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The bombing raised fears about the fragile situation in Lebanon, which has seen the war in neighbouring Syria regularly spill over.
Violence elsewhere killed five policemen, including the police chief of Al-Sharqat district northwest of Baghdad, and wounded five others, police and a doctor said.
The spokesman said he had been driving ahead of the consul, but when he arrived at the embassy, the consul was no longer following.
A day before the country holds a second round of legislative polls
The Sinai-based group says the detention of prisoners drove them to carry out the attack and threatens more
The Abdullah Azzam Brigades claimed responsibility for the attack that killed at least 23 people, including an Iranian cultural attache
The Britain-based group said opposition fighters in the town were determined to resist despite the pressure.
Erdogan: Turkey is not providing shelter or support to Al Qaeda-linked groups in Syria
Gunmen seized Prime Minister Ali Zeidan in Tripoli Thursday and held him for several hours before he was freed
Ex-Jihadist describes Jamal as “insignificant”
September has been a month that has witnessed heinous crimes against humanity that claimed scores of lives in many dispersed parts of the world. From the All Saints church bomb in Peshawar to the roadside attacks in Northeast Nigeria, to the suicide bombings in Baghdad, to the atrocious Westgate Mall siege in Kenya to the …
An unknown number of foreign fighters has streamed into Syria to join jihadist rebel groups such as the Al-Qaeda-affiliated Al-Nusra Front and Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant
Detainee accused of providing Rabaa Al-Adaweya sit-in with weapons
Mueller expressed concern about the “shifting landscape in terms of the countries involved in the Arab Spring — Tunisia, Libya, Mali, to a lesser extent Algeria, Syria and, quite obviously in the last two months, Egypt.”
The US had closed some two dozen embassies and consulates since August 4 after reported intelligence intercepts from Al-Qaeda suggested an attack was imminent
“The pandemonium in Syria, Libya, and Egypt, are like a hothouse for al Qaeda,” says CIA analyst Bruce Riedel
Both Washington and London pulled out diplomatic personnel from Sanaa on Tuesday, citing intelligence reports of an imminent AQAP attack
Al-Qaeda leader accuses the USA of involvement in Morsi’s ouster
The unmanned aircraft “raided an Al-Qaeda vehicle in the Wadi Ser area destroying it and killing four militants”, officials said
The network, operating in Ceuta and the neighbouring Moroccan town of Fnideq, sent dozens of Islamist militants to Syria
The two discuss Palestinian reconciliation while Hamas Interior Ministry denies jihadists from Gaza infiltrated Sinai
Mount Chaambi is in rugged area close to the border with Algeria where the Tunisian military has been hunting Qaeda-linked militants
The group, a feared force battling President Bashar al-Assad, is now subject to an international asset freeze and arms embargo
By Philip Whitfield If you twitch a nostril near a cop in Cairo, you risk being beaten up, arrested, thrown in jail, raped, held in isolation and sentenced to five years’ hard labour. If you kidnap a military patrol in the Sinai, tie up thousands of troops in tanks, armoured personnel carriers and helicopters for …
The three suspects admitted having been in contact with Al-Qaeda but denied plotting any attacks
Three people arrested for allegedly planning to carry out ‘terrorist attacks’ in Cairo and Alexandria
The group attempted to attack a foreign embassy in Egypt, as well as several vital institutions: interior minister
Five Tanzanians have also been arrested following the Sunday attack on a packed church in the northern city of Arusha that killed three people.
Maliki said on Saturday that sectarian strife “came back to Iraq, because it began in another place in this region”, in an apparent reference to Syria.
By Hernando De Soto The protests that toppled governments were fueled by anger over the lack of a basic element in market economies Al Qaeda is resurgent in Mali, Algeria and beyond. Violent turmoil and anti-Western hostility are rising in the Middle East and North Africa. Two years after the Arab Spring, it would be easy …