Stories tagged with Terrorism

Possible al-Qaeda ties emerge in Charlie Hebdo murders

By Laurie Bennett   |   January 9, 2015 at 7:26am   |   0 Comments

One of the two suspects in the slaughter at the French magazine Charlie Hebdo met with a top leader of al-Qaeda in Yemen, Reuters reports.

The growing complexity of terrorist networks

By Laurie Bennett   |   June 6, 2014 at 9:10am   |   0 Comments

Terrorism is decentralizing and diversifying, according to a new report from Rand.

Interpol head speaks out against lax airport security

By Laurie Bennett   |   March 10, 2014 at 7:54am   |   0 Comments

Ronald K. Noble is voicing concerns about lax security at airports after the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH 370.

A 15-year manhunt for embassy terrorists

By Laurie Bennett   |   October 7, 2013 at 2:06pm   |   0 Comments

More than 15 years after the American embassy bombings in Africa, Abu Anas al-Libi was arrested Saturday outside his home in Tripoli.

Connections of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula

By Laurie Bennett   |   August 5, 2013 at 3:25pm   |   0 Comments

Nineteen U.S. embassies in the Middle East remain closed this week because of concerns about a terrorist threat.

Now, a renewed focus on homeland security

By Laurie Bennett   |   April 16, 2013 at 10:25am   |   0 Comments

Four days ago, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano appeared before a House subcommittee to defend her 2014 budget request.

Drones, Defense and the CIA

By Laurie Bennett   |   February 13, 2013 at 7:41am   |   0 Comments

A question that hasn’t publicly been asked of President Obama’s nominees for Defense and the Central Intelligence Agency could be one of the most important in months to come.

John Brennan, everywhere man

By Laurie Bennett   |   February 7, 2013 at 5:58pm   |   0 Comments

“Brennan has been something of a Forrest Gump of toxic national security policies, having been in the room when everything from torture to the killing of an American citizen was being debated.”

The French, British and American connections in Algeria

By Laurie Bennett   |   January 18, 2013 at 11:31am   |   0 Comments

Few industries show global tensions and interdependencies more than oil and gas.

Haqqani deemed terrorist group

By Laurie Bennett   |   September 7, 2012 at 4:41pm   |   0 Comments

The State Department on Friday declared the Haqqani network to be a terrorist group, outlawing any support for the Pakistan-based organization.

Lockerbie bomber won’t be extradited

By Laurie Bennett   |   August 29, 2011 at 9:15am   |   0 Comments

The terrorist released in 2009 because he was reportedly on his deathbed is now reportedly on his deathbed.

Al-Zawahiri named new al-Qaeda leader

By Laurie Bennett   |   June 16, 2011 at 8:14am   |   0 Comments

Ayman al-Zawahiri, longtime No. 2 in Al-Qaeda, has moved into the top leadership position.

Al Qaeda militant killed in Somalia

By Laurie Bennett   |   June 11, 2011 at 1:58pm   |   0 Comments

An Al Qaeda militant wanted in the 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in Africa has been killed by Somali forces.

Is Zawahiri the successsor to bin Laden?

By Laurie Bennett   |   May 4, 2011 at 7:54am   |   0 Comments

With the death of Osama bin Laden, the next in line is Ayman al-Zawahiri.

Mapping the hunt for Osama bin Laden

By Laurie Bennett   |   May 3, 2011 at 9:39am   |   0 Comments

Sometimes a network is charted by its missing links.

Osama bin Laden buried at sea

By Laurie Bennett   |   May 2, 2011 at 2:45am   |   0 Comments

Terrorist leader Osama bin Laden, killed by U.S. forces in a raid on his Pakistan compound, has been buried at sea.

McChrystal: It’s network vs. network in 21st-century warfare

By Laurie Bennett   |   February 28, 2011 at 6:26am   |   1 Comments

Modern wars are all about networks, Stanley McChrystal, former military commander in Afghanistan, writes in Foreign Policy.

15 Central Park West shuns FedEx

By Laurie Bennett   |   November 1, 2010 at 11:24am   |   0 Comments

15 Central Park West - the elite Manhattan address of Sting, Alex Rodriguez, Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein and other people who don’t think the rent is too damn high - is turning away packages from FedEx and UPS,

UK warns Libya against celebrating Lockerbie bomber release

By Laurie Bennett   |   August 20, 2010 at 10:50am   |   0 Comments

A year ago today, convicted Lockerbie bomber Abdul Baset Ali al-Megrahi was released by Scottish authorities, ostensibly because he was suffering from prostate cancer and had just a few months to live.

BP and the Lockerbie bomber

By Laurie Bennett   |   July 15, 2010 at 9:16am   |   0 Comments

As if BP didn’t have enough problems in the U.S., four senators are now calling for an investigation of the company’s involvement in the 2009 release of convicted Lockerbie bomber Abdul Baset Ali al-Megrahi.

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