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Libya jihadist group denies death of Qaeda-linked Belmokhtar

Libyan jihadist group Ansar al-Sharia denied on Tuesday that the Al-Qaeda-linked mastermind of a deadly 2013 siege at an Algerian gas plant had been killed in a US air strike.

Jun 16, 2015, 13:01 PM IST

Clashes in Libya's Benghazi kills over 40

Fierce clashes between the Libyan security forces and militants in the country's second largest city of Benghazi killed over 40 people and injured a number of others, sources said Sunday.

Feb 08, 2015, 20:59 PM IST

US drone strike in Yemen kills four militants

A US drone strike in southern Yemen killed at least four Al Qaeda terrorists, Xinhua reported Saturday, citing a government official.

Feb 01, 2015, 04:17 AM IST

Three months of fighting in Libya's Benghazi kills 600, say medics

About 600 people have been killed in three months of heavy fighting between Libyan pro-government forces and Islamist groups in Libya`s second-largest city Benghazi, medical staff said on Sunday.

Jan 18, 2015, 18:54 PM IST

Military intelligence officer shot dead in Yemen

A senior Yemeni military intelligence officer was killed Monday in the country`s southern province of al-Bayda in a drive-by shooting, witnesses and police said.

Dec 29, 2014, 21:31 PM IST

Five policemen killed in Yemen bombing

 A bomb struck a Yemeni police convoy in southeastern province of Hadramout Wednesday killing five policemen and injuring four others, a military official told Xinhua.

Dec 17, 2014, 15:46 PM IST

Scholars' group in Libya calls for defying Ansar Al-Sharia

A scholars' group in Libya urged the Army, police and citizens in general to stand against the Ansar Al-Sharia group and their diktat.

Dec 01, 2014, 20:05 PM IST

Fresh clashes in Libya`s Benghazi kill dozens: Officials

Tripoli: Fresh fighting erupted in Libya`s second city Wednesday, bringing the death toll in three days of violence between pro-government militias and Islamist fighters to more than 30, officials said.

Nov 06, 2014, 04:11 AM IST

Senior al Qaeda operative killed in US strike in Yemen: Sources

A senior al Qaeda official wanted by the United States and a local leader of the militant group`s affiliate, Ansar al-Sharia, were killed in a drone strike in central Yemen overnight, tribal sources said on Wednesday.

Nov 05, 2014, 13:00 PM IST

More heavy fighting in Libya's Benghazi, death toll rises to 130

Heavy fighting flared on Sunday between Libya`s army and Islamist militias apparently trying to retake one of their largest camps in the eastern city of Benghazi, military officials said.

Oct 27, 2014, 11:03 AM IST

Drone strike kills three al Qaeda-linked militants in Yemen: Tribal sources

A US drone strike killed three suspected members of the al Qaeda-linked group near their battlefront with arch-rivals from the Shi`ite Muslim Houthi group, tribal sources said.

Oct 25, 2014, 03:25 AM IST

Yemen Qaeda claims rocket attack near US embassy

Yemen`s Al-Qaeda-linked Ansar al-Sharia claimed responsibility for a rocket that hit near the US embassy in Sanaa Saturday, shortly after the mission said it was unlikely the target.

Sep 28, 2014, 00:12 AM IST

14 killed in Libya's Benghazi city

A series of targeted attacks have claimed the lives of 14 people in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi, security sources said Saturday.

Sep 21, 2014, 04:19 AM IST

Libya MPs reject govt lineup, want crisis team

Libya`s parliament rejected Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thani`s proposed 18-member cabinet Thursday, calling for a slimline "crisis" team of no more than 10 ministers, a deputy said.

Sep 18, 2014, 20:26 PM IST

Libya PM`s home attacked, US urges Americans to leave

Gunmen attacked the home of Libya`s new prime minister Tuesday, as the growing security concerns prompted Washington to recommend Americans leave the country "immediately".

May 28, 2014, 10:08 AM IST

Tunisia delays trial of suspects in US embassy attack

A Tunisian court delayed for the third time today the appeals trial of Islamists accused of attacking the US embassy in 2012, with numerous defendants and lawyers absent.

May 28, 2014, 01:36 AM IST

Libya jihadists vow to defend Benghazi bastion

Libyan jihadist group Ansar al-Sharia, blacklisted as a terrorist organisation by Washington, vowed Tuesday to defend its stronghold in second city Benghazi against an expanding alliance of opposing forces.

May 20, 2014, 17:26 PM IST

Tunisia`s new PM takes office after Islamists resign

Tunisia`s new premier Mehdi Jomaa took office on Friday to lead a caretaker government until elections later this year after the ruling Islamist party`s premier resigned in a deal to complete its steps to democracy.

Jan 11, 2014, 03:27 AM IST

New clashes between Army, Islamists in Libya`s Benghazi

New clashes between the Libyan Army and Islamists erupted in the eastern city of Benghazi early on Wednesday, wounding several people, security sources and residents said.

Nov 27, 2013, 09:27 AM IST

Al Qaeda militants seize Army HQ in Yemen port city

Al Qaeda militants seized Army headquarters in Yemeni port city Mukalla on Monday, killing two soldiers and taking many more hostage, in their second major assault in 10 days, military officials said.

Sep 30, 2013, 21:07 PM IST