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1998 bombings targeted two US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, killing 224 people
Supporters in the western Afghan city burnt their voter registration cards in protest against alleged irregularities in the contest between the former foreign minister and rival Ashraf Ghani.
AFP – Some 17 Yemeni policemen were wounded in an ambush by Shiite Huthi rebels as fighting between government forces and the rebels neared the capital, officials said on Sunday. The Huthis – also known as Ansarullah – have been pushing out of their northern mountain strongholds towards Sanaa in a suspected bid to expand …
An army major confirmed that the town and its surrounding areas were in insurgent hands.
Mohamed Al-Zawahri, 67 others, accused of establishing a terrorist organisation
Militant group cites US General’s stressting importance of relations with Egyptian and Israeli armies in apparent video of attack
The five Guantanamo Bay detainees were in turn transferred to Qatar, where their movements and activities will be restricted, a US official said.
Judge Katherine Forrest will return to the Manhattan courtroom on 9 September to sentence Abu Hamza, 56, and wrap up what was the second high-profile terror trial in New York in three months.
AFP – A powerful jihadist group battling Al-Qaeda’s affiliate in Syria has sharply criticised the global terror network’s leader in a statement, rejecting his call for them to leave the war-ravaged country. The audio recording, purportedly made by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant spokesman Abu Mohammed Al-Adnani, also urged Ayman Al-Zawahiri to remove …
AFP – A suspected Al-Qaeda suicide bomber Sunday killed 12 soldiers and a civilian in an attack on a military base in southeast Yemen, officials said, as government forces pursued jihadists in three restive provinces. The bombing came just hours after three gunmen were killed when they attacked a checkpoint close to the presidential palace …
Residents there told AFP on Sunday of “exceptionally” heavy artillery fire and air raids targeting Al-Qaeda hideouts in the region.
The attack is the latest in a string of bombings in the city attributed to Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab rebels, who are battling to overthrow the war-torn country’s internationally-backed but fragile government.
135 “terrorist cells” arrested until 29 March 2014
Kidnapping Americans could be used for prisoner exchange, says Ayman Al-Zawahiri
Dozens of Saudis and expats were killed and wounded that year in car bombings
AFP – Mortar rounds fired on schools in the Syrian capital on Tuesday killed a child and wounded more than 40 people, among them more children, state media said. Rebels fighting to oust President Bashar Al-Assad hold some territory on the outskirts of Damascus from which they have regularly launched mortar and rocket attacks targeting …
38 year-old Egyptian had been fighting in Syria alongside the Al-Nusra Front
It is the second high-profile terror trial to be heard by a Manhattan jury since Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law Suleiman Abu Ghaith was convicted on March 26
Brother of Al-Qaeda head and 67 others will stand trial for a list of terror-related charges
Group inspired by Al-Qaeda
The assault came in the eastern province of Hadramawt were the security forces have suffered repeated losses which prompted President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi to fire his interior minister earlier this month.
AFP – Security forces killed three suspected jihadists in an anti-terrorist operation Monday in a region of northwest Tunisia where Islamist militants shot dead four people last month, the interior ministry said. The police surrounded a house in the Jendouba region straddling the Algerian border and killed “three terrorists,” ministry spokesman Mohamed Ali Aroui said, …
Peace talks in Geneva in January and February that for the first time brought representatives of the regime and the opposition to the table together failed to yield concrete results.
Lebanon’s army confirmed the attack was a double suicide car bombing, and Health Minister Wael Abu Faour said four people were killed and 103 wounded.
IHS Janes’ Terrorism and Insurgency Centre notes increases in violence across Middle East, Sub-Saharan Africa. IHS Jane’s Terrorism and Insurgency Centre (JTIC) released a report Thursday that cites a spike in violence in Arab Spring countries, especially Tunisia and Egypt. The report also noted a global increase in attacks. The annual report, entitled “2013 …
Kidnappers are demanding $3m (€2.2m) for his release before Saturday’s deadline.
Rebels have accused ISIL of seeking to consolidate power rather than fighting the regime, and even suggested the group was serving the regime’s interests.
AFP – An Egyptian jihadist group said Saturday that it fired a rocket at the Red Sea resort of Eilat which was intercepted by Israeli air defences, its second in a fortnight. Al-Qaeda inspired Ansar Beit al-Maqdis (Partisans of Jerusalem), which is based just across the border from Israel in Egypt’s restive Sinai Peninsula, threatened …
Actions are part of the army’s ongoing war against Al Qaeda-inspired militants
Al-Qaeda is making yet another appalling comeback