Islamic terrorism http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24250/all en UPDATE 1-Extradited al Qaeda suspect pleads not guilty in US court http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/update-1-extradited-al-qaeda-suspect-pleads-not-guilty-us-court <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>* Suspect linked to foiled plots in U.S., Britain<br /> * Faces up to life in prison if convicted<br /> * European court denied bid to block U.S. extradition</p> <p> By Jessica Dye<br /> NEW YORK, Jan 7 (Reuters) - A Pakistani man accused of<br /> taking part in an international al Qaeda plot to attack targets<br /> in the United States and Europe pleaded not guilty to terrorism<br /> charges during his first U.S. court appearance Monday in New<br /> York.<br /> Abid Naseer, 26, was extradited on Thursday from Britain to<br /> Brooklyn, New York.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/update-1-extradited-al-qaeda-suspect-pleads-not-guilty-us-court" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Al-Qaeda al-Qaeda American Muslims Conviction Indictment Islam Islamic terrorism Mohammed Wali Zazi Najibullah Zazi New York Subway and United Kingdom Plot Osama bin Laden Pashtun people Person Attributes Social Issues Terrorism War Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 14:05:56 +0000 5731571 at http://www.globalpost.com UAE militant cell linked to Yemen's al Qaeda-Dubai police chief http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/uae-militant-cell-linked-yemens-al-qaeda-dubai-police-chief <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* UAE militant cell linked to al Qaeda in Yemen</p> <p>* Iran, Muslim Brotherhood a threat to Gulf states</p> <p>* Qaeda's Yemen-based wing remains a potent threat</p> <p>By Mahmoud Habboush</p> <p>DUBAI, Jan 9 (Reuters) - A suspected militant cell detained in the United Arab Emirates had links to al Qaeda, Dubai's police chief has said, including the Yemen-based wing that is widely regarded as one of the its most effective affiliates.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/uae-militant-cell-linked-yemens-al-qaeda-dubai-police-chief" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Islamic terrorism Middle East War Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 11:30:16 +0000 5732049 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-UAE militants had links to al Qaeda-Dubai police chief http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/update-1-uae-militants-had-links-al-qaeda-dubai-police-chief <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Iran, Muslim Brotherhood a "menace" to Gulf states</p> <p>* Yemen-based AQAP is one of al Qaeda's most active wings</p> <p>* UAE cell said to plan bombings in UAE, Saudi Arabia</p> <p>By Mahmoud Habboush</p> <p>DUBAI, Jan 9 (Reuters) - A suspected Islamist militant cell detained in the United Arab Emirates had links to al Qaeda, including its prominent Yemen-based wing, Dubai's police chief said in an interview published on Wednesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/update-1-uae-militants-had-links-al-qaeda-dubai-police-chief" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Islam Islamic terrorism War Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 13:30:44 +0000 5732104 at http://www.globalpost.com Gunmen kill Yemeni who mediated with al Qaeda- sources http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/gunmen-kill-yemeni-who-mediated-al-qaeda-sources <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>ADEN, Jan 10 (Reuters) - A Yemeni tribal leader who mediated between the government and al Qaeda was killed at a checkpoint ambush in Abyan province in the country's south on Thursday, official and tribal sources said.</p> <p>Al Mullah Zabahra was known for helping the government free individuals kidnapped by al Qaeda, including the Saudi consulate's deputy consul, who was abducted in the port city of Aden last year.</p> <p>"The tribal leader was killed in an ambush, he was in his car when the armed men shot him," said the official source.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/gunmen-kill-yemeni-who-mediated-al-qaeda-sources" target="_blank">read more</a></p> al-Qaeda Asia Islamic terrorism Terrorism in Yemen Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 16:15:52 +0000 5732694 at http://www.globalpost.com Images of a dead bin Laden still dangerous - US lawyer http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/images-dead-bin-laden-still-dangerous-us-lawyer <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By David Ingram</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Twenty months after U.S. special forces killed Osama bin Laden, the United States told a court on Thursday it is not ready to release images taken after the al Qaeda leader's death because they still might lead to violence.</p> <p>A federal appeals court heard arguments in a lawsuit over whether the government must release the images under the Freedom of Information Act, a 1966 law that guarantees public access to some government records.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/images-dead-bin-laden-still-dangerous-us-lawyer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Islam Islamic terrorism War on Terror Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 17:15:37 +0000 5732735 at http://www.globalpost.com EU rules out military combat mission to Mali http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/eu-rules-out-military-combat-mission-mali <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BRUSSELS, Jan 14 (Reuters) - The European Union has no plans to give any combat role to its upcoming military training mission in Mali, an EU foreign policy spokesman said on Monday, following France's intervention in the sub-Saharan state against al Qaeda-linked Islamists last week.</p> <p>The European Union plans to speed up preparations to send military trainers for the Malian army. This mission is now expected to start in late February or early March.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/eu-rules-out-military-combat-mission-mali" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Al-Qaeda Islam Islamic terrorism Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 12:15:28 +0000 5734100 at http://www.globalpost.com Somali militants post photos of dead French commando http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/somali-militants-post-photos-dead-french-commando <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>DUBAI, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Somali militants linked to al Qaeda said on Monday a French commando captured during a failed rescue operation at the weekend had died, and posted photos of his body on the Internet, according to the SITE monitoring service.</p> <p>SITE quoted a statement in English posted by al Shabaab on its Twitter account saying the commando had "succumbed to his injuries" sustained during an attempt to free Denis Allex, a French agent held hostage since 2009.</p> Irregular military Islam Islamic terrorism Technology War Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 14:30:22 +0000 5734156 at http://www.globalpost.com Somali militants say to post message on fate of French hostage http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/somali-militants-say-post-message-fate-french-hostage <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Somali militants linked to al Qaeda said on Monday they had reached a decision on the fate of Frenchman Denis Allex, held hostage since 2009, and that a message "containing the verdict is forthcoming", according to the SITE monitoring service.</p> <p>Al Shabaab also said a French commando had died of his wounds in their custody after a failed bid to rescue Allex at the weekend.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/somali-militants-say-post-message-fate-french-hostage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Irregular military Islam Islamic terrorism War Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 15:00:23 +0000 5734165 at http://www.globalpost.com Yemen raid nets two al Qaeda militants-security sources http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/yemen-raid-nets-two-al-qaeda-militants-security-sources <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SANAA, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Yemeni security forces arrested two al Qaeda militants near the capital Sanaa on Monday, seizing explosives, suicide bomb vests, assassination manuals and lists of targets for attack, security sources said.</p> <p>Although a third man escaped the raid on a hideout at Jader village, 14 km (9 miles) north of Sanaa, the arrests are likely to be seen as progress in government attempts to stem a spate of killings of security officials by suspected militants.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/yemen-raid-nets-two-al-qaeda-militants-security-sources" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Islam Islamic terrorism Labor Politics Social Issues Terrorism in Yemen War Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 17:30:33 +0000 5734272 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters World News Highlights at 1700 GMT, Jan 14 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/reuters-world-news-highlights-at-1700-gmt-jan-14 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 14 (Reuters) - TOP STORIES</p> <p>-----------</p> <p>BAMAKO/PARIS - Al Qaeda-linked Islamist rebels launched a counter-offensive in Mali on Monday after four days of French air strikes on their northern strongholds, seizing the central town of Diabaly and promising to drag France into a brutal Afghanistan-style war.</p> <p>- - - -</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/reuters-world-news-highlights-at-1700-gmt-jan-14" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Interest Irregular military Islam Islamic terrorism Politics Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 18:30:49 +0000 5734301 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-FBI agent says Oregon bomb suspect discussed martyrdom in emails http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/update-2-fbi-agent-says-oregon-bomb-suspect-discussed-martyrdom <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds details, paragraphs 14 and 17)</p> <p>By Teresa Carson</p> <p>PORTLAND, Ore., Jan 14 (Reuters) - Testimony in the trial of a Somali-born man charged with trying to bomb a Christmas tree event in Oregon opened on Monday with an FBI agent saying the accused first aroused concerns by discussing martyrdom in email exchanges with Islamist militants.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/update-2-fbi-agent-says-oregon-bomb-suspect-discussed-martyrdom" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Islam Islamic terrorism Islamism Mohamed Osman Mohamud Technology War Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 04:30:04 +0000 5734524 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-France seeks Gulf Arab help for Mali anti-rebel push http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/update-1-france-seeks-gulf-arab-help-mali-anti-rebel-push <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>ABU DHABI, Jan 15 (Reuters) - France expects Gulf Arab states will help an African campaign against Islamist rebels in Mali, possibly with materials or financing, Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Tuesday.</p> <p>In response to questions from reporters on a visit to the United Arab Emirates, Fabius added that the presence of French troops on the ground in the Muslim African state would not galvanise al Qaeda recruitment in the region.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/update-1-france-seeks-gulf-arab-help-mali-anti-rebel-push" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Islam Islamic terrorism Laurent Fabius Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 08:15:16 +0000 5734566 at http://www.globalpost.com Yemen says al Qaeda holding western hostages http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/yemen-says-al-qaeda-holding-western-hostages <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SANAA, Jan 15 (Reuters) - A Finnish couple and an Austrian man abducted in Yemen last month are being held by members of al Qaeda after being sold to the militant group by tribesmen, a senior Yemeni official said on Tuesday.</p> <p>The three Westerners, who were studying Arabic in Yemen, were snatched by gunmen in the capital Sanaa on Dec. 21. An Interior Ministry official had said they were being held by tribesmen who were demanding a ransom.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/yemen-says-al-qaeda-holding-western-hostages" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Al-Qaeda al-Qaeda Islamic terrorism Terrorism War Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 09:45:43 +0000 5734600 at http://www.globalpost.com Islamists kill four more police in Nigeria's Kano http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/islamists-kill-four-more-police-nigerias-kano <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Second attack targeting police in under 24 hours</p> <p>* Boko Haram the country's top security threat</p> <p>* Nigerians fear Mali involvement could worsen insurgency</p> <p>KANO, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Islamist gunmen shot dead four policemen on patrol in northern Nigeria's main city of Kano on Tuesday, the second attack in under 24 hours, ending a brief lull in violence.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/islamists-kill-four-more-police-nigerias-kano" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boko Haram Islamic terrorism States of Nigeria War Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 14:00:52 +0000 5734715 at http://www.globalpost.com Ethiopia jails 10 for plotting attacks with Somali Islamists http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/ethiopia-jails-10-plotting-attacks-somali-islamists <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Aaron Maasho</p> <p>ADDIS ABABA, Jan 15 (Reuters) - An Ethiopian court on Tuesday convicted 10 men of plotting attacks with the help of Islamist militants from neighbouring Somalia and sentenced them to between three and 20 years in jail.</p> <p>Addis Ababa, a Western ally in a region threatened by radical Islam, has deployed troops in Somalia twice in the past seven years.</p> <p>The latest was a campaign to fight the al Qaeda-allied al Shabaab group alongside Kenyan troops and an African Union mission.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/ethiopia-jails-10-plotting-attacks-somali-islamists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Irregular military Islam Islamic terrorism Social Issues War Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 14:45:18 +0000 5734747 at http://www.globalpost.com