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 expecting al-Qaeda attack

2010-02-15 21:09

US officials believe al-Qaeda is sure to mount an attack on the US in the next three to six months.

Aus to introduce body scanners

2010-02-09 11:22

Australia will introduce full body scans for airline passengers as it strengthens aviation security in response to an attempt to bring down a US-bound plane.

Heathrow: No scan, no fly

2010-02-01 16:19

Britain has introduced body scanners at Heathrow airport as a measure rushed in after a failed attempt to bomb a passenger plane in December.

Flight diverted by prayer ritual

2010-01-21 18:33

A misunderstanding about a Jewish prayer ritual led to the diversion of a US Airways flight to Philadelphia.


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.

Waterboarding 'must be option'

2010-02-14 22:01

Former US vice-president Dick Cheney has said that waterboarding should have been an option for interrogating the man accused of trying to blow up a jet.

Britain allays scanner fears

2010-02-02 19:12

Britain has sought to reassure air passengers over privacy concerns after full body scanners were introduced at two major airports.

Obama slammed over terror

2010-01-30 20:31

Republicans have criticised the Obama administration's handling of a Nigerian student who allegedly attempted to blow up a Detroit-bound.

Bin Laden vows more attacks

2010-01-24 11:46

Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden has issued a new audio message claiming responsibility for the Christmas day bombing attempt in Detroit and vowed further attacks.

US anti-terror too lax: poll

2010-01-14 22:17

Americans find US anti-terror policies too lax, and believe that the government should err toward increasing security over individual privacy.

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