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Top US officials meet to discuss embassy threat

us issues global travel altert to its citizens

WASHINGTON: Top U.S. officials met Saturday to review the threat of a terrorist attack that led to the weekend closure of 21 U.S. embassies and

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9 killed in attack on Indian consulate in Afghanistan

JALALABAD (Afghanistan/Nangarhar): Suicide bombers targeted the Indian consulate in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad on Saturday, detonating an explosives-packed car outside the building and killing nine civilians, including a

Al-Qaida branch confirms its No. 2 killed in Yemen

SANAA, Yemen: The Yemen-based branch of al-Qaida confirmed on Wednesday that the group’s No. 2 figure, a former Guantanamo Bay prisoner, was killed in a U.S. drone strike. The announcement,

‘Dozens dead’ in school attack in Nigeria’s Yobe state

NIGERIA: At least 29 pupils and a teacher have been killed in a pre-dawn attack by suspected Islamists on a school in northeastern Nigeria, reports say. Eyewitnesses said some of

Riots kill 27 in minority region of far west China

BEIJING: Riots in a restive far western region of China on Wednesday killed 27 people and left at least three injured, state media said. The official Xinhua News Agency said knife-wielding mobs attacked police stations, a local governmentbuilding

In CAR, diamonds are a rebel’s best friend

NDELE, Central African Republic: Armed with rocket-propelled grenades and Kalashnikov rifles, Seleka rebels who ousted Central African Republic’s president six weeks ago are solidifying their control over the country’s lucrative

Officials: At least 185 killed in Nigeria attack

Nigeria: Fighting between Nigeria’s military and Islamic extremists killed at least 185 people in a fishing community in the nation’s far northeast, officials said Sunday, an attack that saw insurgents

Boston bomb suspect hospitalized under heavy guard

BOSTON: Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev lay hospitalized in serious condition under heavy guard Saturday — apparently in no shape to be interrogated — as investigators tried to establish

Boston Marathon bomber manhunt: One suspect dead, second on the run, police say

BOSTON—A late-night police chase and shootout has ended with one marathon bombing suspect dead and another on the run here, Boston Police commissioner Ed Davis said early Friday morning. One

Chad’s president: Al-Qaida chief killed in Mali

N’DJAMENA, Chad: Chadian President Idriss Debyannounced Friday that Chadian troops fighting to dislodge an al-Qaida affiliate in northern Mali killed one of the group’s leading commanders, Abou Zeid. The death