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Jul 09, 2014

French jihadist was targetting Eiffel Tower, Louvre: report

The 29-year-old French citizen of Algerian descent, only identified as Ali M., exchanged detailed plans for attacks with a 'senior member' of al-Qaeda for a year before his messages were intercepted by France’s intelligence services in 2013, France24... #Al-Qaeda #Louvre #Eiffel Tower

Jul 08, 2014

Shabab militants storm Somalia presidential compound; president unhurt

Al Qaeda-linked militants attacked the Somali presidential compound in Mogadishu on Tuesday, forcing their way inside, but President Hassan Sheik Mohamud was not there at the time... #Al-Qaeda #Somalia

Jul 08, 2014

Abandoned Al Qaeda notebook features blueprint for creating Islamic state

At first glance, the neat handwriting in blue ink could be from a school notebook. Prise apart the pages - stuck together by sand and water - and it becomes clear that the book belonged to a militant from al Qaeda. Discarded in shrubbery in the mount... #Al-Qaeda #Yemen

Jul 06, 2014

22 dead in attacks on Kenyan coast, Red Cross says

Twenty-two people were killed in overnight attacks by gunmen in two counties on the Kenyan coast, where Al Qaeda-linked militants last month claimed responsibility for killing 65 people, the Kenya Red Cross said Sunday... #Kenya #Al-Qaeda

Jul 06, 2014

Attacks Said to Kill 22 in Two Villages in Kenya

The overnight attacks by gunmen occurred in two counties on the Kenyan coast, where militants linked to Al Qaeda last month claimed responsibility for killing 65 people, the Kenya Red Cross said Sunday... #Kenya #Al-Qaeda

Jul 04, 2014

Al Qaeda bombs that airpots can't detect are new threat

The potentially deadly explosives — which have no metal parts — are the sick brainchild of Saudi bomb maker Ibrahim Al-Asiri, the chief explosives creator for Al Qaeda... #Kenya #Al-Qaeda

Jul 01, 2014

Iraq willing to accept arms from Russia, Iran, ambassador says

Iraq will turn to Iran, Russia and elsewhere for arms and military advice if the Obama administration won't supply what it needs to halt an Al Qaeda splinter group, Iraq's ambassador to the United States said Tuesday... #Iraq #Iran #Barack Obama #Al-Qaeda

Jul 01, 2014

Middle East Memo: ISIS Threatens Al Qaeda as Flagship Movement of Extremists

The question is whether the new group, which now calls itself simply the Islamic State, will endure... #Middle East #Al-Qaeda #Syria #Iraq

Jul 01, 2014

Middle East Memo: ISIS Threatens Al Qaeda as Flagship Movement of Extremists

The question is whether the new group, which now calls itself simply the Islamic State, will endure... #Middle East #Al-Qaeda #Syria #Iraq

Jun 30, 2014

Sunni militants declare Islamic state in Iraq and Syria

The leaders of an Al Qaeda splinter group that has seized vast portions of northern and western Iraq have declared the establishment of an Islamic state and demanded allegiance from other Muslim groups... #Syria #Iraq #Al-Qaeda