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Failed assassination attempt in Bulgaria - caught on tape

In a failed assassination attempt on the leader of Bulgaria's ethnic Turkish party, Ahmed Dogan, a man is seen jumping out of the audience and onto the stage where Dogan is speaking.


Police officer quits after comments about killing Obama

A Florida police officer quit after admitting he told colleagues that he would volunteer to assassinate President Obama.


Books of The Times: ‘Passage of Power,’ 4th Book of Caro’s Johnson Portrait

Lyndon B. Johnson

“The Passage of Power,” the fourth installment in Robert A. Caro’s monumental biography of Lyndon B. Johnson, addresses Johnson’s assumption of the Oval Office following John F. Kennedy’s assassination.


Bin Laden plotted to assassinate Obama, Petraeus, documents show

Osama Bin Laden

Osama bin Laden in his final days schemed over an effort to kill President Obama as well as other top U.S. officials, documents recovered from his compound show.


Russia: Putin assassination plot foiled

A plot to assassinate Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has been foiled, Russia's state-run Channel One TV reported Monday, less than a week before presidential elections that Putin is expected to win.


Iraqi Leader Threatens to Abandon Power-Sharing

Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki told Kurdish leaders there would be “problems” if they do not turn over a vice president who has been accused of assassinations.


Idaho man charged with trying to assassinate Obama

Idaho man charged with trying to assassinate Obama

An Idaho man accused of firing an assault rifle at the White House believed he was Jesus and thought President Barack Obama was the Antichrist, according to court documents and those who knew him. At one point, he even suggested to an acquaintance the president was planning to implant computer tracking chips into children.


Man Charged With Plotting to Kill Saudi Ambassador Pleads Not Guilty

A man charged in a plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the United States has pleaded not guilty in a New York City courtroom. Manssor Arbabsiar, who did not speak during the proceeding, entered a not guilty plea on each of the five counts.


Iran supreme leader: U.S. allegations of plot to kill Saudi envoy ‘meaningless’

Iran’s supreme leader on Saturday denounced allegations by the United States of an Iranian plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to Washington, suggesting they were a pretext for further building an international consensus against Iran, state media reported.


U.S. urges Syrian president to 'step down now'

The United States called for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to "step down now" following the assassination of a prominent Kurdish opposition figure amid continuing violence in the nation.


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