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Pope splits hairs on whether U.S. should bomb Islamic State

Francis endorses ‘stopping’ but not ‘bombing’ the militant group, invoking ‘just war theory.’ What is a reasonable moral limit on military violence in the face of terror?... Read more»

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Bin Laden raid yields 'mother lode' of intelligence

The U.S. Navy SEAL team that took down Osama bin Laden also secured a “mother lode of intelligence” contained in computer drives at his Pakistani compound, according to U.S. officials.... Read more»

For New Yorkers, bin Laden death brings bittersweet celebration

Perhaps, as Michael Corleone said, “revenge is a dish best served cold.” But the emotions Osama bin Laden’s death evoked in the city most scarred by his life on Monday seemed white hot. The city exhibits joy in retribution where such an emotion is rarely felt with a killing.... Read more»

Latin America's subdued reaction to bin Laden news

In Brazil, a soccer match was bigger news than Osama bin Laden’s death. Reaction across Latin America was generally subdued and congratulatory — except in Venezuela.... Read more»

What does bin Laden's death mean for Indonesia?

Reactions to bin Laden’s death have been muted in Indonesia, though some fear retribution from radicals.... Read more»


Bin Laden's death further complicates U.S.-Pakistan relationship

The United States and Pakistan both have their own agendas in battling extremist terrorism.... Read more»

Burying Osama bin Laden at sea. Good idea?

The Pentagon has confirmed that early this morning, Osama bin Laden’s remains were “buried at sea.” Did the Obama administration risk angering Muslims by disposing of his remains at sea?... Read more»

Yemen protesters urged to leave bin Laden posters at home

Pro-democracy 0rganizers in the ancestral homeland of Osama bin Laden tell street protesters not to raise banners of the al-Qaeda leader.... Read more»

Russia links bin Laden manhunt to its own anti-terror operations

The fight against terrorism is a rare spot of agreement between Russia and the United States in foreign affairs. The Kremlin on Monday issued an emotional congratulations to the United States on the killing of Osama bin Laden, linking the event to its own long struggle with terror.... Read more»

World leaders praise news of bin Laden's death

World leaders are praising the news that al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, the world’s most wanted terrorist, has been killed by U.S. forces in Pakistan.... Read more»

Osama bin Laden's Asian disciples

How al-Qaeda courted Asians, not Arabs, for 9/11’s would-be sister attack.... Read more»

Osama bin Laden killed by Navy SEALs: Details emerge

The mission: Get Osama bin Laden. Acting on intelligence painstakingly gathered since August, U.S. attack helicopters crossed from Afghanistan into Pakistan on Sunday and inserted a Navy SEALs unit known as “Team Six.” Within an hour, the legendary, elite unit had surrounded a high-walled compound and shot the mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks.... Read more»

What's next for Afghanistan?

Even with the al-Qaeda leader dead, the likelihood of an end to insurgent fighting in the war-torn country is believed to be slim.... Read more»

Osama bin Laden's house revealed

Details emerge about the luxury compound where Osama bin Laden was hiding with family members in Pakistan. (with videos)... Read more»


NATO forces grapple with risk of infiltrators

Where army and police uniforms are sold like flea-market junk at a bazaar, the Taliban boasts it has infiltrators throughout Afghan security regiments.... Read more»

Bucharest's looming stray dog slaughter

Walk down any residential street in Romania’s capital and you are likely to encounter a member of Bucharest’s canine population. A proposed law would legalize the killing of the city’s packs of stray dogs.... Read more»

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