War On Terror

September 14, 2013

Iraqis carry the coffin of one of the victims of the attack on a Shiite mosque. [AFP]
15:30 GMT

A suicide bomber kills 24 at an Iraqi funeral in Mosul.

Yemeni soldier on high alert after attacks. [AFP]
14:06 GMT

Two soldiers killed and eight others injured in attack in Yemen.

September 13, 2013

Security forces lift dead body of colleague after Taliban attack on US consulate. [AFP]
05:32 GMT

Taliban claims responsibility for attack on US Consulate in Herat.

September 4, 2013

Al Qaeda has been working up defences against US drone strikes in the Middle East since 2010, US intelligence documents reveal. (Al Bawaba/File of US air force drone)
08:26 GMT

US intelligence documents revealed Tuesday that Al Qaeda groups across the Middle East have been attempting to counter US drone strikes since 2010.

September 2, 2013

A member of Ussud Al-Anbar (Anbar Lions), a Jihadist group affiliated to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant , Al-Qaeda's front group in Iraq, holds up the trademark black and white Islamist flag at an undisclosed location in Iraq's Anbar province.  Several Middle Eastern extremist groups tried to access the CIA, according to a new report.AFP)
09:21 GMT

Al Qaeda, Hamas and Hezbollah, amongst other "hostile groups" have made repeated attempts to gain access to US intelligence agencies, according to a document leaked by Edward Snowden.

Afghanistan policemen stand near bodies of Taliban fighters, as they lie on a police vehicle in the grounds of the main hospital in Ghazni on September 1, 2013. (AFP)
09:03 GMT

Taliban fighters bombed a US military outpost in an eastern province of Afghanistan on Monday, killing three insurgents.

September 1, 2013

A file picture taken on November 13, 2012, shows Terror suspect Abu Qatada arriving at his home in northwest London, after he was released from prison. (AFP)
13:58 GMT

Radical cleric Abu Qatada, who has been charged with life imprisonment over plotting terror attacks, will begin his trial in Amman in the upcoming 10 days.

August 19, 2013

(Shutterstock/Oleksiy Mark)
07:26 GMT

Al Qaeda plans to carry out terrorist assaults on the high-speed railway in Europe, according to intelligence sources in the N.S.A.

August 14, 2013

Honor guard soldiers carry the portraits and the coffins of military officers during their funeral ceremony (AFP/ MOHAMMED HUWAIS)
08:57 GMT

Three Yemeni soldiers have been killed by Al Qaeda insurgents in what military officials described as an attempt to capture the southwestern city of Hawtah, capital of Lahj province

August 13, 2013

Yemeni soldiers search a motorbike at a checkpoint on a street leading to the US embassy in Sanaa on August 4, 2013 (AFP/File)
09:26 GMT

Two suspected members of Al Qaeda were killed late Monday after being targeted by a US drone in Yemen's southern Shabwa province.

August 12, 2013

A police trooper inspects a vehicle at the entrance of the Sanaa International Airport (AFP/MOHAMMED HUWAIS)
10:17 GMT

Sunday will mark the reopening of 18 out of the 19 U.S. embassies that were shut amid security concerns, according to a statement from the U.S. State Department on Friday.

August 7, 2013

A foreign national walks towards the departure area of Sanaa International Airport before leaving Yemen (AFP/MOHAMMED HUWAIS)
12:44 GMT

A U.S. drone strike killed seven alleged al-Qaeda suspects in Yemen's southern Shabwa province early on Wednesday, tribal sources said, amid fears of an imminent attack by the network.

August 6, 2013

An Egyptian holds a portrait of deposed president Mohamed Morsi during a continiuing sit-in in his support outside Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque in Cairo (AFP/KHALED DESOUKI)
07:54 GMT

Egypt’s interim government is yet to seal a deal with the Muslim Brotherhood, a spokesman said on Tuesday, denying earlier reports that members of the Islamist group were offered ministerial posts.

August 5, 2013

Yemeni soldiers search a motorbike at a checkpoint on a street leading to the US embassy compound in Sanaa (AFP/ MOHAMMED HUWAIS)
10:01 GMT

Barack Obama’s security network reportedly warned authorities of “pre-9/11” levels of terrorist communication interception before the closure of 22 embassies across the Middle East region

August 3, 2013

A protest sign showing deposed president Mohamed Morsi hangs in Cairo on July 31. (AFP / Fayez Nureldine)
10:49 GMT

In his first comment since Morsi's overthrow, Ayman al-Zawahiri accused the U.S. of plotting with Egypt's military, secularists and Christians.