In a recent Texas hostage-taking incident, the perpetrator demanded US officials release Aafia Siddiqui, a Pakistani woman imprisoned for alleged connections with Al Qaeda.
Shifting geopolitical tides and security priorities have strained the once-close ties between Algiers and Washington.
A Costs of War report reveals the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force has been cited to justify counterterrorism operations in 22 countries.
Two Somali state media journalists were wounded, one of them seriously, in the blast that hit their vehicle in the capital Mogadishu.
Daesh’s Khorasan wing is primarily rooted in the Pakistani insurgency, Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, a series of networks quite distinct from Afghanistan’s Taliban movement.
Kabul is hesitant to antagonise the “Pakistani Taliban” lest it supports the self-styled caliphate, yet the same group poses a threat to Islamabad.
‘The removal of this al Qaeda senior leader will disrupt the terrorist organisation's ability to further plot and carry out global attacks,’ says US Army Major John Rigsbee.
Civilians gunned down by AMISOM forces were under fire from al-Shabaab terrorists.
The statement on the presidential Twitter account paid tribute to the "courage and bravery" of Sister Gloria Cecilia Narvaez and published photos of her taken after her release.
Swedish cartoonist Lars Vilks, known for his blasphemous depiction of Islam’s Prophet Muhammad, dies in a car accident along with police officers who had been assigned to protect him.
Washington seems interested in using Russian military bases in Central Asia to oversee terrorist threats, particularly the ones emerging from Afghanistan.
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