al-Qaeda http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24258/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 Thomson Reuters 5731571 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 Thomson Reuters 5732694 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 Thomson Reuters 5734600 at http://www.globalpost.com Yemeni troops and tanks attack al Qaeda stronghold http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/yemeni-troops-and-tanks-attack-al-qaeda-stronghold <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 28 (Reuters) - Yemeni troops backed by tanks attacked an al Qaeda stronghold on Monday after talks to free three Western hostages collapsed, an official and residents said, leading to a retaliatory militant raid that killed three soldiers.</p> <p>Tackling lawlessness in the impoverished Arabian Peninsula state, which flanks the world's biggest oil exporter Saudi Arabia, is an international priority. The United States views Yemen as a frontline in its struggle against al Qaeda.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/yemeni-troops-and-tanks-attack-al-qaeda-stronghold" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Al-Qaeda al-Qaeda Terrorism Terrorism in Yemen War Thomson Reuters Mon, 28 Jan 2013 12:30:30 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5740435 at http://www.globalpost.com Al Qaeda calls on Iraqi Sunni protesters to take up arms http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130131/al-qaeda-calls-iraqi-sunni-protesters-take-arms <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>* Iraqi al Qaeda wing vowed to regain lost ground</p> <p>* Sunni protests defiant in face of Maliki concessions</p> <p>* Syria crisis is increasing worries over Iraq unrest</p> <p>By Patrick Markey and Aseel Kami</p> <p>BAGHDAD, Jan 31 (Reuters) - Al Qaeda's Iraqi wing on Thursday urged Sunni protesters to take up arms against Shi'ite Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, adding fuel to growing sectarian unrest in the world's fastest-growing oil exporter.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130131/al-qaeda-calls-iraqi-sunni-protesters-take-arms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> al-Qaeda Asia Islamic terrorism Politics of Iraq Social Issues Technology War Thomson Reuters Thu, 31 Jan 2013 18:45:57 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5742104 at http://www.globalpost.com US to help allies confront Al-Qaeda threat: Obama http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/us-help-allies-confront-al-qaeda-threat-obama <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The United States will help its allies confront the evolving threat posed by Al-Qaeda but without having to deploy thousands of US troops abroad, President Barack Obama vowed Tuesday.</p> <p>Al-Qaeda was now a "shadow" of the group that was behind the September 11, 2001 attacks on the US, Obama said in his annual State of the Union address.</p> <p>"Different Al-Qaeda affiliates and extremist groups have emerged -- from the Arabian Peninsula to Africa. The threat these groups pose is evolving," he said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/us-help-allies-confront-al-qaeda-threat-obama" target="_blank">read more</a></p> al-Qaeda Islam Islamic terrorism Islamism AFP Wed, 13 Feb 2013 04:48:04 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5754133 at http://www.globalpost.com Trial of al Qaeda plot suspects begins in Jordan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130214/trial-al-qaeda-plot-suspects-begins-jordan <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>AMMAN, Feb 14 (Reuters) - Eleven men went on trial on Thursday in a Jordanian military court accused of plotting to carry out suicide attacks in the capital, including on shopping malls and the U.S. Embassy, judicial sources said.</p> <p>The Jordanian defendants, all suspected supporters of al Qaeda, pleaded not guilty to charges of "possession of explosives and plotting to undertake terror attacks and infiltration across borders", the sources said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130214/trial-al-qaeda-plot-suspects-begins-jordan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> al-Qaeda Asia Fertile Crescent Islamic terrorism War Thomson Reuters Thu, 14 Feb 2013 14:45:56 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5755432 at http://www.globalpost.com Yemen police officer killed in Al-Qaeda attack http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130224/yemen-police-officer-killed-al-qaeda-attack <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Suspected Al-Qaeda gunmen on motorbikes killed a police officer in a drive-by shooting on Sunday in the central province of Baida, Yemen's defence ministry and official Saba news agency reported.</p> <p>"Captain Adel Wali al-Nahmi, the police chief of Dhi Naem, was assassinated and his bodyguard Adnan al-Qobati wounded in an ambush by Al-Qaeda members," the defence ministry said in a statement on its 26sep.net website.</p> <p>Saba, quoting security sources in Baida, said the gunmen were on four motorcycles and fled after opening fire on the officer's convoy,</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130224/yemen-police-officer-killed-al-qaeda-attack" target="_blank">read more</a></p> al-Qaeda Islam Islamic terrorism Islamism Technology AFP Sun, 24 Feb 2013 17:00:54 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5765104 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ Hostage families urge France to negotiate with Al-Qaeda http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130304/urgent-hostage-families-urge-france-negotiate-al-qaeda <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The families of four hostages being held by Al-Qaeda's north African branch on Monday urged the French government to show a "willingness to negotiate" with the militant group.</p> <p>The call was issued against a background of fears for the lives of the hostages following the reported killing of two Al-Qaeda-linked leaders by French-backed Chadian troops in Mali over the weekend.</p> <p>hg/am/mm/rm</p> al-Qaeda Islamic terrorism AFP Mon, 04 Mar 2013 10:00:20 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5772636 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ Al-Qaeda likely unable to launch major attacks: US http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130312/urgent-al-qaeda-likely-unable-launch-major-attacks-us <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The core of Al-Qaeda has been severely weakened and likely is unable to launch "large-scale" attacks on Western targets, the US national intelligence director said Tuesday.</p> <p>Al-Qaeda has suffered steady losses among its senior ranks since 2008, diminishing the network's central leadership "to a point that the group is probably unable to carry out complex, large-scale attacks in the West," James Clapper said in an annual assessment presented to lawmakers.</p> <p>ddl/sst</p> Al-Qaeda al-Qaeda Islam Islamic terrorism AFP Tue, 12 Mar 2013 14:46:26 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5780670 at http://www.globalpost.com Al-Qaeda likely unable to launch major attacks: US http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130312/al-qaeda-likely-unable-launch-major-attacks-us <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The core of Al-Qaeda has been severely weakened and likely is unable to launch "large-scale" attacks on Western targets, the US national intelligence director said Tuesday.</p> <p>Al-Qaeda has suffered steady losses among its senior ranks since 2008, diminishing the network's central leadership "to a point that the group is probably unable to carry out complex, large-scale attacks in the West," James Clapper said in an annual assessment presented to lawmakers.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130312/al-qaeda-likely-unable-launch-major-attacks-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> al-Qaeda Islam Islamic terrorism Islamism War AFP Tue, 12 Mar 2013 15:08:01 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5780696 at http://www.globalpost.com Al Qaeda claims assault on Iraqi justice ministry http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130317/al-qaeda-claims-assault-iraqi-justice-ministry <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>BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Al Qaeda's Iraqi affiliate said on Sunday it carried out a coordinated suicide bomb and gun attack on the country's justice ministry last week that killed at least 25 people in the centre of Baghdad.</p> <p>The assault near the heavily fortified Green Zone, where several Western embassies and government offices are located, fanned fears about Iraq's still fragile security a decade after the invasion that ousted Saddam Hussein.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130317/al-qaeda-claims-assault-iraqi-justice-ministry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> al-Qaeda Asia Iraq Iraqi insurgency Politics War Thomson Reuters Sun, 17 Mar 2013 08:45:03 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5785833 at http://www.globalpost.com "Fountainhead of Jihad" - book explores al Qaeda-Haqqani links http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130318/fountainhead-jihad-book-explores-al-qaeda-haqqani-links <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 (Reuters) - "Know that we will not lay down our arms once Afghanistan is free." The fight must be pursued to liberate "the defenceless Muslims of the world" from Kashmir to Palestine to Samarkand, the speaker said.</p> <p>It was 1988, a conference in Gujrat in Pakistan's Punjab province; a time when the enthusiasm of the anti-Soviet jihad fused with internationalist causes popular among Arab fighters and the Pakistani backers of the mujahedeen to forge the ideology of al Qaeda.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130318/fountainhead-jihad-book-explores-al-qaeda-haqqani-links" target="_blank">read more</a></p> al-Qaeda Disaster Islam Islamism Taliban Thomson Reuters Mon, 18 Mar 2013 15:46:15 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5786896 at http://www.globalpost.com UAE says it has arrested plotters linked to al Qaeda http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130418/uae-says-arrests-al-qaeda-cell-targeting-countrys-security <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 Yara Bayoumy</p> <p>DUBAI (Reuters) - The United Arab Emirates said on Thursday it had arrested a seven-member cell linked to al Qaeda that was planning attacks on the Gulf oil and business hub, the second time this year it has alleged a concrete threat from the militant group.</p> <p>The UAE, an important military, counter-terrorism and business partner of the West, said the seven were Arab nationals who had been helping al Qaeda with recruitment, financing and logistical support.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130418/uae-says-arrests-al-qaeda-cell-targeting-countrys-security" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Al-Qaeda al-Qaeda Asia Islam Islamic terrorism Islamism Terrorism in Yemen War Thomson Reuters Thu, 18 Apr 2013 07:00:42 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5819040 at http://www.globalpost.com Two arrested in Canada over Al Qaeda plot http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130422/two-arrested-canada-over-al-qaeda-plot-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Two people have been arrested in connection with an Al Qaeda supported plot to derail a passenger train in Canada, police said Monday.</p> <p>Chiheb Esseghaier, 30, and Raed Jaser, 35, were allegedly planning to carry out an attack on a Via Rail passenger train in the Toronto area, an official told reporters.</p> <p>The pair are expected to appear in court on Tuesday for a bail hearing. Charges include conspiring to carry out an attack and conspiring in association with a terrorist group to murder individuals.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130422/two-arrested-canada-over-al-qaeda-plot-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> al-Qaeda Islam Islamic terrorism Islamism AFP Mon, 22 Apr 2013 20:31:47 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5822630 at http://www.globalpost.com