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  • Not at war with Islam but with people who perverted the religion: Barack Obama February 19, 2015

    Washington: President Barack Obama has said the US and its allies are not at war with Islam but with people who have perverted the religion, asserting that groups like ISIL and al-Qaeda are desperate for legitimacy by portraying themselves as holy warriors in defense of religion. . "We are not at war...
  • Al-Qaeda wanted recruits to pull off attack like 9/11: US February 18, 2015

    New York: A Pakistani terrorism suspect on trial in New York was among several young recruits under orders by al-Qaeda to infiltrate Western society and pull off the biggest operation since the September 11, 2001 attacks, a prosecutor said on Tuesday in opening statements. Assistant US Attorney Celia Cohen told...
  • Pakistan likely sheltered Osama Bin Laden: Ex-ISI chief February 11, 2015

    Islamabad: Pakistan's powerful spy agency most likely sheltered Osama bin Laden and hoped to use the al-Qaeda chief as a bargaining chip with the US to strike a deal on Afghanistan before he was killed in a covert Navy SEALs raid in 2011, an ex-ISI chief has said. "I cannot...
  • 'Yesterday Charlie Hebdo, tomorrow Dinamalar', reads a threat letter for the Tamil newspaper January 28, 2015

    Chennai: Weeks after 14 people died in an attack at satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo's office in Paris, a threat letter for a similar attack has been received in Tamil Nadu. The letter has been received by reputed Tamil newspaper Dinamalar which reads, "Yesterday Charlie Hebdo, tomorrow Dinamalar." The letter mentions...
  • Al Qaeda claims credit for attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, derides Paris unity march January 15, 2015

    Paris: Globally banned terror group Al Qaeda in Yemen has claimed responsibility for the attack on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, saying it was ordered by the Islamist terror group's leadership for insults to the Prophet Mohammad, according to a video posted on YouTube. Gunmen killed 17 people in three...
  • Paris terror attack: Video of gunman raises questions of affiliations January 12, 2015

    Paris: Two days after his death, a video has emerged of one of the Paris gunmen pledging allegiance to the Islamic State group, while his two fellow terrorists have claimed to be from al-Qaida a fiercely rival extremist organisation. That seeming contradiction has raised questions about the connections among the three...
  • US issues worldwide alert for its citizens post France attacks January 10, 2015

    Washington: In view of the horrific terrorist attacks in France, the US has issued a caution for its citizens worldwide, including in India, saying attacks against Americans are becoming increasingly prevalent. "Recent terrorist attacks, whether by those affiliated with terrorist entities, copycats, or individual perpetrators, serve as a reminder that...
  • Stop aggression against Muslims or face more attacks: Al-Qaeda in Yemen warns France January 10, 2015

    Washington: A top sharia official from al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) threatened France with fresh attacks following those at the Charlie Hebdo magazine and at a Jewish supermarket, SITE monitoring group said on Friday. "It is better for you to stop your aggression against the Muslims, so perhaps you will...
  • Abu Hamza gets life in prison on US terrorism conviction January 10, 2015

    New York: Radical imam Abu Hamza al-Masri was sentenced to life in prison on Friday, eight months after he was convicted of federal terrorism charges in New York. US District Judge Katherine Forrest in Manhattan imposed the sentence on the one-eyed, handless Abu Hamza, whom jurors had found guilty of providing...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob January 9, 2015

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  • News 360: Shootout at Kosher supermarket in southwest Paris, two dead January 9, 2015

    A fresh shooting has been reported inside a Jewsish grocery store in Eastern Paris. At least 2 people are believed to be dead. French media is reporting that several hostages, including women and children are being held inside. Reports say police are in touch with the suspects who claim to...
  • Al Qaeda planning Paris-style attack in UK, warns Britain's spy chief January 9, 2015

    London: The al Qaeda network is plotting a terrorist strike in Britain to inflict mass casualties similar to the newsroom massacre at a satirical French weekly that killed 12 people, Britain's spy chief has warned. Andrew Parker, the Director General of MI5 Security Service, warned that the threat of a "mass...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories January 7, 2015

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  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay January 7, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • Paris shooting: Has freedom of expression been killed? January 7, 2015

    Gunmen stormed the Paris offices of the weekly satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, renowned for lampooning radical Islam, killing at least 12 people, including two police officers in the worst militant attack on French soil in recent decades. ...
  • News 360: 12 killed in an attack on French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo's office in Paris January 7, 2015

    Unknown gunmen on Wednesday opened fire and shot down at least 10 journalists and two policemen in Charlie Hebdo's Paris office. The Charlie Hebdo is a French satirical weekly newspaper. ...
  • Car bomb kills 35 people outside Yemen police college January 7, 2015

    Sanaa: A car bomb exploded outside a police college in Yemen's capital Sanaa on Wednesday, killing 35 people and wounding dozens, police said, less than a week after a suicide bombing south of the capital left nearly 30 dead. Yemen's sectarian conflict has worsened since September when the Shi'ite Muslim Houthi...
  • Paris shooting: Down with terror January 7, 2015

    Unknown gunmen on Wednesday opened fire and shot down at least 10 journalists and two policemen in Charlie Hebdo's Paris office. The Charlie Hebdo is a French satirical weekly newspaper. The 10 deceased journalists include magazine's chief editor and the cartoonist Charb who was included in Al-Qaida's wanted list in...
  • Al-Qaeda 'bursting with pain' over Pakistan school attack December 21, 2014

    Al-Qaeda's regional branch on Sunday said its hearts were "bursting with pain" over the Taliban's massacre at a Pakistan school and urged the militants to target only security forces. The attack on Tuesday killed 151 people -- mostly children -- in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar. "Our hearts are bursting with...
  • Arrest warrants issued against Pakistan Taliban chief, 7 others December 20, 2014

    Karachi: An anti-terrorism court in Pakistan on Saturday issued non-bailable arrest warrants against eight persons, including Pakistan Taliban chief Mullah Fazlullah, for the brazen terrorist assault on Karachi airport in June. An anti-terrorism court in Karachi issued the arrest warrants against Fazlullah, former TTP spokesman Shahidullah Shahid and six others. The court...
  • CIA chief admits agency used 'abhorrent' methods on detainees December 12, 2014

    Langley: CIA Director John Brennan said on Thursday some agency officers used "abhorrent" methods on detainees captured following the September 11 attacks and said it was "unknowable" whether harsh interrogation techniques yielded useful intelligence. With his agency under fire in the aftermath of a US Senate report detailing the CIA's use...
  • CIA director defends the US Senate torture report on al-Qaeda suspects December 12, 2014

    After several countries condemned the US Senate torture report by the CIA on al-Qaeda suspects, CIA director John Brennan has defended their actions. He however did admit that in some cases the methods used were abhorrent. ...
  • US drone strike in Pakistan kills four, including al Qaeda suspect December 7, 2014

    Dera Ismail Khan: A senior member of al Qaeda and three other suspected militants were killed in Pakistan on Sunday when a US drone attacked a house they were in, Pakistani military officials and Taliban said. The attack came a day after Pakistani forces killed a major al Qaeda leader, Adnan...
  • Top al-Qaeda leader shot dead by Pakistani military December 6, 2014

    Wana: Pakistani helicopter gunships swooped on a militant hideout in a predawn raid on Saturday and shot dead a top al-Qaeda operative who was wanted in the United States for planning to bomb the New York subway system, the military said. The Federal Bureau of Investigation had offered a $5 million...
  • US photojournalist, South African teacher held hostage by al-Qaeda killed December 6, 2014

    Sanna: An American photojournalist and a South African teacher held by al-Qaeda militants in Yemen have been killed in a failed US rescue attempt, authorities said on Saturday. US President Barack Obama said in a statement he ordered the raid that saw Luke Somers and Pierre Korkie killed after al-Qaeda in...
  • Al Qaeda-linked group claims murder of Lebanese soldier December 6, 2014

    Washington: The Al Qaeda-linked Syrian extremist group the Al-Nusra front has claimed to have killed a captured Lebanese soldier to avenge the arrest of militants' wives and children. In a statement on its Twitter account, picked up by the private terrorism watchdog SITE, the group posted a photograph on Friday that...
  • Indian diaspora becoming vulnerable to terror attacks: IB chief November 30, 2014

    Guwahati: Describing ISIS and al-Qaeda as serious security challenges for India, Director of Intelligence Bureau Asif Ibrahim on Sunday said the Indian diaspora has become increasingly vulnerable to elements having allegiance to terror groups. Addressing a conference of DGPs and IGPs, Ibrahim said al-Qaeda and ISIS pose serious security challenges for...
  • US plans to arm Iraq's Sunni tribesmen with AK-47s, RPGs, mortars November 23, 2014

    Washington: The United States plans to buy arms for Sunni tribesmen in Iraq including AK-47s, rocket-propelled grenades and mortar rounds to help bolster the battle against Islamic State militants in Anbar province, according to a Pentagon document prepared for Congress. The plan to spend $24.1 million represents a small fraction of...
  • From Hafiz Saeed to Dawood Ibrahim, all sheltered by Pak: Rajnath Singh November 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Ahead of next week's SAARC Summit, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said India was open to talks with Pakistan but Islamabad should take the first step to resume dialogue. "If not today then tomorrow, one side will have to take the first step. We have always spoken of...
  • Leader killed in US drone attack, confirms al-Qaeda November 21, 2014

    Islamabad: Global terrorist organisation al-Qaeda's branch in the Indian sub-continent Thursday confirmed the death of one of its leaders, Adil Qudoos in a US drone attack. Qudoos was alleged to have helped senior al-Qaeda leader, Khalid Sheikh Muhammad, Xinhua reported. Kahlid was arrested in 2003 from the house of Ahmad Qudoos, the...