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  • Jihadis Destroy Ancient Mosque in Mosul: Iraqis

    Jihadis Destroy Ancient Mosque in Mosul: Iraqis

    Islamic extremist militants blew up a revered Muslim shrine traditionally said to be the burial place of the Prophet Jonah in Iraq's second-largest city, Mosul, yesterday, residents of the city said.

  • Lebanese Soldier Defects to Al Qaeda in Syria, Appears on YouTube

    Lebanese Soldier Defects to Al Qaeda in Syria, Appears on YouTube

    A Lebanese soldier has defected to an Al Qaeda group in neighbouring Syria, in the first such incident, in protest at what he said was the injustice against Sunni Muslims in his country.

  • Young Islamic State Robs al Qaeda of Militant Prestige

    Young Islamic State Robs al Qaeda of Militant Prestige

    In hiding, targeted by drone strikes and unable to land a blow in the West, al Qaeda's ageing leaders are losing a power struggle with ultra-radical young militants in Iraq and Syria who see themselves as the true successors to Osama bin Laden.

  • Saudi Arabia Investigates Imams Who Did Not Condemn Al Qaeda Attack: Paper

    Saudi Arabia Investigates Imams Who Did Not Condemn Al Qaeda Attack: Paper

    Saudi Arabia's Islamic Affairs Ministry is investigating 17 mosque imams in the capital Riyadh for not using their Friday sermons to denounce an al Qaeda attack this month, the English daily Arab News reported on Saturday.

  • Islamic State Killed 270 During Syrian Gas Field Takeover: Monitor

    Islamic State Killed 270 During Syrian Gas Field Takeover: Monitor

    Militant group Islamic State killed 270 soldiers, guards and staff when they captured a Syrian gas field on Thursday in the bloodiest clashes between the al Qaeda offshoot and President Bashar al-Assad's forces, a monitoring group said on Saturday.

  • Two Yemeni Soldiers, 'Qaeda' Gunman Killed in Clash

    Two Yemeni Soldiers, 'Qaeda' Gunman Killed in Clash

    Two Yemeni soldiers and a suspected Al-Qaeda gunman have been killed in a clash following an ambush in the southern province of Shabwa, security and tribal sources said on Friday.

  • Iraq PM Accuses Kurds of Harbouring Militants

    Iraq PM Accuses Kurds of Harbouring Militants

    Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki on Wednesday accused Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region of harbouring jihadists, further ratcheting up tensions despite calls for leaders to unite against a Sunni militant offensive.

  • Two Militants Blow Themselves up in Southern Saudi Arabia

    Two Militants Blow Themselves up in Southern Saudi Arabia

    Two suspected al Qaeda militants blew themselves up on Saturday after being trapped inside a government building in southern Saudi Arabia, the Interior Ministry said, following an attack on a border post with Yemen that also killed four security men.

  • Phones, Shoes to Face Scrutiny as Airport Security Tightened: US

    Phones, Shoes to Face Scrutiny as Airport Security Tightened: US

    Airlines with direct flights to the United States have been told to tighten screening of mobile phones and shoes in response to intelligence reports of increased threats from al Qaeda affiliated militant groups, U.S. officials said.

  • UK Tightens Airport Security After US Warns of Bomb Concerns

    UK Tightens Airport Security After US Warns of Bomb Concerns

    Britain has stepped up security at airports after U.S. officials said they were concerned that al Qaeda operatives in Syria and Yemen were developing bombs that could be smuggled onto planes.

  • Iraqi Kurdish President Asks Parliament to Prepare for Independence Vote

    Iraqi Kurdish President Asks Parliament to Prepare for Independence Vote

    The president of Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region asked its parliament on Thursday to plan a referendum on Kurdish independence, signalling his impatience with Baghdad, which is fighting to repel Sunni insurgents and struggling to form a new governme...

  • Tribe in Syria Border Town Allies With Jihadis

    Tribe in Syria Border Town Allies With Jihadis

    Syrian activists say rebel factions affiliated with a powerful tribe in an eastern stronghold of al Qaeda's Syrian affiliate have pledged allegiance to the rival Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

  • UK Tightens Airport Security After US Warns of Bomb Concerns

    UK Tightens Airport Security After US Warns of Bomb Concerns

    Britain has stepped up security at airports after US officials said they were concerned that al Qaeda operatives in Syria and Yemen were developing bombs that could be smuggled onto planes.

  • US Increases Security at Overseas Airports Amid Bomb Concerns

    US Increases Security at Overseas Airports Amid Bomb Concerns

    The United States said on Wednesday it would increase security at overseas airports with nonstop flights to the country and US officials cited concerns al Qaeda operatives in Syria and Yemen were developing bombs that could be smuggled onto planes.

  • Chechen in Syria a Rising Star in Extremist Group

    Chechen in Syria a Rising Star in Extremist Group

    A young, red-bearded ethnic Chechen has rapidly become one of the most prominent commanders in the breakaway al Qaeda group that has overrun swaths of Iraq and Syria, illustrating the international nature of the movement.

  • Syria-Iraq 'Caliph' Incites Muslims to Holy War

    Syria-Iraq 'Caliph' Incites Muslims to Holy War

    The leader of the al Qaeda offshoot now calling itself the Islamic State has called on Muslims worldwide to take up arms and flock to the "caliphate" it has declared on captured Syrian and Iraqi soil.

  • Bomb Blast Wounds Six Tunisia Security Force Members

    Bomb Blast Wounds Six Tunisia Security Force Members

    Six members of the Tunisian security forces were wounded when a roadside bomb exploded on Tuesday in the mountainous Kef region near the Algerian border, the interior ministry said.

  • Islamic State Declaration Could Lead to Schism

    Islamic State Declaration Could Lead to Schism

    A militant extremist group's unilateral declaration of an Islamic state is threatening to undermine its already-tenuous alliance with other Sunnis who helped it overrun much of northern and western Iraq.

  • US Man Jailed for Planning Al-Qaeda Training

    US Man Jailed for Planning Al-Qaeda Training

    A US man was jailed for 13 years on Monday for planning to travel to Pakistan to give weapons training to Al-Qaeda fighters, after spending time fighting in Syria, prosecutors said.

  • Alarm, Ridicule for Declaration of Islamic State

    Alarm, Ridicule for Declaration of Islamic State

    The audacious declaration of the establishment of a new Islamic state made by the al Qaeda breakaway group that has overrun much of northern Syria and neighbouring Iraq sparked celebrations in the group's Syrian stronghold but was condemned by rival ...

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