media reports say a suspected us air strike in yemen has killed the leader of al qaeda in the arabian peninsular, (aqap), nasser al-wuhayshi. yemeni security officials say he died in an attack near the port city of aden.
the al qaeda militant mokhtar belmokhtar and seven others have been reported killed in a us air strike inside libya. belmokhtar' is thought to have been responsible for orchestrating the 2013 attack on the amenas gas plant in algeria. the us has only admitted carrying out an air strike - its first conducted against a target in the north african country since the end of the war against muammar gaddafi in 2011.
a us air strike is said to have killed a senior militant of al qaeda in the arabian peninsula. the site intelligence group quotes al qaeda as saying that nasser bin ali al-ansi died in yemen, along with his eldest son and other fighters.
german police have prevented an imminent terror attack after raiding the home of a suspected extremist, according to media reports. they detained a married couple in oberursel near frankfurt overnight on thursday. the pair, named as halil and senay d by die welt newspaper, had been placed under police surveillance several weeks ago after buying unusually large amounts of chemicals. while searching the apartment, police found a pipe bomb, explosives, a rifle and ammunition as well as tools
time is up for six french nationals working in romania who have been labelled a threat to national security. on march 31, 2015, a romanian court gave them ten days to leave the country following an investigation launched in 2013 by national intelligence agency, sri.
a former senior aide of osama bin laden has been found guilty of plotting the us embassy bombings by al-qaeda that killed 224 people in 1998.
a us air strike has reportedly killed a leading member of al-qaeda in yemen. three other militants are reported to have been killed in the southern province of shabwa.
shi'ite rebels are keeping up the pressure on yemen's beleaguered president. they stayed put outside abd rabbu mansour hadi's residence on thursday (january 22) and held him a virtual prisoner, despite winning major concessions from him on power-sharing.
al qaeda in yemen has claimed responsibility for the carnage at charlie hebdo, calling it the "blessed battle of paris". a video purportedly from the islamist group, posted online, says it ordered the killings in revenge for caricatures insulting the prophet mohammad in the french satirical newspaper.
a libyan man accused of helping plan al qaeda bombings of us embassies in africa in the late 1990s has died of liver cancer in new york only days before his trial was due to begin. abu anas al-libi and a co-defendant had pleaded not guilty to the criminal charges stemming from the attacks in kenya and tanzania in 1998 that killed 224 people and injured 5,000.us legal authorities say the 50-year-old died in hospital after being taken from a detention centre.
the last french hostage to be held by militants has begun his long journey home after having been freed by his captors. serge lazarevic who has french and serbian nationality had been held for almost three years after being snatched in mali in november 2011. it's not known if a ransom was paid but a malian newspaper had claimed that several islamist-linked militants held in mali were set free.
a top al-qaeda leader, wanted in the us over a bomb plot, has been killed during a raid by the pakistani military.a military source said saudi national adnan shukrijumah was killed, along with two other suspected fighters, in the remote tribal area of south wazirista bordering afghanistan early on saturday. the fbı had offered a five million us dollar reward for his capture listing him as a'most wanted' terrorist.prosecutors in the us allege he recruited three men in 2008 to receive training and eventually bomb the new york subway system.
american photojournalist luke somers was killed during a failed rescue attempt in yemen, defense secretary chuck hagel said saturday. somers had been held by al-qaeda militants since his abduction in yemen's capital of sanaa in september 2013. hagel, speaking from kabul where he made a surprise visit saturday, confirmed the british-born hostage's death following an unsuccessful raid to free him by u.s. and yemeni special forces.
in their second anti-terrorist operation in the last few days kenyan police and troops have swooped on several mosques in mombasa. three mosques were raided, during which weapons, explosives and other items were discovered. one hundred and nine arrests were made of what the authorities are calling "terrorist cells" possibly linked with somalia's al-shabaab militant islamists.
al qaeda's north african arm has issued a video of two hostages they are holding. frenchman serge lazarevic, has been held in the sahara for almost three years since being kidnapped in mali. in the video he says he is ill and calls on the french government to do everything it can to gain his release.
kidnappers in syria have freed an american journalist who has been missing since 2012. peter theo curtis, 45, had been held captive by militants from al-nusra, which is al qaeda's official wing in syria.
police in saudi arabian raid a suspected terrorist's house in riyadh as part of a major security operation. the government claims to have uncovered an al qaeda militant group with links to " extremist elements" in the region. the suspects are thought to have been planning attacks in the kingdom.
in yemen, at least 13 suspected al qaeda militants have been killed in an air strike. the insurgents were reportedly targeted in their vehicles in the al-bayda region of the country. three civilians travelling in a nearby car are also thought to have been killed in the attack. tribal sources claim a drone had been circling the area for days. while the exact nature of the strike still remains unclear, the us has targeted al qaeda in yemen in the pas
air strikes on a training camp in southern yemen have killed up to 30 suspected al qaeda fighters, in the second such operation in the country in two days. some reports suggest sunday's raid in abyan province was a joint us-yemeni drone attack.
al-qaeda has severed its link with the islamic state of iraq and the levant (isil) - a militant group fighting in syria.
it is feared as many as 24 people may have been killed in iraq after six suicide bombers blew themselves up in the ministry of transport in baghdad, officials say.
in syria the fighting continues.unverified images - released on the internet and said to have been shot in aleppo and damascus - seem to show rebel factions fighting each other. the al quaeda linked group islamic state in iraq and the levant has been in clashes with other insurgent groups over disputes about authority and territory.
two senior al qaeda suspects have been captured by turkish police. the announcement comes after raids were carried out across six provinces on tuesday in which 22 suspects were detained. they face charges of helping al-qaeda members fighting in neighbouring syria by sending arms and facilitating travel of fighters from afghanistan and pakistan to syria via turkey. the humanitarian relief foundation (ihh) confirmed that one of their storage facilities was raided. the organisation denies all links with al qaeda and the deputy prime minister was forced to admit the allegations were false. the police chief in charge of the raid was also dismissed.
iraqi troops are still fighting a pitch battle to regain control of two key cities from militants linked to al qaeda. in ramadi, military anti-terrorist teams have been engaged in street fighting with army forces reluctant to enter residential areas. at least eight people were killed and 30 others wounded in falluja as iraqi troops shelled rebel positions.
fighters linked to al-qaeda have been targeted in air strikes in the province of anbar after it was reported they had taken over parts of two cities. a suicide bomber has killed at least 15 people in a separate incident north east of baghdad.
the egyptian prime minister has formally designated the muslim brotherhood as a terrorist group.
in a rare move, al qaeda militants have claimed full res ponsibility for an attack on yemen's defence ministry and have apologised for opening fire in a hospital inside the complex killing 52 people.
uk spy chiefs have condemned leaks by whistleblower edward snowden, telling parliament that they play into the hands of britain's enemies. in their first ever joint public appearance at an unprecedented committee hearing, they slammed the disclosures of the ex-us intelligence contractor.
four french hostages kidnapped by al qaeda's north african wing three years ago in niger have been released.
libyan prime minster ali zeidan has been released after being seized by armed men at a hotel in tripoli, according to security sources.
reaction to the us special forces arrest of al-liby has been swift with people taking to the streets to condemn libyan government collusion with the united states.
a german embassy employee has been shot dead and an aid agency worker kidnapped in separate attacks in yemen. officials said both incidents bore the hallmarks of al qaeda.
libya's prime minister has called for an explanation from washington over a raid by us special forces in which an al qaeda leader was snatched from his home in tripoli.
us secretary of state john kerry, who is in bali to attend a meeting of asian leaders, has said that recent us military action in libya and somalia should be taken by terrorists as a warning.
american officials have confirmed that us forces have captured a leading member of al-qaida in a raid on libya - which was carried out with the permission of the libyan government, said officials.
a us commando raid in libya has led to the capture of senior al qaeda figure anas al liby. the 49-year old was on america's most wanted list for his alleged role in the embassy bombings in kenya and tanzania in 1998 that that killed 224 people.
somali islamist militants said on saturday "western" forces attacked a house in one of its coastal bases. the attack happened in the town of barawe under the cover of darkness. one rebel fighter was killed. foreign forces landed on the beach at barawe, about 180 km south of mogadishu, and launched an assault that drew gunfire from rebel fighters, sheikh abdiasis abu musab, spokesman for al shabaab's military operations, told reuters.
clashes are continuing across syria as the saturday deadline for the government of president bashar al-assad to provide a list of its chemical weapons facilities fast approaches.
suspected al-qaeda militants have reportedly killed at least 50 people in three attacks in southern yemen.
al-qaeda leader ayman al-zawahri has called for attacks in america to "bleed" the country's economy. he has released an online audio speech, in which he says small-scale strikes would trigger big spending on security.