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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Security Council has unanimously voted to authorise the UN peacekeeping force in Mali to expand its protection of civilians in the volatile north from cities to rural areas and give priority to launching political negotiations and promoting national reconciliation.
Three people were killed and at least 60 wounded when two homemade bombs exploded on buses along one of the busiest highways in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, authorities said today, as this East African nation struggles to stop a series of terrorist attacks.
The flow of foreign fighters into Syria has grown in just the last few months, with dozens of Americans joining the county`s conflict along with thousands of Europeans, FBI Director James Comey said today.
In public statements a week apart, al-Qaida`s self-professed September 11 mastermind and a Kuwaiti imam who met with Osama bin Laden in a cave soon after the attacks once again demonstrated that time hasn`t softened their anti-American views.
An Algerian held for 12 years without charge at Guantanamo Bay has been sent back to his homeland, officials have said, portraying the transfer as a step toward eventual closure of the prison on the US base in Cuba.