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US Army missed signs in Fort Hood attack: senators

WASHINGTON — US authorities should have thwarted a deadly November 2009 shooting rampage at a Texas army base, but failed to fully grasp the suspect’s growing Islamist extremism, two key lawmakers said Thursday. Senate Homeland Security Committee Chairman Joseph Lieberman, an independent, and the panel’s top Republican, Senator Susan Collins,…

Sen. Graham: Egypt’s army will block Islamist state

WASHINGTON – Egypt’s US-backed army will prevent Islamists from ever controlling that country’s government, a US Senator said Tuesday, stressing Americans must not be “ashamed” of backing that military. “Every American should be very appreciative of the fact that for years we’ve been providing aid to the Egyptian army in…

We cannot, need not beat, Al Qaeda: UK Army chief

LONDON — The head of Britain’s armed forces said Sunday that Al-Qaeda can never be completely beaten, but argued that outright victory is “unnecessary” as long as governments are able to contain the militants. “First of all you have to ask: do we need to defeat it (Islamist militancy) in…

Gunmen storm US charity in Pakistan killing six aid workers

Militants armed with guns and grenades stormed the offices of a US-based Christian charity in Pakistan on Wednesday, killing six aid workers in an attack blamed on Islamist rebels. The gunmen stormed the World Vision building near the town of Oghi in the Mansehra district of North West Frontier Province…

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