combat troops. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani heads to Washington later in March, 2015, where he is expected to seek enhanced U.S. military backup, particularly air support. (AP Photo/Abdul Khaliq)

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Afghan army is waging its largest-ever solo offensive against the Taliban, hoping to strike a decisive blow ahead of the spring fighting season and prove it can rout the insurgents without the aid of U.S. and NATO combat troops.

  • Emwazi 'Best Employee We Had', … Sky News - Mon, Mar 2, 2015
    Emwazi 'Best Employee We Had', Says Ex-Boss

    The former boss of the Briton identified in reports as the sadistic Islamic State killer "Jihadi John" has said he was "the best employee we ever had". Mohammed Emwazi was "very good with people" and was "calm and decent", according to the head of an IT firm in Kuwait, which hired the then 21-year-old as a salesman.

  • Philippine army seizes Muslim rebel … Reuters - Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    Philippine soldiers have seized a Muslim rebel base and bomb factory in the south, a spokesman said on Monday, as a shaky peace process with the largest Muslim rebel group presents President Benigno Aquino's with his toughest political test. Howitzer batteries pounded positions of the splinter Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom …

  • A drone attack killed two suspected al Qaeda militants in the southern Yemeni province of Shaw on Monday, local residents told Reuters, the latest in a series of strikes in the country gripped by political turmoil. The attack targeted militants travelling in a vehicle in the Rikhwa region of Shabwa province, residents …

  • By Matt Siegel SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia on Monday barred its citizens from travelling to Mosul in northern Iraq, in a push to combat what the government calls growing radicalisation among young Australian Muslims, some of whom have fought overseas with militant groups. The announcement by Foreign Minster Julie Bishop …

  • An Indian television preacher who has called the 9/11 attacks an "inside job," received one of Saudi Arabia's most prestigious prizes on Sunday, for "service to Islam," during a ceremony at a luxury Riyadh hotel, city of Riyadh seen here

    An Indian television preacher who has called the 9/11 attacks an "inside job," received one of Saudi Arabia's most prestigious prizes on Sunday, for "service to Islam."

  • An Emirati woman has been referred to court on charges of murdering one American in an Abu Dhabi mall, general view of Abu Dhabi seen here, and attempting to kill another at his home, officials said Sunday

    An Emirati woman has been referred to court on charges of murdering one American in an Abu Dhabi mall and attempting to kill another at his home, officials said Sunday.