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Authorities claim those killed were suspected al-Qa-ida fighters
Jihadists planned to wear military uniform, blow up pipelines and take over ports
Liquid explosive could potentially be dipped onto clothes to make them explosive when dry
US officials said 19 of its embassies in the Middle East would remain shut until Saturday
Former Guantanamo Bay prisoner was hit last year but Yemen branch has just announced death
Efforts by the US Attorney General, Eric Holder, to smooth American media feathers ruffled by recent revelations of aggressive snooping by the government on reporters hit a snag, as major news organisations turned down an invitation to meet with him.
Administration’s efforts to trace leaks called ‘heavy-handed’ after private emails seized
The Associated Press news agency has condemned the US government for the unexplained seizure of records of telephone calls made by its journalists.
Women have gained little ground in political leadership around the world, with men still in about 80 percent of key elected and appointed positions, according to the World Economic Forum's annual Global Gender Gap Report.
Wearing a camouflage hunting vest, the alleged mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks issued a blistering critique of US defense policy during a court hearing in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, on Wednesday, saying Washington has wantonly used national security as a pretext to murder and torture.
Jonathan Brown on the extraordinary double life of motorcycling outdoor pursuits enthusiast Morten Storm
The radical cleric Abu Hamza will face trial in the US next year after pleading not guilty to terrorism charges in a New York court.
At least 96 soldiers have been killed in a huge suicide bomb blast during a rehearsal for a military parade in Yemen, Interior Ministry officials said.
An undercover agent who foiled an al-Qa'ida plot to blow up a airliner with an underwear bomb is a British national, it was reported tonight.
The CIA has its sights on Ibrahim al-Asiri, maker of the underpants bomb. By Rupert Cornwell
Ibrahim Hassan al-Asiri, the Yemen-based terrorist schemer who specialises in exploding underwear, is at the top of the CIA's hit list