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Revenge, despair pushing Syrians into jihadist ranks: study
Revenge, despair pushing Syrians into jihadist ranks: study

Economic concerns and the desire for a sense of purpose and revenge are the major factors pushing young Syrians into the arms of jihadist groups, a study released on Wednesday found.

Revenge, despair pushing Syrians into jihadist ranks: study
Pakistan claims killing of major Al-Qaeda commander in country
Pakistan claims killing of major Al-Qaeda commander in country

Pakistani security forces have killed a senior Al-Qaeda commander and detained his wife in an overnight raid on his hideout in the southwestern province of Baluchistan.

Pakistan claims killing of major Al-Qaeda commander in country
Smoke is seen at left as French police special forces launch their assault at a kosher supermarket where several people were taken hostage near the Porte de Vincennes in eastern Paris. ©Reuters
Al-Qaeda in Yemen threatens France with new attacks: SITE

A top sharia official from Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula threatened France with fresh attacks following those at the Charlie Hebdo magazine and at a Jewish supermarket.

Al-Qaeda in Yemen threatens France with new attacks: SITE
Paris has info that suggests Al-Qaeda hostage alive: Hollande
Paris has info that suggests Al-Qaeda hostage alive: Hollande

French President Francois Hollande said Paris had reason to believe that Serge Lazarevic, kidnapped in Mali by Al-Qaeda in 2011, was still alive.

Paris has info that suggests Al-Qaeda hostage alive: Hollande
Al-Qaeda fighters. ©REUTERS/Feisal Omar
Al-Qaeda declares new branch in Indian sub-continent

Al-Qaeda chief launched a new branch of the global Islamist extremist movement to reinvigorate and expand its struggle in the Indian sub-continent.

Al-Qaeda declares new branch in Indian sub-continent
Abd Al-Rahim, Muhammad Sa'id ali
Hasan, Khalid Ibn Muhammad Al-Juhani, Ramzi Binalshibh, and an unknown
individual. ©Reuters/HO
One of five 9/11 accused to be tried separately: judge

A US military judge at Guantanamo Bay has ruled that one of the five alleged September 11 plotters, Yemeni Ramzi Binalshibh, should be tried separately.

One of five 9/11 accused to be tried separately: judge
©Reuters/Sam Hodgson
Three women arrested for helping Somalia's Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab

Three women were arrested, in the United States and Netherlands, for allegedly giving financial help to Somalia's Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab, authorities said.

Three women arrested for helping Somalia's Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab
©Reuters/Noor Khamis
Business tycoon shot dead in Kenya coastal city

A prominent Kenyan businessman was shot dead in Kenya's port city of Mombasa late Friday, police and eyewitnesses said.

Business tycoon shot dead in Kenya coastal city
Somalia's President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud. ©Reuters/Feisal Omar
Militants storm Somalia presidential palace

Islamist Shebab rebels carried out a major bomb and armed attack on Somalia's presidential palace late Tuesday, penetrating the heavily fortified complex in the capital Mogadishu before blowing themselves up.

Militants storm Somalia presidential palace
Issa Timamy. Photo courtesy of facebook.com
Kenya arrests governor after coastal attacks: police

Kenyan police have arrested the governor of the coastal Lamu district in connection with three recent massacres in which over 60 people were killed, officers said.

Kenya arrests governor after coastal attacks: police
Mauritanian leader set to win new term amid poll boycott
Mauritanian leader set to win new term amid poll boycott

Mauritanians on Saturday cast ballots in a presidential election that incumbent Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz was expected to win handily as main opposition rivals boycotted the vote in the largely desert nation.

Mauritanian leader set to win new term amid poll boycott
©Reuters/Mohammed Salem
Palestinian dies in Israeli air raid on Gaza

An Israeli air strike killed a Palestinian man in Gaza on Wednesday after rocket fire from the territory prompted Israel's premier to warn he holds Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas responsible.

Palestinian dies in Israeli air raid on Gaza
©Reuters/Stringer
Two aid workers killed in Mali landmine blast: officials

Two Malian aid workers were killed when their vehicle drove over a landmine in restive north-west Mali, officials told AFP.

Two aid workers killed in Mali landmine blast: officials
'We know where missing girls are': Nigeria's top brass
'We know where missing girls are': Nigeria's top brass

Nigeria's highest ranking military officer on Monday gave a glimmer of hope to the families of more than 200 schoolgirls held by Boko Haram militants, revealing they had located the missing teenagers.

'We know where missing girls are': Nigeria's top brass
Obama makes surprise Afghanistan visit
Obama makes surprise Afghanistan visit

US President Barack Obama promised a decision on post-2014 troop numbers in Afghanistan "fairly shortly", after paying a surprise visit to soldiers fighting the last battles of America's longest war.

Obama makes surprise Afghanistan visit
Abu Hamza. ©Reuters
British preacher Abu Hamza guilty on US terror charges

A New York jury convicted British hate preacher Abu Hamza on 11 kidnapping and terrorism charges Monday, opening the way for a judge to impose what will almost certainly be a life sentence.

British preacher Abu Hamza guilty on US terror charges
Ban condemns water cuts in Syria's Aleppo
Ban condemns water cuts in Syria's Aleppo

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned rebels Friday for cutting water supplies to the besieged northern Syrian city of Aleppo, calling for services to be restored immediately.

Ban condemns water cuts in Syria's Aleppo
Museum takes painful look into 9/11 attacks
Museum takes painful look into 9/11 attacks

On the eve of the dedication of a museum commemorating the September 11, 2001 attacks, Charles Wolf made no secret of his apprehension at a site he associates with the death of his wife Katherine.

Museum takes painful look into 9/11 attacks
60,000 flee inter-jihadist battle in east Syria: NGO
60,000 flee inter-jihadist battle in east Syria: NGO

Around 60,000 people have fled towns in Deir Ezzor province of eastern Syria that have been the scene of fierce clashes between rival jihadists, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

60,000 flee inter-jihadist battle in east Syria: NGO
Three dead, several injured as Mombasa hit by twin attacks
Three dead, several injured as Mombasa hit by twin attacks

At least three people were killed and several others wounded Saturday in twin attacks in Kenya's restive coastal city of Mombasa, officials said.

Three dead, several injured as Mombasa hit by twin attacks