- Obama Administration Scores Point In Fight To Keep Indefinite Detention Powers
September 18 2012 11:37 AM
A federal judge has halted a recent court ruling that sharply questioned the federal government's power to indefinitely detain terror suspects -- but the issue won't be solved until later this month at the earliest.
Anti-'Innocence of Muslim' Protests Expand, Suspected Filmmaker Nakoula Taken In For Questioning
September 17 2012 11:46 AM
The man suspected to be Sam Bacile, the director behind the anti-Islam film "Innocence of Muslims," Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, was taken in for questioning on Saturday by the L.A. police. Meanwhile, protests in Afghanistan and Jakarta turned violent, and Al-Qaeda called last week's bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens a "great event."
Afghan Protest Over Anti-Muslim Film Turns Violent
September 17 2012 6:32 AM
Hundreds of demonstrators attacked the security personnel and burned cars early Monday during protests in the Afghan capital against an anti-Islamic film that has been creating ripples in the Middle East, North Africa and some parts of Asia.
- Libya - Doomed from Day One
September 17 2012 4:02 AM
People often ask me why the West doesn't attempt a Libya-style intervention in Syria. After all, things are going so well in Libya. Oil production is up. But oil production is merely a mirage, as is security in Libya, which was doomed from the day one PG (post-Gaddafi) because of the way it was "liberated". Last Wednesday, US envoy to Libya Christopher Stevens was killed along with three other American diplomats in a rocket attack on the US consulate in Benghazi.
US, Libya Officials Offer Differing Accounts Of Deadly Benghazi Attack
September 16 2012 4:39 PM
The U.S. says there is no evidence at this point to indicate the attack on the American consulate was premeditated, but Libya suggests it was plotted by foreign extremists.
At Least 14 Dead As Muslim Protests Spread To 20 Countries
September 16 2012 1:54 PM
The protests, ignited over a low-budget American-produced video that denigrates the Prophet Muhammad, have spread across the world from France to Indonesia.
- US Issues Travel Warnings, Trims Embassy Staff In Sudan, Tunisia
September 15 2012 11:08 PM
With American assets having been targeted during demonstrations sweeping the Middle East-North Africa region in recent days, the U.S. State Department issued travel warnings about Sudan and Tunisia on Saturday.
Al Qaeda In Yemen Asks Western Muslims To Get More Involved In Attacks; Says More US Diplomats Should Be Killed Over 'Innocence of Muslims'
September 15 2012 7:23 AM
The Yemen wing of al Qaeda has asked Muslims to kill more U.S. diplomats in Islamic countries, terming the anti-Islam film made in the U.S. as a another chapter in the "crusader wars" against Islam, stated a Reuters report citing a posting on an al Qaeda website.
University Of Texas At Austin Reopens Campus To Students After Bomb Threat
September 14 2012 4:36 PM
After a bomb threat shut down the campus of the University of Texas at Austin Friday mornng, the school began allowing students back onto campus and into buildings later in the day. The campus was evacuated following a call by a man who claimed to have placed bombs around campus.
- UTexas, North Dakota State U Evacuated Friday After Bomb Threats
September 14 2012 1:04 PM
The University of Texas at Austin and North Dakota State University ordered evacuations on Friday because of bomb threats, the schools said.
Bomb Threat Prompts North Dakota State University Campus Evacuation
September 14 2012 12:01 PM
A bomb threat prompted North Dakota State University to order an evacuation of its Fargo, N.D., campus Friday as a similar threat spurred an evacuation order at the University of Texas, Austin.
Univ. Of Texas Bomb Threat Reported, Man Claiming To Be Al-Qaeda Says There 'Bombs All Over Campus'
September 14 2012 11:39 AM
The University of Texas has issued an alert on its Twitter ordering an evacuation "due to threats on campus."
At NYC Vigil For Former Libya Ambassador Stevens, A Syrian Flag And A Muslim Cause
September 14 2012 11:18 AM
A group of Syrian Americans gathered for an emergency vigil on Thursday for U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens, who lost his life in a violent attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi on Tuesday.
Rush Limbaugh: Al Qaeda 'Gave Up' Bin Laden So Obama Would Look Good
September 13 2012 9:28 PM
Rush Limbaugh has an interesting theory about the May 2011 killing of Obama bin Laden. On his radio show Wednesday, the conservative pundit stated that Al Qaeda may have allowed bin Laden to be killed in order to make Barack Obama look good.
Yemen: Anti-Islam Film Is The Least Of This Poverty-Stricken Nation's Many Problems
September 13 2012 1:11 PM
Anger in the Muslim and Arab world over an anti-Islam film produced in America has spread to Yemen, where several hundred protesters stormed the U.S. Embassy in the capital, Sana. Yemen is already dealing with widespread social problems due to food and water shortages, rising extremism and sectarian conflict and political instability following the popular uprising that began in 2011.
Is Mexico’s Brutal Gulf Cartel Finished?
September 13 2012 9:18 AM
Mexico is poised Thursday morning to provide more details about the arrest of Jorge Eduardo Costilla Sanchez, a suspect it believes is one of a dwindling number of key players in the Gulf drug cartel, who was nabbed Wednesday from Mexico's northeastern border state of Tamaulipas.
Al-Qaeda Group Responsible For Libyan Embassy Attack: Report
September 13 2012 8:19 AM
rs of the banned Omar Abdul Rahman Brigades were behind the assault on the Benghazi embassy on Tuesday, using the pretext of an inflammatory online video depicting the Islamic prophet Mohamed to launch the attack which killed Christopher Stevens, according to sources.
Innocence Of Muslims: Protesters Storm US Embassy In Yemen
September 13 2012 5:51 AM
An angry mob protesting against a controversial anti-Islam film stormed the U.S. Embassy compound in Sanaa, Yemen's capital, on Thursday.
WIll The Libyan Attacks Make The U.S. Leery Of Intervening In Syria?
September 12 2012 5:16 PM
The Middle East is looking increasingly unsteady with the attacks in Libya and the protests in Egypt, which may further deter the U.S. from eventually intervening in Syria.
Drones May Play A Role In Hunting Down Libya U.S. Consulate Attackers
September 12 2012 3:38 PM
The U.S. may soon send drones over Libya to help hunt down the perpetrators of the attack on its consulate in Benghazi, which killed four people including Ambassador Christopher Stevens. Whether that means the U.S. will rely on Libyan forces to carry out attacks, or will act on its own, remains highly speculative.