ARTICLES RELATING TO AL-QAEDA

In the face of ISIS successes, al-Qaeda adapts

2015-05-04 18:33

In a competition with the Islamic State group for recruits and prestige across the Middle East, al-Qaeda has sought to distinguish itself from its rival's bloodthirstiness.

Kerry in Kenya calls for unity to defeat terrorism

2015-05-04 15:22

US Secretary of State John Kerry has held talks with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on security co-operation, after calling for unity in the face of terror attacks.

Al-Qaeda claims reponsibility for murder

2015-05-03 14:41

Al-Qaeda has claimed responsibility for the murder of an American atheist blogger in Bangladesh, an intelligence group says.

US to soften hostage ransom policy: Report

2015-04-26 21:31

US officials are expected to stop prosecuting families of American hostages who communicate with kidnappers abroad or raise funds and pay ransoms, ABC news reports.

Vatican attack plot revealed

2015-04-24 21:04

Italian prosecutors say terror suspects sought in Italy had plotted an attack against the Vatican.

American, Italian hostages killed in US operation

2015-04-23 16:47

The White House says a US operation in January against an al-Qaeda compound near the Afghan-Pakistan border killed one American and one Italian hostage.

Anti-ISIS raids on Syria kill 2 000 since September

2015-04-23 15:54

At least 2 000 people, mostly Islamic State group jihadists, have been killed in Syria by a US-led campaign in the past seven months, a monitoring group says.

UN mourns 4 staff killed in Somalia bomb attack

2015-04-21 14:48

The UN children’s agency is mourning four staff members killed in what the UN chief Ban Ki-moon condemned as a "barbaric attack" in Somalia.

Saudi Arabia on alert over possible oil or mall attack

2015-04-20 11:31

Saudi Arabia has put security forces on alert for a possible militant attack on a shopping mall or energy installation, its Interior Ministry says.

Qaeda takes key Yemen army camp

2015-04-17 21:09

Al-Qaeda militants in southeast Yemen have seized heavy weapons as they overran a key camp in Hadramawt provincial capital Mukalla, consolidating their grip on the city.

 

Somalia orders Shabaab renamed 'the group that massacres'

2015-05-04 16:45

Somalia’s government has ordered journalists to call Islamist Shabaab insurgents “the group that massacres the Somali people”, or "Ugus", the acronym of the phrase in Somali.

Kerry honours victims in Kenya as talks focus on Shabaab

2015-05-04 12:13

In Kenya, Kerry honors terror victims and talks with government about combating al-Shabaab

Man held in Tanzania may be Islamist rebel leader

2015-04-30 12:13

Uganda authorities say they are trying to verify whether a man arrested in Tanzania is Jamil Mukulu, the leader of an Islamist rebel group blamed for various deadly attacks in Western Uganda and eastern DRC.

Syrian TV says insurgents killed civilians

2015-04-26 13:16

Syrian television says Islamist insurgents who seized a key northwestern town have since slaughtered civilians, but monitors denied the claims.

Obama takes full responsibility for hostage deaths

2015-04-23 19:19

Obama has said he takes full responsibility for the deaths of American and Italian hostages held by al-Qaeda.

Somali PM sees risk to his country in Yemen strife

2015-04-23 16:30

Somalia’s PM has warned that the conflict in Yemen poses dangers across the Gulf of Aden where an influx of refugees is stretching scarce resources and al-Qaeda militants are eager for support.

Kenya wants donors to pay for Somali refugee eviction plan

2015-04-22 20:12

Kenya has appealed to donors after its plan to shut down the world’s largest refugee camp and send Somalis back home ran into funding problems, reports say.

3 killed in restaurant car bombing in Somali capital

2015-04-21 13:45

Three people have been killed and six wounded in a car bomb blast outside a popular restaurant in the centre of the Somali capital Mogadishu, police say.

Jihadists claim deadly attack in Mali

2015-04-18 10:58

A jihadist group led by al-Qaeda-linked Mokhtar Belmokhtar has claimed responsibility for a deadly suicide attack on the UN in Mali.

More than 220 000 dead in Syria conflict - monitor

2015-04-16 16:08

The conflict in Syria has left more than 220 000 dead since it began four years ago with an uprising against President Bashar al-Assad, a key monitoring group has said.

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