World Security
  • In this Wednesday, May 11, 2011 file photo, American-born Islamist militant Omar Hammami speaks during a news conference in Soma

    Alabama native who waged jihad alongside al-Shabab militants faces a Saturday deadline to surrender to the insurgents or be killed.

    LAST UPDATE : Jan 18, 2013, 12:34 PM EST
  • U.S. intelligence officials fear the terrorists could be on the verge of establishing an Iraq-like foothold that would be hard to defeat if rebels eventually oust President Bashar Assad.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 21, 2012, 2:27 PM EDT
  • What the Geneva Convention says

    Is the long-running U.S. drone programme legal - and are Americans legitimate targets?

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 20, 2012, 11:03 AM EDT