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  • Global News Blog Quran burning: What is the respectful way to dispose of Islam's holy book?

    Thousands protested today the burning of Qurans and other religious texts at a US military base in Afghanistan. 

  • Global News Blog NATO's 'improper disposal' of Qurans inflames Afghan protesters (+video)

    More than 1,000 Afghans protested after hearing reports that NATO personnel improperly disposed of some Qurans at a base in Afghanistan.

  • Terrorism & Security Iran sentences American to death for spying

    Iranian-American Mirzaei Hekmati was sentenced to death in Iran today after being accused of spying for the US – a charge leveled against Americans in Iran many times before. 

  • Reforming the Taliban: US aims to teach Afghan fighters new livelihoods

    Reforming the Taliban: US aims to teach Afghan fighters new livelihoods

    A US military-run reintegration effort in Afghanistan aims to teach captured Taliban fighters how to earn a legal living upon release. Critics say the US program is premature and undermines the Afghan government.

  • From Guantánamo to Pakistan: One man shares his story

    From Guantánamo to Pakistan: One man shares his story

    Human rights activists say that 10 years after 9/11, cases of extraordinary rendition such as Islamic scholar Saad Iqbal Madni's remain common because Guantánamo Bay has not been shut down.

  • In Pictures 9/11 10th anniversary

    President Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, former president George W. Bush, and Laura Bush salute the flag during 10th anniversary ceremonies at the National September 11 Memorial at the World Trade Center site in New York on Sept. 11. The 9/11 attacks changed life in the US forever, but 10 years after the devastating hit, New Yorkers have learned to live in a more dangerous world and are ready to move on.

  • Can US and Taliban cut a deal in Afghanistan?

    Can US and Taliban cut a deal in Afghanistan?

    Even before Osama bin Laden's killing, the Taliban were softening their image while the US, Pakistan, and Afghanistan set the stage for talks. Now the US must decide if it's worth years of further military and diplomatic effort to hammer out an agreement.

  • In Pictures F-15 fighter jet

    A USAF F-15 jet fighter maneuvers as another F-15 takes off from the NATO airbase in Aviano, Italy, on March 21. This aircraft, based at Lakenheath, England, later crashed in Libya after what was believed to be a mechanical failure, the US Africa Command said both crew members were safe. One was picked up by a rebel force and the other by a Marine Corps Osprey search and rescue aircraft.

  • Use of extrajudicial rendition in Uganda terror case sparks controversy

    Use of extrajudicial rendition in Uganda terror case sparks controversy

    The ongoing detention of nine Kenyans in Uganda in connection with a July 11 suicide bombing is raising concerns about the use of extrajudicial rendition in Africa as a tool to fight Islamic terrorism.

  • In Pictures Joe Lieberman

    Senator Joe Lieberman (I) from Connecticut is acknowledged at the gala banquet of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee annual policy conference in Washington on Mar. 22, 2010. Lieberman announced on Jan. 19 that he will not run for reelection in 2012.