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  • Illustration by John Camejo for The Washington Times

    CARAFANO: Putting national security at risk

    Washington is about to hand America's enemies - at least the ones who want to do us harm - a gift. It comes in the form of deep, reckless cuts to the defense budget.

  • An artist rendering shows Amine El Khalifi before U.S. District Judge T. Rawles Jones Jr. in federal court in Alexandria, Va., on Feb. 17, 2012. (Associated Press)

    Terror suspect arrested near U.S. Capitol

    A 29-year-old Moroccan man was arrested Friday on accusations he planned to detonate a suicide bomb in the U.S. Capitol before undercover agents thwarted him through a lengthy sting operation, the Department of Justice said.

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    A senior al Qaeda leader in Yemen was killed in a family feud Thursday, and an ensuing gunbattle between his followers and opponents left 16 other militants dead, a security official and tribal elders said.

  • A Syrian rebel looks out after Syrian army tanks enter the northwestern city of Idlib, Syria, on Feb. 14, 2012. (Associated Press)

    U.N. sees possible crimes against humanity in Syria

    U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon accused the Syrian regime of potential crimes against humanity Thursday as activists reported fresh violence in Daraa, the city where the uprising against President Bashar Assad erupted 11 months ago.

  • Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

    U.S. officials tie al Qaeda to Syrian bombings

    Top U.S. intelligence officials told Congress on Thursday that al Qaeda of Iraq was likely behind a series of bombings against the Syrian regime in recent months.

  • **FILE** Thai Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) officials examine Feb. 15, 2012, the damage caused by a blast at the house where suspected bomber Saeid Moradi was staying in Bangkok. Two Iranian suspects arrested in Bangkok after three explosions hit the city were likely planning to attack individuals but did not have the capacity to target large crowds or buildings, Thai police said. (Associated Press)

    Thailand: Iranians planned to attack Israelis

    Three Iranians detained after accidentally setting off explosives in Bangkok were planning to attack Israeli diplomats, Thailand's top policeman said Thursday in the first confirmation by local officials that the group was plotting attacks in Thailand.

  • President Obama and Ambassador Eklil Ahmad Hakimi of Afghanistan are pictured in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (Photo courtesy of www.embassyofafghanistan.org)

    Afghanistan to seek foreign aid

    Afghanistan's government hopes to persuade foreign countries to pledge funds that are key to keeping progress in the country on track, Afghanistan's ambassador to the United States said Wednesday.

  • A Libyan man holds a photo of Col. Moammar Gadhafi, manipulated to show the leader dressed as a woman, in Tripoli, Libya, on Oct. 20, 2011. Libya's information minister said Gadhafi was killed earlier that day when revolutionary forces overwhelmed his hometown of Sirte. (Associated Press)

    Benghazi: Much still to do in Libya one year after Gadhafi's fall

    On the eve of the one-year anniversary of the Feb. 17 revolution, residents here say that while they are thrilled their former dictator is gone, there hasn't been enough of an effort to purge his supporters from the leadership.

  • Government army soldiers on top of an armored personnel carrier patrol a street at the mountain resort town of Zabadani, Syria, near the Lebanese border. A human rights group said Syrian troops "committed a new massacre" near the northwestern town of Jisr al-Shughour, killing 19 people - 11 of them from the same family. The report was impossible to confirm.

    U.N. demands end of attacks in Syria

    U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon accused the Syrian regime of committing "almost certain" crimes against humanity Thursday, as activists reported fresh violence and the arrest of several prominent dissidents, including a U.S.-born blogger.

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