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.
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.
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.
French President Francois Hollande said Paris had reason to believe that Serge Lazarevic, kidnapped in Mali by Al-Qaeda in 2011, was still alive.
Al-Qaeda chief launched a new branch of the global Islamist extremist movement to reinvigorate and expand its struggle in the Indian sub-continent.
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.
Three women were arrested, in the United States and Netherlands, for allegedly giving financial help to Somalia's Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab, authorities said.
A prominent Kenyan businessman was shot dead in Kenya's port city of Mombasa late Friday, police and eyewitnesses said.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Two Malian aid workers were killed when their vehicle drove over a landmine in restive north-west Mali, officials told AFP.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
At least three people were killed and several others wounded Saturday in twin attacks in Kenya's restive coastal city of Mombasa, officials said.
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