- AP Interview: Jihadi head says Gaza groups growing Updated: Mar-09-14 2:35 pm
- Afghan VP, ex-Northern alliance commander, dies Updated: Mar-09-14 11:14 am
- UAE backs Saudis with Muslim Brotherhood blacklist Updated: Mar-09-14 7:16 am
- Militants apologize for killing Lebanese civilians Updated: Mar-08-14 9:13 am
- Saudi Arabia names Brotherhood a terrorist group Updated: Mar-07-14 2:37 pm
- Militant grip transforms, terrorizes Syrian city Updated: Mar-07-14 11:47 am
- Will 'zero option' in Afghanistan cause chaos? Updated: Mar-01-14 4:11 am
- Officials: Al-Qaida plots comeback in Afghanistan Updated: Feb-28-14 9:39 am
- UN authorizes sanctions against Yemen spoilers Updated: Feb-26-14 12:26 pm
- UN demands humanitarian aid for all of Syria Updated: Feb-22-14 4:02 pm
- Taliban condemn violence in C. African Republic Updated: Feb-22-14 3:16 pm
- 9 attackers dead: Somalia president palace attack Updated: Feb-21-14 4:47 pm
- In Yemen, a woman's life entangled with al-Qaida Updated: Feb-21-14 1:21 pm
- Guantanamo prisoner sentence could be 15 years Updated: Feb-20-14 2:55 pm
- Report: US drone may have killed dozen civilians Updated: Feb-20-14 9:49 am
- As Syria threat expands, Obama mulls options Updated: Feb-19-14 3:28 am
- Kerry pledges security help to Tunisia Updated: Feb-18-14 9:52 am
- Pakistani polio strain threatens global campaign Updated: Feb-17-14 2:32 am
- Iraq turns to Sunni tribes, but distrust remains Updated: Feb-13-14 1:05 pm
- Classified docs hold up Padilla resentence date Updated: Feb-12-14 4:31 pm
- Pakistan-Taliban peace talks: What's at stake? Updated: Feb-12-14 1:56 pm
- Obama officials weigh drone attack on US suspect Updated: Feb-10-14 4:27 pm
- Imprisoned Iraqi defends insurgent activities Updated: Feb-08-14 11:02 am
- Violence risks turning Egypt to jihadi front Updated: Feb-07-14 2:01 pm
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - A leader of one of Gaza's secretive jihadi groups says the al-Qaida-inspired movement now has several thousand armed fighters in the seaside strip, posing a formidable threat to both Israel and the area's Hamas rulers.
KABUL, Afghanistan - Afghanistan's influential Vice President Mohammad Qasim Fahim, a leading commander in the alliance that fought the Taliban who was later accused with other warlords of targeting civilian areas during the country's civil war, died Sunday. He was 57.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - The United Arab Emirates has thrown its support behind neighboring Saudi Arabia's decision to label the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization, increasing Gulf Arab pressure on the Islamist group.
BEIRUT - A militant group issued a rare apology Saturday for a twin suicide bombing in Beirut that killed eight people and wounded dozens, including children from a nearby orphanage.
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Saudi Arabia identified the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist group along with al-Qaida and others Friday, warning those who join them or support them they could face five to 30 years in prison.
BEIRUT - Once a vibrant, religiously mixed community, Syria's eastern city of Raqqa is now a shell of its former self, terrorized by hard-line militants who have turned it into the nucleus of their vision for the Islamic caliphate they hope one day to establish in Syria and Iraq.
WASHINGTON - If President Barack Obama were to decide to leave no military advisory force in Afghanistan next year, would Afghan security unravel to the point of enabling a civil war, a Taliban takeover and a return of al-Qaida in such numbers as to pose a 9/11-type threat?
WASHINGTON - Al-Qaida's Afghanistan leader is laying the groundwork to relaunch his war-shattered organization once the United States and international forces withdraw from the country, as they have warned they will do without a security agreement from the Afghan government, U.S. officials say.
UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved a resolution Wednesday authorizing sanctions against individuals and organizations threatening peace, security or stability in Yemen.
UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. Security Council united for the first time on a resolution on Syria's humanitarian crisis Saturday, demanding that President Bashar Assad's government and the opposition provide immediate access everywhere in the country to deliver aid to millions of people in desperate need.
KABUL, Afghanistan - The Afghan Taliban on Saturday called for an end to violence against Muslims in the Central African Republic, making a rare statement on conflicts outside their region that was soon echoed by al-Qaida's North Africa branch.
MOGADISHU, Somalia - Nine al-Shabab militants wearing military fatigues and carrying guns and grenades died after attacking the presidential palace with two car bombs on Friday, in an assault the president called a "media spectacular" by a "dying animal."
SANAA, Yemen - Abeer al-Hassani's ex-husband was famed for his beautiful voice. He used it, she says, singing poetic hymns to martyrdom and jihad to try to draw youth from their neighborhood of the Yemeni capital into joining al-Qaida. He sang at weddings of fellow members of the terror group, and held discussions with young men at local mosques.
FORT MEADE, Maryland - A Guantanamo Bay prisoner pleaded guilty Thursday to war crime charges in a pretrial deal aimed at limiting his sentence to 15 years for helping plan the suicide bombing of an oil tanker off Yemen in 2002 that killed a crewman and wounded a dozen others.
WASHINGTON - A U.S. military drone strike in Yemen last December may have killed up to a dozen civilians on their way to a wedding and injured others, including the bride, a human rights group says. U.S. officials say only members of al-Qaida were killed, but they have refused to make public the details of two U.S. investigations into the incident.
WASHINGTON - For the United States, Syria's civil war is threatening to start hitting closer to home.
TUNIS, Tunisia - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry congratulated Tunisia on its new post-revolutionary constitution and promised American assistance Tuesday in the North African nation's battle against terrorists.
PESHAWAR, Pakistan - Just a few weeks ago, 11-month-old Shaista was pulling herself up, giggling as she took her first wobbly steps with the helping hand of her teenage mother.
BAGHDAD - Iraqi officials have begun recruiting thousands of Sunni fighters on the government payroll, supplying weapons to other volunteer tribal fighters and pledging millions of dollars in aid to restive Anbar province as they try to beat back extremist Sunni jihadi militants.
MIAMI - Production of thousands of classified documents sought by the attorney for convicted terrorism plotter Jose Padilla is holding up his resentencing in the case, a federal judge was told Wednesday.
ISLAMABAD - The Pakistani government has recently opened negotiations with domestic militants called the Pakistani Taliban designed to end years of fighting in the northwest that has cost thousands of lives and forced hundreds of thousands of people to flee their homes. A look at some of the main issues involved in the talks:
WASHINGTON - The case of an American citizen and suspected member of al-Qaida who is allegedly planning attacks on U.S. targets overseas underscores the complexities of President Barack Obama's new stricter targeting guidelines for the use of deadly drones.
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - An Iraqi man convicted of trying to ship arms and cash to Al-Qaida in Iraq doesn't consider himself a terrorist for his time battling U.S. soldiers in Iraq. Instead, he compares himself to the Americans who fought for independence from British colonial rule in the 1770s.
CAIRO - An Islamic militant group that has waged a campaign of bombings and assassinations for months in Egypt has quickly advanced in weaponry and sophistication of attacks, drawing on the experience of Egyptians who fought in Syria's civil war.