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  • Al Qaeda branch in Indian subcontinent claims killing of US blogger Avijit Roy in Bangladesh 6 hours 2 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Militant group Al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) has claimed responsibility for the murder of an American blogger Avijit Roy in Bangladesh as well as other "blasphemers" there and in Pakistan, according to SITE Intelligence Group in the US. Roy, a prominent writer and secular activist, was...
  • US accidentally kills two al Qaeda hostages, Obama takes responsibility April 24, 2015

    Washington: A covert US military operation in January targeting al-Qaeda leaders in the Afghan-Pakistan border region accidentally killed an American and an Italian, both aid workers who were hostages of the terror group, President Barack Obama said on Thursday. "Based on information and intelligence we have obtained, we believe that a...
  • American, Italian hostages inadvertently killed in US operation: Obama April 23, 2015

    Washington: An American and an Italian who had been held hostage for several years by al-Qaeda were inadvertently killed in a US counter-terrorism operation in the border region of Pakistan and Afghanistan in January, President Barack Obama said on Thursday. The operation in which American doctor Warren Weinstein and Italian aid...
  • More than 25,000 foreign fighters joining Islamists: UN April 3, 2015

    United Nations: Record numbers of foreign fighters from more than half of the world's countries are joining Islamist and al-Qaeda groups, mostly in Syria, Iraq and increasingly in Libya, according to a UN report. More than 25,000 foreign fighters are involved in armed conflicts from over 100 countries, the report by...
  • Two New York City women arrested in alleged bomb plot April 2, 2015

    New York: Two New York City women have been arrested in an alleged conspiracy to build a bomb and wage a "terrorist attack" in the United States, according to a federal criminal complaint made public on Thursday. Noelle Velentzas, 28, and Asia Siddiqui, 31, devised a plot to target police, government...
  • Al-Qaeda frees 300 inmates in Yemen jailbreak April 2, 2015

    Aden: Al-Qaeda terrorists stormed a prison in southeastern Yemen on Thursday, freeing several hundred inmates including one of their leaders, a security official said. Khalid Batarfi, a senior al-Qaeda figure who had been held for more than four years, was among more than 300 prisoners who escaped from the jail in...
  • American 9/11 victim identified, nearly 14 years on March 20, 2015

    New York: Nearly 14 years after the September 11 attacks on New York, the remains of a victim from the neighboring state of New Jersey has finally been identified. The New York medical examiner identified the man as Matthew David Yarnell, who was aged 26 when he died in the Al-Qaeda...
  • Pakistan successfully test-fires own drone aircraft to target militants March 13, 2015

    Islamabad: Pakistan's military test-fired a Pakistani-built unmanned aircraft equipped with a laser-guided missile on Friday, the army said in a statement. Pakistan has long complained about incursions of US drones into Pakistani airspace to target al Qaeda, Taliban and other jihadist militants along its lawless northwestern border with Afghanistan, and has...
  • Pakistani national convicted of plotting Qaeda attacks in US, UK March 5, 2015

    New York: A 28-year-old Pakistani national has been found guilty by a federal jury here of plotting to attack the city's subway system as well as a busy shopping mall in the UK. Abid Naseer, who had joined Al-Qaeda and plotted a terrorist attack in the United Kingdom, was found...
  • 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

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  • 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...