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Al Qaeda leader Aiman al-Zawahiri may be in border region of Afghanistan and Pakistan: UN report

June 05, 2021 2:20 pm

Al Qaeda leader Aiman Muhammed Rabi al-Zawahiri, is believed to be located somewhere in the border region of Afghanistan and Pakistan. Previous reports of his death due to ill health have not been confirmed.

Explained: Who was Muhammad al-Masri, what was his role in al-Qaeda, and who is next in line now?

November 17, 2020 10:44 am

The New York Times said Abu Muhammad al-Masri was living in Tehran in the "protective custody" of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, an elite unit of the Iranian Army, and later of the Iranian intelligence service.

Iran denies report al Qaeda operative killed in Iran

November 14, 2020 2:21 pm

Iran's Foreign Ministry said in a statement that there were no al Qaeda "terrorists" on Iranian soil.

Al-Qaida’s no. 2, accused in US Embassy attacks, is secretly killed in Iran

November 17, 2020 11:24 am

The attack was carried out by Israeli operatives at the behest of the United States, according to four of the officials.

France says it has killed senior al-Qaeda North Africa operative in Mali

November 14, 2020 8:30 am

Moussa, who was listed on U.S. and United Nations lists of designated terrorists, was killed on Tuesday after an operation involving ground troops and helicopters.

Bengal madrasa teacher held for ‘raising funds, trying to recruit for Al-Qaeda module’: NIA

November 02, 2020 10:37 pm

This is the eleventh arrest the NIA has made since September, when it first apprehended nine members of the alleged al-Qaeda module based on intelligence inputs.

India: UNSC should not be misused with 'retaliatory intent' to name innocent civilians as terrorists

October 08, 2020 11:25 am

India also called on the need to work together to expose and destroy the linkages that exist between terrorists and their supporters.

Bengal: One detained in NIA raid, suspected of links to busted al-Qaeda module

September 27, 2020 1:18 pm

According to sources at the Central agency, the detainee used to work as a migrant labourer in Kerala, but had returned home during Covid-triggered lockdown.

Bengal: NIA suspects JMB role in al-Qaeda’s emergence in state

September 23, 2020 8:11 pm

According to the National Investigation Agency, al-Qaeda has been trying to gain a foothold among Bengali labourers in Kerala, just like the JMB.

‘Al-Qaeda module’ busted: NIA questions 6 held, gets transit remand

September 21, 2020 11:41 am

The interrogation on Sunday was conducted at the agency’s office in Bidhan Nagar. Sources said one of the accused revealed that they were trying to brainwash unemployed youth in Murshidabad to work for them.


India to move UN for Azhar Masood ban: MEA

February 25, 2016 4:07 pm

New Delhi, Feb 25 (ANI): Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Vikas Swarup onThursday said that India will yet again move the United Nations to include the name of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Maulana Masood Azhar on the sanctions list to ban him. Swarup said "We will be moving to 1267 Sanctions Committee to also include the name of Masood Azhar on the sanctions list. It is a great anomaly that the organisation Jaish-e-Mohammed is listed but not its leader. He also noted that India has already submitted to the UN's Sanction Committee a fresh list of 11 terrorists from Pakistan -based terror groups affiliated to Al Qaeda, Taliban and other outfits responsible for terrorism in the country. He further said "We are awaiting details from Pakistan about the composition of the Special Investigation Team and the itinerary of the visit. The two foreign secretaries are in touch.

At least 20 dead in Burkina Faso hotel attack

January 16, 2016 6:22 am

West Africa, Jan 16 (ANI): At least 20 people were killed after Islamist gunmen stormed Splendid Hotel in Ouagadougou, the capital city of Burkina Faso in West Africa. Militants from al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb have claimed the responsibility for the attack.

Madrassa teacher arrested for suspected links with Al Qaeda

January 08, 2016 9:31 am

New Delhi, Jan 08 (ANI): A Bengaluru madrassa teacher has been arrested by Delhi Police for suspected links with Al Qaeda. The teacher identified as Maulana Anzar Shah is reportedly an alleged member of the terror group. Police officials said he was planning to carry out terror strikes in the country. Shah has been brought to Delhi on transit remand and would be produced at the Patiala House court today.