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Nairobi airport fire: FBI blames electrical fault




British spy chief warns Snowden data is a 'gift' for terrorists




President Obama defended the recent US raids in Libya and Somalia, saying the US would continue to hunt down active terror networks and disrupt active plots. "We're not going to farm out our defense," he added. US officials said the Somali raid was not fully carried out due to "imperfect intelligence."




US fears al-Qaida, radical Islamists could take root in Syria




Using new counterterror guidelines, US forces backed off in Somalia raid




Iran Readies Offer to Limit Its Nuclear Program




Records Obtained by JW Reveal U.S. Knew of Sophisticated al Qaeda Plan to Hijack Commercial Airliner in 2000




US justifies Somalia raid under AUMF, which Obama seeks to repeal

The US Navy SEALs raid that targeted a Shabaab leader known as Ikrima was justified under the 2001 Authorization to Use Military Force. President Obama has called for the repeal of the AUMF, and support to do so is gaining in Congress.


Karzai Raises Stakes in US-Afghan Talks by Calling Assembly




SPIEGEL Interview with Syrian President Bashar Assad




'Norway should accept prestige Syria role'




US commando raids suggest future shape of counterterror bids




With little fanfare, Afghanistan War drags into 13th year




Kenyan Riots Pivot on Religious Conflict




The untold story of al-Shabab's murderous attack on the U.N. in Mogadishu.




New York case offers insight into secret war against Somali militants




Biggest hurdle to deal on Iranian nuclear program may be talking about the past




US forces conducted raids against terrorists in Libya and Somalia. Defense Secretary Hagel said "most" of the furloughed Pentagon civilian workers will be soon called back to work. Secretary of State Kerry said the US is not abandoning its "pivot" to Asia.




Shabaab claims it 'repelled' raid by Western special operations forces

Shabaab claimed that its fighters stopped a Western-led nighttime raid from the sea in the costal town of Barawe. The US special operations forces killed a top al Qaeda and Shabaab leader in Barawe four years ago.


Negotiations for a post-2014 US presence in Afghanistan are at an impasse; although an agreement has been reached to assure legal immunity for US troops, the US has rejected Afghan requests that the US guarantee Afghanistan's security and that US troops refrain from searching for al Qaeda in Afghanistan. Afghan President Karzai has said he is in no hurry to reach an agreement.