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US Foils Al-Qaida Airliner Bomb Plot

Posted May 7th, 2012 at 6:50 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. officials say they have stopped an al-Qaida bomb plot intended to destroy an airliner heading for the United States. Authorities in Washington say the al-Qaida branch in Yemen intended to put a suicide bomber aboard a U.S.-bound jet with explosives concealed in the attacker’s underwear. They say the plot was detected and the bomb […]

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US Foils Al-Qaida Airliner Bomb Plot

Posted May 7th, 2012 at 5:35 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. officials say they have stopped an al-Qaida bomb plot intended to destroy an airliner heading for the United States. Authorities in Washington say the al-Qaida branch in Yemen intended to put a suicide bomber aboard a U.S.-bound jet and have him detonate explosives hidden in his underwear. They say the plot was detected and […]

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US Foils Al-Qaida Airliner Bomb Plot

Posted May 7th, 2012 at 5:05 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. officials say they have stopped an al-Qaida bomb plot intended to destroy an airliner heading for the United States. Authorities in Washington say the al-Qaida branch in Yemen intended to put a suicide bomber aboard a U.S.-bound jet and have him detonate explosives hidden in his clothing. They say the plot was detected and […]

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Al-Qaida Offers Hostage Release for Freeing of Cleric

Posted April 30th, 2012 at 6:15 am (UTC-5)
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A statement on a militant website says al-Qaida’s north African branch has offered to release a British man abducted in Mali if Britain frees radical Islamist cleric Abu Qatada. The statement attributed to al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), which could not be verified, said the group would release Stephen Malcolm, who was taken from […]

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Al-Qaida Claims Kidnapping of Saudi Diplomat in Yemen, Makes Demands

Posted April 17th, 2012 at 11:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Saudi Arabia says al-Qaida has claimed responsibility for the kidnapping of a Saudi diplomat in Yemen last month and threatened to kill the man unless the kingdom releases detained militants. Saudi officials said Tuesday the terrorist network’s regional affiliate, al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, claimed the kidnapping in a phone call to the Saudi Embassy […]

Al-Qaida Claims Kidnapping of Saudi Diplomat in Yemen, Makes Demands

Posted April 17th, 2012 at 8:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Saudi Arabia says al-Qaida has claimed responsibility for the kidnapping of a Saudi diplomat in Yemen last month and threatened to kill the man unless the kingdom releases detained militants. Saudi officials said Tuesday the terrorist network’s regional affiliate, al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, claimed the kidnapping in a phone call to the Saudi Embassy […]

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Pakistan Extends Hold on bin Laden Widows

Posted March 17th, 2012 at 12:35 pm (UTC-5)
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The wives and children of former al-Qaida chief Osama bin Laden will be held in Pakistani custody a while longer. A Pakistani official and a lawyer representing one of bin Laden’s widows said a Pakistani court issued the ruling Saturday, ordering the family be held until a hearing on March 26. Pakistani authorities charged the […]

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Al-Qaida Chief Urges Pakistanis to Revolt

Posted March 16th, 2012 at 11:10 am (UTC-5)
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Al-Qaida is urging the people of Pakistan to follow the example of Muslims in Egypt and Tunisia and revolt. The call-to-arms comes in a 10-minute video posted on the Internet Friday and reviewed by the counter-terrorism company IntelCenter. In it, al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri tell Pakistanis to “rise up in the face of this bribe-taking […]

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Somali Government Calls for End to Arms Embargo

Posted February 13th, 2012 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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Somalia’s government has called for an end to the international arms embargo on the country so it can better fight the militant group al-Shabab. In a statement Monday, the government said al-Shabab’s union with al-Qaida, announced last week, will increase insecurity in Somalia and East Africa, and that Somalia risks becoming a base for the […]

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Somali Gov’t Calls for End to Arms Embargo

Posted February 13th, 2012 at 9:05 am (UTC-5)
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Somalia’s government has called for an end to the international arms embargo on the country so it can better fight the militant group al-Shabab. In a statement Monday, the government said al-Shabab’s union with al-Qaida, announced last week, will increase insecurity in Somalia and East Africa, and that Somalia risks becoming a base for the […]

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