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Gunmen target prominent Pakistani news anchor

Gunmen wounded a prominent Pakistani TV news anchor on Saturday in an attack his brother linked to the nation's government, despite its firm denial.

Hamid Mir was shot three times by gunmen in a car and on two motorcycles near Karachi's airport, his…

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Air strike in Yemen kills suspected militants

A drone strike in Yemen on Saturday killed at least 10 suspected al Qaeda militants but also inadvertently resulted in the deaths of three civilian day laborers, a high-level Yemeni government official told CNN.

The strike targeted a pickup in…

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Victim's mother halts hanging in Iran

The images tell a story of anguish and forgiveness.

The parents of a young man killed in a street fight halt the execution of the convicted killer this week -- seconds before he was to be hanged in front of a large crowd.

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4 French journalists held in Syria are freed

Four French journalists who had been held hostage in Syria for 10 months have been released, the French president's office said Saturday.

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New message from al Qaeda leader

Familiar terrorist groups, familiar threats, familiar boasts and grievances -- all in new messages tied, either directly or indirectly, to al Qaeda.

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New al Qaeda video

Video shows large al Qaeda meeting

A new video shows what looks like the largest and most dangerous gathering of al Qaeda in years. And the CIA and the Pentagon either didn't know about it or couldn't get a drone there in time to strike.

U.S. officials won't comment on that, but…

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Abu Hamza al-Masri Muslim cleric

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Radical Islamic cleric's trial begins

The federal trial of Abu Hamza al-Masri, a radical Islamic cleric accused of conspiring to kidnap Americans in Yemen and planning to establish a jihad training camp in rural Oregon, began in New York with opening statements on Thursday.

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Abdullah leads Afghanistan presidential vote

In Afghanistan's historic presidential election, former Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah is leading the early returns from last week's voting, the country's Independent Election Commission chairman said Sunday.

Abdullah has 41.9% of the vote,…

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Jordan's ambassador to Libya is kidnapped

Jordan's ambassador to Libya was kidnapped Tuesday in central Tripoli, the foreign ministries of both nations said.

Ambassador Fawaz al-Aytan and members of his security detail were abducted and his driver was injured, Jordan's Foreign Ministry said…

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Iranian woman awaits execution

The United Nations and international human rights groups joined a growing call on Monday urging the Iranian government to call off the impending execution of a 26-year-old woman convicted of murder.

Reyhaneh Jabbari was sentenced to death for the…

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