Cheick Ag Aoussa was the number two in the High Council for the Unity of Azawad, one of many armed groups in the country.
New York, Washington and Pennsylvania have fallen silent to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the US.
Al Qaeda’s powerful Syrian branch, the Nusra Front, says it is cutting ties with the global militant network.
Three Spanish freelance journalists who were kidnapped in Syria last July have returned home on Sunday after being released. On Saturday it was
Al Qaeda gunmen attack Grand Bassam resort 16 people are killed including four Europeans All six gunmen are killed by Ivorian Special Forces
The destruction of religious sites in the ancient Malian city of Timbuktu has caused irreparable damage to Africa’s cultural heritage, prosecutors at
Witnesses to the Ouagadougou attack say suspected Islamist militants shot indiscriminately at them and did not speak French – the national language
Security forces in Burkina Faso storm hotel to free hostages taken by suspected Islamic militants - reports of 20 deadSecurity forces in the West African country of Burkina Faso have launched an assault on a hotel in the capital where a number of hostages were being
Security forces in the West African country of Burkina Faso have launched an assault on a hotel in the capital where a number of hostages were being
Buses carrying insurgents leave the Syrian city of Homs Part of rare local ceasefire deal Priority given to women, children, seriously wounded
16 Lebanese soldiers and policemen held captive by Al Qaeda’s Syrian wing, the Nusra Front, have been released. The group was kidnapped during an
Mali has been placed under a ten-day state of emergency after hundreds were taken hostage at a luxury hotel in its capital city. At least 20 people
They are two speeches made in the wake of two terrorist atrocities. But while the circumstances may have been similar, the two presidents who made
The streets of Kabul rang with cries of ‘Down with terror!’, as thousands of Afghan minority Hazara- filled the streets, angrily demanding the
Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri has dismissed the self-titled group Islamic State as illegitimate, but says his followers would join them in
Al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri has pledged allegiance to the new head of the Taliban. The announcement came in an audio message, which could not be
Two men captured by Islamist militants in Mali – said to be the last Westerners held hostage in the country – have been seen in a rare video posted
Al-Qaeda has confirmed that a suspected US air strike in Yemen has killed the leader of its organisation in the Arabian Peninsular, (AQAP), Nasser
One of the most feared Islamic militant leaders, Mokhtar Belmokhtar, has reportedly been killed by a US airstrike in Libya, according to the local
The al Qaeda militant Mokhtar Belmokhtar and seven others have been reported killed in a US air strike inside Libya. Belmokhtar’ is thought to have
Nusra Front, the Syrian affiliate of al Qaeda, said on Thursday it had taken over Ariha, the last city in the northwestern province of Idlib that was
A US air strike is said to have killed a senior militant of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. The SITE Intelligence group quotes Al Qaeda as saying
German police have prevented an imminent terror attack after raiding the home of a suspected extremist, according to media reports. They detained a
Fighters linked to al-Qaeda have reportedly seized a major airport and an oil terminal in southern Yemen. It comes as the country slides deeper into
Six French nationals expelled from Romania, suspected of having links to terrorism.
Some 150 inmates were freed when suspected al-Qaeda militants stormed a prison in the Yemeni port town of Mukalla. One of the escapees was provincial
Islamist groups in Syria including al Qaeda’s Nusra Front have reportedly seized the city of Idlib, dealing a huge blow to the Assad regime. Social
A newly released video shows the moment Tunisia’s elite BAT squad entered the Bardo Museum to confront the gunmen who attacked the Tunis tourist
A former senior aide of Osama bin Laden has been found guilty of plotting the US embassy bombings by al-Qaeda that killed 224 people in 1998. Khalid
Six people in the United States have been charged with aiding terrorist organisations. The are Bosnian natives living in Missouri, Illinois and New