Quantcast
Home » Topics » Qaeda (Page 13)

Iraq death toll spikes ahead of election

The number of Iraqis killed in February almost doubled month on month, official figures showed on Monday, just days ahead of a March 7 general election which Al-Qaeda has threatened to disrupt. Data compiled by the health, interior and defence ministries showed that 352 Iraqis — 211 civilians, 96 police…

Fox host ponders if Obama attorneys ‘sympathetic to Al-Qaeda cause’

Fox & Friends devoted a segment Tuesday to speculating on whether Obama-appointed federal attorneys are “sympathetic to the al Qaeda cause.” At issue was the revelation from Attorney General Eric Holder that at least five attorneys appointed by President Obama defended Guantanamo inmates in legal proceedings, while at least another…

Biden: Pakistan is my biggest worry

WASHINGTON — US Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday that his greatest concern was not Afghanistan, not Iraq, nor the Iranian nuclear crisis, but Pakistan. “I think it’s a big country. It has nuclear weapons that are able to be deployed. It has a real significant minority of radicalized population,”…

Bin Laden reportedly deplores climate change, US dollar

The terror mastermind purportedly behind the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks has a new message for America: it’s your fault the world is getting hotter. In a new audiotape aired by Al Jazeera, Osama bin Laden bemoans climate change and blames President George W. Bush, Congress and multinational corporations. “This is…

Yemen confirms Qaeda chiefs’ deaths, captures militants

SANAA (AFP) - – Yemen confirmed on Saturday the deaths of six senior Al-Qaeda figures in an air strike as its security forces pressed ahead with a crackdown on the group by arresting three suspected militants.…

Obama promises ‘no intention’ of sending troops to Yemen

President Barack Obama says he has “no intention” of sending US troops to fight militants in Yemen and Somalia and that Al-Qaeda’s activities are still centered along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border. “I have every intention of working with our international partners in lawless areas around the globe to make sure that…

US intervention could strengthen Qaeda: Yemen

SANAA — US military intervention in Yemen to help fight Al-Qaeda militants could backfire and strengthen the jihadists believed behind the botched attack on a US airliner, a top Yemeni official said Thursday. “Any intervention or direct (military) action by the United States could strengthen the Al-Qaeda network and not…

CIA reportedly ordered Blackwater to murder 9/11 suspect

In 2004, the CIA sent a team from the private security firm Blackwater, now Xe, to Hamburg to kill an alleged al Qaeda financier who was investigated for years by German authorities on suspicion of links to al Qaeda, according to a little-highlighted element in a Vanity Fair article to…

Obama moves ahead with repatriation of some Yemeni Gitmo prisoners

The United States will continue to repatriate Guantanamo detainees to Yemen, a country menaced by the Al-Qaeda terror network, despite the Christmas airliner attack, a White House official said Sunday. President Barack Obama’s counterterrorism adviser John Brennan said Yemeni nationals not transferred to US soil for trial or detention would…

Foreign travelers to undergo ‘enhanced screening’ at US airports

US authorities Sunday tightened security measures for all US-bound airline passengers, including enhanced mandatory screening of travelers from countries deemed to sponsor terrorism. Ten days after a failed Al-Qaeda bid to blow up a Northwest flight from Amsterdam to Detroit, US transport officials said the new measures were part of…

Google+