Articles about al Qaeda

Al-Qaeda won't understand uniform's importance: Assam CM on hijab video

07 Apr 2022

Politics
Al-Qaeda won't understand uniform's importance: Assam CM on hijab video

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Wednesday said that al-Qaeda will never understand the significance of wearing uniforms in educational institutions, but Indian Muslims will.

On 20th anniversary of 9/11 WTC attacks, America honors victims

11 Sep 2021

World
On 20th anniversary of 9/11 WTC attacks, America honors victims

The United States today marks the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, the deadliest terror attack on American soil and one of the most brutal around the world.

Al-Qaeda may seek comeback in Afghanistan: Pentagon Chief

09 Sep 2021

World
Al-Qaeda may seek comeback in Afghanistan: Pentagon Chief

US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin said on Thursday the al-Qaeda extremist group that used Afghanistan as a staging base to attack the US 20 years ago may attempt to regenerate there following an American withdrawal that has left the Taliban in power.

Amin al-Haq, once a top Laden aide, returns to Afghanistan

31 Aug 2021

World
Amin al-Haq, once a top Laden aide, returns to Afghanistan

Amin al-Haq, a top al-Qaeda member and a former aide of Osama bin Laden, is believed to have returned to his native Nangarhar province in the east of Afghanistan.

Suspected extremists kill 47 in northern Burkina Faso

19 Aug 2021

World
Suspected extremists kill 47 in northern Burkina Faso

Suspected Islamic extremists ambushed a convoy in northern Burkina Faso on Wednesday, killing at least 30 civilians along with 17 soldiers and volunteer defense fighters, the government said.

Mathura on high alert following arrest of terrorists in Lucknow

12 Jul 2021

India
Mathura on high alert following arrest of terrorists in Lucknow

Security has been beefed up in Mathura following the arrest of two operatives of the Al Qaeda-linked Ansar Ghazwatul Hind in Lucknow, who were planning to attack several places across the state including the temple town, police said on Monday.

2 Al Qaeda terrorists nabbed from Lucknow by UP ATS

11 Jul 2021

India
2 Al Qaeda terrorists nabbed from Lucknow by UP ATS

The Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) on Sunday arrested two Al Qaeda terrorists near state capital Lucknow.

Chargesheet filed against 11 terrorists for planning attacks in India

26 Feb 2021

India
Chargesheet filed against 11 terrorists for planning attacks in India

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday filed a chargesheet against 11 al-Qaeda terrorists for allegedly planning to carry out attacks in India on the instructions of their Pakistan and Bangladesh-based handlers.

Attacks on two Niger villages kill at least 100

04 Jan 2021

World
Attacks on two Niger villages kill at least 100

Islamic extremists attacked two villages in Niger near its border with Mali, killing at least 100 people.

Al-Qaeda's No. 2 killed in Iran 3 months ago: Report

14 Nov 2020

World
Al-Qaeda's No. 2 killed in Iran 3 months ago: Report

The second-highest leader of the al-Qaeda, who was accused of masterminding the 1998 attacks on United States embassies in Africa, has reportedly been killed.

Trump speaks to top Taliban leader, calls it "good talk"

04 Mar 2020

World
Trump speaks to top Taliban leader, calls it "good talk"

Days after the United States signed an accord with the Taliban, aimed at bringing peace in ravaged Afghanistan, President Donald Trump spoke with one founder of the terrorist organization.

Top al Qaeda leader, born in Uttar Pradesh, killed

09 Oct 2019

World
Top al Qaeda leader, born in Uttar Pradesh, killed

A top leader of al Qaeda was killed by the joint forces of the United States and Afghanistan on September 23, reports claimed.

How this Indian engineer was saved from Kulbhushan Jadhav-like fate

27 Sep 2019

World
How this Indian engineer was saved from Kulbhushan Jadhav-like fate

With an intention to embarrass India on the global stage, Pakistan is desperate to link the former with terrorism.

Osama bin Laden's son Hamza is dead, say US officials

01 Aug 2019

World
Osama bin Laden's son Hamza is dead, say US officials

Deceased terrorist Osama bin Laden's son Hamza, seen widely as the heir of al Qaeda, is dead, US media said on Wednesday.

In video, al Qaeda chief threatens Indian Army, mentions Kashmir

10 Jul 2019

World
In video, al Qaeda chief threatens Indian Army, mentions Kashmir

Ayman al-Zawahiri, who heads the terrorist outfit al Qaeda, in a recently-released video message asked "Mujahideen in Kashmir" to inflict "unrelenting blows" on Indian Army and the government.

Pakistan claims it foiled al-Qaeda attack at Christmas ceremony

26 Dec 2018

World
Pakistan claims it foiled al-Qaeda attack at Christmas ceremony

Pakistani authorities today claimed to have foiled a terrorist attack at a Christmas ceremony in Punjab province, and arrested four al-Qaeda terrorists.

Kashmir: Close aide of Zakir Musa among six terrorists killed

22 Dec 2018

India
Kashmir: Close aide of Zakir Musa among six terrorists killed

On Saturday, six terrorists, including a close aide of Zakir Musa, Jammu and Kashmir's most-wanted terrorist, were killed in an encounter with Indian security forces.

United Nations launches framework to strengthen fight against terrorism

07 Dec 2018

World
United Nations launches framework to strengthen fight against terrorism

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres launched a framework to combat the scourge of international terrorism and coordinate efforts across the peace and security, humanitarian, and sustainable development sectors.

Address problem of militant safe havens: White House to Pakistan

20 Nov 2018

World
Address problem of militant safe havens: White House to Pakistan

The US has made it clear to Pakistani leaders that it expects them to constructively address the problem of militant safe havens in the country, the White House said after President Donald Trump and Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan faced off over the issue that has impacted bilateral ties.

Trump's anti-Pakistan comments, lesson for leaders appeasing US: Pak Minister

19 Nov 2018

World
Trump's anti-Pakistan comments, lesson for leaders appeasing US: Pak Minister

Pakistan's Human Rights Minister, Shireen Mazari, today said that US President Donald Trump's tirade against Islamabad should be a lesson to those Pakistani leaders who appeased America after 9/11.

59% of terrorist attacks in 2017 happened in 5 countries

20 Sep 2018

World
59% of terrorist attacks in 2017 happened in 5 countries

Almost 59% of all terrorist attacks in 2017 took place in five Asian countries, including India and Pakistan, according to US report.

Local youths joining militant groups in Kashmir highest since 2010

26 Aug 2018

India
Local youths joining militant groups in Kashmir highest since 2010

Dangerous trends have started surfacing on the militancy front in J&K with nearly 130 youths joining various terror outfits this year, the highest since 2010, and a majority of them affiliating themselves with groups ideologically aligned with the al-Qaeda.

Al-Qaeda 'ideologically inclined' to carry out attacks in India: UN

14 Aug 2018

World
Al-Qaeda 'ideologically inclined' to carry out attacks in India: UN

Al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS), the terror group's newest affiliate, is "ideologically inclined" to carry out attacks inside India but its capability is believed to be low and is relatively isolated owing to increased security measures in India, a UN report said.

India, China to undertake a joint economic project in Afghanistan

28 Apr 2018

World
India, China to undertake a joint economic project in Afghanistan

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping's two-day informal summit in the city of Wuhan has been historic for more reasons than one.

#SyriaWar: UNSC unanimously votes for 30-day ceasefire in war-torn country

25 Feb 2018

World
#SyriaWar: UNSC unanimously votes for 30-day ceasefire in war-torn country

The United Nations Security Council unanimously voted in favor of a resolution demanding a 30-day ceasefire in war-torn Syria without delay.

Trump's new budget proposes $336mn-aid for Pakistan, but with conditions

13 Feb 2018

World
Trump's new budget proposes $336mn-aid for Pakistan, but with conditions

US President Donald Trump is walking the talk about his warnings to Pakistan.

Reports: Osama bin Laden's grandson killed in airstrike

02 Jan 2018

World
Reports: Osama bin Laden's grandson killed in airstrike

According to some reports, al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden's 12-year old grandson Osama bin Hamza bin Laden was reportedly killed in an airstrike near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border around June-July 2017.

US, India accuse Pakistan of giving safe havens to terrorists

22 Dec 2017

World
US, India accuse Pakistan of giving safe havens to terrorists

India has told the UN Security Council (UNSC) that support for terror groups, including the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) "from outside Afghanistan" must stop.

Dawood Ibrahim breaking up with trusted aide Chhota Shakeel?

13 Dec 2017

India
Dawood Ibrahim breaking up with trusted aide Chhota Shakeel?

Rumors are that all is not well between wanted gangster Dawood Ibrahim and his most trusted aide Chhota Shakeel.

How AI is helping Facebook tackle terrorist threats online

29 Nov 2017

Technology
How AI is helping Facebook tackle terrorist threats online

Facebook has revealed how it has moved from human intervention to AI to detect terrorism-related posts.

26/11-mastermind Hafiz Saeed approaches UN to drop his terrorist tag

28 Nov 2017

World
26/11-mastermind Hafiz Saeed approaches UN to drop his terrorist tag

Hafiz Saeed, founder of Lashkar-e-Taiba and the mastermind who orchestrated the 26/11 attacks on Mumbai has filed a petition with the UN to drop his terrorist tag.

Srinagar: Top al-Qaeda-linked terrorist killed; curfew-like situation in place

18 Nov 2017

India
Srinagar: Top al-Qaeda-linked terrorist killed; curfew-like situation in place

Mugees Ahmad Mir, a top commander of Zakir Musa-led Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind, an al-Qaeda offshoot, was killed by security forces at Zakura in the outskirts of Jammu & Kashmir's Srinagar on 17 November.

Report: Al-Qaeda propaganda in Tamil, Hindi, Bengali emerges

17 Nov 2017

World
Report: Al-Qaeda propaganda in Tamil, Hindi, Bengali emerges

In a first, the Al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) has started distributing its propaganda material online in Tamil, Bengali, and Hindi.

Syria defeats ISIS but the threat is far from over

10 Nov 2017

World
Syria defeats ISIS but the threat is far from over

Syria declared victory over ISIS recently after it captured Deir al-Zour, the last town under the group's control.

CIA declassifies files seized during Osama bin Laden assassination

02 Nov 2017

World
CIA declassifies files seized during Osama bin Laden assassination

Almost seven years after Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden was killed by US forces, the mystery surrounding him and the organization continues to fascinate many.

Somalia twin bomb blasts: Death toll rises to 189

15 Oct 2017

World
Somalia twin bomb blasts: Death toll rises to 189

The death toll from the powerful twin bomb blasts that struck Somalia's capital Mogadishu has climbed to 189 with over 200 injured; the numbers are expected to rise.

Zakir Musa: Won't rest till India is "liberated"

24 Sep 2017

India
Zakir Musa: Won't rest till India is "liberated"

The Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind, a Kashmir-based al Qaeda affiliate led by former Hizbul Mujahideen leader Zakir Musa, has issued a statement that they will not rest until "occupied Hindustan" is "liberated."

Fresh evidence indicates alleged Saudi Arabia connection in 9/11 attack

11 Sep 2017

World
Fresh evidence indicates alleged Saudi Arabia connection in 9/11 attack

Evidence that was submitted in the 9/11 lawsuit reportedly reveals that the Saudi Arabian embassy in Washington may have funded a "dry run" for the 9/11 attacks.

Kashmiri terrorist Zakir Musa will "liberate" India from "cow-worshipping" Modi

01 Sep 2017

India
Kashmiri terrorist Zakir Musa will "liberate" India from "cow-worshipping" Modi

One day before Bakra Eid, al-Qaeda's Kashmir head Zakir Musa has released a 20-minute audio message on YouTube channel Ansar Ghazwa.

Musa's al-Qaeda linked terror group calls for pan-India jihad

27 Aug 2017

India
Musa's al-Qaeda linked terror group calls for pan-India jihad

India has been grappling with handling violence fuelled Pakistan-based terror groups.