Al-Qaeda in retreat - CIA chief
The head of the CIA says al-Qaeda is essentially defeated in Iraq and Saudi Arabia, and on the defensive elsewhere.
Britain 'could talk to al-Qaeda'
The UK should not rule out talking to al-Qaeda in order to end its campaign of violence, according to a senior policeman.
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You want to talk to a terrorist organization. I think that worked out real well when people had talks with Hamas. I see they ended their terroristic ways after the talks. I think anyone wanting to try to negotiate with terrorist is not very intelligent.
S Asia 'focus for al-Qaeda fight'
The US security chief tells the BBC the borders of Pakistan and Afghanistan are the new focus for the war on terror.
Pakistan Lashes Back at Clinton:
Pakistani officials reacted angrily Thursday night to U.S. Secretary of State Hilary Clinton's remarks earlier in the day in which she said, she found it "hard to believe" that no one in Pakistan's government, including the country's "military security establishment," knew where al Qaeda leaders were hiding. Ref. Source 5
Adam Gadahn, an American spokesman for al Qaeda, arrested in Pakistan, senior Pakistani official tells CNN.
U.S.-Born al Qaeda Arrest News Incorrect:
CBS News' Farhan Bokhari in Islamabad writes that earlier reports the detained individual was Gadahn proved false. According to a Pakistan security official who spoke with CBS News on condition of anonymity, the arrested individual is in fact "a Taliban militant leader who is known as Abu Yahya." Ref. Source 5