Abu Khattala, U.S. officials and witnesses in Libya have said, is the top suspect in the Benghazi consulate. So it came as a surprise when The New York Times found him sipping juice on the balcony of a Libyan hotel. He says no one has even come to ask him about his involvement -- which he denies.
A man from Bangladesh came to the United States intent on perpetrating a terrorist attack, law enforcement officials say, but along the way he met and connected with an FBI informer. As he planned his attack, the FBI was watching, and thwarting him when it mattered.
Pakistan's 14-year-old women's advocate, Malala Yousufzai, was gravely wounded in a Taliban assassination attempt. After receiving treatment in Pakistan in recent days, the government decided to transfer her to a U.K. hospital where she can get "integrated" treatment.
The military tribunal in Guantanamo Bay is hearing the case of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the alleged mastermind of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Experts say the judges will have a difficult time conducting a trial that is viewed as legitimate in spit of serious obstacles.
Mitt Romney and Barack Obama have divergent views on Guantanamo Bay — at least based on statements made years ago. In the current election cycles, neither man has really talked about the future he sees for the prison. But whoever is elected will be faced with precedent-setting cases in short order.
U.S. officials are trying to come to terms with the rise in so-called green-on-blue, Afghan on NATO, attacks lately. Some experts suspect a rise in PTSD among Afghan soldiers may be a cause of the violence.
As Libya hunts for the people responsible for the attack on the U.S. Embassy last week, which killed Ambassador Chris Stevens, the country is picking carefully down the road to democracy. But violent outbursts like last week's attack, coupled with disagreement among some Libyans themselves, complicate efforts to get the country moving again.
While it was first believed that the attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya was then result of protests over a seemingly anti-Muslim video, U.S. officials now believe an al-Qaeda backed group orchestrated and planned the entire thing. U.S. officials have vowed justice for the four Americans killed.
A retired Navy SEAL, who was on the raid that killed Osama bin Laden in May 2011, has published a book, set to be released next month. The book will debut just weeks before election, where leaks of classified information have already been a hot issue.
With the death of Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi on Monday there's some concern that his absence will destabilized the volatile Horn of Africa region. Zenawai, who has ruled Ethiopia since 1991 was a long-time U.S. ally.