War On Terror

December 12, 2013

Soldiers guard the site where a Taliban suicide bomber detonated a car bomb earlier this week near the Kabul airport (Aref Karimi/AFP)
06:52 GMT

An explosion was reported outside of NATO headquarters in Kabul Thursday

December 10, 2013

Abu Qatada, seen here in an old photo before he was brought back to Jordan for his trial, is charged with conspiring to carry out a terrorist attack on the American school in Amman, among other things. (AFP/File)
08:01 GMT

The trial of Jordanian citizen Omar Mohammad Othman, better known as Abu Qatada, began on Tuesday in Amman with a panel of civilian judges.

December 2, 2013

US officials are worried that American fighters in Syria will be "radicalized" by Al Qaeda-linked groups in the country and will pose as a security threat to the US upon their return (File Archive/AFP)
06:38 GMT

Federal officials told reporters Sunday that many Americans are joining the war in Syria, which has raised concerns among many US officials that returnees pose as a security risk to the nation due to their potential exposure and involvement with Al Qaeda-linked groups while abroad.

November 30, 2013

The top U.S. military commander stationed in Afghanistan apologised personally to Afghan President Hamid Karzai for a drone strike that caused dozens of civilian casualties, including the death of a 2-year-old child. (AFP)
06:24 GMT

The top U.S. military commander stationed in Afghanistan apologised personally to Afghan President Hamid Karzai for a drone strike that caused dozens of civilian casualties, including the death of a 2-year-old child.

November 21, 2013

US Secretary of State John Kerry (L) shakes hands with Afghan President Hamid Karzai after a press conference at the Presidential Palace in Kabul on October 12, 2013 (Pool/AFP/File, Jacquelyn Martin)
05:43 GMT

US and Afghan officials have reportedly resolved any final disputes they had over the US' long term presence in Afghanistan.

According to a new report by ABC news, dozens of Al Qaeda operatives may be living in the US as refugees. (AFP/File)
04:00 GMT

According to a recent report by ABC News, scores of active Al Qaeda terrorists may be living in the U.S. under refugee status.

November 18, 2013


Israel's "administrative detention" policy allows the state to imprison suspects without trial under a military court order which can be renewed indefinitely (Courtesy of International Middle East Media Center)
10:59 GMT

Legal documents released Monday show that Israel has been secretly holding a suspected al-Qaeda activist without trial for more than three years.

November 10, 2013

14 members of the Taliban were killed in Helmand province on Sunday after a series of gunfights with state security forces. (Image courtesy of The Guardian)
16:15 GMT

A series of intense clashes with the Taliban left 14 militant fighters dead, Afghan security forces reported Sunday.

November 4, 2013

Afghan President Hamid Karzai has criticised the US for its "unsuitable" timing of the drone strike that killed Pakistani Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud, stressing that it might put a strain on the regional peace talks. (AFP/File)
07:16 GMT

Afghan President Hamid Karzai has criticised the US for its "unsuitable" timing of the drone strike that killed Pakistani Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud, stressing that it might put a strain on the regional peace talks.

October 26, 2013

People look at burnt vehicles after a car bomb attack outside a military intelligence building that wounded four people on October 19, 2013 in Egypt's canal city of Ismailia. (Image credit: AFP)
17:32 GMT

A suicide bomber who carried out the suicide bomb last month unsuccessfully targeting the country’s interior minister was an ex-officer of the Egyptian military.

October 21, 2013

People look at burnt vehicles after a car bomb attack outside a military intelligence building. (Image credit: AFP)
20:06 GMT

A terrorist group inspired by Al-Qaeda has claimed responsibility for the car bombing outside a military building in the Sinai Peninsula that claimed the lives of six soldiers in Ismailiya.

October 15, 2013

Abu Anas Al Libi pleaded not guilty to terrorist charges on Tueday. (AFP)
19:31 GMT

Abu Anas Al Libi, the senior Al Qaeda operative caught in Tripoli earlier this month, pleaded not guilty to charges related to the 1998 bombings of US embassies in East Africa in a New York court on Tuesday.

Abu Anas Al Libi, the senior Al Qaeda official captured in Libya by US forces, has been transferred to the US to stand trial for criminal charges. (AFP)
06:00 GMT

Abu Anas Al Libi, the senior Al Qaeda official captured in Libya by US forces, has been transferred to the US to stand trial for criminal charges.

October 10, 2013

The first picture released by captors show the Libyan prime minister after gunmen stormed his hotel on Thursday morning. (Al Arabiya)
07:58 GMT

According to rebel groups, the Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan was kidnapped on Thursday in revenge for the arrest of Abu Anas Al Libi, a senior Al Qaeda member who was snatched off the streets of Tripoli by US special forces on Saturday.

October 9, 2013

The head of Britain's MI5 said Tuesday that security leaks made by the US' NSA were helping terrorist groups compile information and launch attacks against the West. (AFP/File)
10:33 GMT

The security leaks made by former security agent Edward Snowden are serving the agenda of terrorists, including those in the Middle East, MI5 Director General Andrew Parker said Tuesday.