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Two Spanish journalists freed in Syria

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A Spanish newspaper says that two Spanish journalists have been freed after six months captivity in Syria by a rogue Al-Qaeda group.

Posted: March 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Osama Bin Laden claimed responsibility for 9/11 attacks, says son-in-law

A hijacked commercial plane crashes into the World Trade Center in New York City on September 11, 2001. AFP FILE PHOTO

Osama Bin Laden claimed responsibility for masterminding 9/11 on the night of the attacks, his son-in-law said Wednesday as he unexpectedly testified at his federal trial in New York on terror charges.

Posted: March 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Spain, Morocco bust jihadist recruitment cell

Spain’s Interior Ministry says Spanish and Moroccan police have arrested seven suspected members of a cell that allegedly recruited jihadists to fight in Syria and other places.

Posted: March 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

British bomber details failed plot against Malaysian jet

Richard C. Reid is shown in a December 24, 2001 handout photo from the Plymouth County Jail, in Plymouth, Massachusetts.  AFP

A Briton convicted of plotting an Al-Qaeda plane bombing gave a New York court chilling new details Tuesday about a separate 2001 plan for a Malaysian pilot to blast his way into a jet’s cockpit.

Posted: March 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Syrian army advancing on rebel town near Lebanon

This picture taken on Saturday, March 1, 2014, provided by the anti-government activist group Coordination Committee In Kfar Takharim, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows Syrian citizens inspecting destroyed cars and buildings which were attacked by a Syrian government forces airstrike in the town of Kfar Takharim in the northwest province of Idlib, Syria. AP

Syrian government forces are tightening their grip on the last rebel stronghold near the border with Lebanon a day after taking control of a key village in the area, a field commander told reporters on Tuesday.

Posted: March 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Egypt: Militants blow up gas pipeline in Sinai

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Egyptian security officials say suspected Al-Qaeda-inspired militants have blown up a natural gas pipeline in the restive Sinai Peninsula.

Posted: February 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Al-Qaeda breaks ties with group in Syria

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Al-Qaeda broke off ties with one of its purported branches in Syria and distanced itself from the rebel infighting in that country’s civil war, according to a statement Monday.

Posted: February 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Iraq city falls fully into hands of al-Qaeda group

Mourners and Sunni gunmen chant slogans against Iraq's Shiite-led government during the funeral of a man killed when clashes erupted between al-Qaeda gunmen and Iraqi army soldiers on Friday, his family said, in Fallujah, 40 miles (65 kilometers) west of Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014.  AP

The city center of Iraq’s Fallujah has fallen completely into the hands of fighters from the al-Qaeda-linked Islamic State in Iraq and Levant, police said Saturday, yet another victory for the hardline group that has made waves across the region in recent days.

Posted: January 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Al-Qaeda more dangerous than ever

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More than two and a half years after US commandos shot dead Al-Qaeda figurehead Osama bin Laden, the global extremist network is more dangerous than ever, American experts and counterterrorism officials warned this week.

Posted: December 15th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Hezbollah says Saudi behind blasts at Iran’s Beirut embassy

Lebanese women hold pictures of a Lebanese man who was killed a day after two suicide bombings struck the Iranian Embassy, during his funeral procession, in the southern suburb of Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013. Thousands of people attended the funerals in Ghobeiri, a stronghold of Hezbollah in southern Beirut. At least 23 people were killed and more than 140 were wounded in Tuesday’s twin suicide attacks. AP

Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah on Tuesday blamed Saudi Arabia for a twin suicide attack on the Iranian embassy in Beirut that killed 25 people last month.

Posted: December 4th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Kidnapped Libyan prime minister ‘freed’

Libyan's Prime Minister Ali Zidan  AP

Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan was released on Thursday several hours after being seized from a Tripoli hotel by former rebel militiamen, the foreign minister said.

Posted: October 10th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Kerry: terrorists can run, but can’t hide

US Secretary of State John Kerry.  AP FILE PHOTO

US Secretary of State John Kerry says terrorists “can run but they can’t hide.”

Posted: October 6th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Suicide bombers kill Malian civilians in upsurge in violence

Mali's new president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, left, welcomes France's President Francois Hollande, right, at Bamako airport, Mali, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013. Hollande declared Thursday that the war on terror had been won in the West African nation of Mali, listing the towns that French and Malian troops liberated from al-Qaida's local fighters earlier this year. AP

Four suicide bombers blew themselves up at an army barracks in northern Mali on Saturday, killing two civilians in an upsurge in violence against the military since the failure of peace talks with rebel groups.

Posted: September 29th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

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