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# al-Qaida

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Saudi Arabia says it executed 81 convicts in a single day
Officials said those executed included convicted members of al Qaida and the Islamic State group.
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Australian police charge man over alleged New Year's Eve terror attack
Ali Ali had downloaded instructions from an al-Qaida website on how to launch a terrorist attack.
A suicide bombing in Yemen has killed at least 30 soldiers
The camp where the explosion took place also a suicide bombing on 10 December which killed at least 45 people.
The US State Department has issued a terror travel alert for Europe
It warned American citizens of credible information showing planned attacks by Isis and Al-Qa’ida this Christmas.
Canadian Islamic converts were 'inspired' by Boston bombings in terror plot
The couple targeted a packed Canada Day celebration with their pressure-cooker bombs.
MI5 spies dressed in disguise testify in British shopping centre bomb plot trial
One spy wore a John Lennon-style dark brown wig and thin-rimmed spectacles.
Al Qaida threatens to kill US hostage and mocks 'foolish' rescue attempt
“I’m certain that my life is in danger…If anything can be done, please let it be done.”
Column: Why 14 year old Twitter ‘terrorists’ have nothing to worry about
There is such a thing as being too sensitive and overreacting when people do stupid things on social media, writes Aaron McKenna.
Military troops among 40 dead in Yemen attack
Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula are targeting oil facilities, foreigners and security forces.
UK deports radical Muslim cleric back to Jordan to face terrorism charges
Jordan convicted Abu Qatada in absentia on terrorism charges and sentenced him to life in prison in 1999, but that has been lifted now that he faces a new trial.
US can keep dead Osama bin Laden photos under wraps
A court ruled that pictures of a dead Bin Laden could reveal classified intelligence methods.
On the 11th anniversary of 9/11, agreement finally reached on memorial museum
Politicians have been instructed not to take part in the commemoration at Ground Zero in New York City later today.
Dozens of soldiers killed or kidnapped in al-Qaida attack
A Yemeni army base was attacked by militants early this morning.
CERN scientist jailed over terrorist plot
Adlene Hicheur has been sentenced to five years by a French court.
Al-Qaeda planned message to convert Ireland to Islam
A letter by Al-Qaeda’s American spokesman says Ireland was ripe for conversion because of its ‘sympathy’ for Palestine.
Experts: IRA dissidents could crash Olympics party
The Olympic torch will present the first, easiest target for breakaway Republican groups to make a name for themselves on a global stage.
Coordinated attacks hit Afghanistan
Kabul and three other cities were targeted in the attacks. They were blamed on the Pakistan-based Haqqani network, which has links to al-Qaida.
Underwear bomber sentenced to life in prison
Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab pleaded guilty to attempting to blow up a US flight on Christmas Day 2009 using a bomb concealed in his underwear.
4 men admit al-Qaida inspired plot to blow up London Stock Exchange
Prosecutors say the men had discussed a “Mumbai-style” atrocity and had planned to send mail bombs to various targets.
US carries out airstrike on Yemen
Security officials say the four confirmed victims were suspected members of al-Qaeda.
23 killed in Baghdad bomb attacks
Successive bomb attacks targeting police officers in Iraq raises more questions about vulnerability of the country’s security forces.
Gunmen shoot 13 Shiite Muslims in Pakistan
The men were ordered off a bus and then executed by suspected Sunni Muslim extremists yesterday.
Osama Bin Laden sends message from beyond the grave
Al-Qaeda has issued a video to mark the anniversary of 9/11 in which new leader Ayman al-Zawahri applauds the Arab Spring uprising. It also contains previously unreleased messages from Bin Laden.
Pakistan and CIA arrest Al Qaeda members
One of the three men arrested is believed to have been ordered by Osama bin Laden to target US interests around the world.
Europe is a 'focus of terrorist plots', says US report
Al-Qaeda affiliates are growing stronger – even launching an English-language magazine, the US State Department says.
Somali minister killed in suicide bomb attack by niece
The militant group linked to al-Qaeda, al Shabab, has claimed responsibility for the bomb attack which is believed to have been carried out by the interior minister’s teenage niece.
Operation Cupcake: Britain's MI6 switches al-Qaeda bomb plans with recipes
Magazine’s instructions for how to create bombs using household items were swapped with some of the Best Cupcakes in America.
Is this the man who will succeed bin Laden?
Adnan Shukrijumah, 35, is thought to be al-Qaeda’s head of operations – and could be set to assume its top role.
In numbers: Bin Laden, September 11, and the War on Terror
3,520 days between the September 11 attacks and bin Laden’s death – with up to a million civilian deaths in between.
Osama bin Laden killed by US operation, Obama says
US president Barack Obama tells his country that the mastermind behind the September 11 attacks has been killed in Pakistan.
Nine dead after Afghan officer opens fire at Kabul airport
Nine American citizens have been killed after a veteran Afghan military pilot opened fire at Kabul airport today.
Militants kill 13 soldiers east of Algerian capital
An Islamist insurgency is blamed for the attack on an army post, which occurred as soldiers watched a presidential address.