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Yemeni gunmen kill 4 soldiers in southern province

Yemeni security officials say gunmen have attacked a military vehicle, killing all four soldiers inside it.

Tunisia to get 8 Black Hawks for fight against jihadists

Tunisia will take delivery of eight Black Hawk attack helicopters from the United States this year to help it in the fight against Al-Qaeda-linked jihadists, an official said on Thursday.

Five militants, soldier killed in Pakistan exchange of fire

An exchange of fire between the Pakistani security forces and militants Friday killed five rebels and a soldier in a restive Pakistani tribal region near the Afghan border, the military said.

Osama bin Laden wanted to rebrand al Qaeda: White House
Osama bin Laden wanted to rebrand al Qaeda: White House

Frustrated over al Qaeda's recognition as a global terror outfit, its chief Osama bin Laden wanted to change the name of the group to identify it more closely with Islam before he was killed by US special forces in Pakistan, the White House has said.

US: Al-Qaeda wanted recruits to pull off attack like 9/11

A Pakistani terrorism suspect on trial in New York was among several young recruits under orders by al-Qaeda to infiltrate Western society and pull off the biggest operation since the September 11, 2001 attacks, a prosecutor said Tuesday in opening statements.

UN Security Council aims to dry up IS group financing

 The UN Security Council plans to adopt a resolution next week aimed at halting funding to Islamic State militants from oil, antique trafficking and ransoms, diplomats have said.

Top Qaeda militant in Yemen dead in US drone strike: AQAP

Al-Qaeda said on Thursday that one of its top militants, Harith al-Nadhari who threatened more attacks on France after the Charlie Hebdo killings, died in a US drone strike in Yemen.

UN Security Council demands Islamic State hostages freed

The UN Security Council demanded the immediate release of all hostages held by the Islamic State group, as Jordan vowed to do everything it can to save the life of a pilot captured by the militants.

Western-backed rebels join Aleppo alliance: Syria monitor

 A Western-backed rebel group in northern Syria that is under pressure from al Qaeda`s hardline Nusra Front has joined an alliance of mainly Islamist insurgent factions in Aleppo, a group monitoring the conflict said on Saturday.

US armed drone program in Yemen facing intelligence gaps

Washington; The United States is facing increasing difficulty acquiring intelligence needed to run its stealth drone program in Yemen, undermining a campaign against the most lethal branch of al Qaeda after Houthi rebels seized control of parts of the country’s security apparatus, US officials sa

White House declines to call Taliban `terrorists`

The White House on Thursday declined to describe Afghanistan`s Taliban as a terrorist group, prompting consternation from the right, which accused President Barack Obama`s administration of being out of touch.

US in contact with Huthis in Yemen: Pentagon

US officials are holding discussions with representatives of the Shiite militia in Yemen who have forced the resignation of the country`s president, a Pentagon spokesman said Tuesday.

2 from Yemen charged in US with conspiracy to kill Americans

Two al-Qaeda members from Yemen befriended an American recruit and helped him join the terrorist group, clearing the way for the New York native to hatch a plot against the Long Island Rail Road, prosecutors have said.

AQAP says `preparing" attacks on US, West: SITE

Al-Qaeda`s Yemen branch called for lone-wolf attacks against the United States and the West in a video posted on Tuesday, days after the group claimed responsibility for the Charlie Hebdo killings.
 

US charges two Yemenis over Afghanistan attacks

The United States has charged two Yemeni nationals with alleged links to Al-Qaeda over attacks carried out on American forces in Afghanistan, the Justice Department said on Tuesday.

Amnesty calls on European countries to admit CIA cooperation

Rights group Amnesty International urged European countries on Tuesday to come clean on alleged cooperation with CIA operations involving torture and help bring those responsible to justice.

Saudi border guards get shoot on sight orders

 Saudi border guards have been given orders to shoot infiltrators on sight after three troopers were killed on the Iraqi frontier earlier this month, a spokesman said on Monday.

Shiite militia seizes Yemen president`s chief of staff

Shiite militiamen in control of Yemen`s capital seized President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi`s chief of staff on Saturday in a new challenge to his leadership of the violence-plagued country.

Syria car bombs kill 16: Monitor

Car bombs killed at least 16 people, most of them civilians, when they targeted Al-Qaeda and Kurdish fighterson Saturday in Syria's northern province of Aleppo, a monitor said.

Al Qaeda in Yemen threatens France with new attacks: SITE

A top sharia official from Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has threatened France with fresh attacks following those at the Charlie Hebdo magazine and at a Jewish supermarket, SITE monitoring group said on Friday.