Mali's new leader thanks Chad for support

2013-08-28 10:07

Mali's president-elect Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has flown to Chad to thank the central African country for its backing in Bamako’s fight against armed groups linked to al-Qaeda, his office says.

New law heralds US terror shake-up

2012-02-14 11:01

The sentencing of a Nigerian man dubbed the underwear bomber after he tried to blow up an airliner could mark the end of international terror prosecutions in US civilian courts.

Smugglers to track al-Qaeda

2010-10-01 10:25

Saharan countries trying to contain a growing threat from al-Qaeda have agreed to recruit smugglers to help them track down the militants' desert camps.

US wants tighter air security

2009-12-26 14:32

The US has called on airlines worldwide to step up security after an attempt to blow up a US airliner on a flight between Amsterdam and Detroit, Dutch authorities say.

Mayor dies in Pakistan attack

2009-11-08 14:17

A suicide car bomber has struck near a busy livestock market in Pakistan's Peshawar city, killing 12 people including a former Taliban supporter turned anti-militant mayor.

Hostage 'suffering a lot'

2009-07-04 10:01

Swiss national Werner Greitner, kidnapped by al-Qaeda's north African branch in January, is suffering a lot and hardly eating, an official says.


Kenyans urged to stop religious violence

2012-08-29 22:11

Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga has called for the nation to come together to stop religious violence, after two days of deadly rioting sparked by the killing of a radical cleric.

Yemen court orders arrest of Awlaqi

2010-11-06 15:21

A Yemeni court has ordered radical Yemeni-American cleric Anwar al-Awlaqi to appear before it on charges of links to al-Qaeda and incitement to kill foreigners.

Terror raids for Obama visit

2010-03-10 12:12

US President Barack Obama's planned visit to Indonesia this month has lent impetus to raids that have left one top militant dead and his band of Islamist extremists on the ropes.

Al-Qaeda link in plane attack

2009-12-26 08:49

A Nigerian man who tried to blow up a Northwest Airlines plane as it was preparing to land in Detroit, says he is an agent for al-Qaeda.

Brits worried about Somalia

2009-09-13 14:09

British intelligence chiefs have warned Prime Minister Gordon Brown's government that Somalia is the next challenge in efforts to stem Islamic terrorism.

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