War & Conflict

US releases trove of Osama bin Laden letters

More than 100 documents taken from late al-Qaeda chief shed new light on his mindset before he was killed by US troops.

Iran

Iran shrugs off claims of collusion with al-Qaeda

Foreign minister hints at ulterior motives behind latest CIA data dump purporting to show secret Iran-al-Qaeda dealings.

Javad Zarif shrugs off Iran-al Qaeda collusion claims

Osama bin Laden

CIA releases trove of Bin Laden files

The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has released 470,000 files that were captured during the raid that killed al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden in May 2011.

Osama bin Laden

CIA releases trove of documents from Bin Laden raid

Files reveal late al-Qaeda leader's theological interests and his thoughts on ISIL founder, Abu Musab al Zarqawi.

Qatar

GCC, US slap sanctions on Yemen 'terror' financiers

Feuding Gulf states agree to impose 'terrorist' financing sanctions on 11 people and two entities in war-torn Yemen.

GCC, US slap sanctions on Yemen 'terror' financiers

Middle East

'Deadly air strikes' target hospitals in Syria's Idlib

War monitor says Syrian and Russian jets struck four facilities, including maternity hospital, in retaliatory assault.

Myanmar

Rohingya group denies links with al-Qaeda, ISIL

Rakhine-based Rohingya fighters, who emerged in October last year, say they have no ties to any 'terrorist group'.

ARSA group denies links with al-Qaeda, ISIL and others

Arts & Culture

New York City marks 16 years since 9/11 attacks

Memorial services held across the US to remember the thousands dead in the worst ever attack on US soil.

Africa

South African held in Mali released by al-Qaeda

Stephen McGowan was the longest-held of a group of four foreigners taken hostage by armed group in Timbuktu in 2011.

South African held in Mali released by al-Qaeda

Al-Qaeda

US raid kills 'seven al-Qaeda fighters' in Yemen

Pentagon says US forces kill seven suspected members of AQAP in a ground raid on a compound in Marib governorate.

US raid kills 'seven al-Qaeda fighters' in Yemen

Al-Qaeda

US drone strike kills suspected fighters in Yemen

Missiles hit a car reportedly carrying five AQAP fighters and weapons to Marib province, local media reports say.

US drone strike kills five suspected al-Qaeda fighters

Middle East

Al-Qaeda leader calls for 'guerrilla war' in Syria

Online audio message by Zawahiri calls on opposition to prepare for 'long war against Crusaders and their Shia allies'.

Al-Qaeda's Zawahiri calls for 'guerrilla war' in Syria

Asia

Fighters blow themselves up with grenade in Bangladesh

Police come under grenade attack during a raid near the capital as violence continues to hit the South Asian nation.

Fighters blow themselves up with grenade in Bangladesh

Humanitarian crises

Drone strikes kill suspected al-Qaeda fighters in Yemen

Raid in southern Abyan province came two days after intensive air strikes by US warplanes in Yemen.

Drone strikes kill suspected al-Qaeda fighters in Yemen

Yemen

Yemen: Protesters march as US intensifies air strikes

The US is stepping up its fight against al-Qaeda in Yemen. It has conducted more than 30 air strikes over the past two days. And in the capital Sanaa, thousands of demonstrators have been marching in support of the Houthi rebel group.