Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula

Newark Liberty International Airport (file/credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Some U.S. Bound Air Travelers Will Have To Power Up Cell Phones To Get Past Security

Passengers headed to the United States can expect to encounter tighter security. The move comes amid the growing threat of terrorists sneaking a new type of bomb onto a flight.

07/06/2014

Marcos Zea. (credit: Handout)

Feds: L.I. Man Wanted To Join Al Qaeda Affiliate, Commit Murder Overseas

Marcos Alonso Zea, also known as Ali Zea, of Brentwood is charged with conspiracy to commit murder in a foreign country, attempting to provide material support to terrorists, obstruction of justice and more.

10/18/2013

U.S. Embassies closed on Sunday. (credit: CBS 2)

International Travelers Urged To Take Precautions Amid Terror Warning

CBS News has learned that U.S. intelligence suggests that al Qaeda or one of its affiliates has a major plot under way. What they don’t know is the date, time or exact target.

08/04/2013

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L.I. Teen Pleads Guilty To Attempting To Offer Support To Al Qaeda Affiliate

Federal authorities announced Wednesday a high school student from Long Island pleaded guilty to charges stemming from his plans to travel to Yemen to volunteer to fight for al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.

06/26/2013

Underwear bomb plot

Experts: Saudis Played Huge Role In Foiled Al-Qaeda Underwear Bomb Plot

“I will say this is one of the most sophisticated and successful intelligence operations that I’ve been aware of,” said House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Peter King.

05/09/2012

Ibrahim al-Asiri (credit: Handout)

Officials: Would-Be Al-Qaeda Bomber Was Double Agent Loyal To U.S.

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula trained in the desert but was planning on blowing up a U.S.-bound jet. However, the plot was undone by a man they thought was one of their own, CBS News has learned.

05/08/2012

Samir Khan is seen in 2008 (credit: AP Photo/WBTV)

Rep. Peter King: Al Qaeda Extremist Had Long Island Connection

Stunned residents remember the extremist killed in last week’s U.S. drone strike as a former neighbor who “fit right in.” He lived in the area for 10 years with his parents, brother and sister, and attended a local mosque.

10/07/2011

File - This October 2008 file photo by Muhammad ud-Deen shows Imam Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen. (credit: AP Photo/Muhammad ud-Deen, File)

Travel Warning Follows Killing Of Anwar al-Awlaki

The State Department is warning the public that supporters of the American-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaki may try to retaliate following Friday’s military strike that killed the al-Qaeda recruiter and propagandist.

10/02/2011

File - This October 2008 file photo by Muhammad ud-Deen shows Imam Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen. (credit: AP Photo/Muhammad ud-Deen, File)

Kelly: NYC Remains ‘Alert’ After Killing Of American Born Cleric Anwar al-Awlaki

Kelly said Samir Khan, who was also killed in the attack, had extensive contacts in New York City and published the English language Inspire Magazine, which in its most recent issue identified Grand Central Station as a target.

09/30/2011

Osama bin Laden

Feds: Times Square Mastermind Bigger Threat Than Bin Laden

The American-born cleric behind the attempted Times Square bombing has now eclipsed Osama bin Laden as the biggest threat to American security.

02/09/2011