Afghan forces mass at airport, battle for key northern city rages
Afghan forces mass at airport, battle for key northern city rages

Heavy fighting raged inside the key northern Afghan city of Kunduz for a third day on Wednesday as government forces, backed by U.S. air strikes, battled Taliban insurgents who had scored one of their boldest successes in 14 years of war.

Canada revokes citizenship of convicted terror plotter: Report

The Canadian government has revoked the citizenship of the convicted mastermind of a 2006 Al-Qaeda inspired plot to detonate bombs in Toronto, a newspaper reported Saturday.

Zakaria Amara received a life sentence in January 2010 and is serving his time in a penitentiary in Quebec.

Russia builds up Syria airbase as US policy suffers setback

Moscow pressed its military buildup at a new airbase in Syria on Saturday, as Washington admitted that rebels it trained handed ammunition and equipment to al Qaeda in a fresh setback for US policy.

Possible `hostage` boat found on militant island: Philippine military

Philippine authorities have found a boat they suspect was used by kidnappers to take a group of mainly Western hostages to an island stronghold of Islamic militants, the military said on Saturday.

30 killed in Yemen mosque bombings, IS claims responsibility
30 killed in Yemen mosque bombings, IS claims responsibility

 A bomb attack targeting Shi`ite worshippers at a mosque in Yemen`s capital on Thursday killed at least 25 people and wounded dozens more during prayers for the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, medics said.

Five killed by car bomb near Somalia presidential palace

Five people were killed and 13 wounded on Monday when a car bomb exploded near a heavily-guarded complex housing the offices of Somalia`s president and its prime minister in Mogadishu, a security official said.

12 Somali soldiers killed in Shebab attack: Officials

Twelve Somali government soldiers have been killed in an attack by al-Qaeda-affiliated Shebab militants, officials and witnesses said on Saturday.

Insurgents killed 56 govt troops at captured air base: Syria monitor

A group tracking the Syrian war said on Saturday that Islamist insurgents shot dead 56 members of Syrian government forces in a mass execution at an air base captured from the army earlier this month in northwestern Syria.

The connection between Osama bin Laden and Mecca crane collapse
The connection between Osama bin Laden and Mecca crane collapse

Days after the collapse of a construction crane at Mecca`s Grand Mosque, which killed more than 100 people days before the haj pilgrimage, Saudi Arabia`s King Salman sanctioned the powerful Saudi Binladin Group on Tuesday.

Killed in Syria, the French football fan turned bombmaker

From football matches to international jihad, the 25-year-old Frenchman David Drugeon converted as a teen to Islam and drifted toward ever more radical groups, up until his death in July in a coalition air strike in Syria.

China urges US to stop cyber attack accusations

China has urged the US to stop its "groundless accusations" of cyber attacks, adding that cyber security should be an area of cooperation rather than a source of frictions, the media reported on Saturday.

Cyber-attacks emanating from China 'not acceptable': Barack Obama

Ahead of Chinese President Xi Jinping's US visit, President Barack Obama has said cyber- attacks emanating from China are "not acceptable" and will be treated as a "core national security threat".

No `specific or credible threats` linked to 9/11 anniversary: FBI

The Federal Bureau of Investigation said Thursday that it has picked up no "specific or credible threats" linked to the anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States.

Kerala-based Muslim outfit launches campaign against IS, al-Qaeda

 A Kerala-based muslim outfit has launched an intensive campaign to wean away its youth from the influence of terror groups like Islamic State and al-Qaeda.

Bangladesh charges 5 militants over blogger murder

Five militants of an al-Qaeda-linked Islamist group in Bangladesh were today charged with murder for hacking to death an atheist blogger who is among the four secular writers killed in brutal attacks this year.

Militants attack Tunisian customs officers near Algerian border, one killed: Report

Islamist militant gunmen opened fire on a Tunisian customs team near the Algerian border, killing one customs agent and wounding three more, a security source said on Monday. 

Drone strike kills five Qaeda suspects in Yemen: Official

 A suspected US drone strike has killed five presumed members of Al-Qaeda in the jihadist network`s southeastern Yemeni stronghold, a local official said Wednesday.

Abu Sayyaf hostage found beheaded in the Philippines

A Filipino village chief held hostage by Islamic militants has been found beheaded on a highway on the remote southern island of Jolo, police officials said today.

US to push ahead with vexed Syria training mission

President Barack Obama`s administration vowed to press ahead with a half-billion-dollar mission to train Syrian opposition fighters Tuesday, despite fears that its initial failures have dented US credibility.

8 dead as Syria rebels bombard Shiite towns: Monitor

Syrian rebels fired around 1,000 rockets, mortar rounds and home-made projectiles at two besieged Shiite towns in Idlib province, killing eight civilians, a monitoring group said on Monday.