Some counterterrorism experts are criticizing the Obama administration for signing off on the cancellation of U.N. financial sanctions against Muslim Brotherhood representative Youssef Nada.
Obama administration officials say they believe an Al Qaeda operative who played a key role in organizing the Dec. 30 suicide bombing of a secret CIA base in Khost, Afghanistan, was killed in a drone-fired missile attack last week.
The U.N. Security Council has quietly dropped Youssef Nada, a prominent financial and diplomatic representative of the Muslim Brotherhood, from an international sanctions list directed at curbing the activities of alleged terrorist financiers.
Five of the seven foreigners—including a woman from Colorado—who were detained by Irish police investigating an alleged Internet plot to kill a Swedish cartoonist have now been released without charge, Irish law-enforcement officials said Tuesday.
Terrorist leaders have families too—some times large and troubled ones, as an unusual communiqué published this past weekend on a well-known pro-Qaeda Web site appears to confirm.
While some European intelligence agencies are seriously concerned about the Dubai police chief's demand that all foreign spies leave his region in a week, U.S. and some allied intelligence experts are skeptical that it will come to pass.
Former Three Mile Island Worker with Alleged 'Al Qaeda' Ties Likely to Be Held by Yemeni Authorities
A former laborer at Pennsylvania's Three Mile Island and nuclear power plants in New Jersey and Maryland who is accused of murdering a man during a shootout in a Yemeni hospital is likely to be held and tried by authorities in Yemen rather than sent back to the United States, according to a U.S. government official.
Police in the Persian Gulf emirate of Dubai have advised all foreign spies to get out of town—and preferably out of the region—within a week. Although it is widely known in international spy circles, news of the expulsion threat has received little circulation beyond media in the Arab world.
Colleen R. LaRose, the alleged American Islamic militant who used the Internet nom de guerre "JihadJane," traveled to Ireland last year to meet a group of Internet acquaintances, expecting they would join her as co-conspirators in an alleged murder plot, according to sources in the United States and Ireland who are familiar with the investigation.
A Pennsylvania woman who used the Internet moniker "JihadJane" has been indicted on terrorism charges in connection with an alleged plot to kill a Swedish cartoonist.
U.S. counterterrorism officials say they doubt news reports that U.S.-born Al Qaeda frontman Adam Gadahn—or any other American jihadist—has been apprehended in the last few days by Pakistani authorities.
An investigation by the CIA into how and why a suicide bomber was invited onto a secret CIA outpost in Afghanistan last Dec. 30 has tentatively determined that the bomber, Humam Muhammed al-Balawi, most likely was a mole from the outset—an infiltrator planted by Al Qaeda on the Jordanian and American intelligence services.
The leader of the foiled New York subway bombing plot is now helping U.S. authorities identify foreign co-conspirators, a U.S. law-enforcement official and a legal source close to the case tell Declassified. Najibullah Zazi, the Afghan-born permanent U.S. resident believed to have masterminded the plot, pleaded guilty in February to multiple terrorism-related charges.
The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating how and why a child last month was allowed to clear airplanes for takeoff from the control tower of New York's JFK airport.
Investigators from the Australian passport office and the country's Federal Police are on their way to Israel to look into what Stephen Smith, the Australian foreign minister, described as a "serious abuse" of three Australian passports.
Republicans on the powerful House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform have launched an inquiry into a series of bizarre incidents involving alleged abuse of passengers by government airport screeners.
The government of France says that French passports used by allegedmembers of a hit squad accused of killing a Hamas leader in Dubai wereforged. Emmanuel LeNain, a spokesman for the French Embassy inWashington, told Declassified that his government has determined thatfour French passports, which Dubai investigators say were used bysuspected hit-team members, were counterfeits and not genuine papersobtained from the French government under false pretenses.
After Abdolmalek Rigi—the suspected leader of the anti-Iranian jihadist group Jundullah—was arrested by Iranian authorities last week, he made a startling public claim: the Obama administration offered to give his group money and munitions to help in their efforts to undermine the government of Iran.
The Obama administration is playing down suggestions that it isclose to reaching a deal for Pakistani authorities to transfer capturedAfghan Taliban deputy leader Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar to Afghangovernment custody.
Last summer, the Obama administration announced that, as a replacement for the Bush administration's secret CIA terrorist detention and interrogation program, it would create a SWAT-style team of interrogation experts to travel the world squeezing terrorist suspects for vital information.
Law-enforcement and private investigative groups say that last week's incident in which a man flew a plane into an IRS building in Texas is just one in a series of recent events involving people with deep-seated antigovernment grievances.
Intriguing details keep emerging in the killing of a Hamas operative in Dubai last month. It turns out that most of the European passports used by suspected members of the alleged hit team were counterfeits—but not all, according to two diplomats who are familiar with investigations into the matter by authorities in Britain and Ireland.
The recently captured deputy leader of the Afghan Taliban, Mullah Abdel Ghani Baradar, is now talking to Pakistani and American interrogators—a little. But three U.S. national-security officials familiar with the situation, who asked for anonymity when discussing sensitive information, said that Baradar is not saying much, at least so far.
Afghan-American and sometime Queens, N.Y., resident Najibullah Zazi on Monday pleaded guilty to federal criminal charges relating to an alleged plot to bomb the New York City subway system shortly after last year's 9/11 anniversary.
Britain's foreign secretary, David Miliband, plans to raise the case of a Hamas leader murdered by an apparent hit squad in Dubai when he meets next week in Brussels with Israel's foreign minister, Avigdor Lieberman.