US justified drone killings by citing al Qaeda law

The Obama administration justified using drones to kill Americans suspected of terrorism overseas by citing the war against al Qaeda and by saying a surprise attack against an American in a foreign land would not violate the laws of war, according to a previously secret government memorandum.

Court releases memo justifying drone strike on US cleric

A New York court today released an edited version of a US government memo legally justifying a drone attack that targeted and killed an American in Yemen in 2011.

Lawsuit over American drone strikes dismissed by US judge

A federal judge on Friday dismissed a lawsuit filed against the US government by the families of three American citizens killed by US drones in Yemen, saying senior officials cannot be held personally responsible for money damages for the act of conducting war.

Yemen pardons journalist jailed for al Qaeda ties

Yemen`s president has pardoned a journalist who was jailed for three years on charges of helping al Qaeda and US born militant cleric Anwar al-Awlaki.

Al Qaeda leader Awlaki spent thousands on prostitutes in US

Slain radical American-born Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki spent thousands of dollars on prostitutes while he traveled the United States preaching fundamentalist Islam.

UK faces fresh threat from ‘Nike terrorists’

Three men convicted of plotting an attack to eclipse 7/7 were not recruited by radical preachers, but influenced by extremist rantings online.

`US can keep secrets on targeted drone killings`

A US judge has ruled the Obama`s administration is not required to publicly disclose its legal justification for the drone attacks.

Al Awlaki ‘may have booked pre-9/11 flights for hijackers’

Radical American Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki may have purchased tickets for some of the hijackers for air travel in advance of the September 11 attacks.

FBI admits having al-Awlaki in custody in 2002

A top FBI official has now admitted that the agency had custody of Anwar al-Awlaki back in 2002, but let him go.

`Awlaki’s family file wrongful death lawsuit against US`

Relatives of three American citizens, including radical Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, have sued the Obama administration for targeting the terrorism suspects rather than taking them to trial.

Top al Qaeda bomb maker in Yemen resurfaces

Ibrahim Hassan al-Asiri, the brains behind sophisticated bombs that have been used in attempts to attack the US, is still alive.

Nigerian underwear bomber to be sentenced in US

A bomb hidden in the underwear of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab caused a fire on a Delta Airlines flight on December 25, 2009.

`Qaeda`s Awlaki directed underwear bomber`

Al Qaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaki personally directed and approved the attempted bombing of a U S airliner in 2009

`Internet biggest breeding ground for terrorism`

The internet is a “fertile breeding ground for terrorism” and plays a part in most, if not all, cases of violent radicalisation.

Awlaki video urges US Muslims to join al Qaeda

US-born al Qaeda militant Anwar al-Awlaki posthumously called on US Muslims to join the group in the Middle East in a video released on Tuesday.

Yemen: `Killed militants were about to quit Qaeda`

A leader of al-Awlaki tribe urged Washington and Sana’a to end a wave of air strikes.

Al Qaeda confirms killing of US-born cleric Awlaki

The 40-year-old al-Awlaki, who died in a September 30 US drone strike in the mountains of Yemen.

US targeted slain al Qaeda member after NY meeting

Samir Khan was killed last week in a US airstrike in Yemen when he was travelling with Anwar al-Awlaki.

Secret panel can put Americans on "kill list`

American militants like Anwar al-Awlaki are placed on a kill or capture list by a secretive panel of senior government officials, which then informs the president of its decisions, according to officials.

Awlaki alive, will wipe out US: Underwear bomber

Abdulmutallab is acting as his own attorney in federal terror trial and previously said that Osama was not dead.