Secretary of State John Kerry speaks to reporers  in the Kenyan capital Nairobi ahead of his unannounced trip to Somalia. (Photo by TONY KARUMBA/AFP/Getty Images)

John Kerry Becomes First Secretary Of State To Visit Somalia

Kerry’s visit was designed to show support for the fragile Somali government in its fight against al-Qaida allied militants.


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The Stories of 4 People Killed By U.S. Drones

A look at the lives of four men — two Western hostages and two American terror suspects — who were killed by CIA drone strikes in Pakistan.


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Reputed Al-Qaida Operative To Represent Himself In US Terrorism Trial

New York (AP) — When the trial of reputed al-Qaida operative Abid Naseer begins this week, jurors are expected to hear an opening statement from the defendant himself, the latest terrorism suspect prepared to act […]


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Al-Qaida In Yemen Claims To Have Directed Paris Attacks

Terror group claims it was behind the attack at French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris “as revenge for the honor” of Islam’s Prophet Muhammad.


The brother of Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) militant Seydo Mehmud mourn above his grave. (credit: ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Study: Jihadist Violence Killed More Than 5,000 People Worldwide Last Month

Jihadist violence killed more than 5,000 people worldwide last month, a study by the BBC found.


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Navy SEAL Whose Shots Killed Bin Laden Goes Public

The retired Navy SEAL who says he shot al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden in the forehead publicly identified himself Thursday amid a debate among special operations brethren about whether they should break silence about their secret missions.


A senior U.S. official says American airstrikes overnight in Syria targeted a cell of al-Qaida militants, hitting and possibly killing a top bomb-maker in the group.  (credit: ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/Getty Images)

US Official: Top Bomb-Maker, French Militant Hit In Syrian Airstrikes

A senior U.S. official says American airstrikes overnight in Syria targeted a cell of al-Qaida militants, hitting and possibly killing a top bomb-maker in the group.


As Washington warns of a drawn-out fight against the Islamic State group and the Obama administration looks to send more American troops to help Iraq in the war against the extremists, Baghdad has offered its top war room as a model for a future joint U.S.-Iraqi command headquarters.   (credit: Gokhan Sahin/Getty Images)

UN: Growing Number Of Foreigners In Terror Groups, Social Media Aiding

A new United Nations report says the world is facing a challenge from foreigners traveling to fight in terror groups on an “unprecedented scale,” with about 15,000 in Syria and Iraq alone.



US: ISIS Earns $1M Per Day In Black Market Oil Sales

Islamic State militants are amassing wealth at an unprecedented pace, earning about $1 million a day from black market oil sales alone, a Treasury Department official said Thursday.


Supporters of Herve Gourdelhold signs demanding the release of the French mountain climber. (Photo by JEAN CHRISTOPHE MAGNENET/AFP/Getty Images)

French Tourist Beheaded By ISIS Copycat Group In Algeria

Mountaineer Herve Gourdel was kidnapped Sunday while hiking in Algeria. A splinter group from al-Qaida posted a video saying his death was revenge for French participation in airstrikes against the Islamic State.