Christmas tree bomb plotter gets 30 years

2014-10-01 22:29

A US judge has sentenced a Somali-American man to 30 years in federal prison for trying to blow up a Christmas tree lighting celebration in Oregon.

US faces counter-terror fatigue - panel

2014-07-22 17:43

After 13 years of struggle, Americans are showing a growing public fatigue and waning sense of urgency over terrorism, an attitude that threatens US security.

CIA drone programme in Pakistan winding down

2014-05-29 09:43

The CIA's drone programme in Pakistan, once the mainstay of US President Barack Obama's counterterrorism effort, is winding down: There hasn't been a drone strike since last Christmas.

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.

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.

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.

US vows 'relentless' terror fight after raids

2013-10-07 11:03

The United States pledged Sunday to keep "relentless pressure" on terror groups following the daring capture of an Al-Qaeda operative in Libya and the storming of a Shebab stronghold in Somalia.

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.

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.


IS threat 'beyond anything we've seen' - Pentagon

2014-08-22 10:43

The sophistication, wealth and military might of Islamic State militants pose a major threat to the United States that may surpass that from al-Qaeda, US military leaders say.

Lawmakers demand answers from Obama

2014-06-05 12:16

US President Barack Obama's decision to swap five detained Taliban operatives for a US soldier captured in Afghanistan has baffled lawmakers, with many questioning its military and political merits.

US withdrawal is 'continued occupation' - Taliban

2014-05-28 12:14

The Taliban has condemned President Barack Obama's announcement that US troops would stay in Afghanistan until the end of 2016.

Teen in 'Jihad Jane' case to be sentenced

2014-04-17 13:57

A US judge is set to decide the prison sentence for Mohammad Hassan Khalid, a Pakistani immigrant high school student who pleaded guilty to providing assistance to al-Qaeda.

'Qaeda militant' killed in Yemen drone strike

2014-03-11 11:29

A suspected al-Qaeda militant has been killed in a drone strike in Yemen's central Maarib province, an oil-producing area where al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula operates, local tribesmen say.

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.

US warns airlines about shoe bombs

2014-02-20 11:49

The US Department of Homeland Security has warned airlines that terrorists could try to hide explosives in shoes.

Capture of Qaeda operative legal: Kerry

2013-10-07 10:14

US Secretary of State John Kerry says the capture of an al-Qaeda operative in Libya was "appropriate and legal" after officials in Tripoli demanded answers about the "kidnap".

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.

US citizenship hard for Muslims to obtain

2013-08-21 12:54

Civil liberties advocates say they have uncovered a government program to screen immigrants for national security concerns and have put US citizenship applications on hold for years.

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