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  • Yemen-Saudi border post comes under fire; al Qaeda suspected in attack that killed two

    Militants struck a border post between Yemen and Saudi Arabia in an attack that left two soldiers and three of the gunmen dead, officials said Saturday.

  • Passengers  queue  at the security checkpoint at the Rhein-Main airport in Frankfurt, Germany, Thursday July 3, 2014.  U.S. intelligence officials are concerned that al-Qaida is trying to develop a new and improved bomb that could go undetected through airport security.  There is no indication that such a bomb has been created or that there's a specific threat to the U.S., but the Obama administration on Wednesday called for tighter security measures at foreign airports that have direct flights to the U.S.  (AP Photo/dpa,Frank Rumpenhorst)

    What's behind the new airport security measures

    The Obama administration is implementing tighter security measures at foreign airports that have direct flights to the U.S. out of concern that al-Qaida is trying to develop a new and improved bomb that could go undetected through airport security.

  • ** FILE ** The entrance to Camp 5 and Camp 6 at the U.S. military's Guantanamo Bay detention center, which President Barack Obama has pledged to close amid opposition in Congress, at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, Cuba, Saturday, June 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Ben Fox)

    Gitmo inmate with hope for 'milk and honey farm' makes release list

    A handful of Guantanamo Bay inmates with shady terrorist-tied pasts — and who were labeled 'forever prisoners' because of their threat levels — have now been placed on release lists, claiming yoga and aspirations to operate a "milk and honey farm" have turned them into peaceful, productive citizens.

  • In this photo provided by Yemen's Defense Ministry, Yemen's army soldiers hold up their weapons at an area seized from al-Qaida in the southeastern province of Shabwa, Yemen, Thursday, May 8, 2014. Yemeni armed forces on Thursday swept al-Qaida fighters out of a district in the country's south, one of the main goals of the major offensive waged by the military the past two weeks, the Defense Ministry said, amid fears of retaliatory attacks which officials say prompted the closure of the US embassy in the capital as a precaution. (AP Photo/Yemen's Defense Ministry)

    Yemen army says kills top al-Qaida militant

    Yemen said Sunday that it killed one of the country's most wanted al-Qaida militants, hours after military officials said anti-terrorism units supported by army troops and US drones launched an attack against hideouts of the group in the mountainous Arhab region north of Sanaa, leaving five militants and six soldiers killed.

  • A Yemeni soldier, left, wears a placard with Arabic writing that reads,"together against the violence and terrorism," as he stands with others during a rally to mark the anniversary of a bomb attack at a parade square that killed Yemeni troops, in Sanaa, Yemen, Wednesday, May 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

    15 militants, 10 soldiers killed in Yemen attack

    Yemeni soldiers killed 15 al-Qaida fighters in fierce fighting with militants who launched a major attack overnight targeting army, security and government buildings in a southern city, authorities said Saturday.

  • FILE - In this April 30, 2004 file photo, Muslim cleric Mustafa Kamel Mustafa arrives with a masked bodyguard to conduct Friday prayers in the street outside the closed Finsbury Park Mosque in London. The 55-year-old Egyptian cleric, who also goes by the alias Abu Hamza al-Masri, was found guilty on Monday, May 19, 2014 in federal court in New York of providing material support to terrorist organizations. (AP Photo/Max Nash, File)

    NY jurors follow facts to London imam's conviction

    Jurors kept emotions about terrorism out of deliberations over the fate of an Egyptian Islamic cleric extradited from London to face terrorism charges, says the jury foreman who announced guilty verdicts.

  • FILE - In this April 30, 2004 file photo, Muslim cleric Mustafa Kamel Mustafa arrives with a masked bodyguard to conduct Friday prayers in the street outside the closed Finsbury Park Mosque in London. The 55-year-old Egyptian cleric, who also goes by the alias Abu Hamza al-Masri, was found guilty on Monday, May 19, 2014 in federal court in New York of providing material support to terrorist organizations. (AP Photo/Max Nash, File)

    London cleric convicted in New York terror trial

    An Egyptian Islamic cleric whose fiery sermons before and after Sept. 11 attracted extremists to his London mosque was convicted Monday by jurors who followed a trail of evidence linking him to a kidnapping in Yemen that killed four hostages and efforts to create an al-Qaida training camp in America.

  • Mastermind behind al Qaeda’s first attack on U.S. now a security official in Yemen

    The man who masterminded al Qaeda's first attack on the United States is now a security official in Yemen.

  • NY prosecutor: London imam lied about terror links

    A prosecutor warned jurors at a terrorism trial Wednesday not to be fooled by the accused man's calm demeanor on the witness stand as he defended himself against charges that he conspired to support al-Qaida and to aid kidnappers in Yemen who took tourists hostage in 1998.

  • A Yemeni soldier checks a vehicle at a checkpoint in a street in Sanaa, Yemen, Monday, May 12, 2014. A suspected U.S. drone strike in southern Yemen killed seveal al-Qaida militants on Monday, military and security officials said. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

    Fighting between Yemen army and al-Qaida kills 42

    Fierce fighting between soldiers and al-Qaida militants in southern Yemen killed at least 42 people Wednesday, as families fled past destroyed homes, burning cars and streets littered with corpses, witnesses and officials said.

  • At NY trial, prosecutor vs. combative London imam

    Confronted by a prosecutor, an Islamic cleric accused of supporting terrorist operations in Yemen and in the United States tried Tuesday to soften his most incendiary statements about the Sept. 11 attacks, Osama bin Laden and a 1998 kidnapping of 16 tourists in Yemen in which four hostages were killed.

  • Yemeni soldiers stand guard on the rooftop of a state security court during a trial of suspected al Qaeda militants in Sanaa, Yemen, on Monday, Jan. 21, 2013. A Yemen security official said an explosion Sunday in the province of Bayda had killed at least 13 suspected al Qaeda militants. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

    U.S. drone strike kills 6 al Qaeda terrorists in Yemen

    A U.S. drone targeted and killed six al Qaeda militants in the southern province of Yemen on Monday — the latest in a string of American-led attacks on the terrorist group that has set down roots in the region, authorities there said.

  • In this photo provided by Yemen's Defense Ministry, Yemeni Defense Minister Mohammad Nasser Ahmad, center left, inspects the troops at areas seized from al-Qaida in the southeastern province of Shabwa, Yemen, Thursday, May 8, 2014. Yemeni armed forces on Thursday swept al-Qaida fighters out of a district in the country's south, one of the main goals of the major offensive waged by the military the past two weeks, the Defense Ministry said, amid fears of retaliatory attacks which officials say prompted the closure of the US embassy in the capital as a precaution. (AP Photo/Yemen's Defense Ministry)

    Yemen: U.S. drone strike kills 6 al-Qaida militants

    A suspected U.S. drone strike in southern Yemen killed six al-Qaida militants on Monday, military and security officials said.

  • Islamic cleric testifies he wanted to aid hostages

    A former London imam told a jury Monday that he tried to help hostages in Yemen in 1998 by urging their captors to let them telephone embassies and their families.

  • In this photo provided by Yemen's Defense Ministry, Yemen's army soldiers hold up their weapons at an area seized from al-Qaida in the southeastern province of Shabwa, Yemen, Thursday, May 8, 2014. Yemeni armed forces on Thursday swept al-Qaida fighters out of a district in the country's south, one of the main goals of the major offensive waged by the military the past two weeks, the Defense Ministry said, amid fears of retaliatory attacks which officials say prompted the closure of the US embassy in the capital as a precaution. (AP Photo/Yemen's Defense Ministry)

    Americans in Yemen shooting were getting haircuts

    One of the two officers at the U.S. Embassy in Yemen who shot and killed a pair of suspected al-Qaida gunmen was getting a haircut at a barbershop when the attempted abduction took place, Yemeni security officials said Sunday.

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