New airport security rules mean travelers from 14 countries including Nigeria and Yemen will be subject to mandatory extra screening – including full-body pat-downs – before they can board a flight to the US.
With a new board, government broadcasters like Voice of America could thrive again.
John Brennan, Obama's top counterterrism aide, offered a strong rebuke of Dick Cheney's criticism and suggested that post-9/11 intelligence-gathering networks still can't bring all the relevant information together.
Due to security threats, the US closed its embassy in Yemen Sunday. The decision points to the strength of Al Qaeda in Yemen – and why the US is stepping up efforts there.
A Danish newspaper is reporting that Denmark's intelligence agency knew that the Somali man who on Friday tried to kill a Danish cartoonist had been held in Kenya for allegedly helping to plot an attack against US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Underscoring the redoubled effort of the US to fight terrorism in Yemen, Gen. David Petraeus visited Yemen Saturday after announcing Friday that the US would double its counterterrorism aid to Yemen from $67 million in 2009.
Responding to critics of what is seen as his measured approach, Obama says the “nation is at war against a far-reaching network of violence and hatred." He calls for national unity.
Yemenis are the largest group of Guantánamo detainees. But key senators want to halt further transfers to Yemen in light of the Chistmas airline attack, which has been linked to Al Qaeda operatives there.
Seven CIA agents and five Canadians were killed Wednesday in two separate incidents in Khost and Kandahar. Where they were killed gives an indication of where fighting will be the toughest in Afghanistan – and why.
The suicide attack was one of the most ambitious of the war, killing seven CIA employees and one Afghan on Wednesday. The attack occurred in Khost Province, near the Pakistan border.