WASHINGTON (AP) — The CIA thwarted an ambitious plot by al-Qaida's affiliate in Yemen to destroy a U.S.-bound airliner using a bomb with a sophisticated new design around the one-year anniversary of the killing of Osama bin Laden, The Associated Press has learned.
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — An airstrike Sunday killed a top al-Qaida leader on the FBI's most wanted list for his role in the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole warship, Yemeni officials said. The drone attack was carried out by the CIA, U.S. officials said.
TOULOUSE, France (AP) — In a dramatic end to a 32-hour standoff, a masked French SWAT team slipped into the apartment of an Islamist extremist Thursday, sparking a firefight that ended with the suspect jumping out the window and being fatally shot in the head.
Johanna Decorse, Sarah DiLorenzo
, March 22, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) — A 29-year-old Moroccan man, who believed he was working with al-Qaida, was arrested Friday near the U.S. Capitol as he was planning to detonate what he thought was a suicide vest given to him by undercover operatives, officials said.
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A Fargo woman whose son was killed in a terrorist plane bombing for which Moammar Gadhafi's regime accepted responsibility says the world will be a safer place with the death of the Libyan leader.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Two Minnesota women were convicted Thursday of conspiring to funnel money to a terrorist group in Somalia as part of what prosecutors called a "deadly pipeline" sending money and fighters from the U.S. to al-Shabab.
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The killing of U.S.-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaki and another American militant propagandist in a U.S. airstrike Friday wipes out the decisive factor that made al-Qaida's branch in Yemen the most dangerous threat to the United States: its reach into the West.
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials said Thursday they were investigating a detailed al-Qaida car bomb plot aimed at bridges or tunnels in New York City or Washington to coincide with the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, the first tip of an "active plot" targeting that date.
Eileen Sullivan, Kimberly Dozier
, September 08, 2011
A homegrown terrorist set off an explosion that ripped open buildings in the heart of Norway's government Friday, then went to a summer camp dressed as a police officer and gunned down youths as they ran and even swam for their lives, police said Friday.
Osama bin Laden kept a personal journal in which he contemplated how to kill as many Americans as possible, including possible terrorist attacks against Los Angeles, Chicago and Washington, D.C., according to U.S. officials.
Open article for video From a shabby, makeshift office, he ran a global terrorist empire. The world's most wanted man watched newscasts of himself from a tiny television perched atop a rickety old desk cluttered with wires.
Kimberly Dozier, Lolita C. Baldor
, May 07, 2011
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