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My son Noah called me last night around 10 PM to tell me the big news - U.S. forces had killed Osama bin Laden. He had hoped that the 10th Mountain Division (his home base while he was in the Army) wa... Posted on 5/2/11 at 9:51 AM
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U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson
U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson provided Republicans an opening to attack him when he said he does not hold town hall meetings in his western Minnesota district because many const... Posted on 7/27/09 at 8:31 AM
Three Iranians detained after accidentally setting off explosives in Bangkok were planning to attack Israeli diplomats, Thailand's top policeman said Thursday in the first confirmation by local officials that the group was plotting attacks in Thailand.
Jocelyn Gecker and Thanyarat Doksone
, February 16, 2012
The capture of the town of Radda expanded already significant territorial conquests by the militants, who have taken advantage of the weak central government and political turmoil roiling the nation for the past year during an anti-regime uprising inspired by Arab Spring revolts.
Ignoring a presidential veto threat, the Democratic-controlled Senate moved methodically today to complete a massive defense bill that would deny suspected terrorists, even U.S. citizens seized within the nation's borders, the right to trial and subject them to indefinite detention.
Supporters of the slain Burhanuddin Rabbani angrily warned today that there is no hope in seeking negotiations, a key policy of President Hamid Karzai that the United States has backed. "How are we supposed to negotiate with these wild devils?" said the governor of northern Balkh province, Atta Mohammad Noor. "We need peace, but peace with who? We want peace with people who know the value of peace."
Airlines are being warned by the government that terrorists are considering surgically hiding bombs inside humans to evade airport security. And as a result, travelers may find themselves subjected to more scrutiny when flying in the heart of summer vacation season, especially to the U.S. from abroad.
A suburban woman who was the live-in caretaker for her boyfriend's elderly father calmly told a U.S. judge Tuesday that she had worked feverishly online under the name "Jihad Jane" to support Islamic terrorists and moved overseas to further her plan to kill a Swedish artist who had offended Muslims.
UPDATED 11:38 A.M. Iraq's dwindling Christian community was grieving and afraid today after militants seized a Baghdad church during evening Mass, held the congregation hostage and triggered a raid by Iraqi security forces. The bloodbath left at least 52 people killed and 67 wounded — nearly everyone inside.
Barbara Surk and Hamid Ahmed
, November 01, 2010
Assailants in Pakistan launched two separate attacks today on vehicles carrying fuel for NATO and American forces in Afghanistan, highlighting the vulnerability of the U.S.-led mission a day after Pakistan closed a major border crossing.
A Taliban suicide bomber detonated a car in an alley behind a police station in a strategically important town in northwestern Pakistan today, killing at least 17 police and civilians in an explosion that shattered the station and neighboring homes.
Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia have stepped up maritime and air patrols in the Malacca Strait after receiving a warning that a terrorist group was planning attacks on oil tankers in the waters, one of the world's busiest shipping lanes.
The Taliban's top military commander has been arrested in a joint CIA-Pakistani operation in Pakistan in a major victory against the insurgents as U.S. troops push into their heartland in southern Afghanistan, officials said today.
ST. PAUL — The state of Minnesota says its agencies have stopped using a Texas company to verify the identities of new employees. Minnesota Public Radio reported that state officials are concerned that some 500 employees’ names, birth dates and Social Security numbers may have been accessible on the company’s Web site.
ISLAMABAD — Five young American men under investigation in Pakistan for alleged terror links had established contact with a Taliban recruiter and have told FBI officials they were on a mission to be martyred, a Pakistani police official said.
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