Al-Qaida

Lashkar, Al-Qaeda have Rohingya links, say government sources

Lashkar, Al-Qaeda have Rohingya links, say government sources

Terror group Aqamul Mujahideen (AMM) was an important factor in establishing connection between Lashkar and Rohingyas

Sep 19, 2017, 11:50 AM IST

17 Yemeni civilians killed in roadside bomb blast

The impoverished Arab country is also suffering the world's largest cholera outbreak, where about 5,000 cases are reported every day.

Aug 14, 2017, 22:58 PM IST

Al-Qaida suspect linked to cartoonist plot extradited to US

An al-Qaida suspect linked to a plot to kill a Swedish cartoonist has been brought to Philadelphia from Spain to face terrorism charges in federal court, despite President Donald Trump's promises to send terror suspects to the military prison at Guantanamo Bay.

Jul 22, 2017, 09:23 AM IST

US drone strikes al-Qaida vehicle in Yemen, kills three

At least three militants of the Yemen-based al-Qaida branch were killed after an unmanned US plane fired a missile at a running vehicle in Shabwa province, a military official said.

Jun 17, 2017, 09:35 AM IST
Saudi Arabia suspends Qatari troops participation in war in Yemen

Saudi Arabia suspends Qatari troops participation in war in Yemen

The fake article quoted Sheikh Tamim as calling Iran an "Islamic power" and saying Qatar`s relations with Israel were "good" during a military ceremony.

Jun 05, 2017, 13:10 PM IST

Days after 9/11: The ordeal Osama bin Laden's wives, children faced

The world`s once most wanted man Osama bin Laden, who changed the face of terrorism by orchestrating the September 11 attacks on the twin towers of the World Trade Center and the Pentagon in which around 3,000 people were killed, tried to ensure that his family and children stayed safe in the aftermath of the attacks. But his jihadist ideology rendered their lives with uncertainties.Osama`s family was on a constant run after the September 11 attacks. It moved from Kandahar to Tora Bora mountains, then to Pakistan and eventually entered Iran as refugees and after the May 2011 Abbottabad raid, his three wives Khairiah and Hamzah and Amal were detained in Pakistan for a year.

May 08, 2017, 14:27 PM IST

26 hostages, including Qatar royals, freed in bargain

Qatar has secured the release of 26 hostages after nearly a year and a half in captivity, including members of its ruling family, in what became possibly the region's most complex and sensitive hostage negotiation deal in recent years.

Apr 22, 2017, 14:51 PM IST

Somalia leader declares country a war zone, replaces chiefs

Somalia's new president has declared the country a war zone and replaced its military and intelligence chiefs while instructing the army to prepare a new offensive against al-Shabab extremists.

Apr 06, 2017, 19:29 PM IST

Pakistan money changer linked to LeT, Dawood Ibrahim jailed by US court

A Pakistani money changer, known to have links with terror outfits like the LeT, JeM and underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, has been sentenced to 68 months in prison and slapped with a hefty fine of USD 250,000 by a US court for laundering money for militants and criminal groups.

Apr 04, 2017, 16:22 PM IST

Al-Qaida-linked extremists kill Mali officer in Timbuktu

A group that monitors extremists' online activity says al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb has said it killed a Malian officer outside his Timbuktu home.

Aug 04, 2016, 05:50 AM IST

Unable to stop Syria's war, US offers Russia new partnership

The United States offered Russia a broad new military partnership in Syria.

Jul 15, 2016, 11:18 AM IST

Prosecutors: Gun buyer in San Bernardino massacre knew aspiring jihadists

The friend who bought the high-powered rifles used in the San Bernardino terrorist attack had ties to a group of California jihadists arrested in 2012 as they tried to fly to Afghanistan to join al-Qaida, federal prosecutors said.

Jun 02, 2016, 12:17 PM IST

Ex-CIA official: Republicans distorted analysis of Benghazi

A former CIA deputy director says Republicans repeatedly distorted the agency's analysis of the Benghazi attack in 2012 that killed the US ambassador to Libya and three other Americans.

May 04, 2015, 23:03 PM IST

US citizen brought from Pakistan to NYC faces terror charges

A US citizen who authorities say traveled from Canada to Pakistan to train with al-Qaida in order to carry out jihad has been arrested and charged with conspiring to kill American soldiers, according to court papers unsealed on Thursday.

Apr 03, 2015, 02:38 AM IST
Terror suspect says Internet chats about women, not plot

Terror suspect says Internet chats about women, not plot

A Pakistani man on trial in the US for planning to bomb a British shopping centre testified he was exaggerating his prowess with women in online chats and e-mails he sent mentioning potential wedding dates and a bride, denying the communiques were coded to disguise an al Qaeda plot.

Feb 27, 2015, 13:22 PM IST

US Muslim rights groups seeks exit from UAE terrorism list

The Council on American-Islamic Relations says it has sought to be removed from a list in the United Arab Emirates that designates it as a terrorist organization along with dozens of other groups.

Jan 16, 2015, 19:32 PM IST

Islamic State 'neither a state nor truly Islamic': John Kerry

US Secretary of State John Kerry Monday described the feared Islamic State group as neither "a state nor truly Islamic", adding that America takes seriously the "unacceptable threat" posed by the terrorist organisation.

Nov 18, 2014, 02:15 AM IST

Philippine troops pull 'greatest escape' in Golan

Under cover of darkness, 40 Filipino peacekeepers escaped their besieged outpost in the Golan Heights after a seven-hour gunbattle with Syrian rebels, Philippine officials said on Sunday. Al-Qaida-linked insurgents still hold captive 44 Fijian troops.

Aug 31, 2014, 22:54 PM IST

Yemen clash kills 4 troops, 13 suspected militants

Military officials in Yemen say clashes between the army and al-Qaida's local branch there have killed at least 13 suspected militants and four troops.

Aug 31, 2014, 01:29 AM IST

Alarm, ridicule for declaration of Islamic state

An al-Qaida breakaway group`s formal declaration of an Islamic caliphate across the stretch of territory it controls in Syria and Iraq sparked celebrations among the group`s followers on Monday but condemnation and even ridicule from its rivals and authorities in Baghdad and Damascus.

Jun 30, 2014, 23:25 PM IST