Al Qaeda

  • Pakistan teenage activist Malala's attackers arrested: Army 6 days ago

    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 Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) gunmen in October...
  • White House insists Barack Obama authorized to strike IS 6 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    Beirut: Al-Qaeda-linked 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 40-year-old monitoring mission there. The Fijians were captured on the Syrian-controlled 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 al-Qaeda threat seriously September 9, 2014

    Shillong: The Meghalaya government on Monday said it has taken "seriously" the announcement by al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri 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 al-Qaeda'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, al-Qaeda, Jamaat-u-Dawa, Taliban and Harkat-ul-Mujahideen. "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...
  • Al-Qaeda backs new Somali Shebab chief: statement September 8, 2014

    Mogadishu: Al-Qaeda 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 al-Qaeda suspects 'until the point of death': Report September 8, 2014

    London: The CIA tortured al-Qaeda suspects "until the point of death" by drowning them in water-filled 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 al-Qaeda's presence in India: US expert September 8, 2014

    Washington: Amid a country-wide alert in India over an al-Qaeda threat, a top US counter-terrorism expert has said there is no evidence of the terror outfit's presence in the country. "The idea that Ayman al-Zawahiri is going to open a branch of al-Qaeda 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 ultra-radical group is inspiring militants even in the strongholds of the Taliban and al Qaeda. A splinter group of Pakistan's Taliban insurgents, Jamat-ul Ahrar, has already declared its support for the well-funded and...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha in conversation with al-Qaeda's spokesperson September 7, 2014

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

    Mumbai: Reacting strongly to al-Qaeda chief Al-Zawahiri's statement that the terror outfit would intensify attacks against India, the Shiv Sena on Saturday said that it was nursing a pipe dream. "Al-Zawahiri has threatened that the al-Qaeda will start spreading its wings in India and intensify its attacks. It had hidden...
  • Myanmar muslim group rejects al-Qaeda 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 al-Qaeda video, say will never buy terrorist propaganda September 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Days after al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri released a video announcing a terror wing in India, Islamic seminary Darul Uloom Deoband has condemned the move saying that Islam is non-violent and Muslims will never buy terrorist propaganda. "Indian Muslims would never be convinced by un-Islamic and false arguments of the...
  • US confirms death of al-Shabaab leader Godane in Somalia air strike September 5, 2014

    Washington: The Pentagon confirmed on Friday that Ahmed Godane, a founder of the al-Shabaab Islamist group, was killed in a US air strike in Somalia this week, calling it a "major symbolic and operational loss" for the al Qaeda-affiliated organization. "We have confirmed that Ahmed Godane, the co-founder of al-Shabaab, has...
  • IAF ready to tackle any terror threat: ACM Arun Raha on al Qaeda video September 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian Air Force (IAF) is ready for any eventuality and can tackle terror threats, says the Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha. The top IAF officer made the statement a day after al Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri released a video announcing the plans to establish a terror wing in...
  • Al-Qaeda wants to portray Indian PM Narendra Modi as enemy of Islam, says US counter-terror expert September 5, 2014

    Washington: Al-Qaeda, which has announced the creation of a separate wing for India, wants to portray Prime Minister Narendra Modi as an enemy of Islam and as such India should take its threat "very seriously", a well-known American counter-terror expert said on Friday even as the US tried to downplay...
  • Al-Qaeda's new India branch not a threat: US September 5, 2014

    Washington: The announcement by al-Qaeda that it has formed a branch for operating in India is not an indication of the terrorist outfit gaining new capabilities, the US on Friday said, asserting that it is committed to dismantling the group. "We do not regard the announcement as an indication of new capabilities...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories September 4, 2014

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  • Qaeda threat to India: Controlling disgruntled elements more important than issuing alerts, experts tell Centre September 4, 2014

    A nationwide alert has been sounded after an al-Qaeda video appeared where the terror outfit threatens to carry out its campaign in India. So far intelligence agency sources are pointing out that the video seems genuine as is an attempt to carry out fresh recruitment. ...
  • Al-Qaeda threat against India: Are we in danger of confronting a parallel jihad? September 4, 2014

    Union Home Ministry has issued an all-India alert and sent investigative teams to sensitive areas after an Al-Qaeda video announced the launch of its terror wing in the country. The government has asked all states to be on high alert for any possible terror attack. ...
  • News 360: Al-Qaeda launches India wing September 4, 2014

    Union Home Ministry issued an all-India alert and sent investigative teams to sensitive areas after an Al-Qaeda video announced the launch of its terror wing in the country. The Intelligence Bureau is verifying the authenticity of the video after the Home Ministry asked the agency for a report on the...
  • Security expert Ajai Sahni talks about Al-Qaeda's India plan September 4, 2014

    In an interview to CNN-IBN, Executive Director,Institute for Conflict Management from New Delhi Ajai Sahni said that establishing Al-Qaeda in India was the result of 2 years of unifying the Mujahideen. "The rise of this new branch demonstrates that Jihad is expanding," said Sahni. ...
  • Al-Qaeda threat: India on high alert, Home Ministry sends probe teams to sensitive areas September 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Home Ministry on Thursday issued an all-India alert and sent investigative teams to sensitive areas after an al-Qaeda video announced the launch of its terror wing in the country. The Intelligence Bureau is verifying the authenticity of the video after the Home Ministry asked the agency for...
  • Al-Qaeda India wing: IB issues alert in all states as sources say video appears authentic September 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The Intelligence Bureau has issued an all-India alert saying that the video, in which al-Qaeda leader Ayman al Zawahri announced the formation of an Indian branch of his terrorist group, is authentic, say sources. Home Minister Rajnath Singh has been briefed about the video which the government says...
  • Al-Qaeda announces India wing, renews loyalty to Taliban chief September 4, 2014

    Dubai: Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al Zawahri on Wednesday announced the formation of an Indian branch of his militant group he said would spread Islamic rule and "raise the flag of jihad" across the subcontinent. In a 55-minute video posted online, Zawahri also renewed a longstanding vow of loyalty to Afghan Taliban...
  • US assessing results of military action against al-Shabaab September 3, 2014

    Washington: The United States has carried out airstrikes against al-qaeda-linked Shabab militants in Somalia and is now assessing the results of its "operation" against the hardline militia, the White House said on Tuesday. "I can confirm that the US military conducted an operation in Somalia on Monday against the al-Shabaab network....