By EDITH M. LEDERERAssociated Press
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The U.N. Security Council on Thursday authorized military action to wrest northern Mali from the control of al-Qaida-linked extremists but demanded progress first on political reconciliation, elections and training African troops and police
By By SARAH EL DEEB and MAGGIE MICHAELAssociated Press
CAIRO (AP) - Waving swords and clubs, Islamist supporters of Egypt's draft constitution clashed with opponents in the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria on Friday as tempers flared on the eve of the referendum on the disputed charter
By By KIMBERLY DOZIERAP Intelligence Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. counterterrorism officials told lawmakers Thursday that uncooperative or less-than-capable local law enforcement in Libya, Egypt and Tunisia is slowing the search for suspects in the death of the U.S. ambassador and three other
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) - The attorney of a Southern California terror suspect is questioning authorities' handling of his client, who had injuries to his face and head when he was turned over to the FBI by U.S. military officials in Afghanistan.
When Sohiel Omar Kabir arrived in California last
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) - A man suspected of being the ringleader of a plot to kill Americans and bomb U.S. military bases overseas has been returned from Afghanistan, authorities said Wednesday.
American Sohiel Omar Kabir, 34, made his first court appearance Tuesday in the U.S. after he was
By By MATTHEW LEEAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is preparing to designate a Syrian rebel group with alleged ties to al-Qaida as a foreign terrorist organization in a step aimed at blunting the influence of extremists within the Syrian opposition, U.S. officials said
By By BASSEM MROUEAssociated Press
TRIPOLI, Lebanon (AP) - The families of Lebanese men killed in Syria last week say their relatives were more interested in nice clothes and vacations than fighting a civil war. Yet Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime branded them foreign jihadists - and
By By BEN HUBBARDAssociated Press
BEIRUT (AP) - Syria's civil war is closing in on President Bashar Assad's seat of power in Damascus with clashes between government forces and rebels flaring around the city Tuesday, raising fears the capital will become the next major battlefield in
By By BEN HUBBARD and JOHN HEILPRINAssociated Press
BEIRUT (AP) - Fighting between rebels and government forces raged near the Syrian capital Damascus on Monday, forcing an inbound commercial jet to turn back while the U.N. said it was withdrawing staff because of deteriorating security
By JOSEF FEDERMANAssociated Press
JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel and Palestinian militants from the Gaza Strip began indirect talks Monday in Egypt aimed at forging a new era of relations between the bitter enemies following a cease-fire that ended the heaviest fighting in nearly four years.