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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

U.N. Security Council Meets over Ukraine Hours Before Deadline
U.N. Chief Demands Security Council Action on Syria

By Reuters

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon demanded on Wednesday that the Security Council take action in Syria on violations of international law as he reported to the body that none of the warring parties was adhering to U.N. demands for aid access. (Apr 24)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, UNITED NATIONS, RUSSIA, INTERNATIONAL LAW

Pentagon Dossier to Detail Secretive U.S. Afghan Detainee Policy (Photo: WikimediaCommons/ DavidBGleason)
Pentagon Dossier to Detail Secretive U.S. Afghan Detainee Policy

By Reuters

Some of them have been locked up for a dozen years. Some are suspected fighters from Yemen, Russia or Pakistan, arrested by U.S. forces in Afghanistan or elsewhere. Several have been linked to al Qaeda. (Apr 24)

MORE TOPICS: BARACK OBAMA, AFGHANISTAN, IRAQ, HUMAN RIGHTS, PAKISTAN, COURT

Air Strikes in Yemen Kill 40 al Qaeda Militants in Two Days
Drone Strikes Alone won't Stamp out al Qaeda in Yemen - Analysts

By Reuters

An intense two days of air strikes on al Qaeda in Yemen may have killed or wounded some of its commanders, but drones alone are unlikely to eradicate the threat the group poses to Yemenis and the West. (Apr 22)

MORE TOPICS: BARACK OBAMA, HUMAN RIGHTS

Al Qaeda Kills 14 Algerian Soldiers in Ambush (Representational Image)
Al Qaeda Kills 14 Algerian Soldiers in Ambush

By Reuters

Islamist militants killed at least 14 Algerian soldiers in an ambush in mountains east of the capital Algiers at the weekend in one of the deadliest attacks on the military in years. (Apr 21)

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

Air Strikes in Yemen Kill 40 al Qaeda Militants in Two Days
Air Strikes in Yemen Kill 40 al Qaeda Militants in Two Days

By Reuters

Air strikes in southern Yemen killed about 30 suspected al Qaeda members on Sunday, local tribal sources said, in the second day of strikes against militant targets in the country. (Apr 21)

MORE TOPICS: HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

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. (Apr 21)

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. (Apr 21)

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