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American pleads guilty in al Qaeda sting operation

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 04:46

A naturalized US citizen from India pleaded guilty Friday to providing material support to al Qaeda, its Syrian affiliate Al-Nusra Front and Shebab militants in Somalia after an FBI sting operation.

Qaeda kills Yemeni for `sorcery`: Local official

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 02:03

Suspected al Qaeda gunmen killed a Yemeni man in Hadramawt province Friday after accusing him of sorcery and practising black magic, which are banned under Islam, a local official said.

Judge questions prosecutors claim against UK man

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 00:41

A US federal judge preparing to sentence a British citizen for supporting terrorists in Afghanistan challenged prosecutors on their claim that his support extended to Al Qaeda.

Military movements break Mali truce before talks: Government

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 22:43

Armed groups in northern Mali were on the move on Friday in violation of a truce ahead of peace talks next week, the government said, amid reports of renewed fighting.

Over 200 more Indians to return from Iraq on Wednesday

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 22:18

A batch of over 200 Indians will be reaching here on Wednesday from the conflict-hit Iraq, taking the total number of compatriots who have come back to nearly 2,300.

Six soldiers killed by al Qaeda gunmen in Yemen

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 00:49

At least six Yemeni army personnel were killed in an ambush Sunday by suspected Al Qaeda gunmen in Yemen.

Islamic state expels thousands in east Syria: NGO

Last Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014, 20:28

The jihadist Islamic State group has expelled more than 30,000 people from their homes in the eastern Syrian town of Shuheil, a monitoring group said on Sunday.

Two militants blow themselves up in southern Saudi Arabia

Last Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014, 10:40

Two suspected al Qaeda militants blew themselves up on Saturday after being trapped inside a government building in southern Saudi Arabia, the Interior Ministry said, following an attack on a border post with Yemen that also killed four security men.

Shooting reported in violence-hit Kenyan coastal region

Last Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014, 06:09

Shooting was reported in Kenya`s coastal district of Lamu, the same area where some 60 people were massacred last month, authorities said.

10 dead in Yemen-Saudi border post attack: Officials

Last Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014, 03:03

An attempt by Al-Qaeda militants to infiltrate Saudi Arabia from Yemen left five security officers dead on the two sides of the border, along with five assailants, officials have said.

Turkey turns inwards as war spreads from Syria to Iraq

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 12:15

As al Qaeda-inspired Sunni militants spread right along Turkey`s southeastern border last month from Syria through Iraq, seizing Turkish hostages as they went, the normally loquacious Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan had little to say.

UK airports on alert over `human bomb` terror attack fears

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 09:52

Airports across the United Kingdom have been placed on terror alert over fears that fanatics from Yemen and Syria have joined forces to plot a "stealth" bomb attack.