French warplanes were reported 0n Tuesday to have carried out airstrikes overnight against Islamist fighters who overran a strategic village and military post in central Mali on Monday, offering an indication that the war against extremists who have carved out a jihadist state in the nation’s north could be a long and difficult one.
An 18-year-old man who tried to set off what he thought was a car bomb outside a downtown Chicago bar on Friday night has been arrested and charged in a federal undercover sting, authorities said Saturday. Adel Daoud, a U.S. citizen who lives in the Chicago suburb of Hillside, planned for months for the attack […]
The Muslim Sunni community of the Levant, traditionally known for its liberal and moderate character, is becoming radicalized by the bloody events in Syria where a pre-dominantly Alawite regime has been using its armed forces to crush a 15-month-long uprising led by the Sunnis that make up over 80 percent of the country’s population.
When one of Lebanon’s most wanted terrorists kills himself while planting a bomb it is cause for at least some sort of grim celebration. But when the chief bomb-maker of the country’s most notorious terror group self detonates while helping rebels
The head of the U.N. peacekeeping force in Lebanon says investigators trying to determine who was responsible for a roadside bomb that injured six French peacekeepers have “a lot of evidence” that will hopefully lead to the perpetrators.
The body of kidnapped Italian activist Vittorio Arrigoni was discovered in an abandoned house just hours after a radical Islamist group announced that it was holding the pro-Palestinian advocate in exchange for the release of its leader, Gaza officials said Friday.
Witnesses say suspected al-Qaida militants have seized control of a small town in southern Yemen where police had withdrawn.
Iraqi security forces captured an al-Qaeda leader during an operation in a town south of Baghdad, an Iraqi military spokesman said on Saturday.
Al Qaeda and the Taliban are only allies of convenience and “do not love one another,” according to a son of Osama bin Laden, who grew up partly in a group of al Qaeda fighters in Afghanistan. The ties between the two groups are of intense interest because international forces are contemplating talks with the […]
The Saudi arm of Al Qaeda claimed responsibility on Monday for the attempted bombing of a Detroit-bound airliner on Friday, according to the SITE Intelligence Group, which tracks militant Islamist Web sites. “Those who would slaughter innocent men, women and children must know the United States will do more than simply strengthen our defenses,” President […]