Mullah Abdul Qayyum Zakir, a former Guantánamo detainee, is considered to be the day-to-day leader of the Afghanistan Taliban insurgency. A look at his rise to power based on interviews with more than a dozen current and former associates.
President Obama places a US citizen (and radical Muslim cleric) on a top-secret list for targeted assassination.
As resource-hungry China expands its mining operations in Niger, Tuareg rebels say China enriched a corrupt government at the expense of locals.
Defense attorneys for Guantánamo detainees stand up for due process despite hate mail, threats, and Dick Cheney's daughter.
Saudi Arabia said Wednesday that it had arrested 110 Al Qaeda suspects, about half of them foreigners. The Kingdom said the detained men were plotting suicide attacks on the country's oil installations.
The Supreme Court declined to hear a case on whether federal judges can require the US to give 30 days notice of any plan to move Guantánamo detainees to another country.
Attorney General Eric Holder said the possibility of capturing Osama bin Laden alive is 'infinitesimal.' He spoke in response to sharp questioning Tuesday by House Republicans about prospective risks of some day putting the Al Qaeda leader on trial in a US civilian court.
US Officials say a prison for ‘Gitmo’ detainees will boost rural Thomson, Ill. Don’t count on it.
Is White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel a shrewd tactician or an official who should get the boot? The competing story lines have spun out in the press. Now, his name is also coming up in the mess involving just-resigned Rep. Eric Massa.