Seven `Qaeda`, soldier killed in Yemen clashes: Officials

Yemeni forces killed seven al Qaeda militants in separate clashes today while a soldier died in a firefight as the army pressed an offensive against jihadists, officials said.

Drone attacks kill dozens of Qaeda suspects in Yemen

Weekend drone strikes in Yemen killed more than 40 suspected al Qaeda militants, including 30 on Sunday, days after the jihadist network`s Arabian Peninsula offshoot vowed to fight against Western "crusaders".

45 killed in fresh Iraq violence

A total of 45 people were killed and 54 wounded in a string of attacks in different parts of Iraq Saturday, including shelling and clashes in the volatile Anbar province, security and medical sources said.

Al Qaeda militants bomb oil pipeline in Yemen

Suspected Al Qaeda militants blew up an oil pipeline in Shabwa province of Yemen Monday, causing an oil leak and sending black smoke billowing into the sky, an official said.

Four French hostages freed after three-year kidnap ordeal in Niger

Hollande was to greet the quartet on their arrival at an airport outside Paris after what he called "three years of suffering for the families who lived through a nightmare".

Al Qaeda-affiliated militia men killed in Libya

Seven members of the al Qaeda-affiliated militia Ansar Al Sharia died in Libya`s Sirte in an explosion Monday, Libyan Deputy Defence Minister Khaled Al Sharif said Tuesday.

Al Qaeda militants seize Army HQ in Yemen port city

Al Qaeda militants seized Army headquarters in Yemeni port city Mukalla on Monday, killing two soldiers and taking many more hostage, in their second major assault in 10 days, military officials said.

Syrian opposition condemns al Qaeda militants

Syria`s main Western-backed opposition group has warned that the expanding influence of al Qaeda-linked militants in the rebel movement is undermining its struggle for a free Syria.

Yemen on alert over fear of suicide attacks

Yemeni officials are warning of imminent attacks, distributing a photo of a suspected al Qaeda militant believed to be plotting suicide bombings with others.

Al Qaeda linked militants held in Algeria

Two Al Qaeda linked militants have been arrested in Algeria for their suspected involvement in an assassination bid against the country`s former prime minister.

Al Qaeda militants kill 3 Yemeni soldiers

Al Qaeda militants have killed three Yemeni soldiers in the southwestern tip of the Arabian Peninsula in what the military said was an attempt to capture a city.

Nine soldiers killed in Yemen

A suicide car bomb went off at a military checkpoint near Yemen`s Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) plant in Balhaf port in the southeastern province of Shabwa Sunday, killing at least nine soldiers, officials said.

Al Qaeda-linked militants free 2 Filipino hostages

Abu Sayyaf gunmen have freed two Filipino members of a Jordanian TV journalist`s crew who were kidnapped by the al Qaeda-linked militants last year.

Briton, Norwegian killed in attack on Algeria oil field

A Briton and a Norwegian were killed in an attack targeting an oil facility in Algeria`s central province of Illizi, the official APS news agency reported.

Yemen court sentences 3 militants to up to 6 years

Yemen`s state security court has sentenced three al Qaeda militants to up to six years in prison for planning attacks on security forces, foreign diplomatic missions and state institutions.

Yemen: Car rigged with explosives kills 2

The officials say the militants planted explosives in the car of a man they suspected of being a government informer.

Yemen Army recaptures center of al Qaeda held city

Yemeni government troops have fought their way into the center of an al Qaeda held city in the country`s lawless south after a fierce, six-hour battle that ended early on Tuesday.

Clashes in south Yemen kill 6 al Qaeda militants

Security across Yemen has largely collapsed during the nearly year-old popular uprising seeking to oust Ali Abdullah Saleh.

Yemeni troops kill 6 al Qaeda militants in south

Security has collapsed across much of Yemen during its nine-month anti-regime uprising.

Saudi Arabia tries 41 suspected al Qaeda militants

A report said one Qatari, one Yemeni and an Afghan national are among the accused while the other 38 are Saudis.