US hands al Qaeda suspect named in Senate report into Afghan custody

The United States has handed a suspected al Qaeda militant, named in a US Senate report as one of the first objects of harsh CIA interrogation techniques, into Afghan custody, his lawyer told Reuters on Wednesday.

Yemeni al Qaeda commander killed for `third time`

The second in command of al Qaeda`s Yemen affiliate, Said al-Shihrim, was reportedly killed in an airstrike in Yemen in December.

Al Qaeda militant killed in Russian Caucasus: Official

Russian security forces have killed a militant described as a leading al Qaeda operative in a clash in Russia`s volatile North Caucasus region of Dagestan, the security service said.