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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Yemen troops foil attack on hospital, 6 killed

Yemen`s defense ministry says its troops have foiled a militant attack on a military-affiliated hospital in the country`s south, setting off clashes that killed four militants and two soldiers.

Islamic State claims Lebanon suicide bombing

The al-Qaida-inspired Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant claimed responsibility today for this week`s Beirut hotel suicide bombing, warning that dozens of more men plan to carry out similar attacks.

UN force in Mali to give priority to peace talks

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.

Syrian warplanes strike eastern city, killing 12

Syrian government warplanes today struck an eastern city that is a stronghold of an Islamic militant group, killing at least 12 people, opposition activists said.

Drone kills 5 militants in Yemen

A suspected US drone in Yemen`s south targeted a car carrying al-Qaida militants today, killing all five passengers, Yemeni security officials said.

Norway: Three arrested for links to terror group

Norway`s security service said today three men with alleged links to an al-Qaida splinter group have been arrested on preliminary charges of supporting or participating in a terror organisation.

Kenya police: 3 dead in 2 explosions in Nairobi

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.

FBI: Flow of foreign fighters into Syria growing

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.

Bin Laden associates show no remorse in statements

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.

Algerian sent home after 12 years at Guantanamo

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.

US to ship more ammunition and arms to embattled Iraq

Pentagon says it will soon deliver to Iraq another installment of small arms and ammunition requested by Baghdad as it battles al-Qaida militants for control of Fallujah and cities in Anbar province.

Syria allows aid into 2 contested areas

The Syrian government allowed supplies to enter two contested front-line areas near the capital, a relief official said today.

Panetta urges NATO to keep pressure on al Qaeda

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta urged NATO Saturday to be more innovative and flexible so it can keep "relentless pressure" on al-Qaeda.