Nusra Front executes Syrian for 'insulting prophet'

Nov 27, 2014

Nusra Front executes Syrian for 'insulting prophet'

Al-Qaida’s Syrian branch on Wednesday executed a man it accused of insulting the Prophet Muhammad, in a summary killing mirroring those by the Islamic State group, a monitoring group said. Nusra Front militants shot dead the civilian, identified as Mohammad al-Mir, in the town ...

In raid on al-Qaida hideout, Yemeni forces free eight hostages

Nov 26, 2014

In raid on al-Qaida hideout, Yemeni forces free eight hostages

Yemeni security forces freed eight hostages including six Yemenis, a Saudi and an Ethiopian, in a raid in which seven al-Qaida kidnappers were also killed, the country’s supreme security committee said. The committee said in a statement that a member of the Yemeni security ...

Nov 24, 2014

Syrian rebels attack besieged Shiite villages

Al-Qaida militants and Syrian rebels launched an attack against two predominantly Shiite Muslim villages in northern Syria that have been under siege for some 18 months, activists and a monitoring group said Sunday. The Local Coordination Committees and the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human ...

Nov 19, 2014

Diet enacts law to freeze terrorist assets in Japan

The Diet on Wednesday enacted a law to freeze financial and real estate transactions in Japan by organizations and individuals involved in terrorism, including al-Qaida and the Islamic State group. The passage of the law on special anti-terrorism measures at the House of Councilors ...

Nov 14, 2014

Britain to seize jihadists' passports, prevent them returning home

British Prime Minister David Cameron on Friday outlined plans to seize passports from British jihadists and stop them from returning from fighting overseas, while proposing landing bans on airlines that fail to comply with London’s no-fly lists. Some 500 radicalized Britons are estimated to ...

Navy SEAL who killed Bin Laden goes public, defying code of silence

Nov 7, 2014

Navy SEAL who killed Bin Laden goes public, defying code of silence

The retired Navy SEAL who says he shot al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden in the forehead publicly identified himself Thursday amid debate among former special operations brethren over whether they should break silence about their secret missions. Robert O’Neill, 38, told The Washington Post ...

Nov 7, 2014

French bombmaker killed by U.S. strike in Syria: Fox News

U.S.-led airstrikes in Syria have killed 24-year-old French bombmaker David Drugeon, a Muslim convert who joined an al-Qaida offshoot, the Khorasan group, Fox News reported Thursday. A strike by a U.S. Predator drone struck a vehicle in Syria’s Idlib province, in which Drugeon was ...

Nov 6, 2014

Officials fear al-Qaida is grooming Indian militants for big attacks

Decrypted communications between Indian Mujahideen (IM) and al-Qaida and testimony from suspects have triggered alarm among intelligence officials in New Delhi: the groups appear to be working together to launch major attacks in the region. The officials told Reuters that plots they had uncovered ...

Al-Qaida offers olive branch to Islamic State

Oct 30, 2014

Al-Qaida offers olive branch to Islamic State

Al-Qaida is using U.S. airstrikes in Syria as a reason to extend olive branches to the renegade Islamic State group, saying the two should stop feuding and join forces to attack Western targets — a reunification that intelligence analysts say would allow al-Qaida to ...

After attacks, Canada balances security, openness

Oct 25, 2014

After attacks, Canada balances security, openness

Canada treasures its image as an orderly, open society, a place where the seat of government welcomes weekly public yoga sessions on its front lawn beneath a monument called the Peace Tower. That sensibility has been tested by two deadly attacks this past week ...