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Stories with organization: Al-Qaida
  • 7/7 spurred tough anti-terror measures some say went too far 
    Updated: Jul-05-15 5:04 am

    LONDON - After four home-grown suicide bombers killed 52 London commuters on July 7, 2005, Prime Minister Tony Blair vowed that Britain would stop at nothing to defeat terrorism. "Let no one be in any doubt," he said. "The rules of the game are changing."

  • Obama's counterterrorism policy facing mounting criticism story has photos
    Updated: Jul-02-15 11:01 pm

    WASHINGTON - At the CIA's Counterterrorism Center, it was a cause for celebration: Meticulous intelligence analysis backed by Hellfire missiles had paid off, once again.

  • Attack on UN convoy in Mali kills 6 peacekeepers, wounds 5 
    Updated: Jul-02-15 6:13 pm

    BAMAKO, Mali - Gunmen ambushed a U.N. convoy in conflict-wracked northern Mali on Thursday killing six peacekeepers and wounding five others, the U.N. said. All the victims were from Burkina Faso.

  • Extremists storm AU base in Somalia, leaving many dead 
    Updated: Jun-26-15 4:05 pm

    MOGADISHU, Somalia - Islamic militants from the Al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab group attacked a remote African Union base in Somalia on Friday, causing many casualties, the AU mission and a local official said.

  • Obama: US government has let down hostages' families story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jun-24-15 10:32 pm

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama conceded Wednesday that the U.S. government had let down the families of Americans held hostage by terrorists and promised they would not face criminal prosecution for paying ransoms to their loved ones' captors.

  • Internet companies should respond to extremist exploitation 
    Updated: Jun-24-15 10:31 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - A U.N. panel is calling for Internet and social media companies to respond to the exploitation of their services by al-Qaida and other extremist groups who use the web to recruit fighters and spout "increasingly horrific propaganda."

  • Saunas and art therapy: Rehab for convicted Saudi extremists story has photos
    Updated: Jun-24-15 3:46 am

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - For most of his 20s, all Badr al-Enezi could think about was becoming a jihadi fighter. After getting in touch with former Guantanamo Bay prisoners who had returned to militancy, he began plotting how to take up arms.

  • Israeli Druze alarmed by plight of their brethren in Syria story has photos
    Updated: Jun-22-15 3:43 pm

    DALIYAT AL-KARMEL, Israel - Members of Israel's Druze minority, long among the Jewish state's most loyal citizens, have become increasingly concerned about the plight of their beleaguered brethren in neighboring Syria. Now, they are asking the state of Israel to help their fellow Druze next door - and some are even offering to go fight in Syria if needed.

  • Saudi sentences 2 ex-army officers, 6 others for terrorism 
    Updated: Jun-22-15 9:49 am

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Saudi Arabia's counterterrorism court has convicted two former military officers on terrorism charges, including supporting al-Qaida attacks on Saudi officials and "rejoicing" at an assassination attempt against the kingdom's deputy interior minister.

  • Somalia soldier, 4 militants killed in training site attack 
    Updated: Jun-21-15 4:59 am

    MOGADISHU, Somalia - A Somali soldier and four militants were killed Sunday as an al-Qaida-linked extremist group tried to attack a training compound used for intelligence officials in Mogadishu, a police officer said.

  • US blasts Yemen for terror financier's role in peace talks 
    Updated: Jun-18-15 12:56 pm

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. is criticizing Yemen's government for including an accused al-Qaida financier among its delegation to U.N.-brokered peace negotiations.

  • Al-Qaida's No. 2 leader killed in US strike in Yemen story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jun-16-15 11:08 pm

    CAIRO - A U.S. airstrike has killed al-Qaida's second-most-powerful figure, the head of its Yemeni branch, dealing the terror network its biggest blow since the killing of Osama bin Laden at a time when it is vying with the Islamic State group for the mantle of global jihad.

  • Uncertainty over US strike against al-Qaida leader in Libya story has photos
    Updated: Jun-15-15 5:15 pm

    CAIRO - Pentagon officials say they believe they hit their target - the one-eyed, al-Qaida-linked commander who led a deadly attack on an Algerian gas facility in 2013. But uncertainty still surrounds the U.S. airstrike in eastern Libya, and whether Mokhtar Belmokhtar was actually among the militants said to have been killed in the bombing.

  • US Air Force chief confirms Libya raid, awaiting results 
    Updated: Jun-15-15 10:14 am

    PARIS - The U.S. Air Force chief on Monday confirmed weekend airstrikes targeting an extremist leader linked to al-Qaida, and said the results of the raid were still being studied.

  • US airstrike targets al-Qaida-linked militant in Libya story has photos
    Updated: Jun-14-15 9:48 pm

    WASHINGTON - The U.S military launched weekend airstrikes targeting and likely killing an al-Qaida-linked militant leader in eastern Libya who has been charged with leading the attack on a gas plant in Algeria in 2013 that killed at least 35 hostages, including three Americans.

  • 6 Gitmo detainees sent to Oman, ending pause in transfers story has photos
    Updated: Jun-13-15 2:05 pm

    A pause in prisoner transfers from Guantanamo Bay has ended with the arrival Saturday in Oman of six Yemenis long held at the U.S. prison for suspected terrorists.

  • Maximum prison sentences for 2 brothers in terror plot 
    Updated: Jun-11-15 11:11 am

    MIAMI - A federal judge imposed the maximum possible prison sentences Thursday on two Pakistani-born brothers who admitted trying to pull off a terrorist bomb attack against New York City landmarks and later assaulted two deputy U.S. marshals while in custody.

  • Gitmo veteran now steering Europe's youths away from jihad 
    Updated: Jun-07-15 5:47 am

    PARIS - He learned warfare in an al-Qaida training camp, did time at Guantanamo and more time in a French prison. With such a resume, Mourad Benchellali may seem an unlikely youth counsellor - but he is telling his story to young Europeans, warning them against the lure of jihad.