War On Terror

January 8, 2015

French author Michel Houellebecq conducted a press release for his new political satire "Soumission" the same day as the Charlie Hebdo attacks. (AFP/File)
08:00 GMT

Michel Houellebecq's new book "Soumission" (Submission) illustrating a fictional France under Shariah law gained publicity following the recent terrorist attack in Paris.

December 31, 2014

There are 127 inmates currently at the detention facility. (Wikimedia Commons)
17:30 GMT

The men, held for more than 11 years, were originally detained in Pakistan for suspected ties to al-Qaida or other militant Islamists.

December 29, 2014

The magazine has previously praised terror activities like the 'Underwear Bomber,' whose failed bombing attempt on a plane in 2009 led to the implementation of full-body security scans at airports. (AFP/File)
14:52 GMT

In an article published on Christmas Eve in the militant group's magazine, Inspire, al-Qaeda encouraged 'lone wolf' operatives to attack Western airliners, giving instructions on breaching airport security and selecting targets.

Although no one has claimed responsibility for the attacks, they are a somewhat common occurrence in Syria. (AFP/Getty Images)
12:30 GMT

Syrian officials report eight dead and twelve injured in two separate attacks on gas facilities in Homs.

December 21, 2014

Daesh militants have been in control of Tikrit for six months, while many civilians fled. (AFP/File)
07:32 GMT

Daesh militants have reportedly executed as many as 17 people in the Iraqi city of Tikrit, according to an online newspaper.

December 20, 2014

The Guantanamo Bay detention facility holds 132 remaining detainees. (AFP/File)
17:41 GMT

The US transferred four prisoners from Guantanamo Bay to Afghanistan.

December 9, 2014

US Senator Dianne Feinstein led the Senate Intelligence Committee efforts to review and release the torture report. (AFP/file)
12:26 GMT

The US will release a much-anticipated report on post-9/11 CIA torture and interrogation methods. Embassies are tightening security in preparation for backlash.

December 7, 2014

The US has defended the failed rescue operation of Luke Somers. (AFP/File)
16:26 GMT

US officials defend the failed rescue operation in Yemen that left two hostages dead.

December 6, 2014

The US has pressured Pakistan for years to wipe out militant sanctuaries in the North Waziristan tribal area. (AFP/File)
11:00 GMT

Pakistan's military reported Saturday that it has killed a senior Al-Qaeda leader wanted by the US.

November 20, 2014

Dina Kawar is the latest female representative on the UN Security Council.
04:00 GMT

Jordan is going to launch a regional initiative to curb terrorists’ increasing use of telecommunications and media technologies.

November 17, 2014

The identity of the American woman has been withheld at the request of her family fearing her safety, The Daily Beast reported. [AFP/file]
15:23 GMT

An unnamed woman, the last American citizen held hostage by the ISIL terrorist group, might be the next victim of the Takfiris’ unmerciful murders, according to a report.

Akdogan clarified doubts about Turkey’s policy about the terror group and other vital issues. [AFP]
14:13 GMT

Akdogan clarified doubts about Turkey’s policy about the terror group and other vital issues.

November 12, 2014

A British woman terrorist suspect dubbed the 'White Widow' has been killed in Ukraine, it was claimed on Wednesday
17:50 GMT

White Widow terrorist Samantha Lewthwaite who was married to 7/7 bomber is 'killed by sniper in Ukraine'

November 10, 2014

A terrorist attack in the UK linked to Islamic extremism is 'almost inevitable' in coming months, security chiefs have warned. [Paul Hackett]
20:37 GMT

UK’s top security personnel have warned the British parliament of an “almost inevitable” militant attack in the country over the “acute” levels of terror activities.

A Jordanian court has sentenced four men to jail on charges of membership in the ISIL terrorist group. [AFP]
18:44 GMT

A Jordanian court has sentenced four men to jail on charges of membership in the ISIL terrorist group and promoting the Takfiri group on social media networks.