France says 19 Islamists killed in recent Mali offensive

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius confirmed that 19 armed Islamists had been killed in a French-led military operation this week targeting al Qaeda-linked rebels in restive northern Mali.

Al Qaeda beheads French hostage in Mali

Al Qaeda has said that it has beheaded a French hostage in response to the country`s military intervention in Mali.

British Facebook `fantasist` jailed over beheading videos

A British man has been sentenced to five years imprisonment after he posted a string of ghastly beheading videos on a Facebook account set up by him.

Top Al Qaeda leader killed in Algeria

A senior leader of the Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) has been killed by Algerian forces in the southern province of Bejaia, Xinhua reported.

Morocco breaks up al Qaeda linked terrorist cell

Morocco said it
has broken up a cell linked to al Qaeda`s North African branch
in the disputed Western Sahara.