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Topic - Abu Yahya Al-Libi
A North Korean agency has announced it is considering delaying a long-range rocket launch this month that would commemorate the first anniversary of the death of longtime leader Kim Jong-il and violate international law.
A U.S. drone strike has killed a senior al Qaeda leader in Pakistan's tribal region near the Afghan border, Pakistani intelligence officials said, in the latest blow to the Islamic militant network.
In recent weeks, President Barack Obama has frequently proclaimed success against al Qaeda.
The attacks in Benghazi and Cairo were the result of massive intelligence failure at the top levels of government. There were many indications that extremists were targeting U.S. diplomats in Libya and Egypt months before this year's Sept. 11 attacks. These deadly plans had nothing to do with a low-budget, anti-Islamic film. The Obama administration simply failed to connect the dots.
Mitt Romney hammered the Obama administration Wednesday for not immediately condemning the violent mobs that stormed U.S. diplomatic posts in the Middle East and left four Americans dead, including the ambassador to Libya.
The tragic events that took place in Libya and Egypt this week were the inevitable consequences of weak U.S. leadership. America and the world cannot afford four more such years.
U.S. and Libyan officials launched investigations Wednesday into a deadly nighttime attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, trying to determine whether it was a premeditated assault by Muslim militants or a mob enraged by a U.S.-produced film that derides Islam's Prophet Muhammad.
A U.S. official was killed and others injured when an armed mob attacked the U.S. Consulate in Libya's eastern port city of Benghazi on Tuesday.
In the Pakistani tribal regions that harbor al Qaeda and a caldron of other jihadist groups, Islamic militants from Central Asia, China, Turkey and even Germany are growing in number, eclipsing Arabs and possibly raising new challenges not just for the U.S., but for Europe, Russia and China, say intelligence officials, analysts and residents of the area.
A key House Republican this week stepped up pressure on the Obama administration for its weak public response to the growing threat posed by China's military buildup.
A U.S. drone strike has killed a top al Qaeda operative, and the White House said Tuesday that the terrorist group was left with "no clear successor."
A U.S. drone strike has killed one of the most senior al Qaeda operatives, and the White House said Tuesday the terrorist group was left with "no clear successor."
A U.S. drone strike has killed al Qaeda's second-in-command, an American official said Tuesday, a significant blow to the terror network that has lost a string of top leaders since the death of Osama bin Laden last year.
Pakistan has evidence that al Qaeda's second in command was in a house hit by a U.S. drone strike in the country's northwest tribal region, but it is unclear whether he was killed, intelligence officials said Tuesday.
In letters from his last hideout, Osama bin Laden fretted about dysfunction in his terrorist network and crumbling trust from Muslims he wished to incite against their government and the West.
He said it "puts additional pressure" on al Qaeda's leader, Ayman al-Zawahri, "to try to manage the group in an effective way."
Al-Libi did survive a previous strike, said the Taliban chief, speaking on condition of anonymity for fear of being targeted by the Pakistani army.