Al-Qaeda announces India wing

2014-09-04 05:35

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al Zawahri has announced the formation of an Indian branch of his militant group he said would spread Islamic rule and "raise the flag of jihad" across the subcontinent.

Al-Qaeda splinter declares new Islamic state

2014-06-30 09:19

The al-Qaeda breakaway group that has seized much of north-eastern Syria and huge tracts of neighbouring Iraq formally declared the establishment of a new Islamic state.

Qaeda leader urges restraint in 'guidelines for jihad'

2013-09-17 08:06

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri has issued his first specific guidelines for jihad, urging restraint in attacking other Muslim sects and non-Muslims.

Assad holds to hard-line on rebel battle

2013-04-18 18:32

With the conflict ravaging his country in its third year, Syrian President Bashar Assad has maintained a hard-line stance, insisting he will triumph over rebel forces and all but ruling out dialogue.

Prophet film: Al-Qaeda wants holy war

2012-10-13 12:23

The leader of al-Qaeda has urged Muslims to wage holy war against the United States and Israel over a film that insulted Islam's Prophet Muhammad.

Jihadists claim Syria attacks

2012-07-04 19:33

An al-Qaeda-inspired group has claimed responsibility for dozens of attacks across Syria, the latest evidence that extremists are exploiting the chaos to make inroads in another Middle Eastern country.

Bin Laden wives 'gave little away'

2012-05-25 18:01

Osama bin Laden's three wives were fiercely loyal to him and gave little away when they were interrogated after the al-Qaeda chief was killed in a US raid, says a Pakistani agent.

Bin Laden's 'human side' recalled

2011-11-16 10:12

Osama bin Laden wasn’t just an international terrorist who was responsible for thousands of deaths, he was also a sensitive soul, says the new al-Qaeda boss.

Pakistan's Taliban backs Zawahri

2011-06-16 20:55

Pakistan's Taliban movement, regarded as one of the world's most dangerous militant groups, says it backs Ayman al-Zawahri as al Qaeda's new leader.

Bin Laden's No 2: Muslims will destroy US

2011-06-09 11:02

Osama bin Laden's deputy has warned that the US faces not individual terrorists or groups but an international community of Muslims that seek to destroy it and its allies.

Who will be next al-Qaeda top dog?

2011-05-11 09:22

Uprisings in the Middle East and changing dynamics within al-Qaeda could mean that the terrorist organisation won’t seek a successor for Osama bin Laden.

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.

Obama hoping for new era

2009-06-04 09:03

US President Barack Obama is in Cairo and he's hoping to usher in a new era in America's relations with the world's 1.5 billion Muslims.


Militant urges all Muslims to build Islamic state

2014-07-02 08:38

The leader of the extremist group that has overrun parts of Iraq and Syria has called on Muslims around the world to flock to territories under his control to fight and build an Islamic state.

Qaeda wants to attack US: Spy chief

2014-01-30 11:31

Syrian militant group al-Nusra Front, wants to attack the US and is training a growing cadre of fighters from the Mideast and even the US, says intelligence chief James Clapper.

Al-Qaeda urges Syrian unity against Assad

2013-06-06 12:02

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri has urged Syrians to unite to bring down President Bashar Assad and thwart what he says are US plans to set up a client state in Syria to safeguard Israel's security.

Al-Qaeda chief urges fighting in Somalia

2012-11-07 13:21

Al-Qaeda's leader is urging Muslims to join militants in Somalia in the battle against African Union troops, which he says have been boosted by US support.

22 killed in wave of attacks in Iraq

2012-08-16 16:46

A wave of insurgent attacks has killed at least 22 people were killed and wounded dozens in central and northern Iraq, the latest series of persistent strikes aimed at undermining the government's authority.

Al-Qaeda criticises Egypt, Pakistan

2012-06-17 22:16

Al-Qada's leader has urged Egypt to cancel the peace treaty with Israel and slammed Pakistan for demolishing bin Laden's house.

Syria: Qaeda support of revolt sparks fear

2012-02-13 10:50

The al-Qaeda leader's call for the ouster of the Syrian regime is raising fears that Islamic extremists will try to exploit an uprising against President Bashar Assad.

US vows to hunt, kill new Qaeda chief

2011-06-16 22:15

The United States will seek to hunt down and kill new al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri just as it did his predecessor Osama bin Laden, the top US military officer says.

Zawahri 'new al-Qaeda chief'

2011-06-16 10:15

Osama bin Laden's long-time lieutenant Ayman al-Zawahri has taken command of al-Qaeda after the killing of the group's founder and leader.

Bin Laden eyed new targets, big body count

2011-05-12 08:42

Deep in hiding, Osama bin Laden had kept pressing followers to find new ways to hit the US, officials say, citing his journal and documents recovered in a raid.

Iraq's Qaeda pledges support to Zawahri

2011-05-09 21:19

An al-Qaeda-linked group in Iraq has pledged support to the organisation's second-in-command, Ayman al-Zawahri, and vowed more revenge attacks for the death of Osama bin Laden.

Egypt releases al-Qaeda deputy's brother

2011-03-17 21:06

A lawyer says Egypt's military rulers have freed the brother of al-Qaeda's deputy leader after he served 10 years in prison.

Pakistan army rescues students

2009-06-02 08:32

Pakistan troops have rescued dozens of students and teachers from a boys school who were taken captive by militants.

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