Dina Temple-Raston appears in the following:
Friday, March 22, 2013
Twenty-six Guantanamo prisoners are on a hunger strike to protest their continued detention at the island facility. Eight of the men are being fed intravenously. Military officials say detainees told guards that they had stopped eating because of the lack of interest in their plight. Among their complaints: they weren't mentioned in President Obama's inaugural address or the State of the Union.
Friday, March 08, 2013
Sulaiman Abu Ghaith is expected to appear in a Manhattan federal court Friday after he was detained in Jordan and sent to the United States. If he goes to trial, he would be one of the people with the closest connection to bin Laden to face trial in a U.S. court.
Thursday, March 07, 2013
Sulaiman Abu Ghaith may be best known for his appearance in videos. He was sitting next to bin Laden when the al-Qaida leader took credit for the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks. Ghaith may appear in a Manhattan court on Friday.
Monday, November 05, 2012
The beachfront, blue-collar town in Queens, N.Y., was hit hard not only by Superstorm Sandy's raging winds and floodwaters, but also by a massive fire that tore through the area. More than a hundred homes were destroyed as firefighters battled for nearly 10 hours. A local fire commander says he's hopeful Breezy Point will recover but knows it will take time.
Friday, October 26, 2012
Over the past decades, officials have been quick to look for an al-Qaida link in terror attacks. But as Islamist groups spread throughout the Middle East and North Africa, their relationships with — and differences from — al-Qaida are growing increasingly complex.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
The Libyans say it was a premeditated strike by foreign fighters tied to al-Qaida. The Obama administration has called the attack spontaneous, staged by local extremists. For the first time, however, a U.S. official on Wednesday described the incident as "terrorism."
Saturday, July 14, 2012
Ibrahim al-Qosi was released and sent home this week. Now, 168 detainees remain, down from a high of 680 in May 2003. It's part of the Obama administration's quiet effort to reduce numbers at the prison.
Friday, July 13, 2012
The terrorist network has been testing a new strategy: trying to capture territory and win over citizens by governing them and providing social services. The group failed in Iraq, but is still trying in Somalia, Yemen and, most recently, in the northern deserts of Mali.
Monday, June 04, 2012
While working on The Bad Show, producer Pat Walters ran across some recordings that spooked him--partly because they seemed like they had to be a big joke ... and partly because, at the same time, they sounded so deadly serious. In this short, Jad & Robert try to decide how to feel.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Al-Qaida has had a habit of putting out subtle hints about attacks it's planning. In the wake of the recent airline bombing plot that was foiled, officials are looking back to see if the group telegraphed its intentions.
Monday, May 07, 2012
The alleged mastermind of the Sept.11 attacks and four other defendants appeared in a military courtroom at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, over the weekend. The hearing was supposed to be a straightforward arraignment, but nothing went according to plan.
Friday, May 04, 2012
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed has admitted to masterminding the Sept. 11 attacks, but he and his alleged co-conspirators could plead not guilty in a military courtroom Saturday. That could mean a public airing of how he was treated in U.S. custody — details the government would rather not talk about.
Tuesday, May 01, 2012
A year after the Navy SEAL operation in Abbottabad, Pakistan, that killed Osama bin Laden, the CIA is stepping up drone attacks in Yemen and has broadened its targeting of al-Qaida's arm there. It is clear that al-Qaida isn't dead yet, and counterterrorism officials say the group is diminished. But its ideology, a kind of al-Qaida-ism, will take longer to die.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
The focus of the trial is Adis Medunjanin and the role he allegedly played in a 2009 plot to bomb New York City subways. But the trial itself is a milestone: It's the first time the people dispatched to carry out al-Qaida plots are being heard in open court. One terrorism expert called it a "convention of terrorism suspects."
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab attempted to blow up a plane with a bomb he hid in his underwear.
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
It's been a decade since prisoners were first sent to Guantanamo Bay. The U.S. now must decide whether to release some of those initial detainees as part of a goodwill gesture to kick-start peace talks with the Taliban.
Saturday, November 19, 2011
NPR's Dina Temple-Raston has reported on prisons for years, but says Guantanamo is different. In this Reporter's Notebook, she visits the notorious prison and says it feels like a terrorist museum.
Friday, September 30, 2011
Dina Temple-Raston, who covers counterterrorism and national security for NPR, discusses today's news that Anwar al-Awlaki has been killed.
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Officials say that a CIA drone strike on Aug. 22 in Pakistan killed al-Qaida's freshly minted second-in-command. Atiyah al-Rahman was a Libyan who was an important Osama bin Laden associate for decades.
Monday, October 22, 2007
In the spring of 2001, a group of Arab-American friends from Upstate New York traveled to an Al Qaeda training camp. In The Jihad Next Door
, NPR’s FBI correspondent Dina Temple-Raston
tells the story of the men who would become known as the "Lackawanna Six," exploring why they went, what ...