Al Qaeda

  • US court convicts Osama bin Laden's son-in-law on terrorism charges 26-03-2014 08:52 PM

    New York: Osama bin Laden's son-in-law, the voice of fiery al-Qaeda propaganda videotapes after the September 11 attacks, was convicted on Wednesday of conspiring to kill Americans for his role as the terror group's spokesman. The verdict came after about five hours of deliberation in the case against Sulaiman Abu...
  • 9/11-style terror angle in missing Malaysian jet case: Reports 16-03-2014 09:30 AM

    If reports are to be believed, the evidence of a plot by Malaysian Islamists to hijack a passenger jet in a 9/11-style attack is being investigated in connection with the disappearance of Flight MH370. As reported by The Telegraph, an al-Qaeda supergrass told a court last week that four to...
  • Despite fear of Taliban's rise, India starts projects in Afghanistan 19-02-2014 09:33 AM

    Kandhar: In an attempt to root out terror, India and Afghanistan inaugurated a new agricultural university in the Taliban stronghold of Kandahar. The project which is part of India's 2 billion dollar development commitment to Aghanistan was inaugurated by External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid and will cost nearly 8 million...
  • Indian-origin UK soldier gets 1st 'field promotion' in 60 years 28-01-2014 08:53 PM

    An Indian-origin soldier, helping in the fight against the al-Qaeda, has become the first in the British Army to get an on-the-spot "field promotion" in more than 60 years. Rifleman Gigar Das, from 1st Battalion The Rifles (1 Rifles), was presented with his Lance Corporal's stripe in front of his...
  • Car bomb blamed on al-Qaeda kills 26 in north Syrian town 16-01-2014 12:55 PM

    Beirut: A car bomb blamed on a radical group linked to al Qaeda killed at least 26 people in a rebel-held city of northern Syria on Wednesday, an opposition monitoring group said. Hours earlier, a Belgian commander from the same al Qaeda-linked group, the Islamic State of Iraq and the...
  • India, China, Russia to hold trilateral meet on Afghanistan 16-01-2014 10:36 AM

    Beijing: Senior officials from India, China and Russia will hold a trilateral meet on Friday to discuss the emerging situation in Afghanistan in the backdrop of the US troops withdrawal that have sparked concern over the reemergence of the Taliban and al-Qaeda in the region. The meeting of the three...
  • In talks with FBI, will bring Dawood back to India, says Shinde 09-01-2014 09:28 AM

    Mumbai: Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde on Wednesday said that the Indian government along with US intelligence agency FBI is working towards bringing India's most wanted underworld don Dawood Ibrahim to India. "Efforts are on to track Dawood. We are in talks with the FBI," Shinde said in Solapur....
  • US fears grow about Iraq, but response remains limited 08-01-2014 12:21 PM

    The Obama administration is considering expanding its support to Iraqi forces as they fight off a renewed al Qaeda threat, but Washington's ability to significantly increase security assistance to Baghdad will remain limited. US officials say they are in discussions with the Iraqi government about training its elite forces in...
  • Al-Qaeda releases video of American kidnapped in Pakistan 26-12-2013 04:17 PM

    Al-Qaeda has released a video of an American NGO worker kidnapped by it in Pakistan in 2011, in which he is shown asking US President Barack Obama to negotiate with his captors for his release. Warren Weinstein, 72, seen wearing a a grey tracksuit, sounded tired as he said he...
  • Egypt names Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group 26-12-2013 08:02 AM

    Egypt's military-backed interim government declared the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization on Wednesday, intensifying its campaign of arrests and prosecutions targeting its members and tightening the noose on the group's network of charities and businesses. The unprecedented executive decision likely ends any chance of reconciliation between the government and the...
  • Jury: 2 men guilty of UK soldier murder 20-12-2013 09:48 AM

    london: Two British-born, al-Qaeda-inspired extremists who considered themselves "soldiers of Allah" were convicted on Thursday of murdering an off-duty serviceman who was run down with a car and stabbed to death in a frenzied attack on a London street. The jury of eight women and four men deliberated for just...
  • US drone strikes not answer to terrorism, says Nawaz Sharif 10-12-2013 06:08 PM

    Pakistan is determined to root out terrorism and extremism but US drone strikes are not the answer as they are counterproductive, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Tuesday. "You are fully aware of the counterproductive impact of the continuing drone strikes," he said while addressing a luncheon he hosted for...
  • US panel seeks declassification review of Abbottabad documents 22-11-2013 03:03 PM

    Washington: A key US Congressional panel has sought a declassification review of documents collected by Navy SEALs in Abbottabad, Pakistan where al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden was killed in a daring raid in 2011. The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence on Thursday passed the Fiscal Year 2014 Intelligence...
  • Pakistani Taliban names Mullha Fazlullah as its new leader 08-11-2013 06:23 PM

    Islamabad: The Pakistani Taliban announced on Friday they would orchestrate a wave of revenge attacks against the government after naming hardline commander Mullah Fazlullah as their new leader. The rise of Fazlullah, known for his fierce Islamist views and rejection of peace talks, by the Taliban shura, or leadership council,...
  • Pakistan: Photo of slain Taliban chief posted on jihadi websites 04-11-2013 07:57 PM

    A photograph purportedly released, on Monday, by the Pakistani Taliban shows its slain chief Hakimullah Mehsud after he was killed in a US drone strike in North Waziristan region. The photo, whose authenticity could not be independently confirmed, shows Mehsud lying on a white sheet with bloodstains on his face....
  • US drone kills Pakitani Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud: Officials 02-11-2013 08:35 AM

    Peshawar: US drone strike on Friday killed Hakimullah Mehsud, the leader of the Pakistani Taliban, in a major blow to the group that came after the government said it had started peace talks with the insurgents, according to intelligence officials and militant commanders. Mehsud, who was on US most-wanted terrorist...
  • Former Maldives president Nasheed faces life threat 25-10-2013 09:06 PM

    Former Maldivian president and presidential election front runner Mohamed Nasheed is facing life threats from Al Qaeda agents, his office said on Friday. In a statement, Nasheed's office said two Al Qaeda agents have been put on the job for an attack on the ex-president and they are currently in...
  • US sought Sharif's help to avert Qaeda attack: document 20-10-2013 08:06 PM

    Washington: The US sought Pakistan's help in 1998 to prevent Osama bin Laden from launching an al-Qaeda attack against it, with then President Bill Clinton asking Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to personally use his influence to prevail over the Taliban in averting the imminent strike. Clinton called up Sharif from...
  • Al-Qaeda leader Libi pleads not guilty to terrorism charges 16-10-2013 11:53 AM

    An alleged Al-Qaeda member who was snatched off the streets in Libya and interrogated for a week aboard an American warship pleaded not guilty to bombing-related charges on Tuesday in a case that has renewed the debate over how quickly terrorism suspects should be turned over to the US courts....
  • Attacks across Iraq kill at least 31, says officials 13-10-2013 09:37 PM

    A string of bombings in mostly Shiite-majority cities across Iraq, on Sunday, killed at least 31 people and wounded dozens, officials said, a grim reminder of the government's failure to stem the uptick in violence that is feeding sectarian tensions in the country. There was no immediate claim of responsibility...
  • Mohamed Morsi faces trial as US reviews aid to Egypt 10-10-2013 11:38 AM

    Egypt's ousted President Mohamed Morsi will stand trial on November 4 on charges of inciting the killing of protesters, a prospect sure to raise concern in Washington, already considering cutting aid as a way to urge Cairo to restore democracy. Morsi has been held in a secret location since his...
  • Explosions across Baghdad kill at least 38 people 08-10-2013 08:26 AM

    Bombs exploded across the Iraqi capital on Monday, killing at least 38 people, police said, as suspected Sunni Islamist terrorists pursued a campaign to provoke inter-communal conflict. Eight of the 10 blasts in Baghdad were in mainly Shi'ite districts, but there was also an explosion in a mixed area and...
  • In Kenya, attackers used 'less is more' strategy 05-10-2013 09:40 PM

    Nairobi: Salim Massebellah had just reached the parking lot at Nairobi's premiere mall. Private guards inspected his trunk, then passed a mirror underneath his vehicle, checking for the exposed wires that would indicate a bomb. That was the weapon of choice of al-Shabab, the terrorist group Kenyans had been warned...
  • Al-Qaeda's Twitter account suspended 01-10-2013 06:21 PM

    New York: Al-Qaeda's Twitter account has been suspended, five days after it appeared on the social networking site, attracting over 1,500 followers. Tweets began appearing on the Twitter handle - which was connected to Al-Qaeda's online forum - on September 24 and the account was suspended on Sunday. Twitter did...
  • Suspected Boko Haram terrorists kill students as they sleep in Nigerian college, at least 40 dead 30-09-2013 08:40 AM

    Suspected Islamist terrorists stormed a college in northeastern Nigeria and shot dead around 40 male students, some of them while they slept early on Sunday, witnesses said. The gunmen, thought to be members of rebel sect Boko Haram, attacked one hostel, took some students outside before killing them and shot...
  • After Westgate mall, al-Shabaab group attacks Kenyan border town 26-09-2013 02:21 PM

    The same extremist group that took over a Nairobi mall attacked a security post near the Somali border on Thursday and killed two police officers, while promising the violence would continue until Kenyan troops were withdrawn from Somalia. The leader of the Somalia-based al-Shabaab, Ahmed Godane Shaykh Mukhtar Abu Zubayr,...
  • Western envoys say countries agreed on UNSC resolution on Syria, Russia denies it 26-09-2013 08:53 AM

    Envoys from the United States, Russia, France, China and Britain have come to an agreement on the core of a UN Security Council resolution to get rid of Syria's chemical weapons, three Western diplomats said on Wednesday, but Russia denied such an accord had been reached and insisted work was...
  • Kenya mall attack: Al-Shabaab claims it is still holding hostages 24-09-2013 02:40 PM

    The terrorist group that attacked a Nairobi mall and killed at least 60 people says it is still holding hostages alive inside and that its fighters are "still holding their ground." The Twitter messages posted on Tuesday by the al-Qaeda-linked rebel group al-Shabaab came after Kenyan government assurances of success...
  • Several Americans among terrorists who attacked Nairobi mall: Kenya official 24-09-2013 07:50 AM

    Kenya's foreign minister says "two or three Americans" and "one Brit" were among those who attacked a Nairobi shopping mall. More than 60 people have been killed in the assault on the upscale mall, which has lasted for three days. The foreign minister, Amina Mohamed, said in an interview with...
  • Indian shot in Kenya mall for failing to answer query on Islam 23-09-2013 05:07 PM

    Abuja: An Indian man was shot when he failed to answer a question on Islam asked by Somalian militants who were holding hostages after killing 68 people at an upmarket mall in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi. The heavily armed gunmen belonging to Al Qaeda-linked Somali militant group Al Shabaab,...