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  • Suspected US drone in Yemen kills 4 militants

    May 18, 2013 3:31 PM

    SANAA, Yemen - A suspected U.S. drone strike killed four al-Qaida militants Saturday in a southern Yemeni province once overrun by the group, according to security officials. The officials said the attack took place around dawn in an area called Deyqa in Abyan province. Officials spoke anonymously because they were... more »
  • Egypt arrests 3 suspected al-Qaida militants

    May 11, 2013 12:34 PM

    CAIRO - Egypt's interior minister says security authorities have arrested three suspected al-Qaida militants who were planning to carry out suicide attacks on vital installations and an unspecified embassy. Mohammed Ibrahim told a news conference Saturday that the men had been in contact with Dawood al-Assady, a leader of al-Qaida... more »
  • State Dept: Americans still hostage in Algeria

    January 18, 2013 12:37 PM

    WASHINGTON - A U.S. official says Americans are still held hostage in Algeria on the third day of a standoff with militants at a natural gas complex in the Sahara. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland says the U.S. is working with Algeria and other governments to try to secure their... more »
  • Americans escape Algerian standoff, others unaccounted for

    January 18, 2013 2:33 AM

    ALGIERS, Algeria - The fate of many captives held by an al-Qaida offshoot is uncertain in Algeria after military forces attempted a rescue. At least six people, and perhaps many more, were killed, including Britons and Filipinos. A U.S. official says some Americans escaped, but others remain either... more »
  • Militant: 35 hostages die in Algeria raid, 7 live

    January 17, 2013 6:28 AM

    ALGIERS, Algeria - Islamic militants have told a Mauritanian news outlet that that 35 hostages were killed but seven are still alive after Algerian military helicopters strafed a gas complex deep in the Sahara. The spokesman for the Masked Brigade, which claimed responsibility for the attack Wednesday on the Algerian... more »
  • CIA denies it detained militants in Benghazi

    November 12, 2012 2:30 PM

    WASHINGTON - The CIA is denying an assertion made by David Petraeus' biographer and girlfriend that the agency held militants in Libya before the Sept. 11 attack. During a talk last month at the University of Denver, author Paula Broadwell said the CIA had detained people at a secret facility... more »
  • US-led coalition: Insurgent attacks trending down

    September 29, 2011 12:08 PM

    KABUL, Afghanistan - U.S.-led coalition forces fighting militants in Afghanistan have released new data they claim as evidence that violence is trending downward in their favor. However, the United Nations released its own report a day earlier saying that the monthly average of violence was significantly higher than last... more »
  • Interpol warns of terror threat from Somalia

    September 30, 2010 1:01 PM

    Interpol's secretary general says that militants in Northern Africa and Somalia will soon pose more of a terrorist threat than those based in Afghanistan. Ronald K. Noble tells The Associated Press that al-Qaida's North African branch and Somali Islamists will eclipse Afghanistan in terms of terror threats in the... more »
  • U.S. to boost aid, training for troops in Somalia

    July 20, 2010 12:46 PM

    The U.S. military is looking for ways to expand the training and equipping of African forces to help battle militants in Somalia who claimed responsibility for recent bombings in Uganda. Army Gen. William "Kip" Ward says the African nations contributing forces in Somalia are still committed to the peacekeeping... more »

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