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Video – WSJ Exclusive Interview: Mohammed al-Zawahiri, Brother of al Qaeda Chief – WSJ.com

The revolutions that swept the Middle East and North Africa also emptied prisons of militants, a problem now emerging as a potential new terrorist threat.

Fighters linked to one freed militant, Muhammad Jamal Abu Ahmad, took part in the Sept. 11 attack on U.S. diplomatic outposts in Libya that killed four …

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Man Arrested and Charged in Bomb Plot – NYTimes.com

The authorities have arrested a man who law enforcement officials believe was planning to build and detonate a bomb in New York with government …

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Accusations Against Iran Are Fleshed Out – WSJ.com

Top U.S. officials Wednesday provided fresh details about an alleged plot to assassinate Saudi Arabia’s U.S. ambassador, seeking to bolster their contention that the Iranian government was behind the scheme.

The officials said they were skeptical at first about Iranian involvement, but grew …

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Iraq, siding with Iran, sends “lifeline to Assad” – The Washington Post

More than six months after the start of the Syrian uprising, Iraq is offering key moral and financial support to the country’s embattled president, undermining a central U.S. policy objective and raising fresh concerns that …

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Arrest in Massachusetts: Could model airplanes become a terrorist weapon? – The Washington Post

Model airplanes are suddenly on the public’s radar as potential terrorist weapons.

A 26-year-old man from a Boston suburb was arrested Wednesday and accused of plotting to attack the Pentagon and the U.S. Capitol with remote-controlled model planes packed with …

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Obama, at U.N., Explains Rationale for Opposing Palestinian Statehood Bid – NYTimes.com

President Obama declared his opposition to the Palestinian Authority’s bid for statehood through the Security Council on Wednesday, throwing the weight of the United States directly in the path of the Arab …

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China’s evolving foreign policy: The Libyan dilemma | The Economist

ALONE of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council, China has yet to recognise the new government in Tripoli, a clue as to how the recent upheaval in the Arab world has put unusual stress on the country’s much-vaunted hands-off policy when it comes to …

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NATO helicopter crashes in Afghanistan, killing 38 | Reuters

A NATO helicopter crashed during a battle with the Taliban in Afghanistan, killing 30 U.S. soldiers, an interpreter and seven Afghans, the Afghan president said on Saturday, the deadliest single incident for foreign troops in 10 years of war.

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Deadly Blasts in Norway Are Followed by Gun Attack – NYTimes.com

Powerful explosions shook central Oslo on Friday afternoon, blowing out the windows of several government buildings, including one housing the office of the Norwegian prime minister. The state television broadcaster, citing police, said seven people were killed and at least 15 injured; a spokeswoman for the prime minister, Jens Stoltenberg, said …

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U.S. withholds $800 million in aid to Pakistan: White House | Reuters

The United States is withholding some $800 million in military assistance to Pakistan in a show of displeasure over its cutback on U.S. trainers, limits on visas for U.S. personnel and other rubs, the Obama administration said on Sunday.

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Libya, Europe and the future of NATO: Always waiting for the US cavalry | The Economist

It LOOKED, for a moment, like a return to the days of European interventionism. For the first time since Suez, Britain and France led an intervention in the Middle East. And unlike the disaster in Egypt in 1956, the action in Libya of 2011 was supported by America and by part of …

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