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The al Qaeda-affiliated militant group Levant Liberation Committee spearheaded an assault against Syrian government positions last week. (Associated Press)

With ISIS in crosshairs, al Qaeda makes comeback

Al Qaeda is making a comeback in the Middle East and North Africa by expanding its armies and infiltrating new territories, complicating President Trump's priority of destroying the world's other major Salafist Sunni group, the Islamic State. Published April 2, 2017

Oakdale Elementary School is just one polling site in Frederick, Maryland. Conservatives in the county went to court to show that noncitizens were registering, and an investigation found dozens had voted fraudulently in three years. (Associated Press)

Maryland county's count suggests noncitizens voting across U.S.

The debate over noncitizens voting was a hot topic a few years ago in Frederick County, a prosperous Maryland suburb wedged between Washington's urban metropolis and the state's rural western gateway to the rest of America. Published March 19, 2017

Houses in a tiny Yemeni village were damaged in a January 29 U.S. raid that left at least 25 Yemenis and a U.S. Navy SEAL dead, showing how difficult it is to tell who is al Qaeda in a country where the militants are mingled with tribes and are fighting on the same side as the government against the rebels. (Associated Press)

Navy SEALs startled by terrorists' combat readiness in Yemen mission

An after-action review of the deadly SEAL Team 6 raid of a terrorist compound in Yemen shows that the Jan. 29 mission was not compromised, but it also concludes that the enemy was more ready to fight than expected and that women in one building surprised the commandos by firing weapons. Published March 15, 2017

A U.S. soldier prepares to launch a drone with the Iraqi army near Mosul. The military routinely launches spy drones over the Persian Gulf as well as over Iraq and Syria, and now faces challenges of suicide drones and jamming devices developed by Iran. (Associated Press)

Iran deploys jamming device to counter drones

Iran has deployed a new counter-drone weapon -- a rifle-shaped jamming device that the regime says can electronically separate a remotely piloted aircraft from its command pilot and even reprogram it to turn on its owner. Published March 12, 2017

Rep. Chris Coons, Delaware Democrat, accompanied by Sen. Robert Menendez, New Jersey democrat, talks about the Palestinian effort to seek U.N. recognition of statehood, Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) **FILE**

Chris Coons walks back talk of Russia-Trump collusion

Sen. Chris Coons, Delaware Democrat, on Sunday walked back his bombshell declaration about transcripts showing Russia-Trump collusion, saying he had no proof such documents exist and apologizing for any "hyperventilating." Published March 5, 2017

President Donald Trump, accompanied by Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, right, speaks during a meeting on cyber security in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Obama loyalists suspected of 'sabotage' with leak of travel ban report

Trump administration officials believe that a Department of Homeland Security report that undercut the president's position on his travel ban was drafted with the express intent of leaking it to the press, a source close to the department says. Published February 26, 2017