Terrorism http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24252/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 Turkey's Erdogan demands Hollande explain meeting with militants http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/turkeys-erdogan-demands-hollande-explain-meeting-militants <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>ISTANBUL, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan has called on French President Francois Hollande to explain why he had met Kurdish militants with links to the PKK - viewed as a terrorist group by Turkey, the EU and the United States - who were shot dead this week in Paris.</p> <p>Hollande has said that one of the victims, three women with links to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), was known to him.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/turkeys-erdogan-demands-hollande-explain-meeting-militants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Politics Terrorism War Thomson Reuters Sat, 12 Jan 2013 11:00:17 +0000 5733536 at http://www.globalpost.com Pakistani Shi'ite keep second night of vigil over 96 bomb victims http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/pakistani-shiite-keep-second-night-vigil-over-96-bomb-victims <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 Gul Yousufzai</p> <p>QUETTA, Pakistan, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Pakistani government officials met with Shi'ite leaders late on Saturday as thousands of protesters prepared for a second night in the cold rain, alongside the bodies of 96 people killed in one of the worst sectarian attacks in the country's history.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/pakistani-shiite-keep-second-night-vigil-over-96-bomb-victims" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Pakistan Politics Terrorism Terrorism in Pakistan War Thomson Reuters Sat, 12 Jan 2013 15:45:16 +0000 5733594 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 WRAPUP 16-Thirty hostages reported killed in Algeria assault http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/wrapup-1-sahara-hostage-siege-turns-mali-war-global <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>* Dozens of Westerners, scores of Algerians initially held</p> <p>* One of the biggest international hostage crises in decades</p> <p>* Gunmen demanded end to French war in Mali</p> <p>By Lamine Chikhi</p> <p>ALGIERS, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Thirty hostages and at least 11 Islamist militants were killed on Thursday when Algerian forces stormed a desert gas plant in a bid to free many dozens of Western and local captives, an Algerian security source said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/wrapup-1-sahara-hostage-siege-turns-mali-war-global" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Business Crime Criminal law Entertainment Environment Health Hostage taking Irregular military Islam Labor Law Political geography Politics Technology Terrorism War War on Terror Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 01:30:30 +0000 5735387 at http://www.globalpost.com Algeria attack planned before French strike in Mali-officials http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/algeria-attack-planned-french-strike-mali-officials <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>* Cash ransom or prisoner release possible motives</p> <p>* Incident highlights Islamic militants in North Africa</p> <p>By Mark Hosenball</p> <p>WASHINGTON Jan 17 (Reuters) - Algerian militants planned their hostage-taking attack on a remote desert gas plant well before a French military operation against militants in neighboring Mali, European and U.S. national security officials said on Thursday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/algeria-attack-planned-french-strike-mali-officials" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Politics Terrorism War War on Terror Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 20:45:29 +0000 5735814 at http://www.globalpost.com Belmokhtar burnishes jihadi credentials with Algeria attack http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/belmokhtar-burnishes-jihadi-credentials-algeria-attack <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 Myra MacDonald</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Mokhtar Belmokhtar lost an eye fighting in Afghanistan, swears allegiance to al Qaeda and named his son after Osama bin Laden.</p> <p>As the assumed mastermind behind the seizure of foreign hostages at a gas plant in the Sahara, he has put Algeria back on the map of global jihad 20 years after its civil war made the country the theatre of a bloody Islamist struggle for power.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/belmokhtar-burnishes-jihadi-credentials-algeria-attack" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Islam Politics Technology Terrorism War War on Terror Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 22:00:19 +0000 5735854 at http://www.globalpost.com RPT-Belmokhtar burnishes jihadi credentials with Algeria attack http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/rpt-belmokhtar-burnishes-jihadi-credentials-algeria-attack <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 Myra MacDonald</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Mokhtar Belmokhtar lost an eye fighting in Afghanistan, swears allegiance to al Qaeda and named his son after Osama bin Laden.</p> <p>As the assumed mastermind behind the seizure of foreign hostages at a gas plant in the Sahara, he has put Algeria back on the map of global jihad 20 years after its civil war made the country the theatre of a bloody Islamist struggle for power.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/rpt-belmokhtar-burnishes-jihadi-credentials-algeria-attack" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Islam Politics Technology Terrorism War War on Terror Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 08:15:45 +0000 5735995 at http://www.globalpost.com Turkish police detain musicians, lawyers in leftist crackdown http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/turkish-police-detain-musicians-lawyers-leftist-crackdown <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 Ayla Jean Yackley</p> <p>ISTANBUL, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Turkish police arrested 85 people, including leftist lawyers, musicians and human rights activists, in raids against people suspected of links to an outlawed militant group, Turkish media reported on Friday.</p> <p>Many of the 15 lawyers arrested were from the Progressive Lawyers' Association, which works with victims of torture and leftist prisoners, according its website.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/turkish-police-detain-musicians-lawyers-leftist-crackdown" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Grup Yorum Politics Revolutionary People's Liberation Party–Front Social Issues Technology Terrorism War Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 21:30:30 +0000 5736410 at http://www.globalpost.com Al Qaeda-linked militants killed by drone strike in Yemen http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/al-qaeda-linked-militants-killed-drone-strike-yemen <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>* Tribesmen block road in protest at drones</p> <p>* New president has openly backed such strikes</p> <p>* Al Qaeda wing has attempted attacks on U.S. targets</p> <p>SANAA, Jan 20 (Reuters) - At least three suspected al Qaeda militants have been killed by a drone strike in central Yemen, tribal sources and the Defence Ministry said on Sunday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/al-qaeda-linked-militants-killed-drone-strike-yemen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Al-Qaeda Disaster Terrorism Terrorism in Yemen War Thomson Reuters Sun, 20 Jan 2013 10:31:20 +0000 5736811 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Blast, drones kill 16 al Qaeda-linked militants in Yemen http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/update-1-blast-drone-kill-13-al-qaeda-linked-militants-yemen <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>* 10 suspected al Qaeda operatives killed in blast, 6 in strikes</p> <p>* Tribesmen block road in protest at drones</p> <p>* New president has openly backed such strikes (Adds new strike in paragraphs 3, 12)</p> <p>SANAA, Jan 20 (Reuters) - More than 10 suspected al Qaeda operatives were killed by an explosion in a house in south Yemen where they were making bombs, and at least six others died in two strikes from U.S. drones, tribal and official sources said on Sunday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/update-1-blast-drone-kill-13-al-qaeda-linked-militants-yemen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Al-Qaeda Disaster Islam Terrorism War Yemeni uprising Thomson Reuters Sun, 20 Jan 2013 13:30:42 +0000 5736849 at http://www.globalpost.com Hollande tries to reassure on France's other Africa hostages http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/hollande-tries-reassure-frances-other-africa-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>PARIS, Jan 20 (Reuters) - President Francois Hollande said on Sunday France was doing all it could to free as many as eight people taken hostage by Islamist militants in recent years in Africa's Sahel region.</p> <p>In a statement released after he met relatives of hostages, some whom were captured two years ago in Niger, Hollande said: "France is working on it with determination and in a responsible fashion. No lead will be ignored or neglected."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/hollande-tries-reassure-frances-other-africa-hostages" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Islam Politics Terrorism War Thomson Reuters Sun, 20 Jan 2013 17:00:37 +0000 5736927 at http://www.globalpost.com Diplomat knew Algeria attack leader as his captor, one-eyed "Jack" http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/diplomat-knew-algeria-attack-leader-his-captor-one-eyed-jack <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 Mark Hosenball</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 20 (Reuters) - Veteran Canadian diplomat Robert Fowler is one of few westerners to have been taken captive by Islamist militant leader Mokhtar Belmokhtar, and to have lived to tell the tale.</p> <p>Belmokhtar has claimed responsibility on behalf of al Qaeda for the four-day siege in Algeria last week that resulted in the deaths of at least 23 hostages and 32 militants, according to a regional website.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/diplomat-knew-algeria-attack-leader-his-captor-one-eyed-jack" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Politics Robert Fowler Technology Terrorism War War on Terror Thomson Reuters Mon, 21 Jan 2013 00:15:56 +0000 5737022 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S drone strike kills 4 Qaeda militants in Yemen -sources http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/us-drone-strike-kills-4-qaeda-militants-yemen-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 21 (Reuters) - A U.S. drone killed four suspected al Qaeda militants on Monday in a strike in central Yemen, tribal sources said, in the third such attack in three days.</p> <p>The United States never comments on strikes by its pilotless aircraft, which it has used to track down militants in Yemen for years. The Yemeni government tolerates such strikes but usually does not comment on the U.S. role in specific incidents.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/us-drone-strike-kills-4-qaeda-militants-yemen-sources" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Al-Qaeda Islam Terrorism War Thomson Reuters Mon, 21 Jan 2013 09:45:40 +0000 5737140 at http://www.globalpost.com Yemen minister urges ground ops, not drones, against militants http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/yemen-minister-urges-ground-ops-not-drones-against-militants <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>* Rights minister voices rare criticism from within gov't</p> <p>* Suspected militants should receive fair trial -minister</p> <p>By Mahmoud Habboush</p> <p>DUBAI, Jan 22 (Reuters) - A cabinet minister criticised on Tuesday the use of pilotless U.S. drones against suspected al Qaeda militants in Yemen, a tactic that has outraged communities in targeted areas, and urged a move to ground operations to avoid hurting civilians.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/yemen-minister-urges-ground-ops-not-drones-against-militants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Al-Qaeda Politics Terrorism War Thomson Reuters Tue, 22 Jan 2013 16:30:36 +0000 5737812 at http://www.globalpost.com