ARTICLES RELATING TO AL-QAEDA

UN chief calls for renewed focus WMDs

2016-08-23 21:03

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has called on the international community to renew its commitment to eliminate WMDs as technological advances make it cheaper and easier for terrorist groups to make the weapons.

Child bomber in Turkey not the only violent use of children

2016-08-22 07:08

The suicide attacker who detonated his explosives amid an outdoor Kurdish wedding party in southeastern Turkey, killing at least 51 people, was an Islamic State group child as young as 12.

Al-Qaeda commander in Mali killed

2016-07-17 21:28

A group that monitors online extremist activity says al-Qaeda's North Africa branch has reported the death of a commander in Mali.

Yemen army retakes base from jihadists

2016-07-06 18:58

Yemeni troops backed by a Saudi-led coalition have recaptured an army headquarters adjoining Aden airport from suspected jihadists after an assault that killed 10 soldiers, the base commander says.

What you should know about the secret files from 9/11

2016-07-04 13:30

White House and intelligence officials are deciding whether to declassify 28 pages of a congressional investigation into the Sept. 11 attacks. The still-secret chapter could answer or raise new questions about possible Saudi links to the attackers.

ISIS makes inroads into Kenya

2016-06-30 21:02

Recent arrests show the Islamic State's growing presence in East Africa, where they are recruiting young Kenyans for jihad abroad and raising fears some of them will return to threaten the country.

Egypt president calls for reforms to counter extremists

2016-06-29 20:40

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, who came to power after a bloody crackdown on political Islamists, has called in a speech to Muslim clerics for religious reforms to counter extremists.

Bangladesh arrests over 5 000 in crackdown on extremists

2016-06-12 19:43

Authorities in Bangladesh say they have arrested more than 5 000 criminal suspects in the past few days as they continue a nationwide crackdown to try and stop a growing wave of brutal attacks on minorities and activists in the country.

Militants raid Ethiopian base in latest Somalia attack

2016-06-09 19:05

Shabaab fighters have attacked an Ethiopian army base in central Somalia in the latest raid targeting foreign soldiers deployed as part of an African Union force in the country.

Prisoner not seen since 2002 CIA capture, may appear at Gitmo

2016-05-26 22:26

A Palestinian not seen publicly since his 2002 capture by the CIA launched a brutal interrogation programme, may soon make his first appearance in a US courtroom.

 

Malian extremist pleads guilty to Timbuktu rampage

2016-08-22 19:51

An Islamic extremist has pleaded guilty to destroying historic mausoleums in the Malian desert city of Timbuktu

Armed group kills 17 soldiers at Mali base - ministry

2016-07-20 07:13

Seventeen soldiers have been killed and 35 wounded in central Mali in an assault on their base that authorities called a "coordinated terrorist attack".

US frees Yemeni prisoner from Gitmo

2016-07-10 22:27

A Yemeni prisoner at Guantanamo Bay has been released after more than 14 years in custody and sent to Italy.

Amnesty documents 'chilling' abuses by armed groups in Syria

2016-07-05 09:41

Amnesty International says some opposition groups in Syria have adopted methods of abuse similar to those employed by the government, after documenting a "chilling" wave of torture, abductions and summary killings in insurgent-controlled areas.

Dhaka attack: Up to 35 hostages in restaurant

2016-07-02 00:06

A witness who managed to escape after a group of gunmen burst into a restaurant in Dhaka, Bangladesh, says there are at least 35 hostages, about 20 of them foreigners.

Lebanon foils planned ISIS attacks

2016-06-30 19:02

The Lebanese army says it has foiled attacks planned by the Islamic State jihadist group on a tourist site and a crowded area, arresting five "terrorists".

Bomb scare at High Commission in Nairobi

2016-06-16 18:45

Kenya's police chief says the Canadian High Commission had a bomb scare over an unexpectedly large package of visa forms

3 000 arrested in Bangladesh

2016-06-11 20:05

Bangladesh police have arrested more than 3 000 people in a sweeping nationwide crackdown following a spate of gruesome murders.

Burkina police arrest six 'foreigners' over jihadist attacks

2016-06-02 08:45

Burkina Faso police have arrested six "foreigners" suspected of being behind jihadist attacks in January that left 30 people dead, the government and police say.

Uganda 2010 bombing mastermind found guilty

2016-05-26 18:04

The Ugandan ringleader of a 2010 bombing by the al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab that killed 76 people in Kampala has been found guilty.

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