Osama bin Laden

Yemen drone strikes increase while al-Qaida grows

In the wake of the killing of Osama bin Laden, Yemen — home to al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula — has come close to eclipsing Pakistan as a key focus of... Read more »

Dec. 27, 2012

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President Obama nominates Sen. John Kerry for secretary of state

President Barack Obama has nominated Sen. John Kerry as his next secretary of state, saying Kerry's entire life "has prepared him for this role." Read more »

Dec. 21, 2012

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Taliban's attacks on vaccines paralyze children as a war strategy

The murder of eight polio vaccination workers during 48 hours in Pakistan has all the hallmarks of a Taliban operation: coordinated, ruthless and monstrous. The... Read more »

Dec. 21, 2012

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Sen. John Kerry, Obama's pick for secretary of state, a familiar face on the world stage

Sen. John Kerry, President Barack Obama's pick for secretary of state, will need no introduction with the world leaders vital to American interests. Read more »

Dec. 21, 2012

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Gunmen kill 5 polio workers

Gunmen shot dead five women working on U.N.-backed polio vaccination efforts in two different Pakistani cities on Tuesday, officials said, a major setback for a... Read more »

Dec. 18, 2012

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