Topic: Osama bin Laden
Defne Bayrak, the Turkish wife of suspected Jordanian double agent Balawi, says she was shocked at the news of his suicide attack. She also said that while in Jordan, he wrote articles for jihad websites.
01/06/2010 05:03 pm
The CIA agents killed in Afghanistan by a suicide bomber must have known the dangers of working with a double agent. Yet a large group gathered in one room to hear him.
01/05/2010 04:32 pm
The closing of the US Embassy in Yemen shows the difficulty of beefing up the American counterterrorist effort in the Arab world’s poorest country.
01/04/2010 02:02 pm
The US is stepping up its efforts in Yemen quietly, giving the country tools and money to comabt terrorism without fanfare. The strategy is the result of lessons learned in Pakistan, in particular.
12/31/2009 12:01 pm
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.
12/30/2009 01:56 pm
With mounting evidence that alleged airplane bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab received his explosives and guidance in Yemen, eyes are turning to the Arab country that has been the source of Al Qaeda-linked attacks in the past.
12/29/2009 03:52 pm
Investigations into where alleged Northwest Airlines bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab got his explosives point toward Yemen and its local Al Qaeda offshoot. Foreign Policy Magazine's latest Failed State Index named Yemen as particularly troubling.
12/28/2009 04:56 pm
The suspected jet bomber, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, says he was trained in Yemen, the lawless land of Al Qaeda affliates. Obama might be able to prevent more suicide bombers with preemptive action in that growing terrorist haven.
12/28/2009 08:55 am
Six children and one wife of Osama Bin Laden have reportedly been living in Iran since fleeing Afghanistan shortly before 9/11. His 17-year-old daughter recently escaped to the embassy of Saudi Arabia, Iran's traditional rival.
12/23/2009 03:11 pm
The Obama administration's announcement Sunday that 12 Guantánamo detainees would be sent to other countries followed news that some detainees would be transferred to an Illinois facility. The president set a Jan. 22, 2010 deadline for closing the Guantánamo Bay prison, but seems unlikely to meet it.
12/21/2009 07:32 pm