War On Terror

October 17, 2014

The aircrafts are believed to be MiG 21 and MiG 23 models captured from the Syrian military (File/AFP)
13:52 GMT

The Islamic State is allegedly training Iraqi militants to fly captured fighter jets, according to the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

October 16, 2014

Newly appointed Zeid Ra'ad Al-Hussein referred to IS as the  "antithesis of human rights" (File/AFP)
19:45 GMT

The new UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad Al-Hussein, warned of Islamic State atrocities across Iraq and Syria Thursday.

Medical officials confirmed the deaths of at least 38 people in the attacks (AFP/File)
17:42 GMT

Terrorist attacks killed at least 38 people and wound dozens others across Iraq's capital, Baghdad, Thursday.

September 2, 2014

Saudi Interior ministry's spokesman Mansour al-Turki. [AFP]
16:00 GMT

Saudi Arabia says it has arrested 88 men who are suspected of being part of an Al-Qaeda cell that was plotting attacks inside and outside of the kingdom.

August 3, 2014

Iraqi military successfully thwarted a militant attack on the Baiji oil refinery, located 180 kilometers  north of the capital, Baghdad, following heavy clashes with ISIL terrorists near the facility.
09:06 GMT

Iraqi army forces backed by thousands of volunteers have pushed ahead with their campaign against Takfiri ISIL militants in several areas of the country, inflicting losses on the terrorists.

July 22, 2014

Foreign security guards keep watch at the site of a suicide attack in a compound in Kabul on July 22, 2014.  [AFP]
07:20 GMT

Afghan forces have killed at least 38 Taliban militants during operations in different parts of Afghanistan during the past 24 hours.

June 30, 2014

The U.S. is reportedly considering a complete overhaul of its airport security systems as a precaution against terrorist attacks (File/AFP)
13:01 GMT

The Obama administration reportedly received intelligence that militants inspired by ISIS could be preparing for frequent attacks in airports across the world.

April 29, 2014

The United Nations has urged the United States to curb its highly controversial drone program. (AFP/File)
08:37 GMT

U.S. lawmakers have rejected a provision that would make overseas drone strikes more transparent.

April 22, 2014

A "massive and unprecedented" military operation targeting al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula is underway in Yemen. (AFP/File)
09:34 GMT

A "massive and unprecedented" military operation targeting al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula is underway in Yemen, according to an unnamed Yemeni official.

April 21, 2014

A Saudi man inspects a damaged compound in Riyadh on May 14, 2003, following a suicide bomb attack. (Image courtesy of al-shorfa.com)
08:50 GMT

Saudi Arabia's Special Court has sentenced five terrorists to death for their involvement in three deadly blasts in Riyadh in 2003.

March 11, 2014

The U.S. has been criticized internationally for its drone strikes in Yemen (AFP/File)
10:35 GMT

A U.S. drone attack on a city in Yemen's central Ma'arib province has left at least two people, both Al Qaeda suspects, dead.

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.