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European ransoms now al Qaeda`s major funding

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 15:45

Al Qaeda is increasingly funding terror operations thanks to at least USD 125 million in ransom paid since 2008, largely by European governments to free western hostages, according to a media report.

French al-Qaeda recruiter arrested in Tangiers

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 22:37

Moroccan police have arrested a French citizen of Algerian origin near Tangiers on suspicion of recruiting men to travel to Syria and Iraq to fight for al-Qaeda, authorities said.

At least six dead in attacks on southern Yemen Army posts

Last Updated: Sunday, July 27, 2014, 15:24

Yemen, with help from the United States, is battling an insurgency by Islamist militants including members of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), which has also planned attacks on international airliners.

Al Qaeda releases video of US suicide bomber in Syria

Last Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014, 12:39

Syria`s al Qaeda affiliate has released a video of a US suicide bomber who blew himself up at an army post in the northwest of the country.

Five policemen killed in Al Qaeda attack in Yemen

Last Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014, 07:06

At least five Yemeni policemen were killed Friday evening when suspected Al Qaeda gunmen attacked a security checkpoint in the southeastern province of al-Bayda, an interior ministry official said.

Syria becoming home to two competing Islamic states

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 15:58

A new power struggle has emerged within the Syrian rebellion after al Qaeda announced it aims to create an Islamic "emirate" to compete with rival jihadist group, the Islamic State.

Somali `Shebab commanders` killed in African Union offensive: AU

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 13:46

African Union troops in Somalia said Friday they had killed two "senior" commanders of the Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab insurgents, in the latest push of an offensive against the extremist fighters.

Rise of Islamic State tests Syrian Army strategy

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 12:22

The growing power of the ultra-hardline Islamic State means the Syrian Army is now having to confront a group it has until now been reluctant to attack for political reasons.

`Qaeda` suspects kill army officer in south Yemen

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 12:19

Al-Qaeda suspects on a motorbike shot dead an army officer Thursday in Lahij province of southern Yemen, a local security official said.

Yemen president urges unity in visit to restive north

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 15:38

Yemeni President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi called Wednesday for unity during a visit to the northern city of Amran, briefly seized by Shiite rebels in clashes with government forces and loyal tribes.

Al Qaeda leaders killed in Pakistan`s US drone attacks

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 13:59

The al Qaeda has said that six of its leaders were killed during US drone attacks in Pakistan`s North Waziristan region, media reported Tuesday.

Al Qaeda vows to severe hands of `corrupt` Yemen officials

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 13:13

Al Qaeda has threatened to sever the hands of "corrupt" officials in the southeastern province of Hadramawt, where the jihadists have been trying to impose their strict version of Islamic sharia law.