Paris attack suspect left last week

2015-01-11 09:04

A woman hunted by French police as a suspect in the attacks on a satirical paper and Jewish supermarket in Paris left France several day before the killings.

Militants attack bus on Kenyan coast

2014-12-21 10:35

Islamist gunmen have opened fire on a passenger bus along the Kenyan coast but fled without injuring anyone, witnesses and officials say.

How the US has justified overseas military action

2014-09-23 15:40

A look at the domestic legal justifications the US has used for military action around the world.

Somali lawmaker killed in car bomb explosion

2014-04-21 13:00

A Somali police official says a legislator in the country's parliament has been killed in a car bomb explosion in the Somali capital.

4 French journalists held hostage in Syria freed

2014-04-19 17:01

Four French journalists held hostage in Syria for 10 months have been released, officials say.

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 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.


France wants action on Libya

2015-01-03 11:17

French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian says world powers must tackle instability in Libya but he stopped short of openly backing the military intervention.

Blaming Al Qaeda is a cop out

2014-12-10 06:20

The tragic death of Pierre Korkie illustrates that there are more things at play than merely a group of Islamic militants, says Saber Jazbhay.

US drone strike accused of killing 10 in Pakistan

2014-06-12 09:26

Pakistani intelligence officials say a suspected US missile strike has killed at least 10 people in a northwestern tribal district near the Afghan border.

Yemen Drone kills 9 suspected al-Qaeda fighters

2014-04-19 22:35

A US drone strike in southern Yemen has killed nine suspected al-Qaeda militants and three civilians, authorities say.


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.

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.

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.

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