Air Force officers leave as Air Force One prepares to take-off during a rainstorm at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., on Jan. 17 as President Barack Obama travels to Massachusetts to campaign for Senate Democratic candidate and Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley.
Briton Paul Chambers says he was only venting when he wrote on Twitter that he might blow an airport "sky-high." He's the first person arrested in Britain for a tweet, and he's banned for life from his local airport.
Washington has promised to increase development assistance to Yemen to about $63 million this year, but that's dwarfed by Saudi Arabia's pledge of $1.25 billion for its poor, unstable neighbor.
At congressional hearings Wednesday on Fort Hood, House Armed Services Committee Republicans said Islamic extremism is the ‘800 pound gorilla’ in the room.
The Nigerian who allegedly tried to blow up a Detroit-bound airliner reportedly trained in Yemen with Al Qaeda, but the regional offshoot of Al Qaeda appears to have no ties with rebels and secessionists challenging Yemen’s central government.
Ahmed al-Misri, a prominent member of President Saleh’s ruling party, says he doesn’t have enough weapons, soldiers, or aerial support to target Al Qaeda militants in his Abyan province.
Less ideological than Bush, Barack Obama pursues a more traditional approach to foreign affairs, marked by a narrower definition of US interests.
Scott Brown has used healthcare reform and homeland security to his advantage in Massachusetts. Martha Coakley’s campaign, meanwhile, has been widely criticized for complacency.