al Qaeda: News

18 Dec 2023

Dawood Ibrahim

Pakistan: Dawood Ibrahim reportedly poisoned, admitted to Karachi hospital

Fugitive underworld don Dawood Ibrahim has reportedly been hospitalized in Pakistan's Karachi due to a severe health complication.

15 Aug 2023


US: 17-year-old 'aspiring terrorist' linked to al-Qaeda affiliate arrested

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) arrested a 17-year-old boy in Philadelphia, United States (US), on Friday for allegedly planning a terror attack.

US fostering Islamic terrorists for attack: Russian spy service

Russia's Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) has claimed it received inputs that the United States (US) is grooming Islamic terrorists to attack targets in Russia and the former Soviet Union, Reuters reported.

Kerala: NIA raids 56 locations linked to PFI members

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) raided the residences of several leaders belonging to the banned outfit Popular Front of India (PFI) across Kerala starting Wednesday.

01 Sep 2022

Dawood Ibrahim

NIA announces Rs. 25 lakh bounty on Dawood Ibrahim

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has announced a Rs. 25 lakh reward for information on "global terrorist" Dawood Ibrahim.

04 Aug 2022


Pakistan or Taliban: Who aided US in killing Ayman al-Zawahiri?

A key figure behind the 9/11 attacks, al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri was killed by a special R9X Hellfire missile in Kabul on Sunday, the US announced.

03 Aug 2022

Osama Bin Laden

Facts about Hellfire R9X, the missile that killed Ayman al-Zawahiri

The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) killed the Al-Qaeda supremo and mastermind of the US September 11, 2001 terror attacks, Ayman al-Zawahiri on Sunday.

02 Aug 2022


What is Hellfire R9X, a warhead-less missile that killed al-Zawahiri?

Terror outfit al-Qaeda's chief Ayman al-Zawahiri was killed in a drone strike on Sunday, US President Joe Biden announced on Tuesday.

02 Aug 2022


Who was al-Zawahiri, al-Qaeda chief killed in US drone strike?

The United States has killed al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri in a drone strike—carried out by the Central Intelligence Agency—in Kabul on Sunday.

02 Aug 2022


US kills al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri in drone strike

Al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri—one of the most wanted terrorists in the world and the architect of the US September 11, 2001, terror attacks—has been killed in an American drone strike in Kabul, Afghanistan.

13 Jun 2022

Nupur Sharma

Prophet row: 70 Indian government, private websites hit by cyberattacks

Former BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma and expelled party leader Naveen Jindal's controversial remarks against Prophet Muhammad have created quite a stir.

08 Jun 2022

Terror Attack

al-Qaeda threatens suicide attacks in India over Prophet remarks

Terrorist organization al-Qaeda in the Subcontinent (AQIS) has issued a letter dated June 6, 2022 threatening to carry out suicide attacks in India to avenge the insulting remarks about Prophet Muhammad by the now-suspended Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders.

02 Jun 2022

Uttar Pradesh

UP officer sacked after placing bin Laden's picture in office

An officer in Uttar Pradesh's state-run power distribution company was suspended after he placed a photo of Osama bin Laden in his office.

07 Apr 2022


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.

11 Sep 2021

New York City

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.

09 Sep 2021

US Military

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.

31 Aug 2021


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.

19 Aug 2021


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.

12 Jul 2021

Uttar Pradesh

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.

11 Jul 2021


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

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.

04 Jan 2021


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.

14 Nov 2020


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.

09 Oct 2019


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.

01 Aug 2019

Donald Trump

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.

10 Jul 2019

Pakistan News

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.

26 Dec 2018

Pakistan News

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.

22 Dec 2018

Jammu And Kashmir

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.

07 Dec 2018


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

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.

19 Nov 2018

Pakistan News

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.

20 Sep 2018


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.

26 Aug 2018

Jammu And Kashmir

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.

14 Aug 2018


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.

25 Feb 2018

Russia News

#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.

13 Feb 2018

Pakistan News

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.

02 Jan 2018


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.

22 Dec 2017


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.

28 Nov 2017


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.

18 Nov 2017

Jammu And Kashmir

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.

17 Nov 2017


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.

10 Nov 2017


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.

02 Nov 2017

Pakistan News

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.

15 Oct 2017


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.

24 Sep 2017


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

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.

01 Sep 2017


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.

27 Aug 2017


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

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

05 Aug 2017

Jammu And Kashmir

Dujana encounter signals al-Qaeda's growing presence in Kashmir

Terrorist outfits such as Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) to Jaish-e-Muhammed (JeM) and Hizbul Mujahideen are the most dominant groups in the Kashmir Valley.

17 Jul 2017

Osama Bin Laden

US could have captured Osama as early as 2002

Investigative journalists Adrian Levy and Cathy Scott-Clark's new book 'The Exile' has revealed some shocking details on the 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda.

27 Jun 2017


New al-Qaeda document details deadly new strategy for Indian subcontinent

Al-Qaeda has released a document which details the objectives and targets of its members in the Indian subcontinent, especially in Kashmir.

09 Jun 2017


Pakistan's ISI plotting major terror attack in India: Intelligence reports

Pakistani spy agency Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) is planning a major terror attack in Jammu & Kashmir and Punjab, according to an Intelligence Bureau (IB) input.

09 Jun 2017


Middle East diplomacy- Indians in Qatar urged to 'stay alert'

The Indian embassy in Doha has urged the 630,000 nationals living there to "stay alert", even as four Arab countries severed all relations with Qatar.

08 Jun 2017


Pakistan using shrine donation boxes for terrorist-financing

Uncovering more evidence on Pakistan financing terrorism, intelligence agencies in Rajasthan have discovered that the ISI has set up donation boxes in shrines in border villages, to use the devotees' money to fund terrorist activities.

07 Jun 2017


Pakistan not an ally, but a threat: US think-tank report

A Report published by the Center for Strategic and International Studies accused Pakistan of harbouring terrorist groups including the Haqqani network and Taliban. It further termed Pakistan more of a threat than an ally.

06 Jun 2017


Middle east diplomatic crisis: What does India stand to lose?

Speaking on the ongoing diplomatic crisis in the Middle East, External Affairs minister Sushma Swaraj called it an intra-Gulf-Co-operation Council affair, with no implications for India.

13 May 2017

Osama Bin Laden

Hamza bin Laden vows to carry on Osama's mission

Letters written six years ago by then 22-year-old Hamza to his father Osama bin Laden show the young man is "bent on avenging" his father.

02 May 2017


US issues travel alert for tourists visiting Europe

The US has issued a travel alert for Americans visiting Europe, citing continued threat of terror attacks.

29 Apr 2017


Pakistan's ISI supporting terror outfits: World Muhajir Congress

World Muhajir Congress, a newly formed refugee organization, informed US lawmakers during a Congressional hearing on Afghanistan that ISI is supporting Jihadi elements in Pakistan.

26 Apr 2017

Russia News

Al-Qaeda affiliate claims responsibility for Russia metro bombing

The Imam Shamil Battalion, a terror group with links to al-Qaeda said it carried out the St Petersburg metro bombing on the orders of al-Qaeda chief Ayama al-Zawahiri.

22 Apr 2017

Pakistan News

al-Qaeda chief Zawahir being sheltered by Pakistan

A media report revealed that Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence agency has been hiding al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri in the port city of Karachi.

24 Nov 2016


IS men recced Haridwar's 'Har ki Pauri' as possible target

Authorities have revealed that individuals arrested in India for affiliation to ISIS, conducted a recce of 'Har ki Pauri' in Haridwar as a possible target for the group.