Al Qaeda

Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud speaks before a meeting with the US Secretary of State at his private residence on June 27, 2014 in the Red Sea city of Jeddah. US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Saudi Arabia to meet the Syrian opposition, a day after hosting urgent talks on Syria and Iraq in Paris, as Washington unveiled plans to provide some $500 million in arms and training to the Syrian rebels. (Credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah Dies; Oil Prices Rise On Wall Street

Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah has died at the age of 90, according to Saudi state TV.

01/22/2015

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Prosecutor At Trial: Defendant In US Embassy Bombings Was Top Bin Laden Aide

Khaled al-Fawwaz “worked for years, directly and personally for Osama bin Laden. The defendant helped Osama bin Laden declare his bloody war on Americans,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Nicholas Lewin said.

01/22/2015

Policemen patrol near the courthouse on Bolivar Square in Antwerp, Belgium, on Jan. 16, 2015, the day after an anti-terrorist operation. (MARCO DE SWART/AFP/Getty Images)

ISIS Demands Ransom For Japanese Hostages; Jews Across Europe Fear Attacks

The terrorists believed to be behind the attack on a satirical newspaper in Paris traveled to Yemen for training. Now, the government in that country is on the verge of collapse and ISIS is again threatening to kill hostages.

01/20/2015

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Brooklyn-Born Man Sentenced To 15 Years For Sending $67K To Al Qaeda

Wesam El-Hanafi, who was born in Brooklyn, said he’d spent the nearly five years since his arrest reflecting on his actions.

01/20/2015

Belgian police exit a building in Palais street, near Colline street in Verviers, eastern Belgium, on January 15, 2015, after two men were reportedly killed during an anti-terrorist operation. (Photo: BRUNO FAHY/AFP/Getty Images)

Dozens Arrested In Terror Raids Across France, Belgium And Germany

More than two dozen suspects have been arrested in Belgium, France and Germany in continuing searches for suspected terrorists, authorities said Friday.

01/16/2015

People hold a rally in Paris following the terrorist attacks at a satirical newspaper and kosher grocery. (credit: CBS2)

Millions, Including World Leaders, Rally In France Following Terror Attacks

Hundreds of thousands of people marched through Paris on Sunday in a massive show of unity and defiance in the face of terrorism that killed 17 people in France’s bleakest moment in half a century.

01/11/2015

Police officers launch an assault as smoke rises from a building in Dammartin-en-Goele, north-east of Paris, where two brothers suspected of killing 12 people in an Islamist attack on French satirical newspaper on January 9, 2015. (credit: Joel Saget/AFP/Getty Images)

NYPD On Watch, U.S. Issues Worldwide Travel Alert After Paris Standoffs, Shootings

Three terrorists who seized hostages at separate locations and ignited fear across Paris were killed Friday along with three of their hostages as the gunmen clashed with thousands of French security forces.

01/09/2015

New Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says NYC will receive more anti-terror funding than previously allocated. (Photo: CBS 2)

Security Expert: ISIS, Al Qaeda In A Race To See Who Can Attack New York City First

From the French consulate to synagogues to transit hubs to news organizations in Times Square, the NYPD has visibly increased security in New York City following the attack on a newspaper in Paris.

01/09/2015

Ambulances and police officers gather in front of the offices of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo on January 7, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Antoine Antoniol/Getty Images)

New Yorkers Hold Vigil For Victims Of Terror Attack On Paris Newspaper

Extra officers have been stationed at various locations throughout the city, including the French Consulate, since the attack Wednesday on the Paris offices of the satirical newspaper, the Charlie Hebdo weekly.

01/07/2015

President Barack Obama delivers remarks on airstrikes against Islamic State and Khorasan Group targets in Syria from the White House South Lawn on Sept. 23, 2014. (credit: Getty Images)

Obama Talks Airstrikes, Says U.S. Will ‘Do What’s Necessary’ To Stop Terrorists

Does the U.S.’s go-it-alone attack in Syria on the Khorasan Group, an al Qaeda offshoot, raise the terrorism threat to New York City?

09/23/2014

In this courtroom sketch, Judge Lewis A. Kaplan addresses Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, right, in federal court in Manhattan on Sept. 23, 2014. (credit: Jane Rosenberg)

Bin Laden’s Son-In-Law Sentenced To Life In Prison

Sulaiman Abu Ghaith was sentenced in federal court in Manhattan by U.S. District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan, who said he saw “no remorse whatsoever” from the 48-year-old imam.

09/23/2014

Courtroom sketch of Osama bin Laden's son-in-law, Sulaiman Abu Ghaith (left), as the verdict is read at his terrorism trial in Manhattan federal court, March 26, 2014. (credit: Court art/ Jane Rosenberg)

Prosecutors Call For Life Sentence For Bin Laden’s Son-In-Law On Terror Conviction

Prosecutors said Monday that Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law should be sentenced to life in prison for his role as al Qaeda’s spokesman after the Sept. 11 attacks, which involved he made “bone-chilling threats” against America.

08/25/2014

Arthur Ashe Stadium in Flushing Meadows, Queens, hosts the US Open Tennis Championships. (Credit: Getty Images)

Police: Al Qaeda Magazine Suggesting Attack On US Open

Rebecca Weiner, the NYPD’s director of intelligence analysis, warned that Inspire magazine is instructing would-be terrorists on how to make bombs and where to set them off.

07/16/2014

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

Security has  been tightened at international airports amid concerns about a terror threat involving undetected explosives. (Credit: CBS 2)

Worries About Undetected Bombs Prompt Tighter Security In Foreign Airports

The concern is that al Qaeda in Yemen is developing a bomb that could get around traditional airport security, outside of the U.S.

07/03/2014

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