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Al Qaida


The Taliban’s leaders: Worldly and ‘inclusive’ or ruthless ideologues?

August 18, 2021 9:23 am

These are the top leaders of the Taliban, men who have spent years on the run, in hiding, in jail and dodging U.S. drones.

The Taliban are back. Now will they restrain or support al-Qaida?

August 17, 2021 7:54 pm

Now that the Taliban are back in power, there are already worries that Afghanistan will again become a breeding ground for Islamic radicalism and terrorism.

Gunmen kill 11 police officers in Burkina Faso; four missing

June 23, 2021 8:42 am

Only seven police officers are known to have survived the ambush, authorities from the security ministry said.

Afghanistan accuses Taliban of worst violence in two decades

June 23, 2021 8:29 am

The UN special envoy for Afghanistan, Deborah Lyons, told the council she cannot overstate her concern at the situation, saying every major trend -- politics, security, the peace process, the economy, the humanitarian emergency and tackling COVID-19 -- is either "negative or stagnant."

Indonesia: Police arrest top militant linked to Bali bombings

December 14, 2020 12:51 pm

Indonesian police have arrested a senior leader of the Al-Qaida-linked extremist group which carried out the 2002 Bali bombings. The militant was also believed to be involved in other deadly attacks.

In Somalia, US Troop Withdrawal Is Seen as Badly Timed

December 06, 2020 10:35 am

“The fight against global terrorism is still ongoing, and we must still win the battle for peace and security to prevail,” said Ayub Ismail Yusuf, a Somali senator, who called the U.S. decision “untimely” on Twitter. “We must not give up on our successes.”

Afghan officials say raid killed top Al-Qaida commander Asim Omar

October 08, 2019 9:34 pm

Omar was the head of Al-Qaida operations in South Asia. Among those killed was Raihan, Omar's courier to Ayman Al-Zawahiri, the leader of the Al-Qaida network, the statement added.

Syrian forces recapture ancient city of Palmyra from IS

March 28, 2016 11:24 am

The city known to Syrians as the 'Bride of the Desert'' is famous for its 2,000-year-old ruins that once drew tens of thousands of visitors each year before IS destroyed many of the monuments.

UP man held in Dec for ‘links’ to al-Qaeda had got police clean chit in court in 2009

January 06, 2016 3:33 am

When contacted, DCP (Special Cell) Pramod Kushwaha, who is supervising the investigation related to Masood, said: “I will not comment on the matter as the case is still under investigation.”

‘Police have identified more AQIS modules’

December 19, 2015 4:57 am

In 2001, these Pakistani nationals were killed in an encounter, following which Rehman went underground.


Iraq faces humanitarian crisis after militants' surge

June 18, 2014 9:35 am

Thousands have been displaced and are forced to dwell in refugee camps after the militants took over three major towns of Iraq. The country is staring at the worst ever humanitarian crisis.

Militants shock the world as they seize Iraq's Mosul

June 18, 2014 9:35 am

Al-Qaida-inspired militants seized Iraq’s second city of Mosul, the surrounding Nineveh province and parts of Kirkuk on Tuesday (June 10).