- Al Qaeda on Sunday released a video of American hostage Warren Weinstein urging the US government to act upon his abductors' terms or else he would be put to death, the Agence-France Presse (AFP) reported. In the video titled A Message from the Prisoner Warren Weinstein to His President, the former USAID worker was seen seated behind a table as he addressed President Obama: My life is in your hands, Mr. President. If you accept the demands, I live;don't accept the demands, t...
- A US drone attack targeting a Taliban militant compound in Pakistan has killed nine people Saturday, Pakistani authorities have alleged.
Best Friends, Worst Enemies: Five Clues To The Power And Influence Of The Haqqani Network In AfghanistanLabeled the Sopranos of the Afghanistan war, the Haqqanis have built themselves from what was once a rebel force bent on removing the Russians in the 1980s into a Mafia-like organization dealing in smuggling, extortion, and assassination.
- A suspected suicide bombing in Pakistan?s remote Bajaur tribal district in the northwest has killed at least 20 people and wounded at least 45, according to reports.
- Newly released correspondence between Osama bin Laden and his top lieutenants illuminate the inner workings of Al Qaeda, touching on topics that include media messaging, the need to unify an increasingly fractured organization and fears that jihadists are alienating other Muslims.
- In a major victory for the US-EU led sanctions on Iran, the Indian government has asked top two importers of Iranian crude to cut their imports by at least 15 percent this year, the Wall Street Journal WSJ reported, quoting industry sources.
- The security pact signed by US President Barack Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai, which defines America's future role in Afghanistan, doesn't rule out the possibility of drone strikes against insurgent targets in Pakistan even after the withdrawal of US troops in 2014, US Ambassador to Afghanistan Ryan Crocker has said.
- Though federal and local law enforcement officials said there are no known threats aimed at New York City in light of Osama bin Laden's death anniversary, New York police are beefing up security measures as a precaution.
- However, no major protests or rallies were expected on Wednesday in Pakistan.
- Adis Medunjanin, a 28-year-old al-Qaida operative, was found guilty Tuesday of plotting a suicide-bomb attack in New York City subways in 2009. The plot has been described by officials as one of the most serious terrorist plots against America since 9/11.
- July wheat was trading 6 3/4 cents lower late in the overnight session. Outside market forces look slightly negative today with some strength in the US dollar and a weaker tone to equity markets. There were 5 deliveries against the May wheat this morning bringing the total for the month to 55. The focus on the potential for a very large US winter wheat crop is beginning to weigh on market sentiment and helped to pressure the market yesterday and again overnight. In fact, on the Kansas Wheat tour...
- President Barack Obama spoke to the nation Tuesday evening during a surprise visit to Afghanistan, confirming that U.S troops will leave by the end of 2014.
- Last May, a 22-year-old Austrian named Maqsood Lodin attempted to smuggle documents from al-Qaeda into Germany. Police in Berlin were suspicious of him after he returned from Pakistan by traveling through Budapest, Hungary and then to Germany. Police were shocked to discover several digital storage devices and memory cards.
- President Barack Obama will address the nation at 7:30 p.m. EDT to announce an agreement with Afghan President Hamid Karzai on the role of U.S. troops in Afghanistan.
- Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney ignored a heckler shouting Mitt Romney you're a racist! while he and New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani criticized Barack Obama for politicizing the killing of Osama bin Laden.
US On Alert For Terrorist Attack: Al-Qaeda May Use Human Bombs To Blow US-Bound Planes On Bin Laden Death AnniversaryUS airport authorities are on alert and taking special caution on the first death anniversary of America?s most wanted fugitive, Osama Bin Laden, the mastermind of Sept.11 terrorist attack on United States.
- Media mogul Arianna Huffington called an Obama 2012 campaign ad with former President Bill Clinton despicable for questioning whether or not GOP rival Mitt Romney would have made the same call President Obama did to capture and kill Osama bin Laden.
- His kidnappers and killers have threatened to release a video they took of Dale?s decapitation.