UAE says army frees British hostage held in Yemen

Aug 23, 2015

UAE says army frees British hostage held in Yemen

The United Arab Emirates said Sunday that its military freed a British hostage held by al-Qaida in Yemen who had been kidnapped 18 months ago while working as a petroleum engineer in the war-torn country. A statement carried by the UAE’s official WAM news ...

Aug 23, 2015

Yemen officials say al-Qaida seizes key areas of Aden

Al-Qaida militants have seized control of key areas in and around Yemen’s port city of Aden, high-ranking security officials said Saturday, a major gain for the group which has been making inroads amid the chaos of the country’s civil war. The move, part of ...

Aug 18, 2015

Bangladesh arrests Briton following murders of secular bloggers

Bangladesh’s elite security force Tuesday arrested three suspected Islamist militants, including a British citizen who police said was the “main planner” of the murder of two prominent atheist bloggers. Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) spokesmen said they arrested Touhidur Rahman, 58, and two other “active ...

Syria regime warplanes pound market near Damascus, 'massacre' 82

Aug 17, 2015

Syria regime warplanes pound market near Damascus, 'massacre' 82

Syrian government warplanes bombed a market in a rebel-held town outside Damascus on Sunday, killing at least 82 people in one of the bloodiest regime attacks in the country’s war. The series of strikes on the town of Douma overwhelmed makeshift clinics, with bodies ...

Deadly Mali hotel siege laid to al-Qaida-linked jihadi group

Aug 10, 2015

Deadly Mali hotel siege laid to al-Qaida-linked jihadi group

A jihadi group is strongly suspected of carrying out the hotel siege in Mali that ended with the deaths of 13 people, including five U.N. workers, a security source said Sunday. The Malian government said four Malian soldiers, five U.N. workers and four “terrorists” ...

Al-Qaida executes six Houthis captured north of Aden

Jul 31, 2015

Al-Qaida executes six Houthis captured north of Aden

Al-Qaida fighters have publicly shot to death six Shiite rebels, known as Houthis, in a town north of Aden, Yemeni security officials and witnesses said Thursday. The witnesses, speaking on condition of anonymity for fear of retribution, said al-Qaida made the captured Houthi fighters, ...

Jul 27, 2015

Some Guantanamo inmates would go to U.S. under new plan: Obama aide

A plan being drafted for closing the Guantanamo military jail will call for the transfer to U.S. prisons of possibly dozens of inmates deemed too dangerous to release, President Barack Obama’s counterterrorism adviser said, setting up a fight with congressional opponents. Outlining the White ...