A day after an airstrike killed a senior al Qaeda operative in southern Yemen, militants attacked two government military posts in the region, killing 26 soldiers and taking 16 hostage, officials said.
The name of Abd aI-Rahim Hussein Mohammed Abdu al Nashiri -- a suspect in the 2000 USS Cole bombing -- was hardly spoken during the first day of pretrial hearings in his case. Most of the discussion and testimony revolved around the matter of attorney-client privilege.
The suspected mastermind behind the bombing of the USS Cole -- the 2000 attack that took the lives of 17 American sailors -- stepped into public view Wednesday inside a military commission courtroom at the U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay Cuba.
Lawyers for a terror suspect detained at Guantanamo -- linked by authorities to the bombing of the USS Cole -- say his waterboarding and other mistreatment plus delays in his case should force the government to halt his pending military trial and possible death sentence.
Yemeni-American cleric and militant Anwar al-Awlaki appeared in a new video message Saturday, saying that Islam is in "severe need for guidance in these dark situations" and that the religion is "exposed to fateful dangers."
The second edition of an online al Qaeda magazine has surfaced with frank essays, creatively designed imagery and ominous terror tips such as using a pickup truck as a weapon and shooting up a crowded restaurant in Washington.
It's sometimes said that the '00s opened with a Pearl Harbor and ended with a Great Crash. Yet this dramatic decade still lacks even a name. The Forties had big bands and a bigger war, the Sixties protests and hippies, the Seventies "malaise." But what do we call the decade just ending?
Facing a potential backlash over his administration's policies for handling terror-suspect detainees, President Obama met privately Friday with 40 family members of victims of both the October 2000 USS Cole bombing and the September 11 attacks.
A military judge Thursday refused to delay proceedings against the accused mastermind of the bombing of the destroyer USS Cole despite President Obama's call for a temporary halt to trials of suspected terrorists.
The U.S. military will seek the death penalty against Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, making him the first person charged in the United States for the attack on the USS Cole, an Air Force general said Monday.
Yemen authorities thwarted attempts by suicide bombers to blow up two oil facilities with explosive-laden cars, killing both attackers Friday, an official Yemeni source said, according to the state-run Saba news agency.
As I stood talking into a camera on a remote airstrip in Kandahar, a Predator drone circled the sky, putting me into its sights with its high-precision cameras -- and just a trigger away from being turned into the charred remains of a Hellfire missile.
Soccer balls, broomsticks and pieces of a broken fan were used to dig the tunnel through which 23 Yemeni fugitives, including members of al Qaeda, escaped prison this month, according to a report by the Yemeni government.
International warships under the command of the U.S. Navy moved Thursday into waters off Yemen, attempting to block possible escape routes for 23 prisoners who escaped last week, a senior U.S. military official said.
Last week's jailbreak in Yemen of convicted terrorists, including the man considered to be the mastermind of the attack on the destroyer USS Cole, poses "a serious problem," U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld said Tuesday.
Interpol has issued "an urgent global security alert" after 23 "dangerous individuals" -- including a man identified as the mastermind of the attack on the USS Cole in 2000 -- escaped from a Yemeni prison.
U.S. and British military and law enforcement officials are investigating how a man was able to sneak on board the USS Harry S. Truman last month while the aircraft carrier was making a port call in Portsmouth, England.
A Yemeni appeals court on Saturday upheld a death sentence for a man convicted of being the mastermind behind the bombing of the USS Cole, but reduced a death sentence given to a second man, a government official told CNN.
The White House has released part of a key intelligence report on Osama Bin Laden that says the head of al Qaeda had been determined to conduct terror attacks in the United States since 1997. CNN's Carol Lin talked to senior political analyst Bill Schneider about the implications of the memo's contents.
CIA Director George Tenet on Thursday defended the prewar U.S. intelligence on Iraq, saying the United States needs more time to fully account for Iraq's suspected weapons programs and denying that political pressure bent analysts' conclusions. The following are some key points from Tenet's speech.