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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

Olympic pole vault champion Renaud Lavillenie of France takes part in a men's exhibition pole vaulting competition with the Eiffel Tower in the background in Paris June 28, 2014. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier (FRANCE - Tags: SPORT ATHLETICS)
French Police Stops Terrorists’ Plot to Blow-up Eiffel Tower, Louvre

By IBTimes AU

French police on Thursday said it had intercepted a terrorists' plot to blow-up the famous romantic monument Eiffel Tower, the Louvre as well as a nuclear plant in France last summer. (Jul 11)

MORE TOPICS: M&A, ALGERIA, LAWYER

The Last Ship Episode 3 Spoilers and Airdate: Everything to Know About Dead Reckoning

By IBTimes AU

TNT’s “The Last Ship” is one of the biggest debuting television series this summer. The post apocalyptic drama features the story based on William Brinkley’s novel of the same name helmed by “Transformers: Age of Extinction” director Michael Bay. With 5. (Jul 04)

MORE TOPICS: TNT

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Iraq: Militants Hunting for Wives; Children Used as Snipers

By IBTimes AU

Iraq Crisis: ISIS militants went hunting for wives as children were armed as snipers (Jun 24)

MORE TOPICS: IRAQ, HUMAN RIGHTS

Global Markets Overview – June 18, 2014

By IG Markets

Equities were firmer overnight despite a mixed round of economic data. In the UK, CPI came in well below estimates while in Europe the ZEW economic sentiment readings for Germany and the region also disappointed. (Jun 18)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, GOLD, IRAQ, DOW JONES, FTSE, GERMANY

World Cup 2014: Al Shabaab Claims Responsibility for Death of 49 Singles Watching Soccer Games in Kenyan Hotel

By IBTimes AU

The Al Shabaab, a Sunni Islamist militia based in Somalia and believed to have links with al-Qaeda, has claimed responsibility for attacks on Sunday that killed 49 single men and women watching the World Cup matches in a Kenyan hotel. (Jun 17)

MORE TOPICS: GERMANY, ORACLE, SOMALIA, UGANDA

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Iraq Crisis: US-Iran Alliance In talks for Iraq’s Aid against Militants

By IBTimes AU

US-Iran alliance may happen soon as violence in Iraq escalate to uncontrollable level (Jun 16)

MORE TOPICS: BARACK OBAMA, IRAQ, NUCLEAR WEAPONS, TWITTER, AUSTRALIA, WHITE HOUSE, MICHIGAN

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Iraq Terror: USS George HW Bush for Air Strikes Flown; AU Vows to Follow US

By IBTimes AU

Iraq Terror: US Defence Secretary confirmed flying carrier USS George HW Bush to Iraq as Prime Minister Tony Abbott vows to follow US’ decision on Iraq (Jun 16)

MORE TOPICS: BARACK OBAMA, IRAQ, AUSTRALIA, WHITE HOUSE, TONY ABBOTT

Boko Haram Release Shocking Video Showing Missing Nigerian Schoolgirls, Demand Militant Prisoners’ Freedom; Report Reveals Terror Group’s Links with Osama Bin Laden

By IBTimes AU

Boko Haram, the group behind the abduction of hundreds of Nigerian girls, has released a shocking new video. The video claims to show more than a hundred kidnapped Nigerian teenage girls who have been converted to Islam, according to The Daily Mail. (May 13)

MORE TOPICS: NIGERIA

U.S. Renews Training of Elite Iraqi Forces in Jordan
U.S. Renews Training of Elite Iraqi Forces in Jordan

By Reuters

The United States is resuming training for elite Iraqi soldiers in Jordan, a U.S. official said on Wednesday, as Washington seeks to bolster U.S. support for the Iraqi government's battle against Islamist militants. (May 08)

MORE TOPICS: IRAQ, ELECTIONS

Boko Haram fighters
10 Things to Know about Notorious Boko Haram of Nigeria

By IBTimes IN

Since 2002 till 2013, an estimated 10,000 people have been killed in violence linked to Boko Haram. (May 07)

MORE TOPICS: HUMAN RIGHTS, ELECTIONS, NIGERIA