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Shiite Muslims protest Pakistan govt in New York
Shiite Muslims protest Pakistan govt in New York

More than 1,000 Shiite Muslims marched in the streets of New York on Friday to voice their anger at the Pakistani government and the Taliban for what they called a "genocide" in their community.

Shiite Muslims protest Pakistan govt in New York
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UN sanctions Al-Qaeda linked Mali Islamists

The UN Security Council on Wednesday ordered sanctions against an Al-Qaeda linked Islamist group in a new sign of the tougher line being taken with militants who have taken over much of the Mali.

UN sanctions Al-Qaeda linked Mali Islamists
Panetta warns against retrenchment in fight against Al-Qaeda
Panetta warns against retrenchment in fight against Al-Qaeda

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta warned Tuesday that the United States needed to press efforts on the diplomatic and development fronts to put an end to the Al-Qaeda terror network.

Panetta warns against retrenchment in fight against Al-Qaeda
Spate of Iraq bombings kill 15 on eve of Islamic new year
Spate of Iraq bombings kill 15 on eve of Islamic new year

A series of bombings across Iraq on the eve of a Muslim festival killed 15 people and wounded dozens of others on Wednesday.

Spate of Iraq bombings kill 15 on eve of Islamic new year
Mali Islamist group under pressure to break with Al-Qaeda
Mali Islamist group under pressure to break with Al-Qaeda

Burkina Faso led efforts Sunday to persuade one of the armed Islamist groups controlling northern Mali to cut ties with Al-Qaeda as a west African military intervention looms to end the crisis.

Mali Islamist group under pressure to break with Al-Qaeda
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US model plane bomb plotter gets 17-year term

An American supporter of Al-Qaeda was sentenced Thursday to 17 years in prison for plotting to bomb the Pentagon and US Capitol using remote-controlled model planes laden with explosives.

US model plane bomb plotter gets 17-year term
Al Qaeda's leader, Egyptian Ayman al-Zawahiri. ©REUTERS
Al-Qaeda leader calls on Muslims to kidnap Westerners

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri has urged Egyptians to restart their revolution to press for Islamic law and called on Muslims to kidnap Westerners, the SITE Intelligence Group said Friday.

Al-Qaeda leader calls on Muslims to kidnap Westerners
Ayman al-Zawahiri. ©REUTERS
Qaeda chief urges more protests at anti-Islam film

Al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri urged Muslims to keep up their protests against an anti-Islam film produced in the United States.

Qaeda chief urges more protests at anti-Islam film
Kenyan forces hit Shebab bases around final Somali bastion
Kenyan forces hit Shebab bases around final Somali bastion

Kenyan helicopter gunships struck Shebab bases outside the Somali port of Kismayo to clear the way for a takeover of the town abandoned by the Al-Qaeda linked Islamist fighters.

Kenyan forces hit Shebab bases around final Somali bastion
Attack on US mission in Libya big intelligence loss: report
Attack on US mission in Libya big intelligence loss: report

The attack that killed the US ambassador to Libya dealt a huge blow to US intelligence operations because CIA agents and contractors were among the Americans evacuated afterward.

Attack on US mission in Libya big intelligence loss: report
White House brands Benghazi attack terrorism
White House brands Benghazi attack terrorism

The White House for the first time Thursday described the assault on the US consulate in Benghazi, which killed four Americans, as a "terrorist attack" that could have links to Al-Qaeda.

White House brands Benghazi attack terrorism
Qaeda posts video of two 9/11 hijackers
Qaeda posts video of two 9/11 hijackers

Al-Qaeda on Thursday posted an online video of two plane hijackers of the September 11, 2001 suicide attacks, which they said were part of a war to drive US forces out of the Arabian Peninsula.

Qaeda posts video of two 9/11 hijackers
Military judge Colonel James Pohl. ©REUTERS/POOL New
Judge refuses to televise Guantanamo trial

A US military judge has turned down a defense request to televise the war crimes tribunal of the alleged Al-Qaeda mastermind of a deadly attack on a US warship in 2000.

Judge refuses to televise Guantanamo trial
Syria rebels warn they will turn to Qaeda if West fails them
Syria rebels warn they will turn to Qaeda if West fails them

With the West still refusing to arm Syria's opposition in the bloody fight against the regime, rebels in the flashpoint northern city of Aleppo warn that they could turn to Al-Qaeda for help.

Syria rebels warn they will turn to Qaeda if West fails them
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Reliant on Ethiopia, Somali officials struggle to fill void

Standing in front of the rag-covered tent that has been her family's home for 18 months, grandmother Halbo Maow says that while the men with the guns might have changed, life still remains tough.

Reliant on Ethiopia, Somali officials struggle to fill void
With Islamists gone, Somali displaced make fragile recovery
With Islamists gone, Somali displaced make fragile recovery

Afgoye was once a byword for misery; controlled by Somalia's Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab fighters, the region, long hit by famine, was dubbed the world's largest camp for displaced people.

With Islamists gone, Somali displaced make fragile recovery
Iraq attacks kill 37 after Al-Qaeda warning
Iraq attacks kill 37 after Al-Qaeda warning

Violence in Baghdad and north of the capital killed at least 37 people on Monday, the country's bloodiest day in three weeks after Al-Qaeda's front group in Iraq warned it sought to retake territory.

Iraq attacks kill 37 after Al-Qaeda warning
Rezwan Ferdaus. ©REUTERS/Handout
US Al-Qaeda supporter admits to model plane plot

An American supporter of Al-Qaeda pleaded guilty Friday to plotting to bomb the Pentagon and US Capitol using remote-controlled model planes laden with explosives.

US Al-Qaeda supporter admits to model plane plot
Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri. ©REUTERS/Handout
Lawyers ask for Guantanamo trial to be televised

Lawyers for the alleged Al-Qaeda mastermind of the deadly 2000 attack on the USS Cole demanded Thursday that his Guantanamo military tribunal be televised.

Lawyers ask for Guantanamo trial to be televised