While the CIA took to Twitter to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the US raid that killed Osama bin Laden, a man who reportedly played a key role in helping the agency find the al-Qaeda leader was still sitting in a Pakistani prison cell.
The families of the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks have long wanted to hold Saudi Arabia responsible for funding al-Qaeda, but have been foiled in their efforts. Some think they finally have the smoking gun that links the two — but they still seem to be coming up short.
Across Pakistan, an increasingly radical brand of Islamic school or madrassa is gaining influence, spreading a purist form of Islam through its students, many of whom go on to become imams and preachers across the country.
India's new prime minister wants to clean up his country — and he's making all of his underlings go along with it. A leader in Delhi, though, may have missed the point. That story and more in today's Global Scan.
After resisting involvement for months — and even years — the US and five other countries finally launched airstrikes in Syria against ISIS, the Khorasan Group and other Islamist militants. But will the US be able to keep its long-standing vow not to send ground troops to defeat ISIS?
A popular TV newsman in Pakistan was reporting on military human rights abuses. The military threatened him, but he refused to stop. Then in April, he was shot — six times. PRI's The World Host Marco Werman speaks with Hamid Mir, who vows to continue working, despite new threats.
The Dubai police are hoping Google Glass will give them a leg up on traffic violators and criminals. In Turkey, though, a government official is being comforted after injuring his leg kicking a protester. And the CIA says it won't mix vaccine campaigns with its covert ops. Those stories and more in today's Global Scan.
Recent news headlines seem to tell of an al-Qaeda resurgence in places like Iraq and Syria, but what does the group look like today? It's very different from the al-Qaeda that planned and executed the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on Sept. 11.
Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has spoken to his people. Colonel Gaddafi - in a broadcast that did not show him in vision - blamed Osama bin Laden, and Al-Qaeda, for the violence. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with a Libyan woman who supports the rebellion.
It's ten years ago this week that Al Qaeda-linked terrorists bombed the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, and one of the suspected perpetrators is still at large, as The World's Matthew Bell reports.
Eyes are again on the military prison at Guantanamo Bay because of the release of a hidden-camera video that gave the world a glimpse into interrogations. And, next week, pending a federal hearing Thursday, Osama bin Laden driver Salim Hamdan is scheduled to appear in Guantanamo's first trial ? the first American war-crimes trial since World War II.
The first American war crimes tribunal since World War II is taking place in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. On trial is Osama bin Laden's driver, Salim Ahmed Hamdan. Defense lawyers say the poor Yemeni took the job only for its $200-a-month salary, but prosecutors say Hamdan was a willing recruit, aiding al-Qaida in its militancy efforts. Guest: Carol Williams, L.A. Times legal affairs writer, in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
The Hamdan trial continues in Guantanamo Bay. Yesterday, U.S. Military prosecutors played an interrogation video of former Osama bin Laden driver Salim Hamdan in which he denied any connections to al-Qaeda. Hamdan asked to leave the courtroom as video playback began. Guest: Alan Gomez, USA Today, is covering the Hamdan trial in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
The Hamdan trial continues in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Yesterday, prosecutors in the trial of Osama bin Laden's driver, Salim Hamdan, unveiled a graphic video of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and other al-Qaida operations, created for the Office of Military Commissions, entitled 'The al-Qaida Plan.'