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Shabaab Advertises Its al Qaeda Allegiance

Shabaab, the terrorist and insurgency organization based in Somalia, continues to market its allegiance to al Qaeda. Shabaab’s propaganda arm, …

Terrorism

Al-Qaeda Leader Demands Jihad to Punish U.S. for Moving Embassy to Jerusalem

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri called on followers Sunday to escalate their jihad against America in response to President Trump’s relocation of …

Al-Qaeda

Ramadan 2018: When is it this year, why does it vary and why do Muslims fast?

The holy month of Ramadan will start on the evening of 16 May this year, marking a period of fasting and religious focus for millions of Muslims …

Islam

Pulse nightclub shooter originally planned to target Disney World

Prosecutors say the man responsible for the deadly attack at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, had originally targeted the Disney Springs entertainment center at Walt Disney World. Surveillance video showed Omar Mateen walking around the grounds of the Disney complex in the hours before the …

Al-Qaida moves in to recruit from Islamic State and its affiliates

Switch of loyalties seen as a key indicator of resilience of Isis as it evolves after territorial collapse<p>Al-Qaida has been trying to win over extremists from Islamic State, while the Isis “caliphate” collapses amid heavy losses of men, material, territory and prestige.<p>The recruitment campaign …

Middle East

Attempted Suicide Vest Attack First on American Soil

On Monday morning, 27-year-old Bangladesh native and Brooklyn resident Akayed Ullah set off a pipe bomb in a crowded tunnel underneath midtown …

Terrorism

Jerusalem: A momentous change, but at what cost?

Donald Trump upends decades of US policy with a single announcement, but its long-term impact remains uncertain.<p>For decades American presidential candidates from both parties have promised to move the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusale. But once elected they have retreated from the idea.<p>…

Al-Qaida condemns Trump's Jerusalem move, calls for action

Addressing Islamist militants, the group called on them to close ranks to be ready to support Palestinians and urged Muslims to help with money and …

US citizens given ‘worldwide caution’ against terror after Jerusalem decree

The US Department of State (DoS) has updated its ‘Worldwide Caution’ amid the ongoing threat of terrorism to Americans.<p>Officials are warning citizens …

IS foreign fighters: 5,600 have returned home - report

<b>At least 5,600 supporters of so-called Islamic State (IS) have returned to their home countries as it loses ground in Iraq and Syria, a new report says.</b><p>The Soufan Center, a US-based think tank, says 33 states have reported arrivals in the past two years.<p>The figure includes half of the estimated 850 …

Saudi Arabia

Al Qaeda leader calls for attacks on the United States

Al Qaeda’s leader Ayman al-Zawahiri has called for jihadists all over the world to stage attacks against the United States in an audio video which …

Terrorism

Hamza bin Laden : the heir to Al-Qaeda?

A photo montage published by Al-Qaeda to mark the 16th anniversary of 9/11 shows the face of Osama bin Laden in the flames of the Twin Towers.<p>At his …

How Islamic State called for 'all-out war' on West during Ramadan

European security services are bracing for more attacks during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, after Islamic State called on its followers to rise up in an “all-out war” on "infidels” in the West.<p>Last Friday marked the start of a 30-day period of fasting and reflection in the Islamic world, which …

Extremism

Major nuclear detonations around the world

A look at the largest nuclear tests by the leading nuclear-armed states of the world.<p>North Korea's latest nuclear test is the country's largest nuclear detonation so far, with an explosive yield of about 100 kilotonnes. Sunday's test is also about 10 times the size of North Korea's last nuclear …

Hydrogen bomb vs atomic bomb: What's the difference?

Experts say the fundamental difference between a hydrogen and atomic bomb is the detonation process.<p>North Korea has long sought the means to deliver an atomic warhead to the United States, its sworn enemy, and its latest nuclear test followed reports it could load a hydrogen bomb onto an …

Man With 4-Foot Sword Shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ Outside Buckingham Palace, Police Say

LONDON — A man arrested outside Buckingham Palace on Friday night had deliberately driven his blue Toyota Prius at a police van, attempted to pull out a four-foot sword and repeatedly shouted “Allahu akbar,” the London police said in a statement on Saturday that added fresh details about the …

Extremism

173-man ISIS team headed to Europe

A report released two weeks ago by Interpol publicized identifying information of 173 Islamic State operatives suspected to be headed towards - or …

Al Qaeda operative has US citizenship revoked

A confessed Al Qaeda operative who says he was personally congratulated by Usama bin Laden and ran a communications hub with the terror group from his California home had his U.S. citizenship revoked by a federal judge Thursday, according to the Department of Justice.<p>The Egyptian-born, naturalized …

Startling maps show every terrorist attack worldwide over the last 20 years

With fears of attacks around the world at a high, Carnegie Mellon researchers teamed up with Robert Muggah, a global security expert and director of the think tank Igarapé Institute, to visualize terror risks from a bird's-eye view.<p>Together, they created Earth TimeLapse, an interactive platform …

DHS issues homegrown terror bulletin

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The Department of Homeland Security renewed a bulletin late Monday that warned of the dangers posed by homegrown terrorists and called the threat environment in the country one of the "most serious" since the 9/11 attacks.<p>"We face one of the most serious terror threat …

Terrorism

25 great white sharks spotted off Southern California coast

<b>(CNN) —</b> "You are paddleboarding next to approximately 15 great white sharks," is not something you want to hear when you're enjoying a day at the beach.<p>But that's exactly what beachgoers in California heard broadcast from a helicopter loudspeaker as they paddleboarded in the waters off Capistrano …

Orange County

Islamic State in talks for terrifying merger with al Qaeda as battlefield defeats mount

It’s the terrorist marriage made in hell.<p>The Islamic State group and al Qaeda, long rivals for supremacy in the jihadi struggle, are feeling more …

Middle East