October 26, 2011 Opening statements are set to begin Thursday in Boston at the trial of Tarek Mehanna, an American charged with conspiracy and providing material support to al-Qaida, as well as planning to attend training camps abroad and making false statements.
Oct. 7, 2001: President George W. Bush poses for a photo in the Treaty Room of the White House after announcing airstrikes on on Afghanistan.
October 7, 2011 "Today we focus on Afghanistan, but the battle is broader," the president said. And he added that "we will not waver; we will not tire; we will not falter; and we will not fail. Peace and freedom will prevail."
A wounded man stands at the scene of the explosion in Mogadishu, Somalia, earlier today.
October 4, 2011 A spokesman for the Islamist militant group al-Shabab has claimed responsibility.
In this image taken from video and released by SITE Intelligence Group, Anwar al-Awlaki speaks in a video message posted on radical websites in November, 2010.
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September 30, 2011 LIVE BLOG: U.S.-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaki was killed after a missile strike on his convoy in northern Yemen. He played a "significant operational role" in plotting attacks on the U.S., according to officials. Another American militant, Samir Khan, who produced an English-language al-Qaida Web magazine, died in the airstrike.
June 2001: al-Qaida members training in Afghanistan (frame grab from an al-Qaida video).
September 29, 2011 Amin al-Haq is thought to have escaped from Afghanistan with the al-Qaida leader in 2001. He had been held by Pakistani authorities for the past three years.
September 28, 2011 Why would Iran and President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad "ascribe to such a ridiculous belief that stands in the face of all logic and evidence?" asks an essay in a magazine thought to be produced by al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula.
Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh in Riyadh on Sept. 19, 2011.
September 23, 2011 More than three months after being seriously injured in a rocket attack and then going to Saudi Arabia for treatment, President Ali Abdullah Saleh made a surprise return to Yemen today.
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CIA Director David Petraeus (right) and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper testifying earlier today (Sept. 13, 2011).
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September 13, 2011 "Al-Qaida and its worldwide network of affiliates and sympathizers" remain dangerous, the CIA director says.
September 2, 2011 A conversation about Al-Qaida raises questions about what should and shouldn't be said about possible terrorism targets.
August 29, 2011 In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, the current state of al-Qaida, and the opinion page. In the second hour, the limits of eyewitness testimony, and emergency kit essentials.
Fire broke out in Kabul's Inter-Continental Hotel on Tuesday during the attack.
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June 30, 2011 The airstrike that killed him came on the same day the Obama administration unveiled its new "National Strategy for Counterterrorism," which focuses on targeted drone strikes and special operations raids rather than conventional wars.
June 21, 2011 So far, there's no word on what organization he is suspected of having links to. But the BBC says "Islamic militants" are allegedly involved.
June 16, 2011 Osama bin Laden's longtime No. 2 assumes the leadership position in the wake of the al-Qaida leader's death.
June 9, 2011 The newspaper says the U.S. is "exploiting a growing power vacuum in the country to strike at militant suspects with armed drones and fighter jets."
Thousands of Yemeni anti-government protesters demonstrated in the city of Ibb on Monday (June 6, 2011).
June 7, 2011 While government spokesmen say the president plans to return to Yemen after receiving medical treatment in Saudi Arabia, opponents hope he will stay away and talks about a transition can begin.
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