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The country still faces significant security challenges, mainly from Sunni militants who carry out attacks in a bid to undermine confidence in the Shi’a-led government
Authorities accuse the Islamists of links to the Muslim Brotherhood, which is outlawed in the Gulf state.
“The Taliban said they wanted to show their strength (by launching the attacks),” Karzai said.
Sulaiman Abu Ghaith allegedly one of the chief propagandists of the Al-Qaeda network
The Syrian foreign ministry’s letter accuses Turkey of harbouring “terrorists from Al-Qaeda’s network
Locals say the island is inhabited by several hundred members of an Islamic fundamentalist movement called Ansar Sunna
Second deadly attack to hit Iraq in as many days
Following threats from Islamists who disagree with intervention in Mali, France has ordered all missions in the Arab world to beef up security
Algerian state media said that one person had been killed and seven wounded, two of them foreigners, in the attack on the field at In Amenas, in the Sahara desert 1,300 kilometres (810 miles) southeast of Algiers.
The Shebab have displayed the body of an alleged French commander in photographs. One depicts him dressed in a black button-up shirt and khaki trousers, lying face up on an orange surface next to presumably his combat gear. A small crucifix was seen around his neck.
The US president warned that Karzai, with whom he has had a somewhat testy relationship, would have to accept a security agreement, still under discussion, granting legal immunity to US troops who remain behind.
Assad said the conflict was not one between the government and the opposition but between the “nation and its enemies.”
total of 15 shootings and bombings struck 13 cities and towns in the north, central and south of Iraq
Pakistan’s seven northwestern tribal districts are rife with homegrown insurgents and are strongholds of Taliban and Al-Qaeda operatives
Ban and western countries have raised concerns about interference in the government by the Mali military,
Hard-line calls continue for increased Shari’a influence despite the fact most Salafi parties are backing constitution
The violence in Syria has killed more than 40,000 people in 20 months
Nijrab Base, Afghanistan(AFP) – France ended its combat mission in Afghanistan on Tuesday, withdrawing troops from a strategic province northeast of Kabul as part of a quickened departure from the war-torn country. Paris says all French combat soldiers will leave the country next month, two years before allied nations contributing to the 100,000-strong International Security …
The cleric, a father of five whose real name is Omar Mohammed Othman, arrived in Britain in 1993 claiming asylum and has been a thorn in the side of successive British governments
On 5 November, hundreds of the militiamen, known as the Popular Resistance Committees, who fought alongside the Yemeni army to oust Al-Qaeda from southern towns last May, surrounded Fadhli’s home
Al-Qaeda leader wants second Egyptian revolution and kidnapping of Westerners
A tribal source told AFP after the raid that a ground operation had taken place in Hadramawt, but would not confirm Shehri’s death.
Baghdad, (AFP) — A spate of shootings and bombings targeting Iraqi security forces north of Baghdad on Monday killed at least eight people, while a prisoner on death row escaped from a police station south of the capital. The attacks, which killed four policemen and three anti-Qaeda militiamen, came after a deadly bombing targeted Iraqi …
almost a year after Kenya sent troops to rout them, Al-Shebab fighters retreat to the port city of Kismayo
The US intelligence community said that a deadly assault on a US consulate in Libya was a planned attack linked to Al-Qaeda, but stressed that “many unanswered questions” remained
Pakistan detaches itself from bounty announced by minister, as president is scheduled to speak on religious harmony in UN general assembly
Boko Haram’s latest killing follows unconfirmed reports of their spokesperson’s death
Books with “radical ideas,” laptop, wireless device, and license plates for stolen cars were found with the suspects
AQAP suggests in a statement the attack was in revenge for Al-Libi’s death, while the US is allegedly sending surveillance drones over Libya
Fail to assassinate targeted minister