Osama bin Laden's son-in-law must get life in prison: US

New York prosecutors are saying a life prison sentence is the only answer for the son-in-law of Osama bin Laden after he was convicted for his role as al-Qaida's spokesman after the September 11 attacks.

Lebanon detains eight Syrians for alleged terror links

Lebanon has detained eight Syrians for entering the country illegally and having suspected terror links, an army statement said.

Militants seize city of Tikrit, say Iraqi officials

Al Qaida-inspired militants on Wednesday seized effective control of Saddam Hussein`s hometown of Tikrit, expanding their offensive closer to the Iraqi capital.

Osama`s son-in-law tells US trial of 9/11 cave chat

In a surprise testimony in a US court, Osama bin Laden`s son-in-law recounted meeting him in a cave in the mountains of Afghanistan hours after the 9/11 attack which was claimed by the slain al-Qaeda chief.

Syria says it freed 25 in exchange for nuns

The Syrian government says it freed only 25 prisoners in exchange for 13 Greek Orthodox nuns who had been held by al Qaida-linked rebels and not 150 as was reported earlier.

Osama bin Laden hinted at 9/11 attacks six months before strike: Report

Osama bin Laden had hinted at 9/11 attacks six months before the terror strike while addressing American "recruits" in Afghanistan, a media report said on Friday.

Explosions rock Iraqi capital, killing at least 34

Multiple explosions rocked Baghdad on Wednesday, killing at least 34 people.

Airstrikes kill 13 Sinai militants: Egypt military

Egyptian military officials say the number of suspected militants killed by airstrikes in the Sinai Peninsula has risen to 13.

France to up Africa military presence

France will broaden its military presence in Africa`s turbulent Sahel region with specialised new outposts.

Al-Qaida asks Iraqis in embattled city for support

Members of al-Qaida`s branch in Iraq have handed out pamphlets in Fallujah, urging people to take up arms and back them in their weekslong fight against government troops for control of the city.

Attacks kill 26 in Iraq during UN chief`s visit

Fresh violence killed 26 people in Iraq, where UN chief was on visit urging leaders to tackle issues driving fighting in western province where the army is in a standoff with al-Qaida-linked fighters.

Jihadists seize Syria town, execute 60: Monitor

The jihadist Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant has seized a town in Syria`s Aleppo province, and executed 60 people in other areas, a monitor said on Monday.

Iraq would face huge challenge in Fallujah assault: Experts

Iraq would face huge challenge in Fallujah assault: Experts

Police, tribes retake territory as UN backs Iraq

Gunmen held territory on Baghdad`s doorstep despite tribesmen and police retaking militant-held areas west of capital, as UN Security Council backed Iraq`s efforts against al-Qaida-linked extremists.

Syrian rebel infighting kills 5 near Iraqi border

Al Qaida-affiliated rebels battled Syrian opposition fighters along Iraq border, killing 5 people in the latest outbreak of infighting among the forces opposed to President Bashar al Assad`s regime.

Al Qaeda plan to `change face of history` led to US scare: Yemen

A vow made in a phone call by the leader of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula to carry out an attack that would "change the face of history" lay behind this month`s closures of many western embassies, Yemen`s president said.

Iraq busts al Qaeda chemical weapon plot; US, Europe were targets

The Iraqi authorities claim that they have busted an al Qaeda cell uncovering a plot to use chemical weapon, according to BBC.

Qaeda claims responsibility for Tuesday Iraq blast

An al-Qaeda militant group in Iraq on Wednesday claimed responsibility for Tuesday`s wave of bombings in central Iraq, which left 60 people killed.

French widen bombing campaign, hit central Mali

French military forces widened their bombing campaign against Islamic extremists occupying northern Mali, launching airstrikes for the first time in central Mali on Monday.

Seven suspected militants nabbed near Algeria in Tunisia

Tunisian security forces say they arrested seven people near the border with Algeria over links to militants.