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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

Headlines Around the Web

Fall of Fallujah refocuses US on Iraq

Jan 09 - Asia Times Online

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Sep 23 - Politico

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Apr 23, 2013 - Politico

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Jan 21, 2013 - Financial Times

US action over Syria rebels backfires

Dec 12, 2012 - Financial Times

Kenya: Linda Nchi Operation May Cripple Economy

Oct 31, 2011 - AllAfrica News

Articles About Al-Qaeda

Sign Outside A Shop Remembers James Foley In His Hometown Of Rochester
James Foley: ISIS Demanded Multimillion Ransom, US Refused To Pay---Reports

By IBTimes AU

The journalist would have been freed and alive if only the U.S. government had paid the money demanded by ISIS. (Aug 22)

MORE TOPICS: NEW YORK

YEMEN-MILITANTS/
Terrifying: Al-Qaeda Vows Solidarity With ISIS Against America And Iranian Conspiracy

By IBTimes AU

Al-Qaeda’s deadliest branch in Arabian Peninsula vows its solidarity with the Islamic State, against America and the Iranian conspiracy (Aug 22)

MORE TOPICS: IRAQ, TWITTER, AUSTRALIA, TONY ABBOTT

Steven Sotloff
American Journalist Steven Sotloff at Risk of Beheading Too If US Gov’t Refuses to Pay $100 Million Ransom to Islamic State Like It Did With James Foley

By IBTimes AU

The Islamic State, formerly known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL), demanded a $100 million ransom payment from the US government in exchange for the release of American photojournalist James Foley, the New York Times reports. (Aug 22)

MORE TOPICS: IRAQ, THE NEW YORK TIMES, NEW YORK

ISIL beheading
After James Foley, ISIL Threatens to Behead Another American Journalist Steven Sotloff

By IBTimes AU

After reportedly beheading American photojournalist James Wright Foley, ISIL terrorists are threatening to do the same to another American journalist, Steven Sotloff, who appears to have witnessed the decapitation of Foley. (Aug 20)

MORE TOPICS: BARACK OBAMA, IRAQ, WHITE HOUSE

Iraq- Secirity
David Cameron Says UK Will Use Military Power To Defeat IS Threat

By IBTimes AU

Plain speak by the British Prime Minister underscores the need to tackle the IS threat with greater cooperation among affected nations (Aug 18)

MORE TOPICS: IRAQ

A Member Loyal to the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) Waves an ISIL flag in Raqqa
Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary: Former British Rapper Turned ISIS Jihadist Posts Photo With Severed Head

By IBTimes AU

A former British rapper who travelled to Syria to become a Jihadist along ISIS has reportedly posted a photo of himself on Twitter holding a decapitated head. (Aug 15)

MORE TOPICS: TWITTER, LONDON

A Christian Woman, Who Fled From The Violence In Mosul Two Days Ago, Holds Her Daughter As Her Baby Sleeps At A School In Arbil, In Iraq's Kurdistan Region
ISIS 'The Face of Evil' Feared to Launch Future U.S. Attack; Militants More Powerful Than Al-Qaeda

By IBTimes AU

The U.S. air strikes in Iraq will only have "minimal impact" on ISIS, the Islamic militants that overrun most of the area. President Barack Obama has authorised "limited strikes" against the militants who are in immediate areas targeted by the U.S. military. (Aug 12)

MORE TOPICS: BARACK OBAMA, IRAQ

A Christian Woman, Who Fled From The Violence In Mosul Two Days Ago, Holds Her Daughter As Her Baby Sleeps At A School In Arbil, In Iraq's Kurdistan Region
Genocide of Christians Happening, Family Shot in the Faces in Refusal to Convert

By IBTimes AU

Iraq: The genocide of Christians is happening in Iraq as one family was shot in their faces in refusing to convert religion (Aug 10)

MORE TOPICS: IRAQ, FACEBOOK, AUSTRALIA

Tony Abbott
Backpackers Face Tough Travel Laws by PM Abbott

By IBTimes AU

Australian dare-devils are facing tougher travel laws under Counter Terrorism Foreign Fighters Bill by Prime Minister Tony Abbott (Aug 07)

MORE TOPICS: AFGHANISTAN, IRAQ, AUSTRALIA, LIBYA, TONY ABBOTT, ATTORNEY GENERAL

Health workers take blood samples for Ebola virus testing at a screening tent in the local government hospital in Kenema
Bombs w/ Ebola Virus Exploding in Public Area - a Possibility, Expert Says

By IBTimes AU

A biological anthropologist warns that terrorist groups can create bombs with Ebola virus and explode them in public area (Aug 04)

MORE TOPICS: EUROPEAN UNION, AUSTRALIA