Who are the 'terrorists' the world needs to fight?

Sep 17, 2014

Who are the 'terrorists' the world needs to fight?

From Washington and Paris to Tehran and Damascus, it seems everyone agrees on the growing need to fight “terrorism.” What exactly the word means is another matter entirely. For the United States and its partners in the West, there is no doubt the Islamic ...

Terrorism plotter Padilla gets new 21-year sentence

Sep 10, 2014

Terrorism plotter Padilla gets new 21-year sentence

Convicted al-Qaida terrorism plotter Jose Padilla, a U.S. citizen jailed for years as an enemy combatant, was handed a new 21-year prison sentence Tuesday because an appeals court determined his previous 17-year term was too lenient. A jury found Padilla guilty in 2007 on ...

Al-Qaida has expanded into India, leader says on video

Sep 5, 2014

Al-Qaida has expanded into India, leader says on video

Promising to “storm your barricades with cars packed with gunpowder,” al-Qaida announced Thursday it had created an Indian branch that the terror network vowed would bring Islamic rule to the entire subcontinent. The announcement by al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahri brought few signs of increased ...

Sep 4, 2014

Al-Qaida announces India wing, renews loyalty to Taliban chief

Al-Qaida leader Ayman al Zawahri on Wednesday announced the formation of an Indian branch of his militant group he said would spread Islamic rule and “raise the flag of jihad” across the subcontinent. In a 55-minute video posted online, Zawahri also renewed a long-standing ...

States aim to keep jihadis from going to Syria, Iraq

Sep 4, 2014

States aim to keep jihadis from going to Syria, Iraq

New laws make it easier to seize passports. Suspected fighters are plucked from planes. Authorities block finances and shut down radical mosques. In cyberspace, Silicon Valley firms are wiping extremist content from websites, such as video of the recent beheading of two American journalists. ...

Sep 2, 2014

Al-Qaida kills three Yemen 'spies' for allegedly aiding U.S. drones

Al-Qaida militants have executed three men they accuse of planting electronic chips in the network’s vehicles to help U.S. drones target them, a security official said Monday. Scores of al-Qaida suspects, including some of the network’s leaders, have been killed in drone strikes in ...

Top Saudi cleric calls Islamic State, al-Qaida enemies of Islam

Aug 20, 2014

Top Saudi cleric calls Islamic State, al-Qaida enemies of Islam

Saudi Arabia’s top cleric said Tuesday that extremism and the ideologies of groups like the Islamic State and al-Qaida are Islam’s No. 1 enemy and that Muslims have been their first victims. Grand Mufti Sheik Abdul-Aziz al-Sheik also said in his public statement that ...