Five bombs explode in Yemeni capital, killing one: Official

Five bombs exploded on Tuesday in Sanaa`s old quarter, where many supporters of the Shi`ite Muslim Houthi group live, killing at least one person and wounding another, a Yemeni security official said.

Four children dead in Syria school bus strike: Monitor

At least four Syrian school children were killed and 10 wounded on Monday when a regime air strike hit their bus in the northwest of the country, a monitor said.

Pope to meet Muslim, Buddhist leaders in Philippines visit

Pope Francis will meet with leaders of various religions when he visits the Philippines next month, pushing a message of tolerance in order to combat global religious conflicts, a church official said Monday.

Al Qaeda 'bursting with pain' over Pakistan school attack

Al Qaeda's regional branch on Sunday said its hearts were "bursting with pain" over the Taliban's massacre at a Pakistan school and urged the militants to target only security forces.

India to seek clarification from UN on reference to Hafiz Saeed

Perturbed over calling 26/11 Mumbai terror attack mastermind and JuD chief Hafiz Saeed as as 'sahib' by a UN Security Council panel, India will seek a clarification on it from the world body.

US issues rare global travel alert to citizens about terror attack threat

The United States has issued a global travel alert to US citizens about the threat of a terrorist attack advising them to be extra cautious regarding their personal security over the holiday period, citing Sydney's "lone-wolf attack".

Militants capture huge amount of fuel in Syria

The Al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front and like-minded groups have captured two million litres of fuel from a Syrian military base in the northwestern province of Idlib, a monitoring group reported Saturday.

Kenyan leader signs controversial anti-terror bill into law

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has signed into law a controversial anti-terrorism bill that sparked brawls in parliament and provoked charges that it violates basic freedoms.

Despite billions in aid, US unable to get Pakistan to confront militants

Since 2001 the United States has tried virtually every strategy available to persuade Pakistan`s army to take the threat of militancy more seriously, but 12 years and $28 billion in aid later, all the American approaches are widely viewed as having failed.

American jailed for 15 years for helping al Qaeda

A naturalized American was jailed for 15 years in Miami on Wednesday for conspiring to provide thousands of dollars to al Qaeda and its affiliates in Syria and Somalia, US justice officials said.

Five policemen killed in Yemen bombing

 A bomb struck a Yemeni police convoy in southeastern province of Hadramout Wednesday killing five policemen and injuring four others, a military official told Xinhua.

Majority of Americans say torture justified: Poll

A majority of Americans believe that torture of suspected terrorists is justified, a new poll reported Tuesday, just days after a scathing report into the CIA`s brutal treatment of detainees in the wake of the September, 11, 2001 attacks.

Nearly 200 dead as Syria bases lost to Qaeda: Monitor

Nearly 200 combatants on both sides were killed in 24 hours when the Syrian branch of al Qaeda took two regime bases in Idlib province, a monitoring group said on Tuesday.

Yemen car bomb attack kills 25, including 15 children

A suicide car bomb attack in central Yemen targeting a Shiite militia leader killed 25 people including 15 children on Tuesday, security and medical sources said.

Guantanamo hearings for 9/11 plotters postponed

The first open pre-trial hearings with accused 9/11 plotters Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and Ramzi Binalshibh since the release of a damning Senate report on CIA torture have been postponed until February, officials said.

US seeks to use letters from bin Laden raid at terror trial

US. prosecutors have asked a federal judge to allow them to use documents seized during the 2011 military raid that killed Osama bin Laden at the January trial of suspected al Qaeda figure Abu Anas al-Liby.

Islamic fighters capture 2 army bases in NW Syria

Al Qaeda-linked and other Islamic fighters captured two key Syrian army bases today in the northwestern province of Idlib after two days of intense battles with government troops that killed dozens on both sides, activists said.

Qaeda seizes key army base in northwest Syria: Monitor

Syria`s Al-Qaeda affiliate on Monday seized the key army base of Wadi al-Deif in the country`s northwestern province of Idlib from government forces, a monitoring group said.

Critics, defenders clash over US `torture report`

Defenders and critics of the CIA clashed over the release of a US report that revealed harrowing details of America`s torture of "war on terror" detainees, and opened fresh political wounds.

Syrian troops advance in Aleppo, kill 26 rebels

At least 26 rebel fighters were killed Sunday by the Syrian troops in the northern province of Aleppo, a monitoring group said.