A Texas man convicted of seeking now-deceased Yemeni-based cleric Anwar al-Awlaki's advice about raising money for jihadists has been sentenced to 20 years in prison, federal prosecutors announced Thursday.
Hundreds of Yemeni security forces deployed to the southwestern city of Rada Thursday after the leader of an al Qaeda-linked cell was killed by his older brother, sparking retaliatory attacks that also left the brother dead, security officials in the province told CNN.
The U.S. government's list of suspected terrorists who are banned from flying to the United States or within its borders has more than doubled over the past year, a counterterrorism official told CNN Thursday.
The New York Times has filed a lawsuit against the Department of Justice charging that the government failed to release information under the Freedom of Information Act on records surrounding questions of the legality of targeted killing, especially as it relates to American citizens.
Al Qaeda posted a video on jihadist forums Tuesday focusing on Yemeni-American cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, who was killed in a U.S. drone strike in September.
Weeks after Anwar al-Awlaki was killed by a U.S. drone strike in Yemen, his father is sparking controversy as radical Muslim groups claim he is now supporting his son's terror tactics against the West.
A New York man authorities say once pondered changing his name to Osama Hussein to honor his personal heroes -- Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein -- remained jailed Monday on bomb-related charges in what police described as a plot to attack police, military personnel and postal facilities.
Authorities have arrested a man they claim was plotting to detonate pipe bombs in and around New York, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Sunday night.
A Texas man who had been communicating with Yemeni-based cleric Anwar al-Awlaki about jihad was convicted Monday on terror charges.
The son of U.S.-born militant cleric Anwar Al-Awlaki was among those killed in a trio of drone attacks in southern Yemen on Friday night, a security official said.
The State Department has called the family of Samir Khan, the American killed September 30 alongside Anwar al-Awlaki in a drone strike in Yemen, an official says.
A Justice Department memo made the case that the United States could legally kill U.S.-born militant cleric Anwar al-Awlaki if it was not possible to capture him alive, a senior U.S. official who has read the memo told CNN Monday.
Carol Costello asks "Does it matter that Anwar Al-Awlaki was an American citizen?"
The terrorist group al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula has confirmed the death of U.S.-born militant cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, calling him a martyr, according to a statement posted Sunday on jihadi internet forums.
Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula is "a significant threat to the homeland" despite the death of U.S.-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, who was killed last week in Yemen by a U.S. drone strike, FBI Director Robert Mueller said Thursday.
Former Vice President Dick Cheney discusses the death of Anwar al-Awlaki and his dispute with the Obama administration.
Former Vice President Dick Cheney praised the Obama administration Sunday for using a drone strike to kill American-born Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, but said President Barack Obama should now reverse past criticism of former President George W. Bush's actions against suspected terrorists.
Anderson Cooper talks to former FBI agent Ali Soufan about al-Awlaki's prominence on the Arabian peninsula.
The U.S. State Department issued a "worldwide" alert Saturday, urging overseas travelers to be mindful of "the potential for retaliation against U.S. citizens and interests" following the killing of American-born militant cleric Anwar al-Awlaki.
CNN's Jessica Yellin reports on the controversy over the legal authority to kill American citizen Anwar al-Awlaki.
The U.S. drone killing of American-born and -raised Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, a major figure in al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, has re-energized a national debate over the legal and moral quandaries of a government deliberately killing a citizen.
American-born Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, the public face of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, has been killed.
The killings Friday of alleged terrorists cleric Anwar al-Awlaki and computer expert Samir Khan could spark retaliatory attacks against the United States, according to the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security.
The deaths of alleged terrorists Anwar al-Awlaki and Samir Khan could spark others to launch attacks against the United States in retaliation, according to the FBI and Department of Homeland Security.
Samir Khan was proud to be a traitor. In a way, he was among the most dangerous of al Qaeda terrorists. By turning his back on the country he grew up in, he gained credibility and coupled that with his intimate knowledge of Western culture to become a driving force behind a powerful al Qaeda propaganda machine.
The death of Anwar al-Awlaki deprives al Qaeda of a leading propagandist and an inspirational figure to jihadists the world over.
Nic Robertson reports on the influence of Anwar al-Awlaki, a Yemeni preacher in league with al Qaeda.
President Obama authorized the killing of an American citizen because he had declared war on the United States and encouraged others to bring harm to America. Whatever Anwar al-Awlaki's wrongs -- and there were many -- when America kills its own without a trial, it not only demeans itself but it hands over a propaganda victory to its enemies.
Anwar al-Awlaki was killed exactly one week after President Ali Abdullah Saleh returned to Yemen at the end of a long period of medical treatment in Saudi Arabia. Intelligence analysts say that may have been no coincidence, and that with al-Awlaki's killing, Saleh is underlining to the West -- and the Saudis -- that they still need him.
The U.S. confirms American-born Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki is dead. CNN's Mohammed Jamjoom reports.
Born and educated in the United States, how did Anwar al-Awlaki, a charismatic Muslim cleric, go from "all-American boy" to a terrorist spokesman and recruiter for al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula?
Accused Somali terrorist suspect Ahmed Abdulkadir Warsame had been in direct contact with the radical American-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, and they may have been in the same place for a period of time, a U.S. official said Thursday.
Suspected members of al Qaeda's Yemen wing ambushed an army vehicle on Friday and killed at least five soldiers, a government official told CNN.
CNN terrorism analyst Paul Cruickshank explains why the days may be numbered for al Qaeda's Ayman al-Zawahiri.
He was its founder and strategic guiding force, but now that Osama bin Laden is dead, who are al Qaeda's most wanted leaders?
Anwar al-Awlaki, the U.S.-born radical cleric based in Yemen, dodged and survived an American drone assault after he switched vehicles with fellow jihadis, a senior security official told CNN on Saturday.
A U.S. military drone fired a missile within the last two days in Yemen aimed at the U.S.-born radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, but the strike did not appear to have killed him, a U.S. official told CNN on Friday.
A U.S. military drone fired a missile within the last 48 hours in Yemen aimed at the radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, a U.S. official told CNN Friday.
CNN Analyst Peter Bergen discusses Yemeni-American cleric Anwar al-Awlaki directly challenging his views on al Qaeda.
British prosecutors reveal evidence of U.S.-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaki's operational role in plans to blow up aircraft.
A British Airways employee was found guilty Monday of four terror-related charges, including plotting to blow up an airplane, a court in London said.
A court in London has heard detailed information about the alleged terrorist activities of Anwar al-Awlaki, a Muslim cleric associated with al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, a Yemen-based off-shoot of the group founded by Osama bin Laden.
Radical Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki tried to get information from a British Airways worker for use in a plot to blow up planes, preferably in the United States, prosecutors in London said Tuesday at the start of the trial of the BA employee.
A Yemeni court sentenced in absentia U.S.-born militant cleric Anwar al-Awlaki to 10 years in prison Monday for charges of inciting to kill foreigners, the state-run SABA news agency reported.
A judge threw a "unique and extraordinary" lawsuit out of court Tuesday, leaving open the question of whether the U.S. government can legally target American citizens for death abroad without a trial.
A Yemeni court Sunday postponed the hearing of an alleged al Qaeda member from America who had worked at several U.S. nuclear power plants.
The man accused of attempting to help bomb subway systems in the Washington area pleaded not guilty Tuesday at his arraignment in U.S. District Court.
CNN's Brian Todd reports on the latest threat from Anwar al-Awlaki and his father's lawsuit against the U.S. government.
An American-born cleric believed to be hiding in Yemen blasted Sunni leaders, Shiite Iran and the United States in a video posted on jihadist websites Monday.
A judge in Yemen on Saturday ordered the capture of U.S.-born militant cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, prompting the deployment of more troops to seize the man and bring him to court.
CNN's Mohammed Jamjoom reports on a Yemeni operation to capture militant cleric Anwar al-Awlaki.
After a complaint from a New York congressman, the video website YouTube has removed "a significant number" of clips found to be inciting violence, its operators said Thursday.
Yemeni prosecutors Tuesday accused an American-born militant cleric, Anwar al-Awlaki, with incitement to kill foreigners, a legal action that reflects the government's newfound resolve to hunt down the notorious al Qaeda figure.
An oil pipeline struck by an explosion in a volatile region of southern Yemen Tuesday is operated by a South Korean company, Yonhap news agency reported, citing local authorities and company officials.
CNN's Nic Robertson profiles alleged terrorist mastermind Anwar al-Awlaki.
Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-New York, is asking YouTube to remove videos featuring cleric Anwar al-Awlaki.
YouTube on Monday defended its procedures for monitoring and removing videos that violate its policies, in response to a congressman's request that the website remove all videos featuring Anwar Al-Awlaki, the man he describes as the "bin-Laden of the Internet."
A New York congressman sent a letter to the chief executive of YouTube Sunday, asking that the company remove all videos featuring Anwar al-Awlaki -- a man the congressman called the "bin Laden of the internet."
Yemeni security forces have swept into a region of the country thought to be a haven for al Qaeda, the governing party says.
Yemeni-American cleric and militant Anwar al-Awlaki appeared in a new video message Saturday, saying that Islam is in "severe need for guidance in these dark situations" and that the religion is "exposed to fateful dangers."
Civil liberties groups accuse the U.S. government of issuing kill orders on American-born Anwar al-Alwaki without trial.
The Obama administration has invoked the state secret privilege in seeking to dismiss a lawsuit filed on behalf of the father of Yemeni-American cleric and militant Anwar al-Awlaki, which sought to prevent the U.S. government from trying to target him for assassination.
Yemeni forces have laid siege to a southern town believed to be a militant stronghold in what amounts to an intensified effort to combat terrorism, a senior defense official said Thursday.
Britain is facing an increasing threat from lone home-grown terrorists, especially among radicalized Muslims in the prison system, a report from a security think tank said Friday.
An al Qaeda leader in Yemen accused of aiding operatives in the 2002 bombing of the French-flagged oil tanker Limburg has surrendered to authorities, Yemen's embassy in the United States said Thursday.
Federal authorities Wednesday granted two civil liberties groups a license they need in challenging the government's authority to use lethal force against U.S. citizens designated as terrorists.
Two major civil liberties groups filed a lawsuit Tuesday challenging the government's asserted authority to kill U.S. citizens living abroad who are designated as terrorists.
A federal district court judge ruled Monday that 20-year-old Zachary Chesser, charged with providing material support to terrorists, must remain in custody without bail.
A Virginia man who allegedly posted an online attack against the creators of the animated series "South Park" has a detention hearing on Friday afternoon.
A Virginia man accused of attempting to travel to Somalia to join the Islamist militant group Al-Shabaab appeared in federal court Thursday, requesting that an attorney be appointed for him.
An Alaskan man who is a follower of a radical Muslim cleric pleaded guilty this week to lying to federal agents who were conducting a terrorism investigation, federal authorities said.
A 20-year-old U.S. citizen was arrested Wednesday, accused of attempting to travel to Somalia to join the designated terrorist group Al-Shabaab.
The Treasury Department on Friday froze all U.S.-based financial assets of terror suspect Anwar al-Awlaki, who is being sought in Yemen for his alleged role as a planner of the failed bombing of a Detroit-bound passenger plane on Christmas Day last year.
A Seattle cartoonist who drew a cartoon about the Prophet Mohammed has been warned by the FBI about death threats made against her by a radical cleric with ties to al Qaeda, an FBI agent said Tuesday.
Al Qaeda has launched this week what it is calling its first English language online magazine, a move that could be seen as a way to recruit more American-born terrorists.
The director of the National Counterterrorism Center says the U.S. government believes that U.S.-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaki had "a direct operational role" in the attempt to bring down an airliner bound for Detroit, Michigan, on Christmas Day.
A Texas man was indicted Thursday for allegedly attempting to provide material support to al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula after communicating with the U.S.-born radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, according to fedeal authorities.
Fugitive American-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaki warned of new attacks on Americans at home and abroad in a new video released over the weekend.
A man believed to be the head of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula spoke in support of an American-born Muslim cleric and al Qaeda recruiter in an audio message posted on radical Islamist websites Sunday.
A U.S.-born Muslim cleric has appeared in a video released by al Qaeda. CNN's Paula Newton reports.
An American-born Muslim cleric has appeared in a video released by al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.
A radical Islamic website says despite a provocative post -- warning the creators of "South Park" that they risk violent retribution for depicting the Prophet Mohammed in a bear suit -- the site is calling simply for protest, not violence.
The father of a fugitive Muslim-American cleric is asking the United States to suspend its manhunt for his son for three months.
American-born Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki is calling for jihad against America, claiming "America is evil" in a new audio message obtained by CNN.
American-born cleric Anwar Al-Awlaki's audio message calls for jihad against the U.S. CNN's Paula Newton reports.
The director of U.S. national intelligence said the government has the right to kill Americans abroad if they present a direct threat to U.S. security.
The father of an al Qaeda suspect wrote to President Obama on Tuesday, urging him to reconsider an alleged order to capture or kill his son.
Dr. Nasser al-Awlaki, father Anwar al-Awlaki, says his son is not a member of al Qaeda. CNN's Paula Newton reports.
His anguish apparent, the father of Anwar al-Awlaki told CNN that his son is not a member of al Qaeda and is not hiding out with terrorists in southern Yemen.
A terror suspect in the attempted bombing of a U.S. jetliner was radicalized in Britain, but did meet with a radical Muslim Cleric in Yemen, a top government official said Thursday.
CNN's Rosemary Church shows the route the alleged Christmas terror suspect took to enter the U.S.
Terror suspect Umar Farouk AbdulMutallab appears to have had direct contacts with radical Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, a U.S. counterterrorism official told CNN Thursday.
Yemeni jets launched an aerial assault Thursday against suspected senior al Qaeda operatives meeting in a remote location, and about 30 militants were killed, according to the Yemen news agency SABA.
An Army psychiatrist accused of fatally shooting 13 at the Fort Hood, Texas, military base had asked for a Muslim cleric's advice about killing U.S. troops, according to a new interview.
People who knew and studied Maj. Nidal Hasan say he was a loner who had no luck finding a wife, and a criminal profiler said the Fort Hood shooting suspect fits the profile of a mass murderer better than that of a terrorist.
CNN's Drew Griffin looks at how Maj. Nidal Hasan's behavior compares with terrorists and what it means.
Investigators believe the suspected gunman in last week's massacre at Fort Hood acted alone, but his communications had been flagged by U.S. intelligence agencies in late 2008, the FBI said Monday.