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  • Gunmen kill 11 soldiers in southwest Niger Nov 06, 2021 09:24 AM IST

    Gunmen kill 11 soldiers in southwest Niger

    The heavily armed attackers approached in a convoy of cars and motorbikes on the afternoon of November 4, clashing with soldiers stationed outside the village of Dagne near the border with Mali,

  • Taliban say no al Qaeda or ISIS in Afghanistan Sep 21, 2021 03:24 PM IST

    Taliban say no al Qaeda or ISIS in Afghanistan

    Since toppling the Western-backed government in Kabul last month, the Taliban have faced pressure from the international community to renounce ties with al Qaeda, the group behind the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States.

  • US presses Pakistan to fight terror groups as Afghan crisis spirals: Leaked diplomatic documents Sep 04, 2021 04:28 PM IST

    US presses Pakistan to fight terror groups as Afghan crisis spirals: Leaked diplomatic documents

    The Taliban seized power in Afghanistan on August 15, two weeks before the US' complete troop withdrawal on August 31 after a costly two-decade war.

  • Triumph of Taliban power could pose an existential threat to the ‘Anti-Taliban’ states of Central Asia Aug 21, 2021 06:54 AM IST

    Triumph of Taliban power could pose an existential threat to the ‘Anti-Taliban’ states of Central Asia

    Central Asia has significant ethnic and religious minorities, and populations of Russian-speaking Slavs. Islamism threatens to upset that delicate balance—and with it, the élites who rule the region.

  • Taliban risk military strikes if they host terrorists again, NATO warns Aug 17, 2021 10:48 PM IST

    Taliban risk military strikes if they host terrorists again, NATO warns

    As NATO this summer completed military operations after almost two decades, the Taliban rapidly advanced, capturing the biggest cities in days rather than the months predicted by U.S. intelligence.

  • Afghanistan spiralling into failed state where al Qaeda will thrive, UK minister says Aug 13, 2021 12:15 PM IST

    Afghanistan spiralling into failed state where al Qaeda will thrive, UK minister says

    After a 20-year war in Afghanistan, the United States has withdrawn most of its troops, allowing Taliban forces to sweep across the country in what diplomats have cast as a humiliation for the world's preeminent superpower.

  • Law and order situation alarming, terror outfits like Al-Qaeda active in West Bengal: Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar Oct 09, 2020 06:30 PM IST

    Law and order situation alarming, terror outfits like Al-Qaeda active in West Bengal: Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar

    In September, NIA busted Al-Qaeda modules in Murshidabad, West Bengal and Ernakulam, Kerala and arrested nine alleged terrorists.

  • India must join hands with Central Asia for peace in Afghanistan Jun 15, 2020 12:24 PM IST

    India must join hands with Central Asia for peace in Afghanistan

    India will find more common ground with the CARs regarding Afghanistan than with any other country/group. This will also reduce Pakistan’s influence

  • France says its army killed Al Qaeda North Africa chief Droukdel Jun 07, 2020 07:45 AM IST

    France says its army killed Al Qaeda North Africa chief Droukdel

    "On June 3, French army forces, with the support of their local partners, killed the emir of Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, Abdelmalek Droukdel, and several of his closest collaborators, during an operation in northern Mali," French Armed Forces Minister Florence Parly wrote on Twitter.

  • Security | Terror groups are gaining ground in India’s neighbourhood Apr 26, 2020 10:27 AM IST

    Security | Terror groups are gaining ground in India’s neighbourhood

    New Delhi must not ignore the twin threats — of Al-Qaeda from the Af-Pak region and Islamic State from the Maldives

  • Politics | The Afghan deal is a delicate balance Mar 02, 2020 10:09 AM IST

    Politics | The Afghan deal is a delicate balance

    The next 14 months will be crucial for the deal, during which the talks between the Taliban and Kabul need to fructify and peace must prevail. India could be more proactive in its Afghan policy.

  • US kills top al-Qaeda leader Qasim al-Rimi in Yemen: Donald Trump Feb 07, 2020 09:40 AM IST

    US kills top al-Qaeda leader Qasim al-Rimi in Yemen: Donald Trump

    "Under Rimi, AQAP committed unconscionable violence against civilians in Yemen and sought to conduct and inspire numerous attacks against the United States and our forces," Trump said in a statement.

  • Politics | Baghdadi is dead, but fight against terror is far from over Nov 01, 2019 02:08 PM IST

    Politics | Baghdadi is dead, but fight against terror is far from over

    While it is clear that this is the beginning of the end of the Syrian Civil War, with an Assad victory on the horizon, the threat and impact of relict AQ/ISIS will continue far into the future.

  • Osama bin Laden's son and heir Hamza killed: US media Aug 01, 2019 11:00 AM IST

    Osama bin Laden's son and heir Hamza killed: US media

    The group behind the deadly September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States, Al-Qaeda's prominence as a radical Islamist group has faded over the past decade in the shadow of the Islamic State group.

  • Al Qaeda chief threatens attack in Kashmir, claims Pakistan's role in fuelling cross-border terrorism Jul 10, 2019 04:24 PM IST

    Al Qaeda chief threatens attack in Kashmir, claims Pakistan's role in fuelling cross-border terrorism

    Al Qaeda chief Ayman al Zawahiri’s claims are in direct contrast to Pakistan’s consistent denial over their involvement in various terror attacks in India

  • Saudi forces say they have captured leader of Yemen branch of Islamic State Jun 26, 2019 10:40 AM IST

    Saudi forces say they have captured leader of Yemen branch of Islamic State

    The United States has carried out drone strikes in recent years against suspected AQAP members in Yemen.

  • Top Al-Qaeda commander killed in Sahel: France Feb 23, 2019 11:25 AM IST

    Top Al-Qaeda commander killed in Sahel: France

    In addition to French troops in Mali, around 15,000 peacekeepers have been deployed in the country as part of the United Nations stabilisation mission known as MINUSMA.

  • US strikes kill top al-Qaeda plotter of USS Cole bombing in Yemen: Pentagon Jan 07, 2019 10:15 AM IST

    US strikes kill top al-Qaeda plotter of USS Cole bombing in Yemen: Pentagon

    Seventeen American sailors were killed and at least 40 others injured in the terrorist attack on the US Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Cole on October 12, 2000, while it was being refuelled in Yemen's Aden harbour.

  • Pakistan claims it foiled al-Qaeda attack at Christmas ceremony Dec 26, 2018 03:25 PM IST

    Pakistan claims it foiled al-Qaeda attack at Christmas ceremony

    According to the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD), it got a credible information that four terrorists belonging to al-Qaeda were present near Francis Abad, Sheikhupura road Gujranwala, some 80-km from Lahore.

  • Al-Qaeda unit 'ideologically inclined' to carry out attacks in India: UN report Aug 14, 2018 10:20 AM IST

    Al-Qaeda unit 'ideologically inclined' to carry out attacks in India: UN report

    The 22nd report of the Analytical Support and Sanctions Monitoring Team was submitted to the UN Security Council Al Qaeda Sanctions Committee here.

  • Al-Qaeda warns Saudi crown prince over 'sin' Jun 01, 2018 08:59 PM IST

    Al-Qaeda warns Saudi crown prince over 'sin'

    Prince Mohammed has spearheaded a string of policy changes in ultraconservative Saudi Arabia, including reinstating cinemas and allowing women to drive.

  • Zawahiri calls for jihad on eve of US embassy move to Jerusalem May 14, 2018 08:05 AM IST

    Zawahiri calls for jihad on eve of US embassy move to Jerusalem

    In a five-minute video entitled "Tel Aviv is Also a Land of Muslims," the Egyptian doctor who took charge of the global terror group after its founder Osama bin Laden was killed in 2011 referred to the Palestinian Authority as the "sellers of Palestine" while urging followers to take up arms.

  • Al-Qaeda operative gets life term for terror offences Feb 17, 2018 12:51 PM IST

    Al-Qaeda operative gets life term for terror offences

    NYPD Commissioner James P. O'Neill said Harun was a dedicated and early soldier in Bin Laden's al-Qaeda, joining just weeks before the September 11 attacks.

  • Al-Qaeda's Kashmir chief Zakir Musa trapped in Tral: Report Aug 11, 2017 09:28 PM IST

    Al-Qaeda's Kashmir chief Zakir Musa trapped in Tral: Report

    Al-Qaeda’s Kashmir unit chief Zakir Musa has been trapped by security forces in Tral in south Kashmir's Pulwama sector, reports said, even as top police officials denied any knowledge of the matter.

  • Modi targets Pak at G-20; equates LeT, JeM to ISIS, Al-Qaeda Jul 07, 2017 08:43 PM IST

    Modi targets Pak at G-20; equates LeT, JeM to ISIS, Al-Qaeda

    Addressing the G-20 Summit here, PM Modi equated Lashkar-e- Taiba with Jaish-e-Mohamamd to ISIS and Al-Qaeda, saying that their names may be different but their ideology is the same.

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