Anwar al-Awlaki

Osama bin Laden documents: Worry over Islamic State tactics, `ageing` al Qaeda

Osama bin Laden documents: Worry over Islamic State tactics, `ageing` al Qaeda

Months before his death, Osama bin Laden fretted about the Islamic State group`s impatient, violent tactics and the fading of al Qaeda, documents released by the CIA Thursday showed.

Jan 20, 2017, 09:19 AM IST

New York bomb suspect to make first court appearance

The suspect behind the New York bombing that left 31 wounded in Manhattan`s Chelsea neighborhood will appear in court on Thursday for the first time, nearly a month after the attack.

Oct 13, 2016, 01:54 AM IST
Al Qaeda leader claims Charlie Hebdo massacre took years in making

Al Qaeda leader claims Charlie Hebdo massacre took years in making

A leader of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has said in a video that the Paris attack that killed 12 people at Charlie Hebdo`s headquarters took years in the making.

Jan 16, 2015, 12:52 PM IST

US justified drone killings by citing al Qaeda law

The Obama administration justified using drones to kill Americans suspected of terrorism overseas by citing the war against al Qaeda and by saying a surprise attack against an American in a foreign land would not violate the laws of war, according to a previously secret government memorandum.

Jun 24, 2014, 14:18 PM IST

Court releases memo justifying drone strike on US cleric

A New York court today released an edited version of a US government memo legally justifying a drone attack that targeted and killed an American in Yemen in 2011.

Jun 24, 2014, 02:10 AM IST

Lawsuit over American drone strikes dismissed by US judge

A federal judge on Friday dismissed a lawsuit filed against the US government by the families of three American citizens killed by US drones in Yemen, saying senior officials cannot be held personally responsible for money damages for the act of conducting war.

Apr 05, 2014, 11:36 AM IST

Yemen pardons journalist jailed for al Qaeda ties

Yemen`s president has pardoned a journalist who was jailed for three years on charges of helping al Qaeda and US born militant cleric Anwar al-Awlaki.

Jul 24, 2013, 09:18 AM IST

Al Qaeda leader Awlaki spent thousands on prostitutes in US

Slain radical American-born Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki spent thousands of dollars on prostitutes while he traveled the United States preaching fundamentalist Islam.

Jul 03, 2013, 13:56 PM IST

UK faces fresh threat from ‘Nike terrorists’

Three men convicted of plotting an attack to eclipse 7/7 were not recruited by radical preachers, but influenced by extremist rantings online.

Feb 22, 2013, 13:36 PM IST

`US can keep secrets on targeted drone killings`

A US judge has ruled the Obama`s administration is not required to publicly disclose its legal justification for the drone attacks.

Jan 04, 2013, 13:13 PM IST

Al Awlaki ‘may have booked pre-9/11 flights for hijackers’

Radical American Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki may have purchased tickets for some of the hijackers for air travel in advance of the September 11 attacks.

Jan 04, 2013, 12:23 PM IST

FBI admits having al-Awlaki in custody in 2002

A top FBI official has now admitted that the agency had custody of Anwar al-Awlaki back in 2002, but let him go.

Aug 03, 2012, 13:33 PM IST

`Awlaki’s family file wrongful death lawsuit against US`

Relatives of three American citizens, including radical Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, have sued the Obama administration for targeting the terrorism suspects rather than taking them to trial.

Jul 19, 2012, 13:16 PM IST

Top al Qaeda bomb maker in Yemen resurfaces

Ibrahim Hassan al-Asiri, the brains behind sophisticated bombs that have been used in attempts to attack the US, is still alive.

Apr 27, 2012, 15:12 PM IST

Nigerian underwear bomber to be sentenced in US

A bomb hidden in the underwear of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab caused a fire on a Delta Airlines flight on December 25, 2009.

Feb 16, 2012, 11:28 AM IST

`Qaeda`s Awlaki directed underwear bomber`

Al Qaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaki personally directed and approved the attempted bombing of a U S airliner in 2009

Feb 11, 2012, 13:09 PM IST

`Internet biggest breeding ground for terrorism`

The internet is a “fertile breeding ground for terrorism” and plays a part in most, if not all, cases of violent radicalisation.

Feb 06, 2012, 15:55 PM IST

Awlaki video urges US Muslims to join al Qaeda

US-born al Qaeda militant Anwar al-Awlaki posthumously called on US Muslims to join the group in the Middle East in a video released on Tuesday.

Dec 21, 2011, 10:27 AM IST

Yemen: `Killed militants were about to quit Qaeda`

A leader of al-Awlaki tribe urged Washington and Sana’a to end a wave of air strikes.

Oct 16, 2011, 12:01 PM IST

Al Qaeda confirms killing of US-born cleric Awlaki

The 40-year-old al-Awlaki, who died in a September 30 US drone strike in the mountains of Yemen.

Oct 10, 2011, 22:10 PM IST