War On Terror

February 20, 2014

U.S. policy on drone strikes is increasingly controversial. (AFP/File)
08:26 GMT

An international human rights group urges the U.S. to investigate a drone strike in Yemen that killed members of a wedding procession.

February 13, 2014

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed is widely considered to be the mastermind behind the 9/11 terror attacks on New York in 2001. (AFP/File)
14:29 GMT

Khalid Sheik Mohammed, alleged mastermind in the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks offered to be a defense witness in the New York trial of Osama Bin Laden's nephew.

January 23, 2014

Violence perpetrated by Islamists in Algeria is declining. (AFP/File)
14:09 GMT

The Algerian army killed four Islamists during an overnight raid on a militant base south of Algiers, the Defense Ministry said Thursday.

Ayman Al Zawahiri has been leader of Sunni militant group Al Qaeda since 2009. (AFP/File)
08:03 GMT

Head of Al Qaeda Ayman Al Zawahiri on called on all jihadists fighting in the Syrian war to unite in a YouTube video posted on Wednesday evening.

January 22, 2014

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula is widely considered to be the most dangerous branch of the Sunni militant group. (AFP/File)
19:04 GMT

Dozens of Yemen's top intelligence and military officers are being assassinated in a savage Al Qaeda campaign against key government installations.

January 15, 2014

The U.S. consulate compound in Benghazi late on September 11, 2012 (AFP/File)
18:13 GMT

The September 2012 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya's Benghazi, in which U.S. Ambassador Chris Stephens died, was preventable, a Senate panel said Wednesday.

January 14, 2014

The Al Qaeda-affiliated group has vowed to attack Shiite groups in revenge for the death of its leader earlier this month. (AFP/File)
13:49 GMT

The Al Qaeda-affiliated Abdullah Azzam Brigades have promised to keep up their terror attacks against Hezbollah, Iran and Israel following the death of their leader Majed Al Majed earlier this month.

January 10, 2014

The U.S. has expressed serious concern over the inmates who are set to be released, as most of them are believed to be members of the Taliban or similar militant groups. Afghan President Hamid Karzai has ignored the U.S.' doubts. (AFP/File)
09:15 GMT

72 prisoners are to freed from Afghanistan's notorious Bagram prison, despite the U.S. voicing its concerns over their lack of proper trial and many of the prisoners' links to terrorist-related charged.

January 2, 2014

The Shebab claimed responsibility for the Jan. 2 twin bombing attack near Mogadishu's Jazeera hotel (Abdiwahab Mohamed/AFP)
11:12 GMT

Somalia's Al-Qaeda-affiliated Shebab claimed responsibility Thursday for executing the twin bombing in the country's capital Mogadishu that has killed at least 11.

December 23, 2013

Al Qaeda has claimed responsibility for many of the car bombs that kills dozens in Iraq on a daily basis (File Archive/AFP)
07:13 GMT

Al Qaeda is using once deserted camps in Syria to "wage operations against Iraqi targets," sparking tension and violence throughout the country and region.

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.