War On Terror

August 3, 2013

(Shutterstock/SebGross)
05:47 GMT

More than 20 US embassies in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia will close on Sunday amid intelligence reports of security concerns.

July 24, 2013

An Iraqi policeman checks vehicles on July 23 after security measurers were increased in Baghdad. (AFP / AHMAD AL-RUBAYE)
10:26 GMT

Hundreds of prisoners were freed in the brazen armed attack.

July 17, 2013

A watch tower looms above a now-closed area of the U.S. prison in Guantanamo Bay. (source: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
10:04 GMT

More than 40 detainees are being force-fed at the American prison in Cuba.

July 8, 2013

 Omar Othman, the father of radical Islamist cleric Abu Qatada, speaks with Jordanian policemen outside the state security court in Amman on July 7, 2013 (Source: AFP/KHALIL MAZRAAWI)
09:42 GMT

Radical cleric Abu Qatada will launch another bid for freedom at a court in Jordan after he was finally deported from Britain on Sunday.

June 19, 2013

Afghan President Hamid Karzai has decided to suspend talks on a security pact with the United States, accusing Washington of mixed messages regarding peace talks with the Taliban, his spokesman said on Wednesday. (Al Bawaba file photo)
09:11 GMT

Afghan President Hamid Karzai has decided to suspend talks on a security pact with the United States, accusing Washington of mixed messages regarding peace talks with the Taliban, his spokesman said on Wednesday.

A U.S. soldier at Bargram Air Base, about 60km from Kabul. (Photo courtesy: U.S. Air Force)
07:33 GMT

The Taliban on Wednesday claimed responsibility for the killings of four U.S. forces in an overnight attack on Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan, just hours after Washington said its officials would meet the insurgents for talks.

May 12, 2013

Abu Qatada, once described by a Spanish man as "Osama Bin Laden's right hand man".
10:43 GMT

Victory for the British government this week as Muslim Cleric Abu Qatada, Palestinian of Jordanian nationality, has said he will return to Jordan of his own volition if and when Jordan ratifies a treaty with the UK ensuring that he will have a fair trial in the country.

April 23, 2013

Spanish police outside the courthouse during the trial of the Madrid bombing suspects in 2005 (Getty)
13:29 GMT

An Algerian and a Moroccan were arrested by Spanish police on Tuesday

April 20, 2013

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was captured on Friday evening (AFP/ CBS News)
09:34 GMT

19 year old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev taken into custody after he was found hiding in a boat in a suburban Massachusetts yard.

April 19, 2013

The Boston bombings brothers
16:31 GMT

The kid brother, Dzhokar Tsarnaev, of the murdering Boston bombing duo is still on the loose but his car may have been located. The Muslim, originally Chechen, brothers are accused of afflicting terror on the Boston marathon and killing a police officer in the MIT campus.

April 18, 2013

Police evacuate the area around the Boston courthouse after a bomb (AFP/ Stan Honda)
09:07 GMT

Confusion in Boston after reports that a suspect was in custody were later declared false.

April 17, 2013

Muslim Brotherhood vice chairman Essam Elerian talks to Egypt President Mohamed Morsi
07:15 GMT

Vice chairman of the Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) Essam Elerian linked the attacks to the US-backed French backed intervention in Mali

April 16, 2013

US President Barack Obama speaking after two explosions rock the Boston Marathon (AFP/ Mandel Ngan)
18:00 GMT

The US President made the claim despite the group or individual behind the violence remaining unknown

April 15, 2013

Carlos Arredondo, who was at the finish line of the 117th Boston Marathon when two explosives detonated.
22:49 GMT

Boston bombings have left the U.S. East coast in a state of high alert, deploying maximum crowd control as more questions than answers spread. Speculation spinning suggests that while it was probably a terror attack- whether domestic or foreign- it could be an international one with the hallmarks of global terrorisers Al Qaeda.

April 9, 2013

Jabhat al Nusra has long been considered to be an offshoot of al-Qaeda in Iraq.
08:46 GMT

After months of speculation as to how the two militant groups are intertwined, the Iraqi jihadis admit for the first time that they are part of the same network.