Brennan defends US drones at hearing

2013-02-08 08:32

CIA Director-designate John Brennan has strongly defended anti-terror attacks by unmanned drones under close questioning at a protest-disrupted confirmation hearing.

Underpants bomber sought martyrdom

2011-10-11 19:19

A young Nigerian man who hid explosives in his underwear aimed to kill nearly 300 people aboard a US-bound airliner on Christmas 2009 so he could achieve martyrdom.

Yemen oil pipe blast, bomb suspect hunt

2010-11-02 18:56

Yemen has launched a major operation to arrest a Saudi bomb maker accused of being behind a foiled bomb plot and as a result an oil pipeline was attacked.


US thwarts new al-Qaeda plane bomb plot

2012-05-07 23:34

The CIA has thwarted an ambitious plot by al-Qaeda's affiliate in Yemen to destroy a US-bound airliner.

Underpants bomber gets day in court

2011-01-25 20:24

A Nigerian man charged with trying to blow up a Detroit-bound aircraft has been summoned to court for a hearing to set a trial date.

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