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Yemen’s al-Qaida branch vows revenge over Saudi executions

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Al-Qaida in Yemen is vowing to avenge beheadings carried out by Saudi Arabia this week — an indication that some of the 37 Saudis executed on terrorism-related charges were members of the Sunni militant group. Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, as the branch is called, posted a statement on militant-linked websites […]
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Why Sri Lanka attackers' wealthy backgrounds shouldn't surprise us

Recent history shows that people with comfortable lives can easily be drawn towards violent extremismWhen police and soldiers in Sri Lanka set out on the trail of the attackers who killed more than 350 people in a series of bombings on Easter Sunday, they did not expect to find themselves in Dematagoda, one of the wealthiest neighbourhoods in Colombo.Within 90 minutes of the attack, as hospitals struggled to cope with the huge number of casualties, the security forces were closing in on a three-...
Tags: Islamic State, World news, South and Central Asia, UK security and counter-terrorism, Al-Qaida, Bmw, Sri Lanka, Colombo, Sri Lanka attacks, Dematagoda


Malian jihadist leader said to have been killed by France is alive

Amadou Koufa appears in video three months after French armed forces minister declared him ‘neutralised’ A senior jihadist leader in Mali whom France said it had killed last November survived the attack and appears in a new propaganda video mocking French and Malian forces.The French armed forces minister, Florence Parly, told parliament a few days after the 22 November raid that Amadou Koufa, a radical preacher and senior leader of a militant group linked to al-Qaida, was one of 35 fighters who...
Tags: France, Africa, Mali, Al-Qaida, Qaida, Florence Parly, Amadou Koufa


Hamza bin Laden loses Saudi citizenship after US offers $1m reward

Kingdom acts against Osama bin Laden’s son, who US says has become an al-Qaida leaderSaudi Arabia has revoked the citizenship of Hamza bin Laden, after the US offered a $1m (£755,000) reward for the the son of the late al-Qaida leader.The kingdom announced the news on Friday in an order in its official gazette. Continue reading...
Tags: Osama Bin Laden, US, World news, US foreign policy, US news, Al-Qaida, Hamza bin Laden


US offers $1m reward for help finding Osama bin Laden son

State Deparment says Hamza bin Laden has emerged as a leader of al-QaidaThe US government is offering $1m (£755,000) for help tracing the son of the late al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden.The state department said the reward would be paid for help locating Hamza bin Laden in any country as part its “rewards for justice” programme. Continue reading...
Tags: Osama Bin Laden, US, World news, US foreign policy, US news, Al-Qaida, Hamza bin Laden, State Deparment


Trump Undercuts Efforts To Stop Migrant Smugglers Despite Tough Talk

ICE has shifted manpower and money away from more complex investigations to support the administration’s push to arrest, detain and deport undocumented immigrants. In his quest to build a border wall, President Donald Trump has warned of jobs stolen from American workers, suburbs terrorized by criminal aliens, and desperate migrant caravans headed north. Lately, though, he has found a favorite new target in the “ruthless coyotes” and “vicious cartels” that smuggle migrants into the United Stat...
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Iran suicide bomber kills 27 in attack on border guards' bus

Sunni extremists say they were behind assault on group linked to Revolutionary GuardsA suicide bomber targeted a bus carrying personnel affiliated to Iran’s Revolutionary Guards on Wednesday, killing 27 people and wounding 20 in the country’s south-east. An Sunni extremist group linked to al-Qaida and which operates across the border in Pakistan reportedly claimed responsibility for the attack. Continue reading...
Tags: World news, Iran, Middle East and North Africa, Pakistan, Al Qaida


Aid agencies pull out of Idlib in face of new terror threat

Fear of aid money being diverted by Tahrir al-Sham has led donors to cut fundingIn Syria’s Idlib province, the dust has largely settled after last month’s dramatic takeover of the area by al-Qaida-linked fighters. As a result, however, international organisations have withdrawn aid and support for schools and hospitals – and Idlib’s 3 million residents are beginning to feel the pinch.Idlib, the last pocket of Syria that remains outside President Bashar al-Assad’s control, was spared an assault b...
Tags: Russia, Society, World news, Syria, Middle East and North Africa, Aid, Global development, Moscow, Bashar Al Assad, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Al Qaida, Ankara, Idlib, Tahrir al Sham


Senate breaks with Trump on Afghanistan, Syria withdrawal

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate voted Monday to oppose the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria and Afghanistan, breaking with President Donald Trump as he calls for a military drawdown in those countries. Senators voted 70-26 for the amendment sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. The measure says the Islamic State group and al-Qaida […]
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Al-Qaida’s advance in northern Syria threatens fragile truce

BEIRUT (AP) — It only took a few days for al-Qaida-linked militants to seize more than two dozen towns and villages in northern Syria from rival insurgents earlier this month, expanding and cementing their control over an area the size of neighboring Lebanon. The advance by Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, or the Levant Liberation Committee, was […]
Tags: News, Syria, Ap, Nation, Al Qaida, Beirut, Lebanon, Qaida, Levant Liberation Committee, Hayat Tahrir al Sham


Al-Qaida-linked jihadists attack UN base in North Mali

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Al-Qaida-linked jihadists attacked a United Nations peacekeeping base in Aguelhoc in northern Mali’s Kidal region, killing at least eight peackeepers, the U.N. mission in Mali said Sunday. “The current toll is 8 blue helmets killed and several injured. The peacekeepers managed to neutralize some attackers and a prosecution was initiated against […]
Tags: News, Nation, United Nations, Mali, Un, Al Qaida, Bamako Mali, Kidal, North Mali


Al-Qaida-linked group in Syria strengthens hold on northwest

BEIRUT (AP) — An al-Qaida-linked coalition in Syria cemented its hold on the last major rebel stronghold in the country after Turkey-backed opposition groups accepted a surrender deal that effectively gives to the extremists control of the entire region in northwestern Syria, opposition activists and a war monitor said Thursday.
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Al-Qaida-linked group in Syria expands presence in northwest

BEIRUT (AP) — An al-Qaida-linked coalition in Syria has expanded its presence in the last major rebel stronghold in the country, cementing the extremists’ hold on the region in northwestern Syria. Opposition activists say the al-Qaida-affiliated Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, Arabic for Levant Liberation Committee, or HTS, took over control of most of Idlib province and […]
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Rebel drone bombs Yemen military parade, kills at least 6

By AHMED AL-HAJ SANAA, Yemen — A bomb-laden drone launched by Yemen’s Shiite rebels exploded over a military parade for the Saudi-led coalition and its allies on Thursday near the southern port city of Aden, killing at least six people in a brazen attack that threatened U.N.-brokered peace efforts to end the yearslong war tearing at the Arab world’s poorest nation. The attack at the Al-Anad Air Base, where American special forces once led their fight against Yemen’s al-Qaida branch, targeted hig...
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US confirms death of Jamal al-Badawi, al-Qaida militant in USS Cole bombing

Seventeen sailors died in 2000 suicide attack in Yemen harbourTrump: ‘We have just killed the leader of that attack’Donald Trump said on Sunday the US military has killed Jamal al-Badawi, an al-Qaida militant wanted in connection with the attack on the USS Cole. Related: Piecing together the terrorist jigsaw Continue reading...
Tags: US, World news, US foreign policy, US news, Middle East and North Africa, US national security, US military, Al-Qaida, Yemen, Donald Trump, Trump, Qaida, Trump Administration, Jamal al Badawi


Trump: US has killed al-Qaida militant tied to USS Cole bombing

Seventeen sailors died in 2000 suicide attack in Yemen harbourTrump: ‘We have just killed the leader of that attack’Donald Trump said on Sunday the US military has killed Jamal al-Badawi, an al-Qaida militant wanted in connection with the attack on the USS Cole. Related: Piecing together the terrorist jigsaw Continue reading...
Tags: US, World news, US foreign policy, US news, Middle East and North Africa, US national security, US military, Al-Qaida, Yemen, Donald Trump, Trump, Qaida, Trump Administration, Jamal al Badawi


Trump claims US killed al-Qaida militant tied to USS Cole bombing

Seventeen sailors died in 2000 suicide attack in Yemen harbourTrump: ‘We have just killed the leader of that attack’Donald Trump said on Sunday the US military has killed Jamal al-Badawi, the al-Qaida militant wanted in connection with the attack on the USS Cole. Related: Piecing together the terrorist jigsaw Continue reading...
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Wife of jihadist charged with terrorist crimes in France

Soulef A, married to Peter Cherif, accused of criminal association with terrorists and financing a terrorist enterpriseThe wife of one of France’s most notorious jihadists, Peter Cherif, has been charged and provisionally detained, days after her husband was returned to prison after seven years on the run.Soulef A, who was arrested along with Cherif in Djibouti in mid-December, has been charged with criminal association with terrorists and financing a terrorist enterprise and held pending a hear...
Tags: France, World news, Al-Qaida, Djibouti, Cherif, Peter Cherif


Mali attack: 37 civilians killed in armed raid on village

Children among victims in area hit by ethnic violence in which hundreds died last yearArmed men killed 37 Fulani civilians on Tuesday in central Mali, where ethnic violence cost hundreds of lives last year, the government has said.Violence between Fulani and rival communities has compounded an already dire security situation in Mali’s semi-arid and desert regions, which are used as a base by jihadist groups with ties to al-Qaida and Islamic State. Continue reading...
Tags: Islamic State, Africa, World news, Mali, Al-Qaida, Qaida, Islamic State Continue, Fulani


Al-Shabaab car bomb kills at least 16 in Mogadishu

Police in Somalia say suicide bomber blew themselves up near presidential palace A vehicle packed with explosives has been detonated at a military checkpoint near Somalia’s presidential palace, killing at least 16 people and wounding more than 20 others, police said.The al-Qaida-linked al-Shabaab, which often targets Mogadishu, has claimed responsibility for the attack. Continue reading...
Tags: Africa, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Al-Qaida, Al Shabaab, Somalia, Mogadishu


Forever prisoners: were a father and son wrongly ensnared by America’s war on terror?

Saifullah Paracha, the oldest prisoner in Guantánamo Bay, will probably die in detention without ever being charged. His son is currently in a US prison. Both have been in custody for almost 15 years, accused of aiding al-Qaida. But did they? By Saba ImtiazOn a summer day in 2003, a wealthy middle-aged businessman arrived at Karachi airport to board a flight to Bangkok. Saifullah Paracha was heading to the Thai capital to join his American business partner for a meeting with buyers for Kmart, th...
Tags: Guantanamo Bay, US, America, World news, US news, Kmart, Al-Qaida, Bangkok, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, KARACHI, Mustafa, SABA, Saifullah, Saifullah Paracha, Saifullah Farhat


A long-overdue rebuke of unauthorized American involvement in Yemen

For too long, Congress has abdicated its constitutional obligations with respect to war powers. On Nov. 28, the Senate took an important step towards reasserting this authority by voting 63 to 37 in favor of moving ahead on a resolution directing the removal of US armed forces from hostilities in Yemen that have not been authorized by Congress. The resolution, introduced by Sens. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, Mike Lee, R-Utah, and Chris Murphy, D-Connecticut, indicates an overdue willingness on the...
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Russia poses greater threat than Isis, new British army chief warns

General Mark Carleton-Smith says UK cannot be complacent about threat Russia poses ‘or leave it uncontested’ Russia “indisputably” poses a far greater threat to national security than Islamic terrorist groups such as al-Qaida and Isis, the new head of the British army has warned. General Mark Carleton-Smith said the UK cannot be complacent about the threat Russia poses “or leave it uncontested”. Continue reading...
Tags: UK, Isis, Islamic State, Russia, UK News, Military, British Army, Al-Qaida, Qaida, Mark Carleton Smith


US airstrikes fail to weaken al-Shabaab's grip on Somalia

Islamic extremist group is adapting to increasingly lethal air campaign, research showsAn unprecedented number of US airstrikes against al-Shabaab in Somalia have caused significant casualties without seriously weakening the Islamic extremist group, research suggests.The US has conducted 29 airstrikes in Somalia against al-Shabaab this year. In 2017, the US conducted 27 strikes against the al-Qaida affiliate, which has fought for almost a decade to impose its rigorous version of Islamic law on t...
Tags: Islamic State, Africa, US, World news, US news, Middle East and North Africa, US military, Global development, Al-Shabaab, Somalia, Al Qaida, Islamic, Shabaab, Conflict and arms


Does poverty cause terrorism?

On 11 September 2001 (9/11), some 17 years ago, four hijackings of US commercial planes by al-Qaida terrorists led to almost 3,000 deaths and over 6,000 injuries, and profoundly changed our sense of security. Those hijackings resulted in the destruction of the World Trade Center towers, massive damage to the US Pentagon, and a plane crash in rural Pennsylvania. The terrorists had intended the last plane to crash into the US Capitol or the White House. That intention failed when the plane plummet...
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Japanese journalist Jumpei Yasuda speaks about captivity in Syria

Yasuda struggled to speak Japanese after more than three years held prisoner by group with links to al-QaidaJumpei Yasuda, the Japanese journalist held in Syria for more than three years, has given details of his captivity for the first time and told of his uncertainty about the future as he prepared to return home.Speaking aboard a flight from southern Turkey to Istanbul, from where he was due to fly to Tokyo on Thursday, the 44-year-old freelance journalist said he was struggling to speak flue...
Tags: Japan, World news, Turkey, Syria, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Tokyo, Al-Qaida, Istanbul, Jumpei Yasuda, Yasuda, QaidaJumpei Yasuda


Militant group rejects demilitarized zone in Syria’s Idlib

BEIRUT (AP) — An al-Qaida-linked group has rejected a deal reached this month between Russia and Turkey to establish a demilitarized zone in Syria’s Idlib region vowing not to withdraw from the area. Horas al-Din, Arabic for Guardians of Religion, called the deal to establish the zone by Oct. 15 a “great conspiracy.” The group […]
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Is Trump Going Neocon in Syria?

Is Trump Going Neocon in Syria? U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- Is President Donald Trump about to intervene militarily in the Syrian civil war? For that is what he and his advisers seem to be signaling.Last week, Trump said of Syrian President Bashar Assad's campaign to recapture the last stronghold of the rebellion, Idlib province: “If it's a slaughter, the world is going to get very, very angry. And the United States is going to get very angry, too.”In a front-page story Monday, “Assad is Planning...
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Thousands of Syrians displaced as threat of Idlib attack grows

UN warns Idlib civilians could be facing worst humanitarian disaster this centuryThe first signs of the predicted mass movement of Syrian civilians seeking to escape an imminent joint Russian-Syrian air assault emerged on Monday when the UN said 30,000 of the 3.5 million people in the opposition-run enclave of Idlib had already been internally displaced.The UN has warned that Idlib could turn into the worst humanitarian disaster of the 21st century as hundreds of thousands of civilians surge to ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Vladimir Putin, Russia, UK News, World news, Turkey, Syria, Middle East and North Africa, United Nations, Un, Al-Qaida, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Emily Thornberry, Donald Trump, Bashar Al Assad


US puts Mali al-Qaida affiliate on terrorism blacklist

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has put al-Qaida affiliate in the west African nation of Mali on its terrorism blacklist. The State Department said Wednesday it had added Jama’at Nusrat al-Islam wal-Muslimin, or JNIM, to its list of foreign terrorist organizations. The step freezes any assets it may have in U.S. jurisdictions and bars […]
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