War On Terror

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.

US Senator Kelly Ayotte talks about a photo of Sulaiman Abu Ghaith (L) during a press conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. (AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI)
08:10 GMT

Mandatory unpaid leave imposed on the lawyers mean that the man accused of plotting the 9/11 attacks will wait until next year to be tried.

April 7, 2013

Al-Qaeda's leader, Ayman al-Zawahiri.
13:03 GMT

Ayman al-Zawahiri urges north African Muslims to join together in one state, while warning France about its intervention in Mali.

March 12, 2013

Abu Qatada on his release from prison in the UK last year.
07:27 GMT

After a decade of appeals, the UK government is still not willing to give up and launches another attempt at deporting the radical cleric.

March 8, 2013

US Senator Kelly Ayotte points to a photo of Sulaiman Abu Ghaith (L) during a press conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. (AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI)
12:12 GMT

The son-in-law of the late Osama Bin Laden, who was acting as spokesman for the terrorist organization now faces charges in the U.S.

March 7, 2013

US soldiers guard the notorious Abu Ghraib prison as detainees are released (Getty Images)
12:14 GMT

United Nations special rapporteur responds to a report linking the Pentagon with Iraqi torture centres by calling on the US to release its classified documents relating to rendition.

February 21, 2013

Lebanon's Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah speaking during a televised address from an undisclosed location on February 16.
07:56 GMT

The man accused of plotting to attack Israeli tourists in Cyprus says he is a member of the Lebanese militant group.

February 16, 2013

Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs, Prince Turki Bin Mohammed Bin Saud Al-Kabeer opened on Saturday the counter-terrorism conference in Riyadh. (Al Arabiya)
09:15 GMT

The Kingdom begins a global meeting including members of the UN, discussing how to combat terrorism across the world.

February 15, 2013

The debate heats up senate-side over Chuck Hagel
02:00 GMT

Plans afoot for the Republicans to delay Senator Chuck Hagel's nomination as the US secretary of defense have come to light. In return for unblocking their filibuster on the vote, Republicans want information about Libya's embassy attacks.

February 8, 2013

Mohamed al-Arifi defends Osama bin Laden on air.
08:16 GMT

Saudi religious scholar, Mohamed al-Arifi, says al-Qaeda is the victim of bad press in an interview with Al Jazeera.

February 6, 2013

A remote base in Saudi Arabia is being used by the C.I.A. to conduct its drone assassination campaign in Yemen.
08:11 GMT

A remote base in Saudi Arabia is being used by the C.I.A. to conduct its drone assassination campaign in Yemen.