President Trump’s ‘biggest service to America’ was exposing liberal media says Reagan era political director Jeffrey Lord

2020 Campaign 01/01/21, 01:20

A former Reagan era adviser revealed the current president would go down in history for publicly unmasking media bias and its influence on politics. Political analyst, Jeffrey Lord believes President Donald Trump's most significant national achievements were not necessarily in domestic or foreign policy but rather his crusade to expose media ...

White House announces bin Laden son killed in US operation

Asia & Pacific 09/14/19, 12:15

The White House on Saturday issued a statement that Hamza bin Laden, the son of the late al-Qaida leader, was killed in a U.S. counterterrorism operation in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region. "The loss of Hamza bin Ladin not only deprives al-Qaida of important leadership skills and the symbolic connection to his father, ...

Man sought guns, grenades for Times Square attack, feds say

New York 06/07/19, 15:59

A New York City man accused of plotting a terrorist attack on Times Square spent months trying to stockpile guns and grenades, heaped praise on the Islamic State group and Osama bin Laden, and feared being known as the "Looney Tunes Terrorist" if his glasses fell off and he couldn't ...

Was There: The roots of the ‘American Taliban’

U.S. 05/23/19, 14:45

journalist Justin Pritchard reported on the American Taliban fighter John Walker Lindh's journey to the Taliban front lines. We are reprinting the story now to mark Lindh's release after nearly two decades in prison.__John Walker Lindh's journey to the Taliban front lines began five years ago in the wealthy suburbs ...

‘American Taliban’ John Walker Lindh to be released

U.S. 05/22/19, 11:04

John Walker Lindh, the young Californian who became known as the American Taliban after he was captured by U.S. forces in the invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, is set to go free after nearly two decades in prison. But conditions imposed recently on Lindh's release, slated for Thursday, make clear ...

In video message, IS chief emulates other hunted leaders

Asia & Pacific 04/30/19, 09:08

They make threats from their hideaway lairs and celebrate mass attacks. The ending isn't scripted for these hunted men with horrifying death tolls on their hands. When the reclusive Islamic State group leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi appeared in a video Monday, he was the latest in a series of most-wanted figures ...

Saudi Arabia revokes citizenship of Hamza bin Laden

Asia & Pacific 03/01/19, 18:50

Saudi Arabia announced Friday it had revoked the citizenship of Hamza bin Laden, the son of the late al-Qaida leader who has become an increasingly prominent figure in the terror network.There was no immediate explanation why the royal decree stripping his citizenship, signed in November, was only becoming public now. ...

Pakistan’s army strips ex-spy chief of pension over book

World 02/22/19, 10:02

Pakistan's army has stripped a former spy chief of his pension and other benefits over a book he co-authored with his former Indian counterpart.Maj. Gen. Asif Ghafoor, an army spokesman, said Friday that a military court has found retired Lt. Gen. Asad Durrani guilty of violating the military's code of ...

Al-Qaida’s advance in northern Syria threatens fragile truce

Asia & Pacific 01/30/19, 01:25

It only took a few days for al-Qaida-linked militants to seize more than two dozen towns and villages in northern Syria from rival insurgents earlier this month, expanding and cementing their control over an area the size of neighboring Lebanon.The advance by Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, or the Levant Liberation Committee, ...

Former CIA head John O. Brennan writing memoir, due in 2020

Entertainment 11/28/18, 08:02

John O. Brennan, the former CIA director and longtime intelligence official, is working on a memoir. Celadon Books, a division of Macmillan Publishers, confirmed to The Associated Press on Wednesday that it had a deal with Brennan. According to Celadon, the book will cover his more than 30 years in government ...

Al-Shabab’s former No. 2 leader runs for office in Somalia

Africa 10/30/18, 05:03

The normal-looking campaign rally in Somalia's capital this month was anything but. Dozens of people in T-shirts bearing the smiling candidate's image and "Security and Justice" were praising the former No. 2 leader of Africa's deadliest Islamic extremist group, the al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab, who until recently was the target of a ...

India, at UN: Pakistan is harboring terrorists

U.S. 09/29/18, 13:39

India's foreign minister accused neighboring Pakistan of harboring terrorists in an angry speech Saturday before the U.N. General Assembly, and rejected the notion that India is sabotaging peace talks with Pakistan, calling it "a complete lie."Sushma Swaraj pointed to the fact that Osama bin Laden had been living quietly in ...

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