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  • Arrest warrants issued against Pakistan Taliban chief, 7 others 10 hours 10 minutes ago

    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...
  • Heard Osama bin Laden take his last breath: US Navy SEAL Robert O'Neill November 13, 2014

    Washington: Former US Navy SEAL, Robert O'Neill, who claims he killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan has said that he heard the world's most wanted man take his last breath after he pumped three bullets into the head of the al-Qaeda chief. "I was standing above him when he took...
  • Osama Bin Laden 'died afraid': Former US Navy SEAL November 9, 2014

    Washington: Osma bin Laden "died afraid", says a former US Navy SEAL who claims he fired the fatal shot that killed the al-Qaeda chief in Pakistan in 2011. "He died afraid, and he knew we were there to kill him. And that's closure," Robert O'Neill says. His decision to go...
  • US launches fresh strikes on Khorasan group in Syria November 6, 2014

    Washington: The United States said it conducted air strikes on Wednesday night against the so-called Khorasan group of al Qaeda-linked militants based in Syria, saying the group was plotting to attack Europe or the United States. Separately, one US official said a target of the strike was David Drugeon, a French-born...
  • US Navy SEAL who shot dead Osama bin Laden unmasked November 6, 2014

    Washington: A decorated ex-Navy SEAL Robert O'Neill has been unmasked as the man who pumped three shots to the head of elusive al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden during a top-secret 2011 raid on his hideout in Pakistan. O'Neill, 38, is the SEAL Team Six member who fired the three shots to...
  • BSF alerts positions along Pakistan border in Punjab after Wagah border suicide blast November 2, 2014

    New Delhi: BSF was put on high alert along the Indo-Pak border in Punjab after a suicide bomber blew himself up in a crowd across Amritsar's Wagah sector in Pakistan leaving at least 52 people dead on Sunday. BSF chief DK Pathak, who spoke to his officers in the Ferozpur division...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories October 30, 2014

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  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay October 30, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Burdwan blast probe reveals Jamaat trained operatives to carry out 9/11 type attack October 30, 2014

    The interrogation of wives of the two terror operatives involved in the Burdwan bomb blast reveals that the Jamaat operatives underwent al-Qaeda's model of training to execute an attack similar to that of the 9/11 attack in the United States. ...
  • Hyderabad Police arrests two suspected SIMI operatives October 23, 2014

    Mumbai: The Hyderabad Police on Thursday arrested two suspected terrorists having links to the banned terror outfit Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) in Mumbai. The suspected terrorists, Shoeb Ahmed Khan and Shah Mudassir, hail from Maharashtra and were heading to Afghanistan to undergo training under Al-Qaeda. Police have recovered Jihadist literature...
  • Assam government has proof of jihadi activities in state: CM Gogoi October 22, 2014

    Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Wednesday said that the government had proof that jihadi groups were active in the state. Referring to the Jamaat-ul Mujahideen of Bangladesh (JMB), the Chief Minister told reporters, "We have got some proof that jihadis were present in the state. We will identify...
  • India says Islamic State not yet a threat October 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The Islamic State and al Qaeda do not yet pose a threat to India, the national security adviser said on Tuesday, despite attempts by the ultra-radical groups to enlist support from among India's huge Muslim population. Flags of the Islamic State have appeared in Jammu and Kashmir, India's only...
  • Kenya: 5 terrorists killed, car bomb recovered October 20, 2014

    Nairobi: A Kenyan military spokesman says Kenyan soldiers stopped a terror attack by killing five suspected Islamic extremist bombers attempting to cross into Kenya from Ethiopia in a car carrying explosives and six suicide vests. Bogita Ongeri said on Monday authorities recovered 100 kilograms of TNT from the vehicle which was intercepted...
  • Al-Qaeda urges worldwide Muslim support of Islamic State October 17, 2014

    Dubai: Al-Qaeda's deadly Yemen-based franchise on Friday urged Muslims worldwide to support Islamic State jihadists in Syria and Iraq in the face of attacks by a US-led military coalition. Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, classified by the United States as the network's deadliest franchise, "prohibits taking part in the fight against"...
  • NSG warns of 'multi-city, multiple' attack on India October 16, 2014

    Manesar: NSG, the country's elite counter-terror force, on Thursday warned that global terror outfits like the dreaded ISIS and al-Qaeda could join hands and launch a "multi-city multiple attack" on India. The warning of a combined terror attack was sounded by National Security Guards (NSG)...
  • Al-Qaeda may be allying with IM, LeT to carry out multi-city attacks in India, says NSG October 16, 2014

    New Delhi: The National Security Guard has said that it is ready to respond if the ISIS or al-Qaeda carry out terror attacks in India. Director General of the NSG Jayant Chowdhary on Thursday said that terror groups such as al-Qaeda or ISIS might carry out multi-city attacks in India....
  • Yemen Shiite rebels expand southward, clash with Qaeda October 15, 2014

    Sanaa: Yemen's Shiite rebels seized more territory south of the capital on Wednesday and set off deadly clashes with al-Qaeda as they rapidly expand their area of control. Already in control of Sanaa since September 21 and the strategic port city of Hudeida since Tuesday, the rebels on Wednesday appeared to...
  • Al-Qaeda claims attack near US embassy in Yemen September 28, 2014

    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 September 24, 2014

    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 September 24, 2014

    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...