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Smoke rises from the Defence Ministry's compound after an attack, in Sanaa December 5, 2013. ©Reuters/Khaled Abdullah
Dead, wounded in Sanaa suicide car bombing: Yemen security

A suicide car bombing at the defence ministry in the heart of Sanaa left dead and wounded on Thursday.

Dead, wounded in Sanaa suicide car bombing: Yemen security
Spate of Baghdad blasts kill 24
Spate of Baghdad blasts kill 24

A wave of attacks, most of them car bombs targeting Shiite neighbourhoods, rocked Baghdad early on Wednesday, killing at least 24 people in the latest bout of bloodshed to rock Iraq.

Spate of Baghdad blasts kill 24
Gunmen kill Shiite director of Pakistan university
Gunmen kill Shiite director of Pakistan university

Unidentified gunmen riding a motorcycle on Tuesday killed a senior Shiite director of a university along with his driver in Pakistan's central Punjab province.

Gunmen kill Shiite director of Pakistan university
Karzai calls on Taliban to participate elders assembly on US deal
Karzai calls on Taliban to participate elders assembly on US deal

Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Saturday called on the Taliban and their allies to join an assembly on a security pact that could allow some US troops to stay in the country after 2014.

Karzai calls on Taliban to participate elders assembly on US deal
Opponents demand end to US drone strikes, secrecy
Opponents demand end to US drone strikes, secrecy

Activists opposed to US drone strikes against Al-Qaeda suspects demanded Friday an end to the secrecy surrounding the attacks, saying the bombings have claimed numerous civilian lives.

Opponents demand end to US drone strikes, secrecy
Murder? What murder? Mystery of Haqqani killing in Pakistan
Murder? What murder? Mystery of Haqqani killing in Pakistan

A phantom body, clueless cops and busy spies: the fallout from the shooting of a senior Haqqani network leader will do little to dampen suspicions of Pakistani complicity with Islamist militants.

Murder? What murder? Mystery of Haqqani killing in Pakistan
Omar Khadr. ©Reuters/Janet Hamlin
Canadian 'child soldier' appeals Guantanamo conviction

Omar Khadr, the Canadian "child soldier" held for a decade at Guantanamo, appealed his terror conviction Friday.

Canadian 'child soldier' appeals Guantanamo conviction
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Guantanamo prisoner's secret diaries leaked

Al Jazeera America published Thursday part of the secret personal diaries of one of Guantanamo's most high-profile prisoners, with records of meetings with Al-Qaeda's chieftains.

Guantanamo prisoner's secret diaries leaked
Blasts in Syria, opposition urges 'neutrality' in peace effort
Blasts in Syria, opposition urges 'neutrality' in peace effort

Bomb attacks in Damascus and southern Syria have left at least 16 people dead, as the Syrian opposition hit back at claims it is hindering efforts to hold a peace conference.

Blasts in Syria, opposition urges 'neutrality' in peace effort
Terror suspect evades British police by donning burqa
Terror suspect evades British police by donning burqa

The British government defended its terror prevention measures on Monday after a Somali-born suspect escaped surveillance by putting on a burqa during a visit to a mosque.

Terror suspect evades British police by donning burqa
Obama says captured Libyan will be brought to justice
Obama says captured Libyan will be brought to justice

US President Barack Obama said Tuesday an alleged Al-Qaeda operative snatched by US commandos in Libya was involved in plots that killed hundreds of people and will be brought to justice.

Obama says captured Libyan will be brought to justice
Abu Anas al-Libi. Photo courtesy of presstv.ir
US military interrogating wanted Al-Qaeda suspect

The US military was holding and secretly interrogating an alleged Al-Qaeda operative Monday, after weekend raids on Libya and Somalia which also targeted an elusive Islamist Shebab commander.

US military interrogating wanted Al-Qaeda suspect
US vows 'relentless' terror fight after Somalia, Libya raids
US vows 'relentless' terror fight after Somalia, Libya raids

The United States pledged Sunday to keep "relentless pressure" on terror groups following the daring capture of an Al-Qaeda operative in Libya and the storming of a Shebab stronghold in Somalia.

US vows 'relentless' terror fight after Somalia, Libya raids
US capture of Al-Qaeda operative 'appropriate and legal': Kerry
US capture of Al-Qaeda operative 'appropriate and legal': Kerry

US Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday the capture of an Al-Qaeda operative in Libya was "appropriate and legal" after officials in Tripoli demanded answers about the "kidnap".

US capture of Al-Qaeda operative 'appropriate and legal': Kerry
Shebab says foreign special forces attack its Somali base
Shebab says foreign special forces attack its Somali base

Foreign special forces in an attack helicopter staged a nighttime raid on a key base of Somalia's Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab.

Shebab says foreign special forces attack its Somali base
Assad: Syria not in civil war, but attacked by Qaeda
Assad: Syria not in civil war, but attacked by Qaeda

Bashar al-Assad insisted Wednesday that Syria is not gripped by civil war but has been attacked by tens of thousands of foreign jihadist fighters allied to Al-Qaeda.

Assad: Syria not in civil war, but attacked by Qaeda
Nidal Hasan. ©REUTERS
US court martial sentences Fort Hood shooter to death

A military jury sentenced a US Army officer to death Wednesday for carrying out an Al-Qaeda inspired mass shooting on the Fort Hood base in Texas that left 13 dead.

US court martial sentences Fort Hood shooter to death
Qaeda claims deadly attacks as Iraqis blame government
Qaeda claims deadly attacks as Iraqis blame government

An Al-Qaeda front group on Sunday claimed a wave of attacks that killed dozens of people during the Eid al-Fitr holiday, as Iraqis angrily blamed authorities for failing to prevent the violence.

Qaeda claims deadly attacks as Iraqis blame government
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Al-Qaeda suspects arrested in Saudi Arabia: ministry

Saudi Arabia has arrested two suspected members of Al-Qaeda who may have been plotting against Western embassies in the Middle East.

Al-Qaeda suspects arrested in Saudi Arabia: ministry
US pulls staff from Lahore consulate over 'threats'
US pulls staff from Lahore consulate over 'threats'

The United States on Thursday evacuated all non-emergency staff from its consulate in Lahore, Pakistan, citing "specific threats" amid a worldwide alert over Al-Qaeda intercepts.

US pulls staff from Lahore consulate over 'threats'