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Al-Awlaki’s death major blow to Al Qaeda: Obama


October 1st, 2011 - 4:14 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 1 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Friday said the killing of radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen is a major blow to the Al Qaeda in the ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda weakened, but likely to live on: UN official


September 9th, 2011 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 9 (IANS) A decade after it launched the 9/11 attacks in the US, terror outfit Al Qaeda may be weakened, but it is still very much a ... Read more...

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Prominent Yemen cleric calls for president’s ouster, formation of Islamic state


March 2nd, 2011 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
Sana (Yemen), Mar. 2 (ANI): A prominent radical cleric has demanded the ouster of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh and called for the creation of an Islamic state.Sheikh Abdul Majid al-Zindani ... Read more...

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Bangladeshi BA computer engineer convicted on terror charges


March 1st, 2011 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 29 (ANI): Woolwich Crown Court has convicted Rajib Karim, an Asian-origin British Airways computer engineer who had plotted to blow up a plane, of four terror charges, including sharing information ... Read more...

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Yemeni terror offshoot now bigger threat to US than Osama’s al-Qaeda group: CSIS


February 9th, 2011 - 6:41 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 9 (ANI): While US drone attacks in the tribal areas of Pakistan have reportedly weakened Osama Bin Laden's al Qaeda group, the insurgent group's Yemeni offshoot headed by American-born ... Read more...

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British Airways employee conspired with al-Awlaki to blow up US bound flight


February 2nd, 2011 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 2 (ANI): An Islamic extremist, who landed a job as a British Airways computer expert, conspired with American-born radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki to blow up a plane bound for the ... Read more...

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Brits angry over radical Muslim imam calling Queen a ‘disgusting woman’


January 21st, 2011 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 21 (ANI): Radical cleric Shaykh Asrar Rashid has angered Britons by branding Queen Elizabeth II a "disgusting woman" because she knighted Salman Rushdie.He also slammed British Muslims who had joined ... Read more...

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Steal from enemy to fund terror: Al Qaeda


January 20th, 2011 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 20 (IANS) A top Al Qaeda leader has urged extremists to steal from non-Muslims to fund their activities.A five-page article in online terror magazine Inspire, written by Anwar al-Awlaki, ... Read more...

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American born radical cleric al-Awlaki linked to UK terror plot


December 29th, 2010 - 3:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 29 (ANI): Anwar al-Awlaki, an American born radical Yemeni cleric who is reportedly the first American on CIA's capture or kill list, is linked to nine suspects in an alleged ... Read more...

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Canada lists Yemen-based al-Qaeda group as terrorist organization


December 24th, 2010 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
Ottawa (Canada), Dec. 24 (ANI): The Canadian Government has formally designated a Yemen-based al Qaeda group as a terrorist organization, and banned its entry into Canada.According to the Globe and Mail, the ... Read more...

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Home-grown terror threat “real, different and constant”: US Attorney General


December 22nd, 2010 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 22 (ANI): US Attorney General Eric Holder has warned although the country is ready to thwart attacks, Americans should be aware that threat of home-grown terror activities are "real and ... Read more...

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Al-Muhajiroun terror group recruiting near Stockholm bomber’s home town


December 19th, 2010 - 7:26 pm ICT by ANI
Stockholm, Dec 19 (ANI): The outlawed Islamist group al-Muhajiroun is openly recruiting near the home of the suicide bomber Taimur Abdulwahab al-Abdaly who blew himself up on a Stockholm street early this ... Read more...

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Qaeda’s sarcastic new American mouthpiece


November 30th, 2010 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov.30 (ANI): U.S.-born radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki may rely on sermons to recruit jihadis, but his Yemen-based understudy, 24-year-old New York-raised Samir Khan, uses sarcasm and idiomatic English.As Khan himself ... Read more...

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Yemeni cleric Alwaqi says killing Americans does not require consultation


November 8th, 2010 - 10:59 pm ICT by BNO News
NEW DELHI, INDIA (BNO NEWS) -- U.S.-born Yemeni radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaqi in a video message on Monday called for the killing of Americans, while criticizing "corrupt" Arab leaders.A 23-minute video message ... Read more...

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YouTube still swamped with ‘hate preach videos’ against West


November 8th, 2010 - 3:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 8 (ANI): Despite YouTube's claims that it had started removing hundreds of videos of the radical American-born cleric Anwar al Awlaki, the website reportedly still contains videos of him and ... Read more...

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al-Awlaki’s sermons influenced Muslim woman student to stab British MP


November 4th, 2010 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 3 (ANI): Roshanara Choudhry, a 21-year-old student who has been jailed for life for trying to assassinate British MP Stephen Timms in May this year, told police she had wanted ... Read more...

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Yemen charges US-born radical cleric Al-Awlaki for first time


November 3rd, 2010 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
San'a, Nov 3 (ANI): Facing intense U.S. pressure to crack down on al-Qaida, Yemen has reportedly put an American-born radical cleric, Anwar al-Awlaki, on trial in absentia on Tuesday on charges ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda’s Al Asiri said to be Yemen parcel bombmaker


October 31st, 2010 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct. 31 (ANI): Ibrahim Hassan Al Asiri, a Yemen-based al-Qaeda terrorist, is being touted as the man who prepared the two parcel bombs that were discovered onboard two US-bound jets in ... Read more...

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Bomb discovery underscores threat from Yemen, al-Qaeda: US offficial


October 30th, 2010 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Oct. 30 (ANI): The discovery of two bombs on planes bound for the United States from Yemen has underscored once again the threat from Yemen and Al Qaeda in the ... Read more...

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Al-Qaeda calls for terror attack on crowded Washington restaurant at lunch hour


October 12th, 2010 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 12(ANI): Al-Qaeda has called on American jihadis to carry out a terror attack on a crowded restaurant in Washington to massacre US government workers.The terror threat was unearthed from the ... Read more...

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Second al-Qaeda magazine edition features ‘proud to be US traitor’s’ testimony


October 12th, 2010 - 12:28 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, Oct 12 (ANI): The Al-Qaeda has released the second edition of their English-language magazine 'Inspire' featuring a North Carolina man who says he is "proud to be a traitor to America.""I ... Read more...

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Extradition of British terror suspects to US halted


July 8th, 2010 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
By Venkata Vemuri London, July 8 (IANS) The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) Thursday stopped the extradition of four British terror suspects, including radical cleric Abu Hamza, to the US.The court ... Read more...

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Is it really Al Qaeda’s English magazine?


July 2nd, 2010 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 2 (IANS) An online magazine bearing the signature of the Al Qaeda has surfaced on the internet, but media reports doubted the authenticity of the publication attributed to the ... Read more...

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Terrorist al-Awlaki gains a cult following through mesmerising sermons


June 8th, 2010 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
New York, June 8 (ANI): Radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, who was born in New Mexico and lives in Yemen, has gained a cult following for his anti-U.S. rants. The New York Daily ... Read more...

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Many Britons among those held in Yemen for Al Qaeda links


June 3rd, 2010 - 7:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 3 (ANI): Shockingly, several Britons are amongst the foreigners rounded up by Yemen with regard to an investigation into their supposed Al Qaeda links. The group also inluced Frenchmen, Americans, ... Read more...

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Fort Hood Defendant Gets Four Month Grant From The Court


June 2nd, 2010 - 8:03 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
June 2, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The accused Ford Hood defendant Maj. Nidal Hasan has been granted a four month delay in an evidentiary hearing. Hasan is accused of killing ... Read more...

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Taliban leader Fazlullah killed in Afghanistan: report


May 27th, 2010 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 27 (IANS) Taliban leader Maulana Fazlullah has been killed in a clash with Afghan forces near the border, a media report said Thursday, quoting the Afghan border police. Fazlullah, who ... Read more...

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Times Square suspect’s radicalisation was gradual: US investigators


May 7th, 2010 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 7 (ANI): American investigators have said that Times Square bombing suspect Faisal Shahzad's radicalization was gradual, cumulative and largely self-contained, meaning that it did not involve typical catalysts such ... Read more...

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Mystery shrouds former Pak intelligence officer’s killing


May 3rd, 2010 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): The killing of former Squadron Leader Khalid Khawaja, who was a former intelligence official having a pro-Taliban tilt, is shrouded in mystery after a little-known insurgent group ... Read more...

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American Cleric Has Become Target Of CIA


April 8th, 2010 - 8:26 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Washington, Apr 8, (THAINDIAN NEWS) In a recent development, the Obama administration has given its nod for the killing or capture of a Muslim Radical cleric named Anwar al-Awlaki who ... Read more...

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Pakistani Army claims victory over Taliban in Swat, Waziristan


February 23rd, 2010 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
Rawalpindi, Feb 23 (IANS) The Pakistan military Tuesday formally announced its victory against the Taliban in Swat and Waziristan in the country's restive northwest and stressed on the need for the ... Read more...

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31 killed in blast near militant base in Pakistan (Fourth Lead)


February 19th, 2010 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 18 (DPA) A bomb blast killed at least 31 people, mostly Islamist insurgents, in Pakistan's restive tribal region near the Afghan border Thursday, officials said. More than 50 people ... Read more...

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Female suicide bombers may be heading from Yemen: Former US officials


January 23rd, 2010 - 4:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 23(ANI): Several former US law enforcement authorities have said that officials have been alerted about the possibility of female suicide bombers attempting to enter the country.According to one official, at ... Read more...

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Al-Qaeda’s Yemen branch planning attacks on US: Paper


December 26th, 2009 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
Detroit, Dec 26 (IANS) The ranking Republican on the US House Intelligence Committee says the suspected terrorist incident at Detroit Metro Airport could provide further evidence of a Yemen-based branch of al-Qaeda ... Read more...

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Fort Hood shooter had links with people on FBI watch


November 11th, 2009 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Nov 11 (IANS) Investigators have found that Fort Hood shooter Nidal Malik Hasan had "more unexplained connections to people being tracked by the FBI" than just radical cleric Anwar ... Read more...

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