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Op-Ed: Attacks against Christians are part of a wider picture

The many attacks carried out last year against Christians across the Muslim world have led to speculation that the Muslim world has declared a global war against Christians. But although Christians are being targeted, things are not that simple.

Op-Ed: Time to review post-9/11 mentality and face reality?

9/11 Truth: As more evidence obliterating the Government's 'official' 9/11 fairy tale emerges, demands for investigation into the truth about what happened that day are growing. When do we review the post-9/11 mentality and face reality?

North-Africa, ultimatum for the Sicilian in the hands of Al-Qaida

Alger - One day before the expiration of the ultimatum, the terrorist group ‘Al Qaeda in the Maghreb released an audio message by Sergio Cicala, the Sicilian abducted with his wife last December, in the desert of Mauritania, on the border with Mali.

Op-Ed: U.S. to increase airline security amid purported new threat

United States to increase tighter airline security after a failed flight bombing. Nigerian suspect subdued by a passenger.

Op-Ed: The Bomber’s Fear of the Detonation

Was it fear for his own safety, or perhaps an awakening of conscience that made Abdulmutallab fumble and fail to blow up himself and the plane with 288 people aboard – not counting him?

Al-Qaida claims responsibility for attempted plane bombing

Al-Qaida is now claiming that they were behind the attempted attack on a Christmas Day flight. The terrorist group say that the attack was in retaliation for a U.S. operation in Yemen.

Father of Nigerian Suspected Terrorist Warned US About Son

The US Embassy in Nigeria was reportedly informed by the father of the 23-year old Nigerian suspected terrorist who was caught in the act of igniting a small explosive device while on board a Delta Airlines plane bound for Detroit last Friday

Five al Qaida-Linked Militants Killed in Encounter with RP Troops

Philippine government troops engaged the al-Qaida-linked terrorist group Abu Sayyaf Tuesday, killing five of their members. A government troop was wounded in the encounter that happened in Basilan in southern Philippines.

Military: Italian Hostage Still Alive

Following two harsh skirmishes in Sulu, between the feared terrorist group Abu Sayyaf and the government rescue team, the military revealed that the kidnapped Italian Red Cross worker, Eugenio Vagni is still alive amidst the clashes.

Has the LeT Changed Focus in choosing the Targets?

Has the targets of LeT changed over the years? As per the analysts, the latest terror-strikes in Mumbai give a certain indication in selecting out tourists from those countries with which India has good relationship.

Top Al-Qaida Figure Captured

The Defense Department said Friday that the CIA had captured a high-level Al-Qaida figure who helped Osama Bin Laden escape from Afghanistan in 2001. Detainee reportedly aided Bin Laden escape from Afghanistan.

New Year's Celebrations Cancelled Over Terrorism Concerns

Traditional fireworks displays in Brussels, Belgium have been cancelled this New Year's Eve due to terrorism concerns involving a possible attack by al-Qaida sympathizers.

Florida Doctor Convicted of supporting al-Qaida

A Florida doctor was accused of providing material support to terrorists by agreeing to treat injured al-Qaida fighters.

Sunni Insurgent Coalition Name Al-Qaida Chief as "Minister of War"

April 19, 2007 - Today on Internet video, the Sunni insurgent coalition named Abu Hamza al-Muhajer, the head Al-Qaida chief in Iraq as their "minister of war". The video also showed the execution of 20 men, reportedly a part of Iraqi security forces.

UPDATE : Bomb Blast in Iraq Parliament Building

Al-Qaida in Iraq claimed on Friday that one of its "knights" carried out the parliament suicide bombing in Baghdad's Green Zone

Cheney Still Insisting Al-Qaida Was Linked To Iraq

It's Cheney's word against The Pentagon.

Yemen puts 36 suspects on trial for plotting terrorist attacks

A Yemeni state security court began the trial of terror suspects on Sunday.

Iraqi official: Al-Qaida in Iraq leader wounded

The leader of al-Qaida in Iraq was wounded and an aide was killed in a clash Thursday with Iraqi forces north of Baghdad, the Interior Ministry spokesman said.

Philippine military chief confirms killing of top al-Qaida-linked militant

Jainal Antel Sali Jr., popularly known as Abu Sulaiman, killed in a shoot out

Update : MacKay against Pakistan mining its border

Canada has raised an objection to Pakistan's plans to mine parts of its frontier with Afghanistan. Pakistan says it will help check cross-border movement by Taliban and al-Qaida guerrillas.

Iran Hands Over al-Qaida Suspects To Saudi Arabia

WASHINGTON (voa) - Some members of Congress are taking a wait-and-see attitude with regard to the handling of 16 al-Qaida fighters who were handed-over to Saudi Arabia by Iran. The lawmakers so far seem unimpressed with the gesture. The al-Qaida fighte...

US Officials Intercept al-Qaida Communications

NEW YORK (voa) - U.S. intelligence officials say they have intercepted a series of troubling communications between al-Qaida operatives that indicate the terrorist organization is planning an operation that is as big or bigger than the September 11 att...

Amnesty International Criticizes US Treatment Of Detainees

LONDON (voa) - Amnesty International has criticized the United States for its treatment of prisoners held in Afghanistan and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, saying it is failing to uphold their basic human rights. In a strongly worded statement sent to the U....

NY Times: US Officials Intercept Al-Qaida E-mails

NEW YORK (voa) - A published report says al-Qaida followers are using the Internet in an effort to regroup. The New York Times newspaper quotes U.S. government officials as saying they have found new Web sites and e-mails that appear to be part of ...

Suspected Al-Qaida Member Blows Himself Up In Yemen

YEMEN (voa) - A suspected al-Qaida member has blown himself up in Yemen after being cornered by Yemeni security forces. The man identified as 25-year-old Samir al-Hada was being chased by security forces in a suburb of the capital, Sanaa, late Wedne...

CIA Director Says Al-Qaida Still Most Serious US Threat

CIA Director George Tenet says Osama bin Laden's al-Qaida terrorist network is still the most immediate and serious threat to the United States. In his first congressional testimony since September's terrorist attacks, Mr. Tenet told the Senate Int...

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