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Al-Qaeda

The al-Qaeda Organization in the Islamic Maghreb, previously known as the Salafist Group for Preaching and Combat (Arabic: الجماعة السلفية للدعوة والقتال‎ (al-jamaa`atu l-salafiyyatu li l-da`wati wa l-qitaal); French: Groupe Salafiste pour la Prédication et le CombatGSPC; also known as Group for Call and Combat) is anIslamist militia which aims to overthrow the Algerian government and institute an Islamic state. To that end, it is currently engaged in an insurgent campaign. Read More

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Articles About Al-Qaeda

Syria's president Bashar al-Assad
Syria's Assad Pays Easter Visit to Recaptured Christian Town

By Reuters

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Sunday visited an ancient Christian town recaptured from rebels last week, state media said, as he seeks to persuade minorities that the government is their best protection against hardline Islamists. (12:13 am)

African militants (representational photo, Reuters file)
Militants Kill 11 Algerian Soldiers in Ambush

By Reuters

Islamic militants killed at least 11 Algerian soldiers in an ambush on a patrol in mountains east of the capital Algiers, a security source said on Sunday, in one of the deadliest attacks on the military in years. (12:07 am)

MORE TOPICS: ELECTIONS, LIBYA, ALGERIA, OPEC, AGING

MH370 Linked to U.S.-UK Conspiracy; Does Australia Participate in the Grand Plot?

By IBTimes AU

Theories on the missing MH370 not only sparked conspiracies and cover-ups involving the Malaysian government. In a larger context, the MH370 brought into spotlight a grand intertwined plot involving the biggest and most powerful governments - the U.S. and the UK. (Apr 17)

MORE TOPICS: UNITED KINGDOM, AUSTRALIA, WHITE HOUSE, TONY ABBOTT

Nigerian Military says Most of Abducted Schoolgirls Freed, 8 still Missing (Representational Image)
Nigerian Military says Most of Abducted Schoolgirls Freed, 8 still Missing

By Reuters

Nigeria's military said on Wednesday its forces had freed most of the more than 100 teenage schoolgirls abducted by Islamist Boko Haram militants and were continuing the search for eight students still missing. (Apr 17)

MORE TOPICS: ELECTIONS, GOODLUCK JONATHAN, NIGERIA, CAMEROON, NIGER

Boston Marathon Bombings: Dzhokhar and his brother (pictured) were not connected to any known terrorist groups, but were motivated by extremist Islamic beliefs. (Photo: Reuters)
Boston Marathon Bombing Anniversary: Remembering Tragedy, Baffling Motives of Tsarnaev Brothers

By IBTimes IN

It's been a year since the tragic bombings rocked the finish line of Boston Marathon on 15 April. (Apr 15)

MORE TOPICS: AFGHANISTAN, IRAQ, JOE BIDEN, FBI

A rescuer gestures at a site hit by what activists said were barrel bombs dropped by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo's al-Shaar district
Syria Opposition Claims has Evidence of Chlorine Gas Attack

By Reuters

Syrian opposition activists have posted photographs and video that they say shows an improvised chlorine bomb to back up claims that President Bashar al-Assad's forces used chemical weapons in two attacks last week. (Apr 15)

A Free Syrian Army fighter holds his weapon as he walks during clashes with forces loyal to Syria's President Assad in Morek
U.S. Finalizing Plan to Boost Support for Syrian Rebels - Sources

By Reuters

The U.S. government is finalizing a plan to increase training and small-arms shipments for Syrian rebels, two U.S. security sources said on Friday, as Syrian government troops gain momentum following the collapse of U.S.-backed peace talks. (Apr 05)

MORE TOPICS: BARACK OBAMA, IRAQ, RUSSIA, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, CONGRESS

Osama bin Laden
Harsh Interrogation Methods Did Not Help in Osama Bin Laden’s Capture, Says US Senate Report

By IBTimes IN

The harsh terrorist interrogation techniques of the US, such as waterboarding, did not provide any key evidence that led to finding and killing of Osama bin Laden, a new senate report is expected to claim. (Apr 02)

MORE TOPICS: AFGHANISTAN, GEORGE W. BUSH, PAKISTAN, UNITED NATIONS, HUMAN RIGHTS

Zayn Malik
One Direction’s Zayn Malik Death Hoax: Singer’s Alleged Death Linked to Terrorism

By IBTimes IN

Zayn Malik Death Hoax..Singer’s Alleged Death Linked to Terrorism. (Apr 01)

MORE TOPICS: M&A, TWITTER, FACEBOOK

Aussie Cleric Supports Banned Terrorist Group

By IBTimes AU

Aussie Cleric Abu Sulayman continues with his widespread teachings in behalf of banned terrorist group Jabhat al- Nusra (Apr 01)

MORE TOPICS: IRAQ, TWITTER, AUSTRALIA