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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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Jan 09 - Asia Times Online

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Sep 23, 2013 - Politico

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Apr 23, 2013 - Politico

West faces ‘decades’ of conflict in N Africa

Jan 21, 2013 - Financial Times

US action over Syria rebels backfires

Dec 12, 2012 - Financial Times

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Articles About Al-Qaeda

Supporters of the Jamaat-ud-Dawa Islamic organization burn the U.S. flag as they shout slogans during a protest, against U.S. drone attacks in the Pakistani tribal region
WikiLeaks Releases Secret CIA Report Which Suggests Drone Strikes May Be ‘Counterproductive’

By IBTimes AU

The report claims that drone strikes may strengthen the solidarity of extremist groups. (2:28 pm)

MORE TOPICS: IRAQ, AUSTRALIA, RUSSIA, WIKILEAKS

Paramedics Remove An Injured Woman On A Stretcher From The Lindt Cafe
Sydney Siege Aftermath: Australia Remains On Alert For 'Lone Wolf' Attacks, 2 Men Arrested In Sydney

By IBTimes AU

Australia remains on high alert after the tragic end of the Sydney siege at Martin Place that left two hostages dead. (Dec 16)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, TONY ABBOTT

An Islamist Syrian rebel group Jabhat al-Nusra fighter talks on a walkie-talkie while carrying his weapon on Al-Khazan frontline of Khan Sheikhoun
Syrian Extremist Group Claims to Seize Anti-Tank Weapon Supplied by United States

By IBTimes AU

Syrian extremist group Jabhat al-Nusra apparently managed to seize a U.S.-supplied anti-tank TOW weapon. (Dec 16)

MORE TOPICS: HUMAN RIGHTS, TWITTER

Islamic State In Iraq And The Levant (ISIL) Fighters
ISIS Revealed: Top ISIS Commander Abu Ahmed Says 'No US Prison, No ISIS'

By IBTimes AU

An ISIS senior commander has spoken out publicly for the first time about the origin of ISIS in Camp Bucca, a U.S.-run prison in Iraq. (Dec 12)

MORE TOPICS: IRAQ, NEW YORK, CONGRESS

Smoke raises behind an Islamic State flag after Iraqi security forces and Shiite fighters took control of Saadiya in Diyala province from Islamist State militants, November 24, 2014.
Americans Believe ISIS May 'Attack the US Soon'; ISIS Demands $1 Million for James Foley Remains

By IBTimes AU

Most of the Americans who responded to a newspoll believe ISIS may attack in the U.S. soon. ISIS has demanded $1 million in exchange for James Foley's remains. (Dec 11)

MORE TOPICS: AL ARABIYA, IRAQ, CUBA

A view through a window in an exhibition area in a former prison in Cottbus
Obama Stumps Republican Euphoria With CIA Torture Report

By IBTimes AU

The anti-terror torture by CIA was justified during Bush era as an antidote against more terror attacks. (Dec 10)

MORE TOPICS: GEORGE W. BUSH, CALIFORNIA, HUMAN RIGHTS, CONGRESS

Muslim cleric Hassan Mustafa Osama Nasr, who is seeking millions of euros in damages from the Italian state, after accusing CIA agents and Italian spies of kidnapping him in Milan and flying him to Egypt for torture, attends an Amnesty International news
White House Fears Release Of CIA Torture Report Will Risk American Lives Worldwide

By IBTimes AU

The White House expressed concerns that the release of the CIA Torture Report might endanger American lives. (Dec 09)

MORE TOPICS: AL JAZEERA, BARACK OBAMA, WHITE HOUSE, CUBA

U.S. President Barack Obama looks on during the Summit on College Opportunity
USA Fails Its Men Again: Failed Rescue Mission Kills 2, Al-Qaeda Shoots Hostage Just Before Release

By IBTimes AU

Two al-Qaeda hostages were killed after the U.S. military had failed in its rescue mission on Saturday, December 6. (Dec 08)

MORE TOPICS: AL JAZEERA, BARACK OBAMA, WHITE HOUSE, SOMALI PIRATES

A British Airways Oneworld jumbo jet lands near the charred remains of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 on the runway at San Francisco Airport International Airport in San Francisco, California July 9, 2013.
Al Qaeda Plot To Bomb 5 European Passenger Planes Before Christmas

By IBTimes AU (No Google news)

An Al Qaeda terrorist bomb plan is to blow up five planes in Europe, especially in the U.K. during the Big Day. (Dec 03)

MORE TOPICS: IRAQ, MANUFACTURING

A Pair Of U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles Fly Over Northern Iraq After Conducting Airstrikes In Syria
ISIS Fighting 'Two Wars' Against Al Qaeda and US, Kurdish Peshmerga, Assad Regime

By IBTimes AU

ISIS is battling for supremacy in the Middle East as more extremist groups break away from Al Qaeda. (Dec 03)

MORE TOPICS: IRAQ, EGYPT