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Prosecutor urges lifting Guantanamo ban on women guards touching inmate

18 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

By Ian Simpson FORT MEADE, Md. (Reuters) - A Guantanamo Bay military court order that bars female guards from touching an accused al Qaeda commander violates Pentagon sex discrimination guidelines and means inmates could set prison policies, a prosecutor argued Thursday in a hearing on the ban. Show More Summary

Rep. Jared Polis Wants Sen. Marco Rubio Under 24/7 Surveillance

22 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Anti-gay Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) is a huge fan of the federal government's invasive monitoring of private citizens in the name of fighting ISIL, Al Qaeda, and preventing another 9/11. So much so that he wants an permanent extension of...

Senators Question Federal Court Terror Trials While Effective Prosecutions Continue Apace in NYC

As Republicans questioned U.S. Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch at her confirmation hearing in Washington on Wednesday for supporting trials of suspected terrorists in federal court, the trial of alleged al Qaeda leader KhalidShow More Summary

On the Run: General Testifies that Al Qaeda Has Grown "Fourfold" In Last Five Years

Take a bow, Obama. We know you love applause. "AQ and its affiliates exceeds Iran in beginning to dominate multiple countries," retired four-star Gen. Jack Keane testified. Using a term that the Obama administration now eschews, Keane called radical Islam...

WAIT, I THOUGHT AL QAEDA WAS ON THE RUN: General Tells Senators al-Qaeda Has ‘Grown Fourfold in L…

WAIT, I THOUGHT AL QAEDA WAS ON THE RUN: General Tells Senators al-Qaeda Has ‘Grown Fourfold in Last Five Years.’

NBCNews: Bowe Bergdahl, the Deserter, Will Face Charges of Desertion for Deserting His Unit

So glad we gave up five important Al Qaeda terrorists to get Baby Bowe back. The television network, citing senior defense officials, said the charges could come within a week....

U.S. drone attack kills 3 Al Qaeda suspects in Yemen

The missile blew up a vehicle in the central Marib province on Monday, according to local reports.

John Miller, Peter Arnett Testify in Terror Trial

Two high profile former network newsers–former CBS and ABC News correspondent John Miller and former CNN correspondent Peter Arnett–testified Monday in the terror trial of Khaled al-Fawwaz, an accused al Qaeda lieutenant. Miller testified that he met Al-Fawwaz in London in 1998 while attempting to land an interview with Osama bin Laden. Show More Summary

Al Qaeda Prisoner Swap: Was Sleeper Operative Released In Exchange For Americans?

Alleged sleeper Al Qaeda terrorist Ali Saleh Kahlah al-Marri was released as part of a prisoner swap to bring an American couple detained in Qatar home, according to a former U.S. diplomat. The prisoner’s release from a maximum security...Show More Summary

Americans Offered Up in Al Qaeda Swap

4 days agoNews : The Daily Beast

An American couple’s freedom may have come at a steep price: the release of a convicted terrorist from Supermax prison.

America’s Counterterrorism Campaign In Yemen Is 'Paralyzed'

The United States has halted some counter-terrorism operations against al Qaeda militants in Yemen following a takeover of the country by Iran-backed Houthi rebels, U.S. officials said on Friday. The collapse of the U.S.-backed government of Yemen on Thursday has left America's counter-terrorism campaign "paralyzed", two U.S. Show More Summary

Quick comment: Andrew Zammit on Charlie Hebdo, ISIS and al Qaeda

Yesterday I had a brief chat with Monash University terrorism specialist Andrew Zammit. For anyone interested in this topic, Andrew's blog is a must-read, and he is regularly sought out for comment and analysis by our major newspapers. As...Show More Summary

The Forgotten Wars in Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq

There is a terrifying enemy threatening civilians in war-torn Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq. This is another foe besides the Taliban, Al Qaeda, the Syrian regime or ISIS. It's a silent menace that may yet be the most powerful. It is hunger. Show More Summary

Islamic militants celebrate death of Saudi King Abdullah

Al Qaeda and ISIS loyalists slammed the late royal, who worked with the U.S. to root out extremists in the country.

Another Bin Laden Associate on Trial in New York

It's become almost routine -- the prosecutions of alleged al Qaeda operatives and spokespeople, men picked up halfway across the world brought to downtown Manhattan, where they're tried for acts they're alleged to have committed years ago in cahoots with Osama bin Laden. Show More Summary

U.S. Ally in Al Qaeda Fight Quits

Hours after striking a deal with Houthi rebels, the government of U.S. ally Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi quit—leaving the country set to fragment and al Qaeda to gain yet more power.

ISIS competing with al Qaeda in Yemen, gaining ground

The Syria-based terror group ISIS is active and recruiting inside the Middle Eastern state of Yemen, already a hotbed of terrorist activity, CNN has learned. The disturbing information comes from a Yemeni official, who told CNN on Wednesday that ISIS has a presence in at least three provinces in southern and central Yemen, and there […]

Yemen chaos threatens U.S. anti-terror campaign

A pillar of President Barack Obama’s global anti-terrorism strategy is in peril as sectarian chaos consumes Yemen, a vital U.S. ally where chronic instability allows the deadliest surviving al Qaeda franchise to flourish. Iran-backed rebels of the Shiite Houthi sect sparked alarm in Washington after seizing a presidential palace in the volatile Sunni-majority nation, in […]

FAA Safety Workers: Not Working Safely or Safely Not Working?

last weekLifestyle / Travel : Jaunted

There is some scary stuff going on in American airports right now. The terrorist attacks in France understandably put airport security officials on edge, and then Al Qaeda published a bomb recipe for the creation of detection-proof explosives. Show More Summary

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