Al-Qaida (al Qaeda)


Fri August 2, 2013
The Two-Way

State Department Issues Worldwide Travel Alert

Originally published on Fri August 2, 2013 4:28 pm

The State Department issued a worldwide travel alert Friday, warning of potential terrorist attacks.
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The U.S. State Department has issued a worldwide travel alert because of an al-Qaida threat that is particularly significant in the Middle East and North Africa.

"Current information suggests that al-Qaida and affiliated organizations continue to plan terrorist attacks both in the region and beyond, and that they may focus efforts to conduct attacks in the period between now and the end of August," State said in a statement. "This Travel Alert expires on August 31, 2013."

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Wed May 29, 2013
It's All Politics

Why Obama Wants To Change The Key Law In The Terrorism Fight

Originally published on Wed May 29, 2013 5:18 pm

President Obama speaks at the National Defense University in Washington, D.C., on May 23.
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Almost all of the federal government's actions against terrorism — from drone strikes to the prison at Guantanamo Bay — are authorized by a single law: the Authorization for Use of Military Force.

Congress passed it just after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Now, President Obama says he wants to revise the law, and ultimately repeal it.

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Wed May 29, 2013
The Two-Way

Drone Said To Have Killed Key Pakistani Taliban Commander

Waliur Rehman, who was reportedly killed Wednesday in Pakistan.
U.S. State Dept.


Wed May 29, 2013

Al-Qaida Letter Reprimands Difficult Employee

Originally published on Thu May 30, 2013 10:45 am



On a Wednesday, it's MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm David Greene.


And I'm Renee Montagne. You could call it a failing performance review. Recently uncovered correspondence from the North African branch of al-Qaida lays out - in bullet points - the shortcomings of one of its local leaders. In the letter, he is chastised by his bosses for sloppy expense reports, ignoring emails and failing to pull off, quote, "any single spectacular operation."

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Sun May 26, 2013
National Security

What's Changed Since U.S. Last Moved Detainees To Yemen

Host Rachel Martin talks with Greg Johnsen, author of The Last Refuge: Yemen, al-Qaeda, and America's War in Arabia. They discuss President Obama's plan to restart prisoner transfers of Yemeni detainees from the Guantanamo Bay prison.