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Tunisian youths at forefront of Syria jihad

2014-10-01 09:11

Tunisian youths disillusioned with the post-revolution era have flocked to join jihadists overseas, making the birthplace of the Arab Spring the top source of foreign fighters in Syria.

Hamas, ISIS share creed - Netanyahu

2014-09-30 05:53
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At the UN, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Hamas and Islamic State of Iraq and Syria are 'branches of the same poisonous tree'.

Air strikes intensify against ISIS in Syria

2014-09-29 08:44

US-led coalition warplanes have pounded the oil sites that fund the Islamic State fighters in Syria, as air strikes intensify against the jihadist group.

Air strikes on Syria 'war against Islam' - al-Qaeda

2014-09-27 22:53

Al-Nusra Front, al-Qaeda's Syrian franchise, says that foreign air strikes on the country constitute a "war against Islam", and threatened to attack the worldwide interests of participating nations.

ISIS-linked jihadists behead Frenchman

2014-09-25 06:12

Jihadists linked to ISIS have beheaded a Frenchman abducted in Algeria in a video posted online, but President Francois Hollande vowed France would not give in to blackmail.

130 000 Syrians reach Turkey, fleeing IS

2014-09-22 14:49

The number of Syrian refugees who have reached Turkey in the past four days after fleeing the advance of Islamic State militants now totals 130 000, Turkey's deputy prime minister says.

Algerian troops kill 'terror' chief

2014-09-22 13:49

Algerian soldiers have killed a 'terrorist chief' during an operation in the Kabylie region some 110km east of the capital, the defence ministry announced.

Congress backs Obama on aid to Syrian rebels

2014-09-19 14:03

Legislation requested by President Obama authorising the military to arm and train Syrian rebels fighting Islamic militants in the Middle East is headed for his signature after a sweeping Senate vote.

Harassment haunts Somalis after Westgate

2014-09-19 10:27

Mass arrests, extortion, deportation: One year since the Westgate mall attack, Somalis in Kenya say the attack has left their community battling harassment and denigration.

ISIS 'mafia' cash flow a difficult target for West

2014-09-18 12:35

Western governments are facing an uphill battle trying to squeeze the finances of ISIS jihadists, as the extremists operate like a "mafia" in territory under their control in Syria and Iraq, experts say.

Kenya massacre: Developments one year on

2014-09-18 08:09

One year after Somalia's Shabaab rebels stormed Nairobi's Westgate mall, killing at least 67 people in a four-day siege, multiple questions remain.

Yemen: Shi'ite rebels, tribesmen clashes kill 22

2014-09-16 15:31

Twenty-two people have been killed in fighting between Shi'ite Muslim rebels and government-allied tribesmen in northern Yemen, tribal and local sources say.

Pakistani Taliban group claim police attack

2014-09-16 11:01

A new hard-line breakaway faction of the Pakistani Taliban has claimed responsibility for a suicide attack on police in Pakistan's restive northwest that killed one official.

Freed Fijian troops call home, and then celebrate

2014-09-12 11:37

First came the emotional calls home and then the celebrations as 45 Fijian peacekeepers held captive for two weeks by Syrian militants made it to safety.

Australia elevates terrorism threat level

2014-09-12 07:55

The Australian government has elevated its terrorism threat to the second-highest warning in response to the domestic threat posed by Islamic State movement supporters.

Boko Haram under scrutiny over foreign fighters claim

2014-09-11 15:09

Cameroon's claims that two Tuareg fighters were among the dead when troops bombarded Boko Haram position have sparked fresh interest in the group’s links to the wider jihad network.

Aussie police arrest 2 men on terror charges

2014-09-10 14:25

Australian police arrested two men for allegedly preparing to fight in Syria, recruiting jihadists and raising money for an al-Qaeda offshoot group.

Yemen cops shoot at Shiite protesters, killing 4

2014-09-09 16:18

Yemeni police have opened fire on Shiite protesters marching toward the PM’s offices in the capital Sanaa, killing at least four people and wounding 10, official say.

5 accused of trying to build a bomb in UAE

2014-09-09 11:11

Four citizens of the United Arab Emirates and one from the Comoros have gone on trial, charged with trying to build a bomb in the Gulf Arab state, newspapers report.

HRW: Amisom raped vulnerable Somalis

2014-09-08 14:43

Internationally-funded AU troops in war-torn Somalia have raped women and traded food aid for sex, Human rights Watch says in a damning report.

Shells hit Mogadishu after Shabaab leader's death

2014-09-08 08:04

A Somali police officer says mortar shells struck a Mogadishu neighbourhood a day after the al-al-Shabaab named a new leader and vowed to avenge the death of the previous leader killed by a US airstrike.

Somalia's Shebaab rebels appoint new leader

2014-09-06 22:31

Somalia's al-Qaeda-linked Shebaab militants have announced the appointment of a successor to their former leader who was killed in a US air strike.

Somalia on high alert after Shabaab leader's death

2014-09-06 10:36

Somalia's government has warned that the country's al-Shabaab rebels were planning a wave of retaliatory attacks after it was confirmed their leader was killed.

Egypt jihadist group claims deadly Sinai bombing

2014-09-04 19:31

An Egyptian jihadist group behind some of the deadliest attacks on security forces says carried the bombing that killed 11 police in the Sinai Peninsula this week.

Path to jihad: From upmarket Cairo to ISIS beheadings

2014-09-04 15:47

After leaving his upmarket Cairo neighbourhood to fight with the ISIS militant group in Syria and Iraq, Younes says he learned how to work as a sniper, fire heavy weaponry and behead prisoners.

 

Uganda uncovers 'al-Qaeda prison plot'

2014-09-30 20:02

Uganda has intercepted communications between militants in the east African nation and al-Qaeda groups in north Africa requesting help in a planned attack on a major Kampala prison.

Briton held over 'ISIS jihad recruitment'

2014-09-29 17:45

Bangladesh police say they have arrested a British citizen suspected of entering the country to recruit militants for jihadist groups overseas such as the Islamic State organisation.

UN: Mali security situation 'extremely fragile'

2014-09-27 22:54

The security situation in Mali remains "extremely fragile", the UN secretary-general says, warning that progress in peace talks with armed separatists remains slow.

US strikes ISIS oil refineries in Syria

2014-09-25 11:33

The United States has bombed ISIS-controlled oil refineries in Syria as president Barack Obama recruited more allies to fight the jihadist "network of death".

Tuareg man decapitated in Mali

2014-09-24 16:31

Suspected al-Qaeda-linked militants in northern Mali have decapitated a Tuareg hostage seized for purportedly acting as an informer for French forces in the region.

Death sentences for 4 Saudis in 'bloodiest terror' cell

2014-09-22 14:49

Four Saudi men have been sentenced to death for their role in one of the kingdom's "bloodiest terror cells", a report says.

Yemen government signs peace deal with Shi'ites

2014-09-22 09:24

Yemeni government officials and Shi'ite have rebels signed a peace agreement following days of violence that left more than 140 people dead and sent thousands fleeing their homes.

Modi says al-Qaeda will fail in India

2014-09-19 12:56

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi says al-Qaeda will struggle to recruit members in the world's second-most populous nation and he praised Indian Muslims for their commitment to fight for the country.

Roadside bombs kills 5 UN peacekeepers in Mali

2014-09-19 09:17

A roadside bomb in northern Mali has killed five UN peacekeepers and wounded several others, a spokesperson said of the latest in a string of deadly attacks on the force.

Iran rules out co-operating with US in Iraq

2014-09-18 08:12

Iran's foreign minister ruled out co-operating with the US in helping Iraq fight Islamic State militants and warned that the terrorist group poses a much broader threat that needs new thinking.

Kenya mall attack: A tale of nerve-wracking experiences

2014-09-18 08:09

Read about nerve-wracking experiences of Kenyan journalists who covered the 21 September 2013 massacre that left at least 67 people dead at the Westgate mall in Nairobi.

Who are the 'terrorists' the world needs to fight?

2014-09-16 12:36

From Washington and Paris to Tehran and Damascus, it seems everyone agrees on the growing need to fight 'terrorism'. What exactly the word means is another matter entirely.

Al-Qaeda denies decline, acknowledges mistakes

2014-09-14 21:12

Al-Qaeda has dismissed as "lies" a US assessment that it is in decline, but a defiant online message issued by the network made no mention of ISIS, widely seen as its rival.

13 years after attacks, US still embroiled in terrorism fight

2014-09-12 10:23

A moment of silence across the US has marked the commemoration ceremonies for the 13th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on 11 September 2001 that killed nearly 3 000 people.

Anti-Semitic attacks double in France

2014-09-12 07:55

Anti-Semitic attacks nearly doubled in France in the first seven months of the year, the country's main Jewish group says.

Video released of kidnapped UN peacekeepers

2014-09-11 11:35

An al-Qaeda-backed militant group that seized 45 UN peacekeepers on the Golan Heights has posted a video in which the hostages, from Fiji, say they expect to be released soon.

Pakistan: Airstrikes kill 35 militants

2014-09-10 10:32

Pakistan's military says warplanes have struck three militant hideouts in a Taliban stronghold near the Afghan border, killing 35 fighters.

Israel urges global spies to pool resources on IS

2014-09-09 16:18

Israeli defence minister Moshe Yaalon has called for world intelligence agencies to work together against the Islamic State jihadist group.

Expert: Over 12 000 foreign fighters in Syria

2014-09-09 08:37

A leading expert on terrorism says over 12 000 foreigners from 74 countries have gone to fight in Syria, 60-70% from other Middle Eastern countries and about 20-25% from Western nations.

Navy Seal shirt from bin Laden raid goes on show

2014-09-08 12:15

A shirt worn by a member of the Navy Seal team during the clandestine raid that killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan in 2011 has gone on show in New York.

Shabaab's new leader a ruthless hardliner - sources

2014-09-07 15:43

The new leader of Somalia's al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabaab rebels is said to be a devout and ruthless hardliner and one of the most trusted lieutenants of the group's late chief.

Kenya thanks US for killing shabaab leader

2014-09-06 13:17

Kenya's president has offered his 'heartfelt thanks' to the US for killing the leader of Somalia's al-Shabaab militants, responsible for the massacre at Nairobi's Westgate shopping mall.

Worse than al-Qaeda

2014-09-05 08:35

Who would have thought you could actually create an organization that was worse than the Syrian regime, or worse than al-Qaeda, asks Jean Barker.

Israelis worry with Syrian al-Qaeda on doorstep

2014-09-04 16:08
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For the first time in the Syrian civil war, al-Qaeda fighters are near Israel's doorstep, and Israelis who have long considered President Assad their bitter foe are now worried about something more ominous.

In Syria, Islamic State builds a government

2014-09-04 14:47
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In the cities and towns across the desert plains of northeast Syria, the ultra-hard-line al-Qaeda offshoot Islamic State has insinuated itself into nearly every aspect of daily life.

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