SANAA: A US raid in Yemen killed 41 suspected Al-Qaeda militants and 16 civilians today, an official said, in what would be America's first military action in the country under President Donald Trump. Eight women and eight children were among those killed in the dawn raid in Yakla district, in the central province of Baida, said the provincial official, who did not want to be named, and tribal sources. Sources in the region said the raid targeted the houses of three tribal chiefs linked to Al-Qaeda. The…
KARACHI: Pakistani authorities are investigating officials at the national identity database for allegedly issuing ID cards to militants, including some linked to Al-Qaeda, in return for bribes as small as $100.
BEIRUT: Al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate has offered to release three Lebanese soldiers in exchange for an ex-wife of the leader of the jihadist Islamic State group and four other female prisoners.
SANAA, Yemen: Suspected Al-Qaeda militants have seized control of a town in southwest Yemen, hours after Shiite rebels overran a nearby provincial capital, a security official said Thursday.
BEIRUT/MURSITPINAR: President Barack Obama has acknowledged that U.S. intelligence underestimated the rise of Islamic State fighters in Iraq and Syria, where the head of an al Qaeda branch warned militants will attack the West in retaliation for U.S.-led air strikes.
BEIRUT: An offshoot of al Qaeda which has seized territory in Iraq and Syria has declared itself an Islamic "caliphate" and called on factions worldwide to pledge their allegiance, a statement posted on Islamist websites and Twitter said on Sunday. The move poses a direct challenge to the central leadership of al Qaeda, which has disowned it, and to conservative Gulf Arab rulers who already view the group as a security threat. The group, previously known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and also known as…