War On Terror

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.

US President Barack Obama said Tuesday that the senior Al Qaeda operative captured by US special forces in Tripoli on Saturday, Abu Anas Al Libi, will be brought to justice for his role in international terror plots. (AFP/File)
07:45 GMT

US President Barack Obama said Tuesday that the senior Al Qaeda operative captured by US special forces in Tripoli on Saturday, Abu Anas Al Libi, will be brought to justice for his role in international terror plots.

October 8, 2013

US Marines pivot into position during an exercise on the flight deck of the USS San Antonio in the Mediterranean. Abu Anas al Libi was allegedly interrogated on this ship sailing off the Libyan coast following his abduction on October 6, 2013 by US special forces in Tripoli. (AFP)
11:03 GMT

In revenge for the arrest of high ranking Al Qaeda operative Abu Anas Al Libi on Saturday, militants in Libya have urged their followers to kidnap US citizens and attack gas pipelines in Tripoli.

October 7, 2013

Al-Qaeda militants ready for attack. [blogspot]
13:16 GMT

Al Qaeda takes credit for attacks in Iraq and blames President's expression of help to Syrian Kurdish militia.

October 6, 2013

Abu Anas Al Libi, the Libyan Al Qaeda leader who was arrested by US forces in Tripoli on Saturday. (AFP)
07:48 GMT

Libyan Al Qaeda leader Abu Anas Al Libi was arrested by US forces on Saturday following a military raid in Tripoli. Libi was allegedly behind the 1998 bombings of US embassies in Africa and has been on the FBI's most wanted list for many years.

October 3, 2013

Ready to respond after the first attack on Hanfi, an anti-Taliban militia leader. [tribune]
07:59 GMT

Fifteen people were killed in an attack on a pro-government, anti-Taliban militia commander in Pakistan on Thursday.

October 2, 2013

Iraqi executions underway. [Reuters]
07:41 GMT

Iraq executions number in the 20's as charges are carried out in the last week.

September 30, 2013

Five car bomb explosions shake Baghdad area. [almanar.com]
09:04 GMT

Twenty four are dead and over 75 injured after five separate car bombs explode in areas of Baghdad.

September 24, 2013

Violence in Iraq has escalated to its highest levels since 2008 (Image credit: AFP)
16:14 GMT

Attacks on two police stations and a local official's house have resulted in the deaths of eight people in Baghdad

September 22, 2013

Yemeni soldiers parade during the funeral of the victims of bombing attacks on the Gulf of Aden on September 22, 2013 at a mosque in the capital Sanaa. (AFP)
16:34 GMT

Four Yemeni tribesmen and four militants from Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) were killed on Sunday following a brutal clash between the groups in Yemen's Maarib province.

September 21, 2013

Remains of car bomb explosion at Baghdad funeral. [thejournal]
19:32 GMT

Fifty-three dead after three car bombs explode at a Shiite funeral in Baghdad.

US drone strike kills Taliban commander. [khaamapress]
16:12 GMT

Commander killed in US drone strike in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Tunisian women rally to support equal rights. [nydailynews.com]
05:52 GMT

Mixed views as some women are blocked from leaving the country of Tunisia due to events surrounding "sexual jihad" behavior.

September 18, 2013

An Afghan man waits to receive his identification card to vote in upcoming elections. [AFP]
10:26 GMT

Afghan elected official killed almost one year before elections. Sources are pointing to Taliban as assailant but nothing is confirmed yet.