NEWS & ANALYSIS

Top Al Qaeda Commander Killed in Pakistan

Al Qaeda has confirmed the death of one of its leading commanders in an apparent American airstrike in Pakistan's lawless tribal region.

Al Qaeda in Iraq's Chief May Have Left Iraq for Afghanistan

Intelligence reports and al Qaeda in Iraq leaders say the terrorist organization's chief, Abu Ayyub al-Masri, has left Iraq for Afghanistan. Whether that signals the jihad's defeat in Iraq is being debated by the U.S. military, the Sunni insurgency, and Iraqi intelligence.

Ideological and Theological Divisions Harm al Qaeda, Experts Say

Recent jihadist critiques of al Qaeda's tactics and ideology have harmed the terrorist organization's reputation and credibility among radical Islamists.

Upheaval in Nigerian Oil Region is a Fresh Challenge to Government

Nigerian rebels go on rampage, kidnapping oil workers and blowing up pipelines. Government control over the Niger Delta is slipping fast and oil workers are at risk.

Al Qaeda Recruits Europeans and Americans for Attack Against Israel, Israeli Intelligence Reports

Intelligence officials fear the international terrorist organization will establish ties with local terrorist groups.

China Denies It Stole British Official's BlackBerry

The Times (of London) reports that the BlackBerry was stolen by a female Chinese intelligence agent after the British official brought her back to his hotel after meeting her in a nightclub.

Ahead of Olympics, Security Measures Create Gloomy Atmosphere in Beijing

The Communist state warns that the Olympic Games is under the shadow of an "unsurpassed" terrorist threat.

Venezuela's Chávez No Terrorist

Senior U.S. official describes how the U.S. should respond to a softening in Venezuela's anti-U.S. rhetoric

Gunmen Killed Outside U.S. Consulate in Istanbul

Authorities trying to establish identity and motive of attackers.

Mercenary Jailed in Failed Coup Plot

Bungled coup leader pays a high price for failure.
 




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