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  • 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.

  • Gallery Top 10 longest-serving leaders

    HUN SEN: 25 years, 2 months. Cambodia’s prime minister was thrust into power in January 1985, making the 33-year-old the youngest prime minister in the world. The former Khmer Rouge cadre’s journey from communist leader to elected head of government spans 25 years of civil war and a massive UN-administered transition to democracy. His government is one of the world's most corrupt and is widely accused of pillaging the country's natural resources.

  • Opinion What happens after Guantánamo?

    President Obama must ensure that US detention is a tactical necessity, not a strategic liability.

  • After Taliban Baradar arrest, does Bin Laden matter?

    After Taliban Baradar arrest, does Bin Laden matter?

    Pakistan announced the arrest of the most senior Afghanistan Taliban commander since 2001, Taliban number 2 Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar. With growing intelligence cooperation between the US and Pakistan, could Osama bin Laden be next?

  • Terrorism & Security Yemen marks cease-fire with Houthi rebels

    A cease-fire between the Yemen government and Houthi rebels aims to end a six-year conflict and refocus efforts on fighting Al Qaeda's growing presence.

  • No 'failed states'

    A Christian Science perspective.

  • Official says top Al Qaeda leader in Somalia killed

    Official says top Al Qaeda leader in Somalia killed

    The weak transitional government of Somalia claimed Tuesday that its forces killed Amar Ibrahim, a leader of Al Qaeda in Somalia and the Islamist group Al Shabab.

  • Will Yemen rebels accept a fresh cease-fire plan?

    Terrorism & Security Will Yemen rebels accept a fresh cease-fire plan?

    Yemen's government – under pressure from the US to focus on Al Qaeda-linked groups operating within its borders – is stepping up efforts to solve a separate pressing issue: five years' worth of fighting with Shiite rebels.

  • Opinion Yemen doesn't have to be the next failed terrorist state

    Not if President Obama partners with Saudi King Abdullah for an urgent rebuilding effort.

  • Holder letter: why we read Christmas Day bomber his rights

    Holder letter: why we read Christmas Day bomber his rights

    In a letter to Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell, Attorney General Eric Holder defended his decision to treat the Christmas Day bomber as a criminal defendant, not an enemy combatant.