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    AMINE EL KHALIFI. An artist's courtroom sketch shows Amine El Khalifi, an illegal immigrant from Morocco, as he is brought before a judge in the federal courthouse in Alexandria, Va., on Feb. 17, 2012. El Khalifi, who lives in Alexandria, was arrested near the US Capitol wearing a vest he believed was full of Al Qaeda-supplied explosives and is charged in an attempted suicide bombing of Congress, the Justice Department said. He had been given the gun and the explosives in the suicide vest by the FBI in a sting operation. The explosives and gun had been rendered inoperable and posed no danger to the public.

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  • Boston Marathon bombing: the blame game begins

    Just days after the Boston Marathon bombing, the political maneuvering and blaming have begun. Some lawmakers fault the FBI for not following up on intelligence about one of the alleged bombers. Others want to prosecute the surviving suspect as an enemy combatant.

  • Mumbai sentencing: American gets 35 years, judge calls him 'terrorist'

    David Coleman Headley, a US citizen of Pakistani heritage, conducted surveillance for the Mumbai attackers. In light of his cooperation with investigators, prosecutors did not seek the death penalty.

  • With Al Qaeda weakened, US warns about other Pakistani terror groups

    With Al Qaeda weakened, US warns about other Pakistani terror groups

    While these groups have links with Al Qaeda, the bigger danger to the US is their ability to trigger a major crisis for nuclear-armed Pakistan, including a war with India.

  • Pakistani militants expand abroad, starting in Bangladesh

    Bangladesh has arrested suspected members of Lashkar-e-Taiba. The Pakistani militant group was blamed for the 2008 Mumbai attacks -- and some fear it could target India again and provoke regional tensions.

  • David Headley pleads guilty in 2008 Mumbai terrorist attack

    David Headley pleads guilty in 2008 Mumbai terrorist attack

    US citizen David Headley, who allegedly scouted locations and provided advance support for the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attack, agreed to plead guilty for his role in exchange for avoiding the death penalty.

  • 'Jihad Jane' joins growing list of American terror suspects

    'Jihad Jane' joins growing list of American terror suspects

    Homegrown militants like Jihad Jane are joining the Islamist terror threat to the US. For some, it's as much about social distress as it is about radical ideology.

  • Top 10 American jihadis: Where does Jihad Jane rank on the list?

    Global News Blog Top 10 American jihadis: Where does Jihad Jane rank on the list?

    Pennsylvania woman Colleen LaRose, or 'Jihad Jane,' is only the latest in a string of American-born Muslim extremists, experts say. Here's a Top 10 list.

  • Gallery American Jihadis

    AMINE EL KHALIFI. An artist's courtroom sketch shows Amine El Khalifi, an illegal immigrant from Morocco, as he is brought before a judge in the federal courthouse in Alexandria, Va., on Feb. 17, 2012. El Khalifi, who lives in Alexandria, was arrested near the US Capitol wearing a vest he believed was full of Al Qaeda-supplied explosives and is charged in an attempted suicide bombing of Congress, the Justice Department said. He had been given the gun and the explosives in the suicide vest by the FBI in a sting operation. The explosives and gun had been rendered inoperable and posed no danger to the public.

  • Homegrown terrorism a growing concern for US intelligence

    Homegrown terrorism a growing concern for US intelligence

    Homegrown terrorism is a growing threat, US intelligence chief Dennis Blair said this week. But the number of American Muslims engaged in extremist activity remain small and still largely focused overseas.

  • A US pipeline for jihad in Somalia?

    A US pipeline for jihad in Somalia?

    Somali-American men are returning to their homeland to fight alongside Al Shabab, an insurgent group with ties to Al Qaeda. Some experts think an organized recruiting effort is responsible for luring them back to Somalia.