President Obama named as TIME magazine's 'Person of the Year' for the second time in four years TIME: 'Obama is the beneficiary and author of a new America' | UPDATED: 17:42 GMT, 19 December 2012 Iconic: President Barack Obama has been named as Time Magazine's Person of the Year for 2012 President Barack Obama has been named TIME's Person of the Year for 2012, allowing him the honour for the second time in four years. The magazine cited the president's historic re-election last month as symbolic of the nation's changing demographics amid the backdrop of high unemployment and other challenges. 'He's basically the beneficiary and the author of a kind of new America – a new demographic, a new cultural America that he is now the symbol of,' TIME editor Rick Stengel said as he announced the choice on the Today show on Wednesday.
Al Qaeda's second in command killed during drone strike on house in Pakistan's tribal region Abu Zaid al-Kuwaiti killed in Pakistan's tribal region of North WaziristanHe was presented as a religious scholar for militant Islamic groupHis wife died and daughter was wounded as a result of the drone attack | UPDATED: 21:55 GMT, 9 December 2012 A U.S. drone strike has killed a senior al Qaeda leader described as the second in command of the terrorist organisation. Sheik Khalid bin Abdel Rehman al-Hussainan, who was also known as Abu Zaid al-Kuwaiti, was killed when missiles slammed into a house in Pakistan’s tribal region of North Waziristan, near the Afghan border.
Three boys aged 12 to 14 held in Pakistan 'on their way to train as suicide bombers' The children and their alleged handler were caught by police following a tip-off | UPDATED: 19:02 GMT, 29 November 2012 Troubled region: Pakistani army soldiers in Waziristan, where the children were allegedly being taken for training Three young boys and a handler have been arrested in Pakistan after they were allegedly caught travelling to a suicide bomber training camp, it emerged today. The children – aged 12 to 14 – were being transported from Karachi to a city in north Waziristan, near the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, when police arrested them following a tip-off. They were arrested on Tuesday as they boarded a bus in northwest Pakistan, according to CNN.