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U.S. issues global travel alert on ‘retaliation’ fears

The United States issued a worldwide travel alert warning its nationals of the “potential for retaliation” after two key Al-Qaeda figures were killed in an air raid in Yemen. The State Department notice came one day after the killing of US-born Islamic cleric Anwar al-Awlaqi, who President Barack Obama said…

Obama hails death of radical cleric as ‘major blow’

President Barack Obama said the killing of US-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaqi is a “major blow” to Al-Qaeda’s Yemeni outfit and vowed to be relentless in destroying global terror networks. In Sanaa, the defence ministry said Awlaqi, an Al-Qaeda leader wanted over attacks in the US, was killed on Friday morning, while a man…

Muslim soldier indicted in Texas bomb plot

CHICAGO — A US soldier of Palestinian descent was indicted on weapons charges related to a plot to build a bomb and attack the area surrounding a sprawling Texas military base, officials said Tuesday. Army Private Naser Abdo, 21, had gathered everything he needed to build a bomb and carry…

Soldier in Texas plot had bomb materials: court

WACO, Texas — A US soldier of Palestinian descent had collected everything he needed to build a bomb and attack the area around a sprawling Texas military base, FBI agents told a court Thursday. Army Private Naser Abdo, 21, had gathered gunpowder, clocks and pressure cookers to carry out a…

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