Dina Temple-Raston http://kccu.org en Yemeni Officials Claim To Have Foiled Al-Qaida Terror Plot http://kccu.org/post/yemeni-officials-claim-have-foiled-al-qaida-terror-plot Days after the U.S. announced it would close its diplomatic missions across the Middle East and Africa, Yemeni security officials said that they had foiled a plot by al-Qaeda to attack fuel pipelines and two of the nation's ports. It is unclear if this plot is the same as the one that was alluded to in al-Qaeda communications U.S. intelligence officials intercepted earlier this month. Wed, 07 Aug 2013 21:13:00 +0000 Dina Temple-Raston 39419 at http://kccu.org Interpol Asks For Help Tracking Escaped Al-Qaida Inmates http://kccu.org/post/interpol-asks-help-tracking-escaped-al-qaida-inmates Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>Just after the State Department announced it would close those diplomatic missions came another alert, this one from Interpol, the global police organization. Interpol is asking for help tracking hundreds of terrorism suspects who've escaped from prisons in Iraq, Pakistan and Libya over the past month. Mon, 05 Aug 2013 21:11:00 +0000 Dina Temple-Raston 39269 at http://kccu.org Iraq Prison Break Worries Counterterrorism Officials http://kccu.org/post/iraq-prison-break-worries-counterterrorism-officials Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>And when we think about the future of Iraq, one big concern is al-Qaida's growing strength there. This week, al-Qaida's arm in Iraq launched coordinated attacks on two prisons near Baghdad. One was the notorious Abu Ghraib Prison. To break through the prison walls there, the group used a dozen suicide bombers, and they attacked guards with mortars and rocket-propelled grenades. Al-Qaida has staged spectacular prison breaks in the past. It's a tried-and-true method of reinforcing their ranks. Thu, 25 Jul 2013 09:27:00 +0000 Dina Temple-Raston 38585 at http://kccu.org How Secret Does A Secret Court Need To Be? http://kccu.org/post/how-secret-does-secret-court-need-be Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>Here's another question Congress took up today: Do secret courts always have to be secret? The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court decides whether wiretaps and other surveillance methods used by the intelligence community are legal. It's staffed by federal judges, but their work takes place in the shadows.<p>So today, Congress joined the debate over whether there's a better way. At a hearing, lawmakers and top intelligence officials all seem to agree that the FISA court could be more transparent. Wed, 17 Jul 2013 20:09:00 +0000 Dina Temple-Raston 38113 at http://kccu.org 'Guardian' Releases More Documents On NSA Surveillance http://kccu.org/post/guardian-releases-more-documents-nsa-surveillance Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>It's MORNING EDITION from NPR News. Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.<p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>And I'm Steve Inskeep. Britain's Guardian newspaper has released documents that reveal more about this country's National Security Agency and its surveillance programs. The documents involve the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court which is supposed to oversee and give approval to surveillance programs. That's the court that meets in secret to assess requests for surveillance against suspected foreign agents. Fri, 21 Jun 2013 08:34:00 +0000 Dina Temple-Raston 36473 at http://kccu.org