A suspected U.S. drone strike killed nine militants in Pakistan's tribal region on Sunday, the second such attack in 24 hours in the region, a local government official said.
A suspected U.S. drone strike in Pakistan killed two militants in Pakistan's tribal region on Saturday, a local government official said.
A suspected U.S. drone strike killed at least two militants Saturday morning in Pakistan's tribal region, a local official said.
The Yemeni government blamed an affiliate of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula on Tuesday for a massive suicide bombing that killed more than 100 soldiers a day earlier.
Government troops in southern Yemen on Sunday attacked al Qaeda hideouts, killing two dozen suspected militants in the latest push to clear the area of the terror organization, local security officials said.
A man who volunteered as a suicide bomber for a terrorist group intent on blowing up a U.S.-bound plane was working instead as an intelligence agent for Saudi Arabia, The New York Times reported Tuesday, citing American and foreign officials.
The U.S. says it's foiled a plan by al Qaeda to blow up a U.S. bound flight. CNN's NIc Robertson explains.
For the first time, the general public will be able to see a number of the 6,000-plus documents seized in last year's raid on Osama bin Laden's compound.
CNN's Matthew Chance takes a look at the cult of bin Laden, and how al Qaeda is faring a year since his killing
Nearly a year after commandos killed Osama bin Laden at a compound northern Pakistan, U.S. officials "still have work to do" in order to defeat al Qaeda, a top counterterrorism official said Sunday.
John Brennan, who removed his clothes during a TSA screening, explains his frustrations with security procedure.
John Brennan says he did not go to the Portland International Airport intending to get naked.
Yemen's vice president called Saturday for presidential elections to be held in February, state media reported.
A heavy security presence permeated lower Manhattan on Sunday, the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, as authorities continued their search for possible plotters of another terrorist strike.
The nation's capital is blanketed with increased security in anticipation of the 9/11 anniversary.
Tribesmen intent on ending the regime of President Ali Abdullah Saleh fought Friday with government forces, resulting in at least four deaths in the city of Taiz, according to medical staff in Freedom Square.
President Ali Abdullah Saleh will return to his country Sunday, a homecoming that also marks the 33rd anniversary of his rule, a senior ruling party official said Wednesday.
Five Yemeni civilians were killed and 18 others were injured Tuesday in government air raids just outside Sanaa, tribal leaders and eyewitnesses said.
Supporters of Yemen's embattled president converged overnight Monday on a central square in Hodeidah and killed an anti-government protester and injured more than 150 others, according to witnesses and a medical team member.
Yemen's embattled president, still recovering from a violent attack last month, met with a top U.S. counterterrorism official in Saudi Arabia Sunday.
A U.S. Army general Wednesday approved a possible death penalty in the future military trial of Maj. Nidal Hasan, the American Muslim accused of killing 13 people at Fort Hood, Texas, in 2009.
Many people were killed in a shooting rampage at Fort Hood. CNN's Ed Lavendera reports in 2009.
A new U.S. counterterrorism strategy released Wednesday focuses on the ability of al Qaeda and its network to inspire people in the United States to attack the homeland, said John Brennan, White House counterterrorism adviser.
Yemen's political leadership has resolved the hurdles for a regionally-brokered deal that would lead to the departure of the president, a senior Yemeni official told CNN.
The head of the Gulf Cooperation Council has left Yemen without securing an agreement by which President Ali Abdullah Saleh would hand over power to the opposition, officials said Wednesday.
The raid on Osama bin Laden's compound was meticulously orchestrated by the White House. CNN's Ed Henry reports.
As special-operations military troops prepared for a firefight about 7,000 miles away, President Barack Obama entered a room in the Washington area early in the afternoon on Sunday to follow along.
U.S. intelligence officers are digging through a cache of computer equipment and data taken in the raid that killed Osama bin Laden in hopes it will yield leads on other al Qaeda leaders and plots, according to American officials.
CNN's Anderson Cooper speaks to Gary Berntsen and Fran Townsend about the information found during the bin Laden raid.
Osama bin Laden was buried at sea from the deck of a U.S. aircraft carrier because there was no alternative to bury him on land within the 24 hours required by Islamic law, President Barack Obama's homeland security and counterterrorism adviser said Monday.
A nearly decade-long manhunt for the mastermind of the worst terrorist attacks on U.S. soil ended north of Pakistan's capital Monday as American commandos killed al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in a pre-dawn firefight.
CNN's Drew Griffin reports on the chain of events that lead up to the death of Osama bin Laden.
Every day before 8 a.m. Hawaiian time, President Barack Obama gets an extensive briefing about all of the national security threats that have been bubbling around the world overnight while he's been vacationing.
President Obama plays golf at the Mid-Pacific Country Club in Kailua, Hawaii.
Yemen is embarking on a major initiative in its war on terror and plans to build four new branches for the country's elite counterterrorism units next year, a spokesman for the country's American embassy said on Saturday.
News of 12 terror-related arrests in Britain sped across the 24/7 cycle Monday. But the U.S. director of national intelligence, James R. Clapper Jr., somehow missed it.
Director of Intelligence James Clapper makes a humiliating gaffe on national television. Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports.
A top White House official said Wednesday that the federal government is stepping up its national security efforts to prevent potential terrorist attacks during the height of the holiday season.
The administration's top counterterrorism adviser said Friday that the al Qaeda group based in Yemen poses a greater threat to Americans than Osama bin Laden's group based in Pakistan.
U.S. security is "particularly vigilant" to terror threats over the holidays, the president's counterterrorism adviser said Friday, striking a confident note that the United States is ready.
A declassified document made public Tuesday showed that up to 25% of all former detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, subsequently engaged in terrorism or insurgency, but the percentage is much lower for those transferred under the Obama administration.
Among the volumes of diplomatic communications released by WikiLeaks are frank observations about the character of world leaders, their quirks and their weaknesses.
CNN's Candy Crowley talks to Deputy National Security Advisor John Brennan about the discovery of explosives on a plane.
Explosive devices in cargo packages addressed to Chicago, Illinois, destinations appear to have been designed to detonate on their own, without someone having to set them off, the top White House counterterrorism official told CNN on Sunday.
Saudi Arabia played a key role in providing intelligence that led to the interception of suspicious packages in at least two locations abroad that were bound for the United States -- including the packages' tracking numbers -- officials said Friday.
CNN's Nic Robertson profiles alleged terrorist mastermind Anwar al-Awlaki.
U.S. officials say that al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, a fairly new arm of the umbrella terrorist organization, is behind an apparent plot to send explosive devices to U.S. destinations via cargo planes.
President Obama plans to nominate retired Air Force Lt. Gen. James Clapper to be the new director of national intelligence, a senior U.S. defense official confirmed to CNN Friday.
Now that Dennis Blair has packed his bags after 16 months as the nation's chief intelligence officer, finding a new director to lead the 16 agencies of the intelligence community is turning out to be a tough sell.
When the Obama administration unveils its National Security Strategy Thursday, it will be the first time a president explicitly recognizes the threat posed to the country by radicalized individuals at home.
Pakistani officials have detained a 10th person in connection with the investigation into the failed May 1 car bombing of New York's Times Square, a Pakistani intelligence source told CNN Tuesday.
U.S. intelligence officials believe the Pakistani Taliban are actively plotting a new terrorist attack.
GOP Rep. Peter Hoekstra talks about the investigation into the failed Times Square bombing.
Homeland Security Advisor John Brennan says the Times Square bombing suspect was likely working with the Taliban.
When Times Square suspect Faisal Shahzad last traveled to Pakistan, he was looking for help from the Pakistani Taliban in carrying out a bomb attack, a senior administration official said Monday.
The man charged in the failed Times Square bombing was working with the Taliban movement in Pakistan, the U.S. attorney general said Sunday.
The president's top counterterrorism adviser says there is indisputable evidence that dozens of terrorist groups have sought weapons of mass destruction. But a U.S. intelligence official who is not authorized to speak for attribution said although al Qaeda clearly wants a nuclear weapons capability, it hasn't gotten very far.
Ukraine announces it will get rid of its highly enriched uranium within the next two years.
Republicans have accelerated their attacks on President Obama's performance on national security. A few weeks ago, House Republican Minority Leader John Boehner accused the White House of having a "pre-September 11" mentality.
A leading Republican senator is calling for the ouster of President Obama's chief counterterrorism adviser, the latest salvo in a political fight over the handling of the failed Christmas Day bombing suspect.
President Obama outlined Thursday the intelligence and other government failures leading up to the botched December 25 terror bombing of a U.S.-bound jetliner.
President Obama says his administration is working to prevent terror attacks and discusses the Christmas plane attack.
President Obama enters 2010 facing many of the problems he vowed to confront during his first year, along with a handful of new responsibilities.
CNN's Suzanne Malveaux on what is on the president's agenda after returning from vacation in Hawaii.
Homeland Sec. and Counterterror Adviser John Brennan talks about measures taken to ensure safety of U.S. diplomats in Yemen.
Threats by al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula against targets in Yemen prompted the closure of the U.S. and British embassies there Sunday, officials said.
Homeland Security Adviser John Brennan discusses intelligence regarding a failed bomb plot.
Human error and system lapses, rather than deliberate concealing of information, allowed a terror suspect with explosives to board a U.S.-bound airplane on Christmas Day, President Obama's terrorism czar said Sunday.
Gen. David Petraeus, head of the U.S. Central Command, met with Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh on Saturday in Yemen, according to a senior U.S. government source.
CNN's Mohammed Jamjoom reports on U.S. commander's meeting with Ali Abdullah Saleh.
President Obama's top counterterrorism adviser Thursday vowed the U.S. would defeat al Qaeda and declared the president has urged him to be more aggressive in destroying the terrorist organization.
Our executive producer said it all, "All those people who told me that news never happens on Sunday mornings are out of their minds." Yes, there was plenty of criticism and controversy on the Sunday talk shows -- and a fair amount of news was made -- but the most important story broke after the usual pundits and politicians had had their say.
The Senate on Thursday night confirmed Leon Panetta as CIA director by unanimous consent.
The Senate Intelligence Committee voted unanimously Wednesday to send the nomination of Leon Panetta as CIA director to the full Senate for confirmation.
President-elect Barack Obama on Friday announced Leon Panetta as his pick for CIA director and retired Adm. Dennis Blair for director of national intelligence.
President-elect Barack Obama has selected Leon Panetta as CIA director and Dennis Blair as director of national intelligence.
Leon Panetta is an impressive man with many laudable achievements to his credit.
Several officials close to President-elect Barack Obama's transition tell CNN that Defense Secretary Robert Gates is expected to stay on the job for at least the first year of the new administration.
The CEO of a company whose employee is accused of improperly looking at the passport files of presidential candidates is a consultant to the Barack Obama campaign, a source said Saturday.
CNN's Zain Verjee reports that other presidential candidate's passport files have been improperly viewed.
Two senators Sunday called for the Justice Department and Congress to investigate how the security of three presidential candidates' passport files was compromised.
CNN's Kate Bolduan reports on newly revealed connections between passport contractors and Obama and Clinton campaigns.
The U.S. government Tuesday increased its 2004 estimate of terrorist attacks worldwide to 3,192 from 651 after changing to a broader definition of terrorism.
The fight against international terrorism remains "formidable" for the United States and its allies, with 651 significant attacks taking 1,900 lives worldwide last year, according to two U.S. government reports released Wednesday.
The U.S. government restated its 2003 accounting of terrorist attacks Tuesday, reporting a sharp increase in the number of significant attacks and more than doubling its initial count of those killed.
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