Al-Qaeda http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24253/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 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 Saudi clerics demand fair trials for prisoners http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/saudi-clerics-demand-fair-trials-prisoners <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>* Clerics hail from heartland of austere school of Islam</p> <p>* Say authorities must treat women prisoners properly</p> <p>* Call on officials to honour pledges to release detainees</p> <p>By Asma Alsharif</p> <p>JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, Jan 14 (Reuters) - More than 100 Saudi clerics have signed a petition calling for fair hearings for prisoners held on security grounds in the conservative kingdom, which has arrested thousands of people in a campaign against Islamist militants.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/saudi-clerics-demand-fair-trials-prisoners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Al-Qaeda Asia Saudi Arabia War Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 18:45:28 +0000 5734308 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 Seven foreign hostages alive after strike on Algeria siege - ANI http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/blank-headline-received-13 <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>NOUAKCHOTT, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Seven foreign hostages are still alive after an Algerian military raid on a siege at a gas plant on Thursday, Mauritania's ANI news agency reported, citing one of the al Qaeda-linked kidnappers.</p> <p>ANI said a spokesman for the kidnappers told the agency those hostages were three Belgians, two Americans, a Japanese and a Briton. No details were given for the Algerians who were also captured.</p> <p>A number of hostages and kidnappers were reported killed in an air strike by the Algerian army on the facility.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/blank-headline-received-13" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Al-Qaeda Hostage taking Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 14:30:44 +0000 5735614 at http://www.globalpost.com African leaders meet to finalise Mali force to fight al Qaeda http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/african-leaders-meet-finalise-mali-force-fight-al-qaeda <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>* Questions linger over mission's planning, financing and supplies</p> <p>* Malian, French forces enter Diabaly</p> <p>By Joe Bavier</p> <p>ABIDJAN, Jan 19 (Reuters) - African leaders meeting in Ivory Coast on Saturday are expected to sign off on a regional mission that is due to take over from French forces fighting al Qaeda-linked militants in Mali, but is still short on financing and planning.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/african-leaders-meet-finalise-mali-force-fight-al-qaeda" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Al-Qaeda Mali Social Issues War Thomson Reuters Sat, 19 Jan 2013 13:45:45 +0000 5736551 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 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 U.S. military planes ferry French unit to Mali http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/us-military-planes-ferry-french-unit-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>WASHINGTON, Jan 22 (Reuters) - The U.S. military has flown five C-17 cargo sorties into the Malian capital to help bring a French mechanized infantry unit into the fight against al Qaeda-affiliated militants in the north of the country, Pentagon officials said on Tuesday.</p> <p>A small group of U.S. military troops, including two communications personnel, have been on the ground at the airport at Bamako temporarily to help coordinate the logistics for the C-17 flights, a military official said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/us-military-planes-ferry-french-unit-mali" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Al-Qaeda Geography of Africa Islamic terrorism War Thomson Reuters Tue, 22 Jan 2013 18:45:22 +0000 5737911 at http://www.globalpost.com US drone kills four al Qaeda members in Yemen http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/us-drone-kills-four-al-qaeda-members-yemen-sources A U.S. drone killed four suspected al Qaeda militants on Tuesday in a strike on their car in northern Yemen as they drove away from a militant training ground, according to tribal sources and local officals, the fourth such attack in four days.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/us-drone-kills-four-al-qaeda-members-yemen-sources" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Al-Qaeda Terrorism Terrorism in Yemen War Conflict Zones Middle East Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 22 Jan 2013 19:15:00 +0000 5737934 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. drone kills six suspected al Qaeda members in Yemen-sources http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/us-drone-kills-six-suspected-al-qaeda-members-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>* Yemen is home to one of most active al Qaeda wings</p> <p>* Four attacks on militants in four days</p> <p>* Discontent over drone attacks growing</p> <p>SANAA, Jan 23 (Reuters) - At least six suspected al Qaeda members were killed in a U.S. drone strike in northern Yemen on Wednesday, local sources said, in an escalating campaign in which at least 20 Islamist militants have died this week.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/us-drone-kills-six-suspected-al-qaeda-members-yemen-sources" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Al-Qaeda Social Issues Terrorism Terrorism in Yemen War Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 22:00:22 +0000 5738556 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Arabian al Qaeda's number two is dead - Yemeni official http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/update-1-arabian-al-qaedas-number-two-dead-yemeni-official <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 quotes and context)</p> <p>By Mohammed Ghobari</p> <p>SANAA, Jan 24 (Reuters) - A Saudi who was freed by U.S. authorities from detention at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, only to become second-in-command of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has died after being wounded by Yemeni security forces, a Yemeni security official said on Friday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/update-1-arabian-al-qaedas-number-two-dead-yemeni-official" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Al-Qaeda Islam Politics Terrorism War Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 19:45:06 +0000 5739011 at http://www.globalpost.com "Never leave", shell-shocked Mali residents tell France http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/never-leave-shell-shocked-mali-residents-tell-france <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 Richard Valdmanis</p> <p>DIABALY, Mali, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Residents of Diabaly feared for their lives when French air strikes pounded their small town in central Mali, shaking their homes and turning the pick-up trucks of Islamist fighters into burning, twisted metal.</p> <p>Despite that, they are grateful to France.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/never-leave-shell-shocked-mali-residents-tell-france" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Al-Qaeda Islam Islamic terrorism Social Issues War Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 21:15:40 +0000 5739062 at http://www.globalpost.com