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Rebels spotted with US-made rockets in Syria

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Online videos show Syrian rebels using what appear to be US anti-tank rockets, weapons experts say, the first significant American-built armaments in the country's civil war.

Rebel mortar fire in Syria kills child, hurts 40

2014-04-15 12:29

Mortar rounds fired on schools in the Syrian capital has killed a child and wounded more than 40 people, among them more children, state media says.

Wanted jihadist hiding in Libya

2014-04-14 11:35

Fugitive jihadist commander Mokhtar Belmokhtar is hiding in Libya, from where he plans to mastermind terrorist attacks across Africa’s Sahel region, security sources say.

Group accuses Kenya of 'abusing' Somalis

2014-04-11 12:11

HRW has accused Kenya of treating Somalis like scapegoats amid swoops by security forces that have seen thousands arrested and scores expelled back to their torn country.

Islamist attack mosque, kill 17 in Nigeria

2014-04-07 10:07

Islamist militants have attacked a remote town in northeast Nigeria’s Yobe state, killing 17 people including five who were worshipping at a mosque, witnesses say.

Yemen Qaeda attacks - 20 dead

2014-04-02 22:31

Al-Qaeda has attacked a Yemeni army headquarters in a heavily patrolled district of Aden sparking a gun battle that killed 20 people.

Cops patrol Kenyan port city Mombasa

2014-04-02 11:00

Armed police are patrolling the streets of Kenya’s port city Mombasa after a prominent radical Muslim cleric was assassinated.

Kenya arrests 650+ after bomb blasts

2014-04-01 21:10

Kenyan police have arrested more than 650 suspects a day after six people were killed in bomb attack in the capital Nairobi, the interior minister says.

More than 150 000 killed in Syria conflict - NGO

2014-04-01 14:12

More than 150 000 people have been killed in Syria since the conflict began in March 2011, a monitoring group says in a new toll.

Uganda counts costs after anti-gay law fury

2014-03-31 07:46

Uganda is facing a heavy diplomatic and economic fallout following its approval last month of a tough new anti-gay law which prompted stiff criticism and aid cuts by Western donors.

Kenya orders refugees into designated camps

2014-03-26 13:18

Kenya has restricted all refugees on its soil to two designated camps in the wake of a weekend attack on a church near Mombasa that claimed six lives.

Prosecutor: Al-Qaeda recruited bin Laden relative

2014-03-24 20:44

Osama bin Laden's son-in-law was recruited to be al-Qaeda's spokesperson after the 9/11 attacks and spread a message of hate against America, a prosecutor has said.

'Qaeda attack' kills 20 Yemen soldiers

2014-03-24 13:35

Gunmen in Yemen have killed 20 soldiers at a checkpoint in Hadramawt province, in the latest wave of attacks blamed on al-Qaeda, a report says.

Family fears for Korkie's health

2014-03-21 07:49

The family of kidnapped South African Pierre Korkie are very concerned about his health as they had not received any new information since January, a family spokesperson says.

Judge bars 9/11 mastermind's testimony in NYC

2014-03-19 09:40

The self-described architect of the 9/11 terror attacks will not be allowed to testify in the terrorism trial of Osama bin Laden's son-in-law, a federal judge in New York says.

Al-Qaeda still wants ransom for Korkie

2014-03-18 13:56

Al-Qaeda militants still want ransom money for the return of kidnapped South African Pierre Korkie, the Gift of the Givers Foundation says.

US student arrested for 'trying to join qaeda'

2014-03-18 13:20

A California student has been arrested near the US-Canada border and is accused of plotting to help a terror group and join al-Qaeda, as well as talking about attacking Los Angeles.

9/11 attacks: Spokesperson 'had no military role'

2014-03-17 10:03

The self-described mastermind of the 9/11 terror attacks in the US says the onetime Osama bin Laden spokesperson who is on trial in New York had no role in planning military operations for al-Qaeda.

3 al-Qaeda fighters killed in botched car bombing

2014-03-16 21:04

Three suspected al-Qaeda members have been killed after a car bomb they were preparing exploded in Yemen's south, tribal and security sources say.

French kill jihadist commander in Mali

2014-03-14 15:04

A notorious Islamist militia leader known as “Red Beard” has been killed in French missile strikes in north-eastern Mali, a senior Malian army officer says.

Somali, AU troops capture town from Shabaab

2014-03-14 10:55

Somali government forces backed by AU troops have captured a sixth settlement in the latest advance in their renewed offensive against al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab fighters, a spokesperson says.

Somalia: Al-Shabaab flees 5 towns

2014-03-11 16:26

Columns of AU and Somalia troops are moving deeper into land controlled by al-Qaeda-linked militants, forcing fighters to flee five towns in quick succession in a further squeezing of al-Shabaab’s strongholds.

'Qaeda militant' killed in Yemen drone strike

2014-03-11 11:29

A suspected al-Qaeda militant has been killed in a drone strike in Yemen's central Maarib province, an oil-producing area where al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula operates, local tribesmen say.

UK convict met bin Laden '20 to 50 times'

2014-03-11 09:10

A British terror convict has told a New York trial he met Osama bin Laden up to 50 times and was recruited by al-Qaeda to blow up a passenger jet.

 

Suspected Qaeda gunmen kill Yemen official

2014-04-15 14:47

Suspected al-Qaeda gunmen have shot dead the vice governor in the Yemeni province of Baida, a stronghold of the global jihadist network, an official says.

Syria army seizes ancient Christian town

2014-04-14 13:14

Syrian soldiers backed by Hezbollah fighters have recaptured the town of Maaloula, north of Damascus, military sources and state television says.

Kenyan troops free aid workers held in Somalia

2014-04-11 14:43

Kenyan troops say they have freed two aid workers working with the charities MSF and CARE who were kidnapped by Somalia’s al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab rebels in 2011.

Failed rocket attack in northern Mali

2014-04-07 19:09

Militants have fired rockets at a school and a French army camp in the northern Malian city of Kidal, without managing to hit their targets, military sources say.

Kenyan cops, Muslim youth clash in Mombasa

2014-04-04 14:27

Kenyan police and Muslim youths have clashed in Mombasa following weekly prayers, witnesses say, days after a firebrand Islamic cleric was gunned down in the port city.

Militants attack army HQ in south Yemen

2014-04-02 13:05

A suicide bomber has tried to storm the main gate of the Yemeni army's southern command headquarters in the port city of Aden, a security source says.

Manning's new lawyer decries 35yr sentence

2014-04-02 09:47

Army Private Chelsea Manning's 35-year sentence for leaking reams of classified information is out of proportion with the offenses for which she was convicted, her lawyer says.

Britain orders probe into Muslim Brotherhood

2014-04-01 15:08

British Prime Minister David Cameron has ordered an investigation into the Muslim Brotherhood over concerns that the group is planning radical activities from a base in London.

Kuwait minister rejects terror fund accusation by US

2014-04-01 13:01

Kuwait's justice and Islamic affairs minister has rejected remarks from a senior US official that he called for jihad in Syria and promoted the funding of terrorism.

No proof torture helped find bin Laden - report

2014-03-31 09:29

A hotly disputed US Senate torture report concludes that water boarding and other harsh interrogation methods has provided no key evidence in the hunt for Osama bin Laden.

Baby shot in church attack awaits surgery

2014-03-26 14:42

A Kenyan infant boy shot in the head by gunmen who attacked a church on Sunday has been flown to the capital Nairobi to await surgery, doctors say.

Libya will become terror base, Ex-PM warns

2014-03-26 10:00

Former Libyan PM has warned that Islamist groups are sabotaging attempts to rebuild his country in order that it becomes a haven for extremists.

Kenya extradites 'extremists' to Belgium

2014-03-24 14:53

Kenya has extradited three men facing charges of membership of a jihadist network to Belgium, a report says, quoting public prosecutors.

Kenya church attack: Death toll hits 6

2014-03-24 12:20

Two people shot when attackers sprayed a Kenyan church with gunfire have died of their wounds, taking the total killed in the attack to six, government officials say.

Bin Laden son-in-law tells of 9/11 cave chat

2014-03-20 12:50

Osama Bin Laden claimed responsibility for masterminding 9/11 on the night of the attacks, his son-in law says, as he unexpectedly testified at his federal trial in New York on terror charges.

UN panel identifies war criminals in Syria

2014-03-18 22:40

A UN panel investigating human rights abuses in Syria has identified those responsible for crimes such as executions and compiled a list with an aim to hold those accountable.

Uganda warns of Somali Shabaab attacks

2014-03-18 13:22

Uganda has warned that Somalia’s al-Qaeda linked Shabaab insurgents are planning to use fuel tankers as bombs, one day after Kenya thwarted a “massive” car bomb attack.

Somali Islamists attack hotel in central region

2014-03-18 11:51

Somali Islamist militants have driven a car bomb at a hotel in a town in central Somalia that was being used by AU and Somali military forces, a resident and the militant group say.

Mali detains most wanted Islamist fighter

2014-03-17 09:26

Malian authorities are holding one of the country’s most wanted Islamist fighters after he surrendered to French troops, a military source says.

Cairo attack on soldiers blamed on Islamists

2014-03-15 11:57

Gunmen have killed five soldiers at a Cairo checkpoint in a brazen morning attack the military blamed on the Muslim Brotherhood movement of deposed president Mohammed Morsi.

Spain nabs seven suspects of jihadist cell

2014-03-14 14:41

Madrid security forces have broken up a Spanish and Moroccan network suspected of sending jihadist fighters to battle Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime, arresting seven suspects.

Egypt police kill Cairo bombing suspect

2014-03-12 10:31

Egyptian police have shot dead a militant suspected of being involved in a January bomb attack against Cairo police headquarters, the interior ministry says.

Syria says it freed 25 in exchange for nuns

2014-03-11 14:52

The Syrian government has freed only 25 prisoners – and not the 150 reported by foreign mediators – in exchange for 13 Greek Orthodox nuns who had been held by al-Qaeda-linked rebels, an official says.

Shabaab urges Somalis to battle Ethiopia

2014-03-11 10:29

The leader of the al-Qaeda-aligned Islamist group al-Shabaab has urged Somalis to wage holy war against Ethiopia whose forces are preparing to lead an AU offensive against the militants.

Egypt arrests Cairo bombing suspect

2014-03-11 08:53

Egyptian police say they have arrested a man suspected of carrying out a deadly bomb attack in the capital Cairo, accusing him of having fought with jihadist groups in Syria.

 
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