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CIA drone strike against al-Qaeda kills U.S., Italian hostages

Washington - A U.S. drone strike targeting al-Qaeda fighters in Pakistan killed two hostages, an American and an Italian, in January, President Barack Obama said on Thursday.

Op-Ed: ISIS and Apocalyptic Islam — The threat and how to overcome it

The non-Muslim world, approximately 6 billion of us, is facing a challenge from fatalistic voices and actions born of Apocalyptic Islam — and we need to take action against this challenge.

Op-Ed: Anonymous vs jihadi terror? Anonymous declares war

Sydney - In a major development, online activists Anonymous have vowed vengeance for the attack on Charlie Hebdo in Paris. This is a true game changer. ISIL and other jihadi groups have grown a worldwide presence for dissemination of propaganda online.

Kiwi jihadist mistakenly broadcasts his location

A technologically challenged Kiwi jihadist has been mistakenly broadcasting his location in Syria because he forgot to turn off the tracking device in his cell phone.

S. African killed in failed U.S. rescue mission was set for release

A South African teacher killed along with an American photojournalist during a failed U.S. rescue mission against al-Qaeda in Yemen was just one day away from being released.

ISIS and Al Qaeda strike up alliance in Syria

A report from Associated Press sources says that after a year or more of fighting each other, Al Qaeda's affiliate in Syria, the Jabhat al-Nusra Front and ISIS have reached an agreement to stop hostilities and work together.

Former leader of Al Qaeda used in hair removal ad

A company in Turkey decided to use the former face of terrorism, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, to sell its hair-removal spray.

American Airlines flight grounded due to 'Al-Quida' Wi-Fi Network

Los Angeles - An American Airways flight has been grounded after one passenger searched for a free Wi-Fi network, only to discover one called “Al-Quida Free Terror Nettwork [sic]."

Al-Nusra jihadists threaten U.S., allies over Syria strikes

Al-Nusra Front, al-Qaeda's Syrian branch, has for the first time threatened to retaliate against the United States, as well as other nations participating in air strikes against the Islamic State, condemning the attacks as "a war against Islam."

Indian Muslim organisations reject al Qaeda's India announcement

Indian Muslim organisations have issued statements rejecting the announcement of al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri, regarding the establishment of wing in South Asia.

Op-Ed: How to behead ISIS

Washington D.c. - The latest terrorist murder of an innocent by ISIS has come as the U.S. government has been forced to send representatives to TV news shows to deny it had threatened families of hostages to stop them from raising ransom money.

Al Qaeda, Palestinian flags fly in London protest

London - A video has just surfaced of a Pro-Palestine protest that snarled traffic in the Blackwell Tunnel underneath the river Thames in London.

Two confirmed dead in Saudi government building suicide bombing

A suicide bombing inside a southern Saudi Arabian government building has left at least two confirmed dead, both of whom are believed to Al Qaeda linked militants.

ISIS garnering more jihadi influence than al-Qaeda?

With Islamic State of Iraq and Great Syria (ISIS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi requiring an increasingly large support network it seems possible that his group is vying to be more influential in the jihadi world than the Al-Qaeda network.

Iraq army, Sunni tribes join forces against al Qaeda militants

In an alliance defying recent cultural tensions, Sunni and Shi'ite forces joined together in opposition to al-Qaeda insurgents, fighting over control of the Iraqi city of Ramadi.

Philippines to Yemen: Bring perpetrators of attack to justice

The Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has appealed to the government of Yemen to bring the the people responsible for the death of 52 people including seven overseas Filipino workers (OFW) to justice.

Al Qaeda to pay blood money to victims of Yemen attack

The head of the Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula has apologized to the victims of the suicide attack on the hospital inside the Yemeni Ministry of Defense complex in the capital city Sanaa, Yemen.

Al Qaeda gives rare apology for Yemeni hospital attack

Sanaa - In a video message on Sunday, Qassim al-Raimi, the leader of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, issued a rare apology for an attack on a hospital in Yemen earlier this month that left 52 dead.

Lee Rigby trial: Adebolajo calls himself 'a soldier of Allah'

London - Monday, the Old Bailey trial of the two men accused of killing soldier Lee Rigby on the streets of Woolwich, continued with testimony by one of the accused. The defence case for Adebolajo began in the morning.

Suicide bomber kills 52 in Yemen's Defense Ministry complex

At least 52 people have been killed in a suicide bombing attack Thursday at a hospital in the Defense Ministry compound in the capital city of Sanaa, Yemen.

Report warns on Al Qaeda's access to Syrian biological weapons

In a disturbing report released this week by the Henry Jackson Society, a direct line is drawn between the instability of the Assad regime in Syria and the ability of the Al Qaeda terrorist network to acquire biological weapons.

Libya, activists and extremists criticize Libi’s rendition

Tripoli - Following the United States’ capture of alleged Al-Qaeda operative Abu Anas al Libi in a surprise Tripoli raid, Libya is seeking his handover, saying that he be tried on Libyan soil.

US reportedly holding top Libyan al-Qaeda suspect on Navy ship

Tripoli - United States operatives have reportedly captured a leading al-Qaeda militant in Libya and imprisoned him on a Navy vessel, prompting Tripoli to demand an explanation for the "kidnapping of a Libyan citizen."

Syria claims Turkey constitutes an 'obstacle' to peace

Syria's Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem has said Turkey, along with Qatar and Saudi Arabia, constitute an obstacle to peace given their support for the Syrian opposition.

Syrian rebels in call for 'Islamic leadership'

Many thousand of the ragtag Syrian opposition fighters have broken ranks with the western-back wing of the opposition and have made a call for the formation of an Islamist front.

Op-Ed: Al-Qaeda chief, Ayman al-Zawahri sets out guidelines for jihad

Ayman al-ZawahrI, the leader of al-Qaeda, recently issued guidelines on how to conduct jihad or holy war. The report on the guidelines comes from SITE monitoring service yesterday (Sept. 16).

Op-Ed: Why support anyone in Syria?

Sydney - The West may not like Assad, but there’s not much to like about the rebels, either. The Syrian rebels, like so many other Middle Eastern armed groups, are in full jihadi mode. Law has collapsed. Brutality is the working method of government.

US asks Americans to leave Yemen in response to terror threat

Sanaa - After shutting down diplomatic missions across the Middle East, the US asked its citizens in Yemen Tuesday to leave immediately. Reportedly, the US government has already airlifted some of its personnel.

Op-Ed: What we should fear are the reactions to the Al Qaeda threats

Washington - Interpol has placed the globe on a security alert. The US has temporarily closed a string of embassies across the Middle East and North Africa.

U.S. and France are top Al-Qaeda targets, according to intel firm

According to the U.S. based intelligence firm, IntelCenter, messages released by Al- Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) point to the U.S. and France as the top western targets of the terrorist group.
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Iraqi security forces take part during clashes with al Qaeda-linked Islamic State in Iraq and the Le...
Iraqi security forces take part during clashes with al Qaeda-linked Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in the city of Ramadi, 100 km (62 miles) west of Baghdad, February 6, 2014
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Al Qaeda commander Abou Zeid killed in Mali
Al Qaeda commander Abou Zeid killed in Mali
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Armed Iraqi tribesmen trying to retake Anbar province from a mixture of Islamist and tribal foes bat...
Armed Iraqi tribesmen trying to retake Anbar province from a mixture of Islamist and tribal foes battled al Qaeda fighters in Ramadi
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New rehabitation and spa center opened in Riyadh for Al-Qaeda extremists.
New rehabitation and spa center opened in Riyadh for Al-Qaeda extremists.
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Three Al Qaeda terror suspects arrested in Spain.
Three Al Qaeda terror suspects arrested in Spain.
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Still Shots from YouTube video of London Protest
Still Shots from YouTube video of London Protest
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Media launch: Tour of Duty Ride across America  – commemoration of Sept 11.
Media launch: Tour of Duty Ride across America – commemoration of Sept 11.
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Radical cleric Abu Qatada speaking on the BBC s Panorama in 2001
Radical cleric Abu Qatada speaking on the BBC's Panorama in 2001
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Masked Sunni Muslim gunmen take position with their weapons during a patrol in the city of Falluja, 70 km (44 miles) west of Baghdad, February 8, 2014.
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