A 29-year-old Algerian man living in Vaucluse, a south eastern region of France, has been arrested for allegedly plotting to blow up the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, and a nuclear power plant, among other targets.
Iraq's stability took another blow today as insurgents seized control of Mosul, the second largest city in Iraq. By early Tuesday morning, a group of fighters with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) had taken over the west bank of the city.
One of the seven Filipino medical workers who was killed in the suicide bomb attack at Yemen's government hospital inside the Ministry of Defence complex in Sanaa last December 5, was given a posthumous award by the Yemeni government.
Turkey’s policy of robust support for the rebel fighters has not only failed to overthrow President Assad or the Syrian government, but it has also had led to a rising threat from extremists linked to Al Qaeda who dominate the Syrian battlefield.
Iraqi Kurdistan's President Barzani's recent comments reinforces the notion that the Kurdish people see themselves as a nation. A nation that will do its utmost when it comes to protecting its citizens.
The United States Central Intelligence Agency is saying they will train a few hundred 'moderate' Syrian rebels each month in order to ensure that these elements in the rebel opposition don't lose the war against their Islamist rivals and Assad.
A global travel alert has been issued by the U.S. department following terror threats from Al Qaeda. U.S. embassies have been ordered to close today as a preventative measure. High risk is said to be in the Middle East and North Africa.
A report by the parliamentary intelligence and security committee (ISC), an assessment of Britain's top security and intelligence have warned that Al-Qaeda in Syria pose the biggest terrorist threat to the UK and the west.
An undated framegrab shows a French national of Algerian descent, Mohammed Merah, who is suspected of killing seven people in shootings in France
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Statoil gas production facility in Amenas, Algeria
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Federal authorities have arrested an Al Qaeda wannabe Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis for attempting to blow up the Federal Reserve in Manhattan.
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People carry as they lower the bodies of the five civilian activists, who were killed during what activists said was an ambush, into their graves during their funeral in eastern al-Ghouta, near Damascus November 24, 2013. Fierce fighting to the east of Damascus has killed more than 160 people in the past two days as Syrian rebels struggle to break a months-long blockade by forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad
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Radical cleric Abu Qatada speaking on the BBC's Panorama in 2001
One of the attackers carried an al-Qaeda flag
Iraqi city of Mosul falls to jihadists
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