The wife of a man being held by Al Qaeda in Yemen pleaded for his release as the kidnapper's deadline for his ransom approached.

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Yolande Korkie, a former hostage and wife of Pierre Korkie, hed a press conference in Johannesburg to appeal for the release of her husband, still held in Yemen. See pictures.

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Pentagon accused of data breach in case

2013-04-11 13:01

The lawyer for a man accused in an attack on a US warship has said that a Pentagon computer server failure resulted in the loss of documents used by military tribunal defense lawyers.

Denel courting Gulf states

2013-02-18 19:35

It is the best time for unmanned aerial vehicle sales as countries in the Arabian Gulf are showing strong interest in Denel, a top official says.

Libya faces 'impossible' task

2012-12-18 22:03

Libya's decision to shut its desert frontiers is a tall order for its fledgling army, which is ill-equipped to seal largely uninhabited Saharan wastes, Prime Minister Ali Zeidan has said.

Awlaqi son killed in Yemen

2011-10-15 14:42

A son of US-born Al-Qaeda cleric Anwar Al-Awlaqi was among seven suspected jihadist militants killed in a trio of apparent US air stikes in Yemen, a member of his tribe says.

Yemen Qaeda cuts off boy's hand

2011-09-25 21:44

Al-Qaeda linked militants have severed the hand of a 15-year-old boy after he stole electrical cables in a southern Yemeni town, witnesses who had been summoned to watch say.

Hunting bin Laden

2011-05-02 14:10

Key developments in the long hunt for al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.

Philippines alert after bin Laden death

2011-05-02 12:04

Philippine President Benigno Aquino has ordered stepped up security around the country following the killing of Osama bin Laden.

Bin Laden death 'won't change' Afghanistan

2011-05-02 11:08

A former Taliban envoy has said the death of Osama bin Laden would not affect the war in Afghanistan, as it is an "Afghan-led" struggle.

Pakistan a terror sanctuary - India

2011-05-02 09:35

The killing of Osama bin Laden near Islamabad is further evidence that terrorists find "sanctuary" in Pakistan, Indian Home Minister P Chidambaram has said.

Muslim group hails bin Laden death

2011-05-02 09:04

A leading US Muslim organisation has welcomed the killing of al Qaeda mastermind Osama bin Laden, saying he was a threat to America and the world.

5 killed in bin Laden raid

2011-05-02 08:20

The US operation that killed Osama bin Laden left three other men and a woman dead, including a son of the al Qaeda chief.

UK hails Osama bin Laden death

2011-05-02 07:40

The death of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden will bring "great relief" across the world, British Prime Minister David Cameron has said.

Zawahri likely to succeed bin Laden

2011-05-02 07:05

Ayman al-Zawahri is al Qaeda's second-in-command expected to succeed Osama bin Laden following his killing in a fire-fight with US forces.

Bomb plot shows Qaeda skill: analysts

2010-11-09 12:05

In sending parcel bombs from Yemen to the United States, Al-Qaeda's Yemen-based branch has demonstrated an extraordinary sense of innovation and adaptation, experts say.

US seeks more from Pakistan

2010-07-19 21:22

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has announced major aid projects for Pakistan as she sought tougher action from Islamabad to combat militants.

Fight US, Al Shabaab urges

2010-01-01 17:11

Somalia's hard-line Islamist rebel group al Shabaab says it is ready to send reinforcements to al Qaeda in Yemen and urged others Muslims to follow suit.

US govt facilities reopen

2009-09-25 09:21

US government facilities in South Africa have reopened after they were closed due to a security threat this week, US embassy spokesperson Sharon Hudson-Dean says.


Worst moment of my life - freed SA hostage

2014-01-16 18:55

Yolande Korkie's release by al-Qaeda, who kidnapped her and husband Pierre in Yemen, was one of the worst moments of her life, she says.

Australia to pull out of Afghanistan

2013-10-29 09:20

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has declared Australia's longest war at an end during a surprise visit to Afghanistan, with more than 1 000 troops to return home before Christmas.

Mali defends record against abuse claims

2013-03-13 08:05

Mali's interim president has defended the country's rights record against accusations by the UN that the military was guilty of atrocities against ethnic groups in the war-torn north.

Somali insurgents return to Twitter

2013-02-04 16:12

Somalia's al-Qaeda linked Shabaab insurgents have returned to Twitter with a new account, less than 2 weeks since they were suspended after posting grisly photographs.

Al-Qaeda number two death 'a big blow'

2012-06-06 12:10

The US says the killing of Al-Qaeda number two Abu Yahya al-Libi is the most weighty blow to the terror group since the killing of Osama bin Laden.

Al-Qaeda donates food, money to Somalis

2011-10-15 13:00

Islamist extremist group Al-Qaeda has donated food, money and clothes to Somalia in an apparent publicity push that shows its close ties with the Shebab rebels, a monitoring service says.

Bin Laden's fugitive trail revealed

2011-05-12 22:42

For a man on the run, Osama bin Laden seemed to do very little running. Instead, he chose to spend long stretches in one place in the company of his family.

Hunting bin Laden

2011-05-02 14:10

Key developments in the long hunt for al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.

Bin Laden will answer to God - Vatican

2011-05-02 13:41

Osama bin Laden will have to answer to God for having killed many people and exploiting religion to spread hate, the Vatican has said.

Bin Laden killing great victory - Pakistan PM

2011-05-02 12:04

Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said that the US killing of Osama bin Laden, not far from the Pakistani capital, was a "great victory".

Bin Laden's death draws mixed feelings

2011-05-02 09:58

Osama bin Laden's death has drawn a mix of celebration and relief from his enemies around the world and shock among his followers.

Bin Laden death 'won't mute' Jihad

2011-05-02 09:21

Members of Jihadist forums have prayed the news of Osama bin Laden's death was not true, and hinted at retaliation if it was.

Celebration at Ground Zero

2011-05-02 08:36

Thousands have flocked to Ground Zero to celebrate the death of Osama bin Laden, mastermind of the September 11 attacks on New York.

US 'kept promise' on bin Laden

2011-05-02 07:40

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has said Americans have kept their promise after 9/11 to capture or kill Osama bin Laden.

US travel alert after bin Laden death

2011-05-02 07:26

The US State Department has issued a global travel alert to all US citizens following the death of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.

French strike killed French hostage

2011-01-15 14:39

Al-Qaeda says a French airstrike killed one of two young Frenchmen its fighters had kidnapped in Niger, while claiming its militants executed the other, a US monitoring group reports.

Fears of 'Tora Bora' in Somalia

2010-07-22 20:24

A notorious warlord is training Islamist fighters in the mountains of Somalia and setting up what officials fear could be a new Tora Bora - a former Afghan hideout for al-Qaeda.

US terror watch-lists revised

2010-01-04 22:00

US terror watch-lists have been radically revised after a foiled attack on a US-bound jet, the White House says.

Guards die in gruesome slaying

2009-12-29 20:10

Gunmen have killed five Sunni security guards - including one by beheading - in a gruesome pre-dawn slaying at a village checkpoint in central Iraq.

3 arrested in terror probe

2009-09-20 09:44

A 24-year-old Colorado airport shuttle driver and his father have been arrested on formal charges of making false statements to federal agents in an ongoing terror investigation.

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