Al Qaeda

  • Al-Qaeda claims attack near US embassy in Yemen 2 days ago

    Sana'a: The al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed responsibility for a rocket attack near the US embassy in Sana'a on Saturday evening, in which five Yemeni soldiers were wounded. A rocket hit a vehicle west of the US embassy, wounding five security guards, a security official told Xinhua, adding more...
  • Separatism in Kashmir has come down: ex National Security Adviser 5 days ago

    London: While secessionist tendencies in Kashmir have reduced substantially, former National Security Adviser MK Narayanan has warned against a new version of jihad in India posed by al-Qaeda and cyber terrorism. "In Kashmir, separatism has come down substantially," the former director of Intelligence Bureau said at a lecture on Wednesday. Describing...
  • Shadowy al-Qaeda cell, hit by US in Syria, seen as 'imminent' threat 6 days ago

    Washington: While the world has focused on a US-led air assault on Islamic State strongholds in Syria, American officials said they also struck a blow there against a little-known cadre of hardened al-Qaeda militants that posed a more immediate threat to the West. The strikes early on Tuesday on what Washington...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories 1 week ago

    Bullet News is CNNIBN's nonstop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey 1 week ago

    Catch the day's top stories on India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey from Times Square, US. ...
  • News 360: Mangalyaan's engine successfully testfired, Mars mission goes into final lap 1 week ago

    The Indian Space Research Organisation on Monday successfully test fired the main liquid engine of India's Mars Orbiter Mission, which has been in sleep mode for 10 months. The Mars Orbiter Mission will enter the red planet's atmosphere on September 24. ...
  • NIA seeks MHA approval to file case against ISIS, alQaeda 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Monday sought the permission of the Home Ministry to file a case against the alQaeda and Iraqi terror group ISIS under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act or UAPA. Sources say that the Ministry is likely to permit the FIR soon. CNNIBN had reported last...
  • Muslims in India don't need Modi's certificate for their patriotism: Khurshid September 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Union minister Salman Khurshid hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his comments on the Muslims and said that the community in India doesn't need a certificate from him to prove its patriotism. Khurshid said, "It's as if Modi just discovered that Muslims are patriotic. They need...
  • New al Qaeda wing in South Asia claims major attack September 21, 2014

    Islamabad: Al Qaeda's South Asia wing has claimed responsibility for hijacking a Pakistani naval ship and trying to use it to fire rockets at US vessels in the Arabian Sea, in the first major assault by the newly created group. The SITE monitoring service quoted its spokesman, Usama Mahmoud, as saying...
  • AlQaeda dreaming if it thinks Indian Muslims will listen to it: PM Modi September 21, 2014

    In an exclusive interview to CNN's Fareed Zakaria, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, "My understanding is that they are doing injustice towards the Muslims of our country. If anyone thinks Indian Muslims will dance to their tune, they are delusional. Indian Muslims will live for India. They will die for...
  • AlQaeda trying to enter Assam, planning attacks during Durga Puja: Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi September 20, 2014

    Guwahati: A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi played down threats of the alQaeda in India, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has said that he has information the terror group is trying to make inroads in the state. Gogoi's statement comes just days after the alQaeda issued a video threatening to...
  • Modi's big statement to CNN: Is the PM reaching out to the Indian Muslims? September 19, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in an exclusive interview to CNN, said that no Indian Muslim will respond to the al Qaeda's call for recruitment. He added that their patriotism could not be questioned. We ask: Is the PM reaching out to the Indian Muslims? ...
  • Modi smart, tough and driven, I underestimated him, says the man who interviewed the Indian PM September 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Fareed Zakaria, the man who interviewed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a CNN world exclusive, has described the 64yearold as being "among the sharpest" he has met. "Narendra Modi is among the sharpest I have met. I underestimated him. He is very smart, intelligent and focused. He is...
  • BJP lauds Modi's 'personal faith' in Muslims, says he has sent a tough message to al Qaeda September 19, 2014

    In an exclusive interview to CNN, Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his faith in Indian Muslims saying they will live and die for India. While the BJP said the PM has sent a strong message to the al Qaeda, the Congress has decried it saying that Modi was making the...
  • Pakistan teenage activist Malala's attackers arrested: Army September 12, 2014

    Islamabad: The 10 Taliban militants who tried to kill Pakistani teenage activist Malala Yousufzai for her outspoken views on girls' education in the country's troubled northwest in 2012 have been arrested, the army announced in Friday. Malala, then 15, was shot in her head by TehreekeTaliban Pakistan (TTP) gunmen in October...
  • White House insists Barack Obama authorized to strike IS September 12, 2014

    Washington: The White House insisted that President Barack Obama was authorized to strike the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria under a law passed by Congress after the September 11 attacks in 2001. Obama believes he can act under the Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF), despite previously calling...
  • 45 Fijian peacekeepers freed in Syria, says UN September 12, 2014

    Beirut: AlQaedalinked militants released 45 Fijian peacekeepers captured two week ago in Syria, ending the UN's fourth crisis over abducted soldiers in the Golan Heights since March 2013 amid questions about the future of its 40yearold monitoring mission there. The Fijians were captured on the Syriancontrolled side of the Golan Heights...
  • Barack Obama says he has authority to act against IS September 10, 2014

    Washington: US President Barack Obama told top lawmakers on Tuesday that he has the authority if he needs to take action against Islamic State (IS) militants. Obama, US Vice President Joe Biden and Congressional leaders had a "productive" discussion and the leaders expressed their support for efforts to degrade and ultimately...
  • Meghalaya taking alQaeda threat seriously September 9, 2014

    Shillong: The Meghalaya government on Monday said it has taken "seriously" the announcement by alQaeda chief Ayman alZawahiri on the creation of a terror wing in the Indian subcontinent. "We are taking the threat very seriously and are concerned, and we are closely working with central agencies to chalk out modalities...
  • Shia outfit announces reward of Rs 1 crore on ISIS, Taliban chief September 9, 2014

    Lucknow: After alQaeda's announcement of formation of an Indian wing, an organisation of Shia Muslims has announced a reward of Rs one crore each for the killing of the chiefs of ISIS, alQaeda, JamaatuDawa, Taliban and HarkatulMujahideen. "At the meeting of our all India executive on September 6, we discussed...
  • John Kerry to travel to Middle East to build coalition against ISIS September 9, 2014

    Washington: US Secretary of State John Kerry would travel to the Middle East on Wednesday to discuss with leaders of the region the current situation in Iraq and build an international coalition against the Islamic State. "On September 9th, Kerry will depart for travel to Amman, Jordan, and Jeddah, Saudi...
  • AlQaeda backs new Somali Shebab chief: statement September 8, 2014

    Mogadishu: AlQaeda has backed the new Islamist chief of Somalia's Shebab insurgents after his predecessor was killed in a US air strike last week, according to a statement broadcast on Monday on Shebab radio. "Our prayers also go to the new Emir, Ahmad Umar Abu Ubaidah to gain strength to continue...
  • CIA tortured alQaeda suspects 'until the point of death': Report September 8, 2014

    London: The CIA tortured alQaeda suspects "until the point of death" by drowning them in waterfilled baths, Britain's Daily Telegraph reported on Monday, ahead of the publication of a US Senate report on interrogation techniques. The paper quoted one security source as saying the torture of at least two suspects, including...
  • No evidence of alQaeda's presence in India: US expert September 8, 2014

    Washington: Amid a countrywide alert in India over an alQaeda threat, a top US counterterrorism expert has said there is no evidence of the terror outfit's presence in the country. "The idea that Ayman alZawahiri is going to open a branch of alQaeda in India is just crazy. Yes, there are...
  • After Syria and Iraq, Islamic State makes inroads in South Asia September 7, 2014

    Peshawar/Dera: Islamic State pamphlets and flags have appeared in parts of Pakistan and India, alongside signs that the ultraradical group is inspiring militants even in the strongholds of the Taliban and al Qaeda. A splinter group of Pakistan's Taliban insurgents, Jamatul Ahrar, has already declared its support for the wellfunded and...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha in conversation with alQaeda's spokesperson September 7, 2014

    In this episode of 'The Week That Wasn't', Cyrus Broacha comments on the video released by alQaeda leader Ayman al Zawahri announcing the formation of an Indian branch of his terrorist group. ...
  • AlQaeda's designs would come to nought: Shiv Sena September 6, 2014

    Mumbai: Reacting strongly to alQaeda chief AlZawahiri's statement that the terror outfit would intensify attacks against India, the Shiv Sena on Saturday said that it was nursing a pipe dream. "AlZawahiri has threatened that the alQaeda will start spreading its wings in India and intensify its attacks. It had hidden...
  • Myanmar muslim group rejects alQaeda statement September 6, 2014

    Yangon: The Burmese Muslim Association (BMA) has rejected a statement by Al Qaeda leader Ayman al Zawahiri, unveiling the terror group's new focus on Myanmar, Bangladesh and India, media reported on Saturday. BMA said in its statement issued on Friday that it urged people to live together in harmony regardless of...
  • Pakistan Army, ISI targeting India to hit Nawaz Sharif:Riedel September 6, 2014

    Washington: Pakistan's army and the ISI are using "terrorist brinkmanship" to threaten India and undermine their own Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to secure domestic gains against their civilian leaders, a former CIA analyst has said. "Pakistan's Inter Services Intelligence directorate is using terrorist brinkmanship to threaten India and undermine Nawaz Sharif,"...
  • Indian Muslim leaders condemn alQaeda video, say will never buy terrorist propaganda September 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Days after alQaeda chief Ayman alZawahiri released a video announcing a terror wing in India, Islamic seminary Darul Uloom Deoband has condemned the move saying that Islam is nonviolent and Muslims will never buy terrorist propaganda. "Indian Muslims would never be convinced by unIslamic and false arguments of the...