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French forces kill about 40 jihadists in Mali

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The defense minister says French forces have killed about 40 suspected jihadists in sweeps in northern Mali in recent weeks.

Posted: March 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Africa sees violent, deadly start to 2014

In this Friday, Dec. 13, 2013 file photo, Muslim men organized in militias with machetes rough up a Christian man while checking him for weapons in the Miskine neighbourhood of Bangui, Central African Republic. Sub-Saharan Africa has seen a very violent start to 2014 with raging conflicts in South Sudan and Central African Republic - the death tolls are huge and the individual incidents gruesome, with one estimate saying nearly 10,000 have been killed in South Sudan in a month of warfare. AP

The death tolls are huge and the individual incidents gruesome. One estimate says nearly 10,000 people have been killed in South Sudan in a month of warfare, while in neighboring Central African Republic combatants in Muslim-vs.-Christian battles have beheaded children.

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

Iran offers to help Iraq fight against al-Qaeda

Gunmen patrol during clashes with Iraqi security forces in Fallujah, 40 miles (65 kilometers) west of Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. AP.

A senior Iranian military official says Iran is ready to help Iraq battle al-Qaeda “terrorists” in the neighboring country’s Sunni-dominated western Anbar province.

Posted: January 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Grenade attack wounds 10 in Kenya tourist resort—police

File picture shows Kenyan police on patrol in Mombasa. AFP

Ten people were wounded Thursday when attackers hurled a grenade into a restaurant in a popular coastal tourist resort town in Kenya, police said.

Posted: January 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Police: 6 killed by car bombs in Somali capital

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Two car bombs exploded on Wednesday night outside a hotel in Somalia’s capital that often is used by foreigners and government officials, killing at least six people and wounding eight, police said. The explosions occurred one day after al-Qaida-linked Islamic rebels had warned Mogadishu to brace for an attack.

Posted: January 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

$0.60 for cake: Al-Qaida records every expense

This receipt for groceries, which includes prices paid for tomatoes, onions, charcoal, meat and a lightbulb, was retrieved from a building occupied by al-Qaida’s North African branch in Timbuktu, Mali. The receipt is one of more than 100 receipts and invoices that show an organization intent on documenting even the most minor expenses. AP

The convoy of cars bearing the black al-Qaida flag came at high speed, and the manager of the modest grocery store thought he was about to get robbed.

Posted: December 30th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

UN finds systematic disappearances in Syria

In this Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013 citizen journalism image provided by Aleppo Media Center, AMC, and released Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, Syrians inspect the rubble of damaged buildings following a Syrian government airstrike in Aleppo, Syria. AP

A U.N. panel probing war crimes in Syria says people around the country are systematically vanishing without a trace as part of a widespread campaign of terror against civilians.

Posted: December 19th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Clock ticks on authority for Guantanamo detention

In this photo reviewed by the U.S. military, religious books, available for borrowing by detained al-Qaida and Taliban militants who were captured after the Sept. 11 attacks, are among 6,000 titles organized on shelves at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, Cuba, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013. AP

A persistent knock came from inside the heavy, locked cell door.

Posted: November 25th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

AP sources: US Navy SEALs raid Somali town

In this Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011 file photo, al-Shabab fighters march with their weapons during military exercises on the outskirts of Mogadishu, Somalia. Foreign military forces carried out a pre-dawn strike Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013 against foreign fighters in the same southern Somalia village where U.S. Navy SEALS four years ago killed a most-wanted al-Qaida operative, officials said. AP

U.S. Navy SEALs carried out a pre-dawn raid Saturday on a coastal town in southern Somalia looking for a specific al-Qaida suspect linked to the Nairobi shopping mall attack, but did not get their target, a U.S. military official told The Associated Press.

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

39 dead in Kenya mall attack claimed by militants

Armed police leave after entering the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013. Gunmen threw grenades and opened fire Saturday, killing at least 22 people in an attack targeting non-Muslims at an upscale mall in Kenya's capital that was hosting a children's day event, a Red Cross official and witnesses said. AP

Kenya’s president says that 39 people have been killed and more than 150 injured by armed terrorists who attacked an upscale mall in Nairobi.

Posted: September 22nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Al-Qaida branch confirms its No. 2 killed in Yemen

In this undated frame grab from video posted on a militant-leaning Web site, and provided by the SITE Intelligence Group, shows Saeed al-Shihri, deputy leader of al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula. The Yemen-based branch of al-Qaida says a U.S. drone strike has killed a former Guantanamo Bay prisoner who rose to become the group's No. 2 figure. The announcement, posted on militant websites, gave no date for the death of Saudi-born Al-Shihri. AP

The Yemen-based branch of al-Qaida confirmed on Wednesday that the group’s No. 2 figure, a former Guantanamo Bay prisoner, was killed in a U.S. drone strike.

Posted: July 17th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

UK deports radical cleric Abu Qatada to Jordan

A police van carrying radical cleric Abu Qatada arrives, under escort, at RAF Northolt in London for his deportation to Jordan where he faces a retrial for his alleged involvement in terrorism plots, Sunday, July 7, 2013. Qatada's deportation was approved after Britain and Jordan signed a treaty agreeing that evidence obtained through torture would not be used against him at his retrial. AP Photo/Sang Tan

Britain has deported radical Muslim preacher Abu Qatada to Jordan, ending a more than decade-long battle to remove a man prosecutors have described as a key al-Qaida operative in Europe.

Posted: July 7th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

14 killed in military, Abu Sayyaf clash in Sulu

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MANILA, Philippines — At least 14 Philippine marines and Abu Sayyaf militants were killed in a clash in a new U.S.-backed offensive aimed at rescuing six foreign and Filipino hostages and stopping the al-Qaida-linked gunmen from staging more kidnappings in the country’s south, a military commander said Sunday.

Posted: May 26th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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