Content Tagged As al_qaeda

2 years 3 months ago

Germany: loner terrorists are greatest threat

BERLIN (AP) - Germany's top security official says the greatest terror threat to the country no longer stems from big networks like al-Qaida but from small, independent terrorist cells or "lone wolf" perpetrators. Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich told The Associated Press on Friday that terrorist activities by Muslim extremist organizations...

2 years 4 months ago

France shooting suspect holes up in building

TOULOUSE, France (AP) - France's interior minister says a gunman suspected in a wave of killings has stopped talking to police, and that authorities have been monitoring him for years. Claude Gueant was speaking Wednesday in the southern city of Toulouse, where a police raid is under way targeting the...

2 years 5 months ago

US counterterror adviser pledges support for Yemen

SANAA, Yemen (AP) - Yemen's state news agency says the U.S. administration's top counter-terrorism adviser has pledged Washington's support for the country's new president after upcoming elections. SABA says John Brennan met Saturday with Vice President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi in Sanaa to discuss next week's presidential vote. Hadi is...

3 years 2 months ago

U.S. looking for final bin Laden recording

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. intelligence officials believe Osama bin Laden made a propaganda recording shortly before his death and expect that tape to surface soon. It's unclear whether the tape is audio or video, but a U.S. official says that intelligence indicates it's already working its way through al-Qaida's media...

3 years 2 months ago

Update: Bin Laden killed by U.S.

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says Osama bin Laden, the glowering mastermind behind the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks that killed thousands of Americans, was killed in an operation ledby the United States. A small team of Americans carried out the attack and took custody of bin Laden's remains,...

4 years 2 weeks ago

American killed in Uganda World Cup explosion

Officials in Uganda's capital, Kampala, say 64 people died in simultaneous bombings of World Cup soccer viewing crowds. Two blasts bearing the hallmarks of international terrorists ripped through crowds at a rugby club and a restaurant in Kampala. At least one American was killed. Several other Americans were among the...

4 years 3 weeks ago

NYC subway plot was al-Qaida conspiracy

Federal prosecutors say the failed plot to set off bombs in the New York subway last year was part of a larger al-Qaida conspiracy that also targeted England. In a terrorism indictment unsealed Wednesday, prosecutors added several al-Qaida figures to the case, including Adnan Shukrijumah, an FBI most-wanted terrorist....

4 years 2 months ago

U.S. couple released by Yemeni tribe

Two U.S. citizens, a husband and wife, taken hostage by Yemeni tribesmen were released on Tuesday a day after they were seized near the capital Sanaa, a Yemeni government official said. "The Americans have been freed and handed over to the mediation committee," a government official told Reuters. ...

4 years 5 months ago

Are you kidding? Al-qaida exploding breasts

A British intelligence service says it's discovered that gel and saline implants may be used by al-Qaida to terrorize innocent people. British spy satellites have reportedly intercepted terrorist communications from Pakistan and Yemen, talking about women suicide bombers getting explosives put inside breast implants. Former Houston FBI Director...

4 years 8 months ago

Clinton shows solidarity, pledges more aid

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is promising U.S. support for the Philippines in its fight against al-Qaida-linked militants. She's arrived in Manila for a two-day visit. Her trip comes after the Philippine Senate passed a resolution urging the government to renegotiate a pact with the U.S. that lets about...

4 years 10 months ago

Aurora terror suspect admits to terror ties

NBC (Denver)-- NBC reports Najibullah Zazi has admitted to ties to al-Qaeda and has admitted attending a terror training camp in Pakistan. NBC says Najibullah Zazi denies planning to stage attacks in the United States. This comes as Zazi continued his third day of FBI questioning, Friday. FBI agents...

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