Islamist threat 'evolving, more dangerous'

2015-01-19 14:55

European security officials are scrambling to meet a changing and more complex threat from jihadists – made clear in the deadly Paris attacks.

German court jails 4 over al-Qaeda bomb plot

2014-11-13 15:24

A German court has jailed four men for up to nine years for plotting to detonate home-made bombs in a crowd on the orders of jihadist militant network al-Qaeda.


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13 years after attacks, US still embroiled in terrorism fight

2014-09-12 10:23

A moment of silence across the US has marked the commemoration ceremonies for the 13th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on 11 September 2001 that killed nearly 3 000 people.

Air strikes targets al-Shabaab leader

2014-09-02 11:30

US military forces have launched air strikes against the leader of Somalia's al-Shabaab, the government says, claiming 'casualties' but with no details if the main target was killed.

Syrian al-Qaeda reach foothills of Israeli-held Golan

2014-05-22 10:26

Atop the hill of Tel Ahmar just a few kilometres from Israeli forces on the Golan Heights, Syrian Islamist fighters hoist the al-Qaeda flag and praise their mentor Osama bin Laden.

CIA will not stage fake vaccine programmes

2014-05-20 11:35

The White House has promised the US will not use vaccination programmes as cover for spy operations after the move was attempted during the hunt for Osama bin Laden in Pakistan.

Militants attack army HQ in south Yemen

2014-04-02 13:05

A suicide bomber has tried to storm the main gate of the Yemeni army's southern command headquarters in the port city of Aden, a security source says.

Bin Laden son-in-law tells of 9/11 cave chat

2014-03-20 12:50

Osama Bin Laden claimed responsibility for masterminding 9/11 on the night of the attacks, his son-in law says, as he unexpectedly testified at his federal trial in New York on terror charges.

9/11 attacks: Spokesperson 'had no military role'

2014-03-17 10:03

The self-described mastermind of the 9/11 terror attacks in the US says the onetime Osama bin Laden spokesperson who is on trial in New York had no role in planning military operations for al-Qaeda.

American tells of meeting bin Laden before 9/11

2014-03-07 12:02

An American who trained at an al-Qaeda camp in Afghanistan in the spring of 2001 before losing his nerve has testified how he encountered Osama bin Laden before the September 11 attacks.

Al-Qaeda plots comeback in Afghanistan

2014-02-28 08:59

Al-Qaeda's Afghanistan leader is laying the groundwork to re-launch his war-shattered organisation once the US and international forces withdraw from the country.

CIA director spilled Bin Laden secrets

2013-12-11 14:50

New documents show that former CIA director Leon Panetta revealed secret information to Zero Dark Thirty scriptwriter Mark Boal, who was allowed to attend Panetta's speech at CIA headquarters.

Gitmo prisoner's secret diaries leaked

2013-11-08 09:35

Al Jazeera America has published part of the secret personal diaries of one of Guantanamo's most high-profile prisoners, with records of meetings with al-Qaeda's chieftains.

Obama, Pakistani PM Sharif vow co-operation

2013-10-24 07:35

President Barack Obama and Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif have pledged co-operation on the security issues, but sources of tension briefly bubbled to the surface during their meeting.

Tunis man extradited over US bomb plot

2013-10-04 10:01

A member of al-Qaeda who allegedly met with Osama bin Laden in 2001 has been extradited to the US to face charges that he conspired to carry out a bomb attack against Americans.

Wide-open Afghan presidential race kicks off

2013-09-17 08:06

Afghanistan's presidential race has kicked off as election authorities began accepting the nominations of would-be candidates, the winner of which will oversee the withdrawal of US-led troops.

Memories of Sept 11 shape Syria debate

2013-09-11 13:01

Twelve years on, haunting memories of September 11 are shaping the debate over what to do about Syria.

Drone kills al-Qaeda leader in Yemen

2013-08-30 12:04

A drone strike has killed an al-Qaeda leader in Yemen, a tribal source says, the latest in a string of attacks on what is considered the extremist group's most dangerous network.

Report assails Pakistanis over bin Laden

2013-07-08 22:09

A report has castigated Pakistani officials for failing to detect Osama bin Laden for years.

Assange condemns 'show trial'

2013-06-04 18:41

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange condemns the "show trial" of Bradley Manning, the US soldier accused of helping Al-Qaeda.

Obama seeks to end 'war on terror'

2013-05-24 16:15

Twelve years after the "war on terror" began, President Barack Obama wants to pull the US back from some of the most controversial aspects of its global fight against Islamist militants.

Boston chief wants improved surveillance

2013-05-09 20:18

Boston's police commissioner has called for heightened security at public events to help thwart terror attacks, but cautioned against "police-state" tactics.

Navy Seals feud over who shot Bin Laden

2013-03-28 09:03

A new version of the events surrounding the killing of Osama bin Laden has been unveiled and sharply contradicts earlier claims by a Navy Seal who had said he pulled the trigger.

Bin Laden son-in-law faces terror charges

2013-03-08 08:24

Osama bin Laden's son-in-law has been detained by US authorities and is due to appear in court in New York on charges he plotted with the al-Qaeda leader to stage attacks on Americans.


Bin Laden 'shooter' probed by US Navy

2014-12-24 09:33

The former US Navy Seal who claims to be the soldier who fired the shots that killed Osama Bin Laden is being investigated for possibly leaking classified information, the US military has confirmed.

Taking credit for killing bin Laden sparks debate

2014-11-07 14:58

Some special operations service members and veterans are unhappy that one of their own has taken credit publicly for killing Osama bin Laden.

I shot Osama bin Laden – former US Navy Seal

2014-11-07 06:03

A former US Navy Seal who took part in the 2011 raid on Osama bin Laden's compound has broken cover, claiming to be the man who fired the fatal shot which killed the al-Qaeda leader.

Navy Seal shirt from bin Laden raid goes on show

2014-09-08 12:15

A shirt worn by a member of the Navy Seal team during the clandestine raid that killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan in 2011 has gone on show in New York.

Yemeni troops kill 7 suspected al-Qaeda rebels

2014-08-07 12:40

Yemeni security forces have killed seven suspected al-Qaeda militants when they tried to attack an army facility in the volatile eastern region of Wadi Hadramout.

CIA will not use vaccination programs for spying

2014-05-20 15:35

After polio outbreaks, CIA promised never again to use vaccination programs as cover to for spy spying operations.

UK preacher Abu Hamza guilty on terror charges

2014-05-20 09:25

A New York jury convicted UK hate preacher Abu Hamza on 11 kidnapping and terrorism charges, opening the way for a judge to impose what will almost certainly be a life sentence.

No proof torture helped find bin Laden - report

2014-03-31 09:29

A hotly disputed US Senate torture report concludes that water boarding and other harsh interrogation methods has provided no key evidence in the hunt for Osama bin Laden.

Judge bars 9/11 mastermind's testimony in NYC

2014-03-19 09:40

The self-described architect of the 9/11 terror attacks will not be allowed to testify in the terrorism trial of Osama bin Laden's son-in-law, a federal judge in New York says.

UK convict met bin Laden '20 to 50 times'

2014-03-11 09:10

A British terror convict has told a New York trial he met Osama bin Laden up to 50 times and was recruited by al-Qaeda to blow up a passenger jet.

Bin Laden son-in-law his right-hand man - trial

2014-03-06 08:21

The son-in-law of Osama bin Laden acted as the al-Qaeda leader's right-hand man and appeared alongside him in a video a day after the 9/11 attacks, US prosecutors say.

E-mail shows bid to shield bin Laden pics

2014-02-11 12:33

A newly-released e-mail shows that 11 days after the killing of terror leader Osama bin Laden in 2011, the US military's top special operations officer ordered subordinates to destroy any photographs of the al-Qaeda founder's corpse.

Doctor who helped find Bin Laden speaks out

2013-12-02 07:10

A Pakistani doctor who helped the CIA find Osama bin Laden has spoken out to demand better conditions in prison and complain of being falsely implicated in a treason case.

Man wants $25m bin Laden reward

2013-11-02 10:47

A US businessman says he told federal investigators the location of Osama bin Laden's compound in Pakistan years before his killing and is seeking a $25m reward.

NSA and CIA collaborate on drone strikes - Report

2013-10-17 09:04

The National Security Agency has been extensively involved in the US targeted killing programme, collaborating closely with the CIA in the use of drone strikes against terrorists abroad.

Qaeda Yemen attacks kill 40 troops, police

2013-09-20 11:04

At least 40 policemen and soldiers were killed in south Yemen in simultaneous attacks attributed to al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, military sources say.

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.

Report says DNA test identified bin Laden

2013-08-30 12:04

Secret budget documents show that a US military laboratory in Afghanistan analysed DNA from Osama bin Laden's corpse and confirmed his identity after he was killed by a commando team.

Lawyer: Radical cleric denied bail

2013-07-21 16:21

A military court has rejected a bail application by Islamist cleric Abu Qatada, who faces terror charges in Jordan following his deportation from the UK, his lawyer said.

Hacker who turned US WikiLeaks suspect testifies

2013-06-04 21:32

A computer hacker who told authorities that a US soldier was giving information to WikiLeaks testified the Army private never said he wanted to help the enemy.

Manning dumped info 'into enemy hands'

2013-06-03 22:15

US soldier Bradley Manning faced life in prison as his trial began, three years after he was charged with providing reams of highly-sensitive material to anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks.

Court: Bin Laden's photos can stay secret

2013-05-21 19:28

A federal appeals court has ruled that more than 50 images of al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, taken after his death, don't have to be released.

Jihadi journal wants to take down drones

2013-05-06 21:47

A new jihadi magazine set up by militants in Afghanistan and Pakistan, has appealed to Muslims around the world to come up with technology to hack into or manipulate drones.

Suicide bombers attack Afghan police base

2013-03-26 09:08

A group of seven suicide bombers have attacked a police base in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad, killing five officers, police say.

Zero Dark Thirty slammed by Pakistanis

2013-02-20 14:40

Oscar nominated film Zero Dark Thirty has been slammed by many Pakistanis, as according to them the film has many factual errors and defames them as a country.

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