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Abu Tahir, suspected Al Qaeda recruit from Kerala, killed in Syria in attack by US

Abu Tahir, suspected Al Qaeda recruit from Kerala, killed in Syria in attack by US

A resident of Kerala's Palghat, who was suspected to have joined Al Qaeda, was killed in Syria in an attack by the U.S.

Pakistan's ISI protecting al Qaeda leader al-Zawahiri in Karachi: Report

Pakistan's ISI protecting al Qaeda leader al-Zawahiri in Karachi: Report

This is for the first time in several years a news report has surfaced about the hiding location of Egyptian-born al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri.

Afghanistan react to huge US bomb with shock, awe and mixed feelings

Qari Mehrajuddin first saw "lightning like a thunder storm" followed by the roar of an explosion, an all-to-familiar sound for residents in Afghanistan`s war-torn Nangarhar province.

 

Three killed as truck drives into crowd in Stockholm; Swedish PM says possible 'terror attack'

Three killed as truck drives into crowd in Stockholm; Swedish PM says possible 'terror attack'

Three people were killed when a truck drove into a crowd on a shopping street and crashed into a department store in central Stockholm on Friday, police said. 

Mortar attack kills three in Somalia, say police, ambulance services

Mortar shells fired into homes in the Somali capital of Mogadishu has killed three people and wounded five, police and ambulance services said on Friday.

First Hindu Congresswoman slams Syria strikes

The first Hindu elected to the Congress, Hawaiian Democrat Tulsi Gabbard, slammed President Donald Trump`s decision to strike against Syria as reckless.

United States carries out additional strikes in Yemen: Pentagon

United States carries out additional strikes in Yemen: Pentagon

The United States has carried out about 20 additional strikes in Yemen against al Qaeda militants since the middle of last week, a Pentagon spokesman said on Monday.

Terror outfits' new laptop bombs may evade airport security

The IS and al Qaeda terror groups, developing a bomb small enough to fit in a laptop that could get past airport scanners, may have prompted the US and the UK to ban air travellers from eight Muslim-majority nations from carrying large electronic devices onboard, media reports have said.

London attacker interested in jihad but no evidence of ISIS link: Police

British police said on Monday they had found no evidence that Khalid Masood, who killed four people in an attack on Britain`s parliament last week, had any association with Islamic State or al Qaeda, but he was clearly interested in jihad.

Al Qaeda wants to create local leadership in South Asia: US official

The top al Qaeda leadership has started nurturing terror units in South Asia, including in India, to give a local face to their outfit, according to a senior US defence official.

US reviewing airstrike that killed 200 Iraqis

The US military has said that an airstrike in Iraq on March 17 corresponds to a site where 200 civilians died, but it is still assessing the validity of allegations of civilian casualties.

Air strike kills 16 in Syrian prison: Syrian Observatory

At least 16 people died after a Friday night air strike on a prison in Syria`s rebel-held Idlib province including both prisoners and staff.

Car bomb explodes near presidential palace in Somalia capital

A car bomb exploded at a checkpoint less than a kilometre away from the presidential compound in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Tuesday, police said.

Rebels, jihadists launch surprise rebel assault, heavy clashes rock Syrian capital

Heavy clashes rocked eastern districts of the Syrian capital on Sunday after rebels and jihadists launched a surprise assault on regime forces there, a monitor and state television said.

UN urges Afghanistan to tackle 'alarming' extremist threats

According to the UN report, 3,498 people were killed in 2016, including 923 children, and another 7,920 people were wounded in Afghanistan.

Syrian rebel group says U.S.-led coalition behind mosque strike

Ahrar al-Sham, a powerful Syrian rebel group, on Friday said the U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State was behind a deadly mosque attack near Syria's Aleppo that a war monitor said killed dozens of people on Thursday evening. 

India, Pakistan conflict could lead to nuclear exchange: US General

India, Pakistan conflict could lead to nuclear exchange: US General

The US general said Pakistan's increased focus on its eastern border detracts from its efforts to secure the western border with Afghanistan from incursion by Taliban and al Qaeda fighters.

Somalia says 110 dead in last 48 hours due to drought

Some 110 people have died in southern Somalia in the last two days from famine and diarrhoea resulting from a drought, the prime minister said on Saturday, as the area braces itself for widespread shortages of food.

Al Qaeda confirms second-in-command killed in Syria

"We confirm news of the martyrdom of the sheikh and leader Abu al-Khayr al-Masri, who died a hero in a Crusader raid carried out by a drone on Syrian territory," read a joint statement from Al-Qaeda`s Yemeni and North African branches.  

US hits Al Qaeda in Yemen with new wave of strikes

A day after US forces initiated a campaign of air strikes in Yemen, estimated in the mid-twenties, the Pentagon confirmed several more strikes in Shabwah, Abyan and Al Bayda provinces on Friday.