Al Qaeda

Warren Weinstein

Obama Says He Takes Full Responsibility For Deaths Of Hostages In U.S. Strike

Two hostages held by al Qaeda and two Americans working with the terror group were killed in U.S. counterterrorism operations earlier this year, the White House said Thursday.

04/23/2015

Warren Weinstein

Who Is Warren Weinstein? 5 Facts About American Hostage Accidentally Killed In Al Qaeda Raid

Warren Weinstein was an American humanitarian aid worker and contractor who was abducted from his home in Lahore, Pakistan on August 13, 2011.

04/23/2015

Marcos Zea. (credit: Handout)

Long Island Man Who Plotted To Help Al Qaeda Sentenced To 25 Years

Marcos Alonso Zea, 26, of Brentwood, pleaded guilty in September to attempting to provide material support to al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, also known as Ansar al-Sharia, and obstruction of justice.

04/20/2015

Abid Naseer

Pakistani Man Guilty In Al Qaeda Plot To Attack NYC Subway

The verdict was reached Wednesday in federal court in Brooklyn where Abid Naseer acted as his own lawyer. No date was set for sentencing.

03/04/2015

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Vietnamese Man Pleads Not Guilty To Terrorism Charges In New York

Minh Quang Pham pleaded not guilty to charges that include providing material support to al Qaeda, receiving military training from the terrorist organization in Yemen and possession of a firearm intended for use in crimes of violence.

03/04/2015

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Vietnamese Man Extradited From UK To Face US Terror Charge

A Vietnamese man extradited from the United Kingdom will be arraigned Wednesday on charges he provided material support to al-Qaida in Yemen after telling his wife he was going to Ireland, authorities said.

03/03/2015

Abid Naseer

Documents Obtained After Bin Laden Raid Presented In Terror Trial At Brooklyn Court

Declassified al-Qaida documents obtained after the 2011 raid of Osama bin Laden’s Pakistan compound have been presented at the U.S. trial of a suspect charged in a British terrorism plot.

02/25/2015

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Officials: No Credible Evidence Of Imminent Attack Following Threat Against U.S. Shopping Malls

U.S. authorities said there was “no credible” evidence suggesting a mall attack was in the works after a video purported to be from Somalia’s al Qaeda-linked rebel group al-Shabab urged Muslims to attack malls in Western countries.

02/23/2015

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Prosecutor: Terror Trial Defendant Khaled Al-Fawwaz Eagerly Served Bin Laden

A prosecutor told jurors in closing arguments at a New York terrorism trial that the defendant was a top aide to Osama bin Laden nearly a decade before deadly bombings at two U.S. embassies in Africa.

02/18/2015

Abid Naseer

Alleged Al Qaeda Operative, On Trial In Brooklyn, Cross-Examines Convicted Terrorist

Abid Naseer questioned Najibulla Zazi for about an hour. Naseer is acting as his own attorney at his trial in federal court in Brooklyn.

02/18/2015

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Terrorism Experts Give Briefing On Present-Day Threat At NYPD Conference

Security organizations from major companies gathered at police headquarters Tuesday for a briefing on the present-day terror threat.

02/17/2015

Abid Naseer

Alleged Al Qaeda Operative Abid Naseer’s Trial Opens In NYC

Assistant U.S. Attorney Celia Cohen told jurors in federal court in Brooklyn that the failed conspiracy in 2009 called for attacks in New York City, England and Denmark.

02/17/2015

Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud speaks before a meeting with the US Secretary of State at his private residence on June 27, 2014 in the Red Sea city of Jeddah. US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Saudi Arabia to meet the Syrian opposition, a day after hosting urgent talks on Syria and Iraq in Paris, as Washington unveiled plans to provide some $500 million in arms and training to the Syrian rebels. (Credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah Dies; Oil Prices Rise On Wall Street

Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah has died at the age of 90, according to Saudi state TV.

01/22/2015

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Prosecutor At Trial: Defendant In US Embassy Bombings Was Top Bin Laden Aide

Khaled al-Fawwaz “worked for years, directly and personally for Osama bin Laden. The defendant helped Osama bin Laden declare his bloody war on Americans,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Nicholas Lewin said.

01/22/2015

Policemen patrol near the courthouse on Bolivar Square in Antwerp, Belgium, on Jan. 16, 2015, the day after an anti-terrorist operation. (MARCO DE SWART/AFP/Getty Images)

ISIS Demands Ransom For Japanese Hostages; Jews Across Europe Fear Attacks

The terrorists believed to be behind the attack on a satirical newspaper in Paris traveled to Yemen for training. Now, the government in that country is on the verge of collapse and ISIS is again threatening to kill hostages.

01/20/2015

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