More al Qaeda Articles

  • Al Qaeda-linked group releases 5 Lebanese troops

    BEIRUT (AP) — An al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebel group has released five members of the Lebanese security forces captured earlier this month in a cross-border raid, Lebanon's military said Sunday. The men were taken hostage when militants from Syria took over the Lebanese border town of Arsal for...

  • Egypt militants post beheading video

    CAIRO (AP) — An al-Qaida-inspired militant group in Egypt has posted an online video showing the beheading of four men in the Sinai Peninsula accused of spying for Israel, whose bodies were found earlier this month. The Ansar Beit al-Maqdis group, whose name means Champions of Jerusalem in...

  • Experts say Obama should lay out clear goals for Iraq reforms

    Obama's inclusiveness message has become a refrain in recent weeks, but experts and former Iraqi leaders say it's past time to talk specifics and clearly lay out the goals.

  • US says American held in Syria has been freed

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An American journalist kidnapped and held hostage for nearly two years by an al-Qaida-linked group in Syria was released Sunday, less than a week after the horrific execution of American journalist James Foley by Islamic militants. The freed American is 45-year-old Peter Theo...

  • UN approves measure to combat al-Qaida fighters

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Responding to the growing terrorist threat in Iraq and Syria, the U.N. Security Council imposed sanctions Friday on six men for recruiting or financing foreign fighters and threatened additional sanctions against those supporting terrorist groups. The U.N.'s most powerful...

  • Al-Qaida urges abducted man's family to press US

    CAIRO (AP) — Al-Qaida urged the family of an American aid worker it abducted in Pakistan three years ago to demand that the U.S. government negotiate a prisoner exchange for his release. Warren Weinstein was abducted in August 2011, four days before his seven-year stint as a business...

  • Islamic State's murderous excess is the road to its demise

    The astonishing success of Islamic State's military and media offensive is also the key to its downfall.

  • Yemen: Airstrike kills 3 al-Qaida suspects

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A U.S. drone strike on a house in central Yemen killed three suspected al-Qaida militants, Yemeni security officials said. The officials said the aircraft struck the house in the Obeida Valley in Marib province, where al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula has a strong presence....

  • Al-Qaida militants kill 15 Yemeni soldiers

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Al-Qaida militants killed 15 soldiers in southern Yemen after seizing them from a public bus on Friday, military officials and witnesses said, in apparent retaliation to an army offensive against the group. The officials said the soldiers had been heading to Sanaa, the...

  • Yemen army says 18 al-Qaida militants killed

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's Defense Ministry says that the army has repulsed an assault by al-Qaida militants near a southern city, killing 18 of them and losing two soldiers. The statement said the militants attacked an army battalion as it was making its way to the Sayoun, in the southern...

  • Watching Justin Amash's amazingly uncivil victory speech might make you care about politics again

    Watch a congressman say harsh things on video.

  • As banks crack down, terrorists update their fundraising tactics

    Since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the U.S. and its allies have made great strides to stem the flow of money to terrorist organizations. And their enemies have responded by diversifying their portfolios.

  • Ex-CIA officers barred from reviewing report hitting them with harsh interrogation tactics

    In a stunning reversal, the administration has told some 10 former intelligence officers that they can't review a 6,000-page Senate report on controversial post-9/11 interrogation tactics is released.

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