Man on terror most-wanted list detained in Somalia

2015-03-03 12:44

A former taxi driver from Virginia who was recently placed on the FBI’s list of most-wanted terrorists has been captured in Somalia, a US law enforcement official says.

Nigeria aims to beat Boko Haram before election

2015-03-03 11:25

Nigeria is keen to press ahead with its own military campaign against Boko Haram, aiming to push the group out of major towns before the 28 March elections.

Spy cables: SA unconcerned about al-Qaeda threat

2015-02-26 11:16

South African officials did not believe that al-Qaeda presented a direct threat to the country, despite a number of alarmist intelligence cables sent by foreign intelligence agencies, leaked spy cables reveal.

Obama nominates 1st US ambassador to Somalia since 1991

2015-02-25 12:40

President Barack Obama has nominated a career diplomat to be the first US ambassador to Somalia in nearly 25 years, filling a post that has been vacant since the country collapsed into chaos in 1991.

UK spies to testify at terror trial in wigs and makeup

2015-02-24 09:54

Five British MI-5 officers expected to testify anonymously in wigs and makeup in the US trial of an accused al-Qaeda operative may be portrayed in courtroom sketches with only ‘blank faces’ and ‘generic hair’.

Egypt shuts embassy in Yemen over 'bad' security

2015-02-23 15:13

Egypt has shut its embassy in Sanaa and recalled all its staff due to deteriorating security, a report says, joining a diplomatic exodus since Shiite militia seized the Yemeni capital.

Al-Shabaab urges attacks on Western shopping malls

2015-02-23 07:16

A video purported to be by Somalia's al-Qaeda-linked rebel group al-Shabaab has urged Muslims to attack shopping malls in the US, Canada, Britain and other Western countries.

ISIS-linked suspects could head to SA

2015-02-20 08:19

Eleven terror suspects with links to Islamic State and al-Qaeda might consider using South Africa as a base, the presidency has warned.

Obama: Extremists have perverted Islam

2015-02-19 05:46

US President Barack Obama has urged Western and Muslim leaders to unite to defeat the 'false promises of extremism' and reject jihadists' claims to represent Islam.

Bin Laden told of al-Qaeda suspect's plot

2015-02-18 09:06

A US prosecutor has told jurors at the terrorism trial of accused al-Qaeda operative Abid Naseer that his plan to bomb a shopping centre in England in 2009 was described in a letter recovered during a military raid.


Boko Haram releases beheading video echoing ISIS

2015-03-03 12:44

Nigeria’s Islamic sect Boko Haram has released a video purporting to show it beheading two men, its first online posting using advanced graphics and editing techniques reminiscent of footage from ISIS.

New drone strike kills 3 Qaeda suspects in Yemen

2015-03-02 16:02

An overnight drone strike has killed three suspected al-Qaeda militants in Yemen, a country where the US is the only power operating the unmanned aircraft, a tribal source says.

173 die in extremist attacks in Kenya in 2014 - police

2015-02-25 18:11

Islamic extremists killed 173 people in Kenya in 2014, the highest number in the three years that Kenya has experienced violence blamed on neighbouring Somalia’s al-Shabaab militants, police say.

2 jailed in terrorist plot to kill Americans in Afghanistan

2015-02-24 12:24

Two men convicted of seeking to join al-Qaeda and training to carry out attacks on Americans in Afghanistan have been sentenced to 25 years in federal prison, the US justice department says.

US men sentenced to 25 years for terror plot

2015-02-24 05:47

Two California men have been sentenced to 25 years in prison for conspiring to support terrorists and kill Americans overseas.

Syria: 1 600 killed in US-led strikes over five months

2015-02-23 13:28

US-led air strikes against the Islamic State group in Syria have killed more than 1 600 people, mainly jihadists, since they began five months ago, a monitor says.

Casualties feared as Shabaab attack popular Mogadishu hotel

2015-02-20 21:58

Somalia’s Shabaab insurgents say they have carried out an attack on a hotel in the capital Mogadishu with government ministers reportedly inside, killing or wounding dozens of people.

‘Gitmo’ prisoner: I was tortured for 5 years

2015-02-19 09:59

An Australian former Guantanamo Bay detainee says he wants his government to pay for treatment of ailments resulting from five years of torture.

US army to provide equipment to fight Boko Haram

2015-02-18 10:38

The US military will share communications equipment and intelligence with African allies to assist them in the fight against Nigeria Islam group Boko Haram, the commander of US Special Forces operations in Africa says.

4 Tunisian police officers killed in 'terrorist' attack

2015-02-18 09:05

Four Tunisian police have been killed in what the government labelled a ‘terrorist attack’ in a region known as the base for the country's most dangerous Islamist group.

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