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#Al Qaeda

# al-qaeda - Saturday 6 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie US journalist and South African teacher killed in Yemen during rescue operation Rescue

US journalist and South African teacher killed in Yemen during rescue operation

His sister made a plea for his safe return just this morning.

# al-qaeda - Monday 1 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie There was a 61% increase in terror attacks across the world in a single year Terror Attacks

There was a 61% increase in terror attacks across the world in a single year

A new report has detailed incidents across the world.

# al-qaeda - Thursday 9 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Two suicide bombs kill nearly 70 people in Yemen Al-Tahrir Square

Two suicide bombs kill nearly 70 people in Yemen

At least 47 people were killed in Sanaa, while 20 soldiers are dead after a separate bombing.

# al-qaeda - Sunday 28 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Al-Nusra terror group warns of attacks on nations involved in Syrian air strikes Air Strikes

Al-Nusra terror group warns of attacks on nations involved in Syrian air strikes

The group, linked to Al-Qaeda, has declared the air strikes “a war against Islam”.

# al-qaeda - Monday 22 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Frenchman kidnapped by terrorists in Algeria Islamic State

Frenchman kidnapped by terrorists in Algeria

It is unclear which group is behind the latest kidnapping.

# al-qaeda - Thursday 11 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie UN confirms militants have released kidnapped UN peacekeepers Golan Heights

UN confirms militants have released kidnapped UN peacekeepers

The Al Qaeda-linked group has safely returned 45 Fijian troops, kidnapped at the Golan Heights.

# al-qaeda - Saturday 6 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Warning of retaliation after Somalian rebel leader is killed in US air strike Horn Of Africa

Warning of retaliation after Somalian rebel leader is killed in US air strike

Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud said the death was “a chance for members of Al-Shebab to embrace peace.”

# al-qaeda - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie French mum reunited with two-year-old daughter taken by alleged jihadi father in October Back Together

French mum reunited with two-year-old daughter taken by alleged jihadi father in October

The father was arrested in Turkey last weekend with their daughter Assia.

# al-qaeda - Thursday 28 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie No Irish troops among dozens of peacekeepers captured in the Golan Heights Golan Heights

No Irish troops among dozens of peacekeepers captured in the Golan Heights

The UN has confirmed that 43 peacekeepers were detained in the area by an armed group.

# al-qaeda - Tuesday 26 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Suspected killer of James Foley is London rapper and son of Al-Qaeda suspect – reports Islamic State

Suspected killer of James Foley is London rapper and son of Al-Qaeda suspect – reports

Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary, aka L Jinny, left his well-off London home last year…

# al-qaeda - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Iraqi militants attack country’s main oil refinery Isis

Iraqi militants attack country’s main oil refinery

Militants attacked parts of the refinery complex, leading to heavy clashes.

# al-qaeda - Wednesday 30 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Two crucified, 60 killed, as chemical weapons watchdog launches fresh probe in Syria Al Qaeda

Two crucified, 60 killed, as chemical weapons watchdog launches fresh probe in Syria

Up to 60 people were killed in attacks on Damascus and Homs yesterday.

# al-qaeda - Sunday 20 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie 43 dead in two days of drone attacks in Yemen Drone Strikes

43 dead in two days of drone attacks in Yemen

Officials have confirmed that at least three civilians have been killed in the strikes.

# al-qaeda - Saturday 19 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Column: Why 14 year old Twitter ‘terrorists’ have nothing to worry about American Airlines

Column: Why 14 year old Twitter ‘terrorists’ have nothing to worry about

There is such a thing as being too sensitive and overreacting when people do stupid things on social media, writes Aaron McKenna.

# al-qaeda - Monday 14 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Dutch girl (14) arrested for making joke threat to airline on Twitter Joke

Dutch girl (14) arrested for making joke threat to airline on Twitter

The 14-year-old tweeted American Airlines saying “hello, my name’s Ibrahim and I’m from Afghanistan. I’m part of Al Qaida and on June 1st I’m gonna do something really big bye”.

# al-qaeda - Sunday 13 April, 2014

From The Daily Edge Tweeting an airline to say you’re a member of Al-Qaeda isn’t a great idea, apparently Joke

Tweeting an airline to say you’re a member of Al-Qaeda isn’t a great idea, apparently

Especially when you end up being reported to the FBI.

# al-qaeda - Saturday 1 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Al Qaeda has ‘put down roots’ in Lebanon – a gateway to strike at Israel Middle East

Al Qaeda has ‘put down roots’ in Lebanon – a gateway to strike at Israel

The terrorist group is gaining influence as the country sees increasing sectarian violence and spillover turmoil from the Syrian war.

# al-qaeda - Sunday 5 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie US pledges help to Iraqi forces in Al-Qaeda battle but insists “it is their fight” Iraq

US pledges help to Iraqi forces in Al-Qaeda battle but insists “it is their fight”

Iraq lost control of Fallujah to Al-Qaeda-linked fighters, a city where US forces repeatedly battled insurgents.

# al-qaeda - Saturday 4 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Iraq’s Fallujah falls to Al-Qaeda militants as 55 are killed Violence

Iraq’s Fallujah falls to Al-Qaeda militants as 55 are killed

Fighting erupted in the Ramadi area on Monday, when security forces broke up an anti-government protest camp.

# al-qaeda - Tuesday 10 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie French troops kill 19 Islamist militants as violence escalates in Mali Islamic Extremists

French troops kill 19 Islamist militants as violence escalates in Mali

The violence comes with Malians due to vote on Sunday in a second round of parliamentary polls.

# al-qaeda - Monday 9 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Man accused of Lee Rigby murder “loves” Al Qaeda: “They’re my brothers” Lee Rigby

Man accused of Lee Rigby murder “loves” Al Qaeda: “They’re my brothers”

Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale are accused of murdering 25-year-old soldier Lee Rigby with knives and a machete.

# al-qaeda - Saturday 7 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Column: Should Ireland join NATO? Opinion

Column: Should Ireland join NATO?

Forging closer ties with NATO could enable Ireland to combat global terrorism writes Colm Ó Broin.

# al-qaeda - Thursday 5 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Suicide bomb attack kills dozens in Yemen Defence Ministry

Suicide bomb attack kills dozens in Yemen

A suicide bomber rammed an explosives-laden car into the country’s defence ministry.

# al-qaeda - Saturday 23 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Pakistani doctor who helped find bin Laden charged with murder and fraud Pakistan

Pakistani doctor who helped find bin Laden charged with murder and fraud

Shakeel Afridi was recruited by the CIA to run a fake vaccination programme in Abbottabad in hopes of obtaining DNA samples to identify the Al Qaeda chief.

# al-qaeda - Tuesday 19 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Deadly suicide blasts rock Iranian embassy in Beirut Lebanon

Deadly suicide blasts rock Iranian embassy in Beirut

The attack killed 22 people and left more than a hundred wounded.

# al-qaeda - Tuesday 22 October, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Amnesty report into US drone attacks raises possibility of war crimes Drone Stikes

Amnesty report into US drone attacks raises possibility of war crimes

Amnesty International says that the US has failed to live up to its promise of openness with Pakistani villagers leaving in constant fear.

# al-qaeda - Sunday 6 October, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Raids show terrorists “can run but they can’t hide” — John Kerry Us Raids

Raids show terrorists “can run but they can’t hide” — John Kerry

US forces captured a suspect in the 1988 US embassy bombings during a raid in Libya. Another raid, targeting a militant in Somalia, was aborted after a gun battle.

From TheJournal.ie US stages raids targeting Islamist leaders in Africa Counterterrorism

US stages raids targeting Islamist leaders in Africa

A Libyan militant suspected in the 1998 US embassy bombings was captured by US forces. A leader of the Shabab group was targeted in southern Somalia in a second raid.

# al-qaeda - Sunday 29 September, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Car bomb rips through Pakistani market killing at least 39 people Pakistan

Car bomb rips through Pakistani market killing at least 39 people

The bomb caused carnage in the busy market in city of Peshawar, a gateway to tribal regions which are a stronghold of militants linked to the Taliban and Al-Qaeda.

# al-qaeda - Wednesday 25 September, 2013

From TheJournal.ie 63 still missing as Kenya begins three days of mourning Westgate Mall

63 still missing as Kenya begins three days of mourning

The search is under way for bodies under the rubble of Nairobi’s Westgate Mall, after a four day siege by Islamist gunmen that left 67 dead.

# al-qaeda - Tuesday 24 September, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Ex-FBI agent pleads guilty to leaking details of Al Qaeda plot to Associated Press Leaks

Ex-FBI agent pleads guilty to leaking details of Al Qaeda plot to Associated Press

The ex-agent, Donald Sachtleben, “willfully disclosed … national defence information to a person not authorised to receive it” the Justice Department said last night.

# al-qaeda - Thursday 19 September, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Assad will destroy chemical arms – but it’ll take a year and cost $1 billion Syria

Assad will destroy chemical arms – but it’ll take a year and cost $1 billion

The Syrian President made his remarks in an interview with Fox News, telling the network that Syria is not gripped by a civil war.

# al-qaeda - Sunday 15 September, 2013

From TheJournal.ie At least 48 killed in Iraq bombings Iraq

At least 48 killed in Iraq bombings

Car bombs in cities across Iraq killed at least 48 people today, officials have said.

# al-qaeda - Friday 23 August, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Fort Hood shooter found guilty, faces death penalty Texas

Fort Hood shooter found guilty, faces death penalty

Nidal Hasan had openly declared he carried out the killings, fuelling suspicions he is actively seeking the death penalty.

# al-qaeda - Friday 9 August, 2013

From TheJournal.ie US evacuates staff from Pakistan over “specific threats” Terror Alert

US evacuates staff from Pakistan over “specific threats”

All non-emergency staff have been ordered out of the US embassy in Lahore because of the threat.

# al-qaeda - Wednesday 7 August, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Fort Hood shooter is seeking death penalty in his own murder trial – lawyer Nidal Hasan

Fort Hood shooter is seeking death penalty in his own murder trial – lawyer

Lieutenant Colonel Kris Poppe urged a military judge to either prevent Major Nidal Hasan from representing himself at the high-profile trial or allow the court-appointed lawyers tasked with assisting him to be removed from the case.

# al-qaeda - Tuesday 6 August, 2013

From TheJournal.ie US tells Americans to leave Yemen ‘immediately’ High Alert

US tells Americans to leave Yemen ‘immediately’

The US said the threat level in Yemen is extremely high due to the potential for both terrorist attacks and civil unrest.

# al-qaeda - Sunday 4 August, 2013

From TheJournal.ie High-level meeting at White House amid heightened terror fears Al Qaeda

High-level meeting at White House amid heightened terror fears

National Security Advisor Susan Rice chaired the meeting as US embassies across the Islamic world close today due to terror concerns.

# al-qaeda - Friday 2 August, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Worldwide travel alert issued for US citizens over ‘unspecified Al Qaeda threat’ Alert

Worldwide travel alert issued for US citizens over ‘unspecified Al Qaeda threat’

Earlier the State Department announced it would be closing an unspecified number of embassies around the world this Sunday as a precautionary step.

# al-qaeda - Tuesday 30 July, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Hundreds of prisoners, including “hardcore militants” escape from Pakistan jail Taliban Attack

Hundreds of prisoners, including “hardcore militants” escape from Pakistan jail

The prison was attacked with mortars and grenades in an overnight attack by Taliban fighters.

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