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Lebanon detains eight Syrians for alleged terror links

Last Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014, 00:01

Lebanon has detained eight Syrians for entering the country illegally and having suspected terror links, an army statement said.

Alarm, ridicule for declaration of Islamic state

Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014, 23:25

An al-Qaida breakaway group`s formal declaration of an Islamic caliphate across the stretch of territory it controls in Syria and Iraq sparked celebrations among the group`s followers on Monday but condemnation and even ridicule from its rivals and authorities in Baghdad and Damascus.

Yemen troops foil attack on hospital, 6 killed

Last Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014, 23:36

Yemen`s defense ministry says its troops have foiled a militant attack on a military-affiliated hospital in the country`s south, setting off clashes that killed four militants and two soldiers.

Islamic State claims Lebanon suicide bombing

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 22:59

The al-Qaida-inspired Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant claimed responsibility today for this week`s Beirut hotel suicide bombing, warning that dozens of more men plan to carry out similar attacks.

UN force in Mali to give priority to peace talks

Last Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014, 06:54

The Security Council has unanimously voted to authorise the UN peacekeeping force in Mali to expand its protection of civilians in the volatile north from cities to rural areas and give priority to launching political negotiations and promoting national reconciliation.

Syrian warplanes strike eastern city, killing 12

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 20:21

Syrian government warplanes today struck an eastern city that is a stronghold of an Islamic militant group, killing at least 12 people, opposition activists said.

Drone kills 5 militants in Yemen

Last Updated: Saturday, June 14, 2014, 19:53

A suspected US drone in Yemen`s south targeted a car carrying al-Qaida militants today, killing all five passengers, Yemeni security officials said.

Militants seize city of Tikrit, say Iraqi officials

Last Updated: Thursday, June 12, 2014, 01:55

Al Qaida-inspired militants on Wednesday seized effective control of Saddam Hussein`s hometown of Tikrit, expanding their offensive closer to the Iraqi capital.

Norway: Three arrested for links to terror group

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 27, 2014, 14:46

Norway`s security service said today three men with alleged links to an al-Qaida splinter group have been arrested on preliminary charges of supporting or participating in a terror organisation.

Kenya police: 3 dead in 2 explosions in Nairobi

Last Updated: Monday, May 05, 2014, 02:29

Three people were killed and at least 60 wounded when two homemade bombs exploded on buses along one of the busiest highways in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, authorities said today, as this East African nation struggles to stop a series of terrorist attacks.

FBI: Flow of foreign fighters into Syria growing

Last Updated: Saturday, May 03, 2014, 04:48

The flow of foreign fighters into Syria has grown in just the last few months, with dozens of Americans joining the county`s conflict along with thousands of Europeans, FBI Director James Comey said today.

Bin Laden associates show no remorse in statements

Last Updated: Sunday, March 23, 2014, 02:00

In public statements a week apart, al-Qaida`s self-professed September 11 mastermind and a Kuwaiti imam who met with Osama bin Laden in a cave soon after the attacks once again demonstrated that time hasn`t softened their anti-American views.