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  • Algeria army hunts Islamists behind deadly attack
    Algeria army hunts Islamists behind deadly attack 1 hour 31 minutes ago

    Algeria's army was hunting on Monday for an armed Islamist group linked to an attack in the rugged Kabylie region in which 11 soldiers were killed, a security official said. More »

  • Yemen, US mount 'unprecedented' air attacks on Qaeda
    Yemen, US mount 'unprecedented' air attacks on Qaeda 1 hour 35 minutes ago

    An "unprecedented" US and Yemeni aerial campaign has killed more than 40 Al-Qaeda militants in recent days in a bid to thwart attacks by the network's local affiliate, officials said. More »

  • Somali lawmaker killed by car bomb - officials 1 hour 50 minutes ago

    By Abdi Sheikh and Feisal Omar MOGADISHU (Reuters) - A Somali lawmaker was killed when a bomb planted by Islamist militants ripped through his car in the capital Mogadishu on Monday, officials said. Al Qaeda-linked group al Shabaab told Reuters it set off the device to punish parliamentarians for backing foreign forces in the country - and threatened to carry out more attacks. The blast, which police said also wounded another lawmaker and a civilian, came a day after President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud began a three-day conference on how to improve security in the war-ravaged capital. President Mohamud called the killing of lawmaker Isaak Mohamed Rinoco a "cowardly attack" which would not derail peace efforts. More »

  • Somali lawmaker killed in car bomb explosion 2 hours 13 minutes ago

    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A Somali police official says a legislator in the country's parliament has been killed in a car bomb explosion in the Somali capital on Monday. More »

  • Somali lawmaker killed by Mogadishu car bomb: PM
    Somali lawmaker killed by Mogadishu car bomb: PM 2 hours 33 minutes ago

    A Somali lawmaker was assassinated and another wounded on Monday by a car bomb in Mogadishu, the prime minister said, the latest in a series of bomb attacks in the war-ravaged capital. More »

  • Five face execution for Saudi Arabia attacks
    Five face execution for Saudi Arabia attacks 3 hours ago

    Thirty-seven others received three to 35 years' jail for aiding al-Qaeda-led violence that killed hundreds. More »

  • Saudi sentences five to death over 2003 Qaeda attacks
    Saudi sentences five to death over 2003 Qaeda attacks 4 hours ago

    A Saudi court has sentenced to death five people over deadly 2003 attacks that marked the start of a wave of Al-Qaeda violence, media reported Monday. More »

  • Saudi Arabia sentences five to death for 2003 attacks - SPA 5 hours ago

    A Saudi Arabian court on Sunday sentenced five men to death for their involvement in a suicide attack on expatriate residential compounds in Riyadh in 2003, the state news agency reported. Another 37 people were sentenced to terms of three to 35 years for assisting the attacks in north-eastern Riyadh, which were part of a three-year campaign by al Qaeda that killed hundreds and was aimed at destabilising U.S. ally Saudi Arabia. Riyadh crushed the campaign in 2006, detaining more than 11,000 people in its security prisons, it has said. The remnants of that al Qaeda group fled to Yemen where in 2009 they joined local militants to form Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, now seen as one of the most dangerous branches of the movement around the world. More »

  • Ukraine business card 'proof' derided on Internet
    Ukraine business card 'proof' derided on Internet 11 hours ago

    A business card brandished by pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine as proof that a deadly attack on their checkpoint was the work of ultra-nationalists quickly became an object of derision on the Internet. More »

  • Air strikes in Yemen kill 40 al Qaeda militants in two days
    Air strikes in Yemen kill 40 al Qaeda militants in two days 14 hours ago

    By Mohamed Mukhashaf ADEN, Yemen (Reuters) - Air strikes in southern Yemen killed about 30 suspected al Qaeda members on Sunday, local tribal sources said, in the second day of strikes against militant targets in the country. On Saturday an air strike killed 10 al Qaeda militants and three civilians in central Yemen, a country that neighbours top oil exporter Saudi Arabia and is home to al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), one of the group's most lethal wings. Local and tribal sources later told Reuters that another strike hit a car carrying suspected al Qaeda militants in the southern Shabwa province, killing five of them, late on Sunday. More »

  • Gunmen kill 11 Algerian soldiers in ambush
    Gunmen kill 11 Algerian soldiers in ambush 14 hours ago

    Gunmen killed 11 Algerian soldiers in an ambush overnight, the defence ministry said on Sunday, in the first attack of its kind since President Abdelaziz Bouteflika won a fourth term. More »

  • Al Qaeda kills 14 Algerian soldiers in ambush 16 hours ago

    By Lamine Chikhi ALGIERS (Reuters) - Islamist militants killed at least 14 Algerian soldiers in an ambush in mountains east of the capital Algiers at the weekend in one of the deadliest attacks on the military in years. The troops were in the Tizi Ouzou region, 120 km (75 miles) east of Algiers, when they were attacked by al Qaeda's north African branch, Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), state news agency APS and a security source said on Sunday. The attack on Saturday night came just days after President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, 77, was re-elected for a fourth term following a campaign that portrayed the ageing leader as the key to continued security for the North African OPEC state. Since the end of its 1990s war with armed Islamists, attacks have been rarer in Algeria. More »

  • Ahead of vote, Syria's Assad visits seized village
    Ahead of vote, Syria's Assad visits seized village 16 hours ago

    BEIRUT (AP) — Syria's embattled president marked Easter with a tour Sunday of an ancient Christian village recently recaptured by his forces, an important symbolic prize for his government ahead of coming presidential elections he appears poised to contest. More »

  • Insurgents kill at least 11 Algerian soldiers 16 hours ago

    ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Islamist insurgents ambushed an Algerian military convoy in a mountainous region, killing 11 soldiers and wounding five others, the Defense Ministry said Sunday. More »

  • Many dead in Iraq violence ahead of vote
    Many dead in Iraq violence ahead of vote 17 hours ago

    Blasts, including one at a college, kill 18, while fighting in Fallujah leaves 15 dead. More »

  • Syria's Assad pays Easter visit to old Christian town
    Syria's Assad pays Easter visit to old Christian town 17 hours ago

    Syria's President Bashar al-Assad paid an Easter Sunday visit to a historic Christian town newly recaptured from jihadist-backed rebels as opposition fighters counter-attacked his forces in a key battleground city. More »

  • Yemen: Airstrike targets al-Qaida training camps
    Yemen: Airstrike targets al-Qaida training camps 18 hours ago

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — An airstrike targeting suspected al-Qaida training camps in a rugged mountain region in southern Yemen killed a number of fighters Sunday, a high-level government security committee said, without specifying a casualty figure. More »

  • Attacks kill at least 18 people in Iraq
    Attacks kill at least 18 people in Iraq 18 hours ago

    BAGHDAD (AP) — A series of attacks, including a coordinated assault on a private Shiite college in Baghdad, killed at least 18 people and wounded nearly 50 in Iraq on Sunday, officials said. More »

  • Drone attacks kill dozens of Qaeda suspects in Yemen
    Drone attacks kill dozens of Qaeda suspects in Yemen 18 hours ago

    Weekend drone strikes in Yemen killed more than 40 suspected Al-Qaeda militants, including 30 on Sunday, days after the jihadist network's Arabian Peninsula offshoot vowed to fight against Western "crusaders". More »

  • Dozens Of 'Al Qaeda Militants' Killed In Yemen
    Dozens Of 'Al Qaeda Militants' Killed In Yemen 19 hours ago

    Dozens of suspected al Qaeda militants have been killed in a weekend of air strikes in Yemen. About 25 died on Sunday when training camps were targeted by drone attacks in a remote mountainous region in the south of the country, reports said. They said at least three separate strikes had taken place after dawn prayers, all targeting al Qaeda camps. One official said the militants were among the "leading and dangerous" elements of al Qaeda and were of different nationalities. More »

  • 4 French journalists home after long Syrian ordeal
    4 French journalists home after long Syrian ordeal 21 hours ago

    PARIS (AP) — Four French journalists kidnapped and held for 10 months in Syria returned home Sunday to joyful families, a presidential welcome and questions about how France managed to obtain their freedom from Islamic extremists. More »

  • Attacks kill at least 15 people in Iraq
    Attacks kill at least 15 people in Iraq 21 hours ago

    BAGHDAD (AP) — A series of attacks, including a coordinated assault on a private Shiite college in Baghdad, killed at least 15 people and wounded nearly 50 others in Iraq on Sunday, officials said. More »

  • Syria's Assad pays Easter visit to recaptured Christian town
    Syria's Assad pays Easter visit to recaptured Christian town 22 hours ago

    By Firas Makdesi MAALOULA, Syria (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Sunday visited an ancient Christian town recaptured from rebels last week, state media said, as he seeks to persuade minorities that the government is their best protection against hardline Islamists. Assad's Easter visit to Maaloula - a rare appearance outside central Damascus - also highlighted growing government confidence in recent gains against insurgents around the capital and along the Lebanese border. Islamist fighters, including some from the al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front, had taken over part of Maaloula in December and held several nuns captive until releasing them in March in a prisoner-exchange deal. On Monday, government forces retook the town, which is roughly 60 km (40 miles) north of Damascus and has changed hands multiple times, the latest in a series of advances against rebels in the Qalamoun mountains region. More »

  • Syria's Assad visits recaptured Christian village
    Syria's Assad visits recaptured Christian village 22 hours ago

    BEIRUT (AP) — Syria's president marked Easter with a tour Sunday of an ancient Christian village recently recaptured by his forces, state media said, as the country's Greek Orthodox Patriarch vowed that country's Christians "will not submit and yield" to extremists. More »

  • Militants kill 11 Algerian soldiers in ambush 22 hours ago

    By Lamine Chikhi ALGIERS (Reuters) - Islamic militants killed at least 11 Algerian soldiers in an ambush on a patrol in mountains east of the capital Algiers, a security source said on Sunday, in one of the deadliest attacks on the military in years. The troops were searching for militants in the Tizi Ouzou region, 120 km (75 miles) east of Algiers, when they were attacked by fighters from al Qaeda's north African branch, Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), the source told Reuters. Another 11 soldiers were wounded, the source said. The attack came just days after President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, 77, was re-elected for a fourth term following a campaign that portrayed the aging leader as key to continued security for the North African OPEC state. More »

  • Militants kill 14 Algerian soldiers in ambush 23 hours ago

    ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Islamist insurgents ambushed an Algerian military convoy in the mountainous Kabylie region, killing 14 soldiers, the state news agency reported Sunday. The attack came two days after Algeria's presidential election. More »

  • Syria media reports Assad visits Christian village 23 hours ago

    BEIRUT (AP) — President Bashar Assad on Sunday toured a historic Christian village his forces recently captured from rebels, state media said, as the country's Greek Orthodox Patriarch vowed that Christians in the war-ravaged country "will not submit and yield" to extremists. More »

  • Charity watchdog warns of Islamist threat
    Charity watchdog warns of Islamist threat 23 hours ago

    Islamic extremism is the "most deadly" problem faced by British charities, the head of the sector's watchdog said Sunday. More »

  • Yemen drone strike 'kills al-Qaeda fighters'
    Yemen drone strike 'kills al-Qaeda fighters' Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    At least five suspected al-Qaeda fighters killed in Abyan province in second such attack in as many days. More »

  • Fourteen Algerian soldiers killed in ambush
    Fourteen Algerian soldiers killed in ambush Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    At least 14 soldiers killed after fighters attack a military patrol in mountains 120km east of the capital Algiers. More »

  • France has 'information' Assad regime using chemical weapons: Holla …
    France has 'information' Assad regime using chemical weapons: Holla … Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    France has "information" but no firm proof that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime is still using chemical weapons, President Francois Hollande said Sunday. More »

  • Islamist Extremism 'A Deadly Problem For Charity'
    Islamist Extremism 'A Deadly Problem For Charity' Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    A charities' watchdog has warned that Islamist extremism is the "most deadly" problem the sector faces. William Shawcross, chairman of the Charity Commission , said it was "ludicrous" that people convicted of terrorism offences or money laundering are not barred from setting up charities. He told The Sunday Times the commission was taking action against any charity that was "sending cash to extremist groups in Syria" or "dispatching young Britons for training in Syria by al Qaeda or other extremist groups". He said: "The problem of Islamist extremism and charities... is not the most widespread problem we face in terms of abuse of charities, but is potentially the most deadly. More »

  • 4 French journalists back home after Syria ordeal
    4 French journalists back home after Syria ordeal Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    PARIS (AP) — Four French journalists kidnapped and held for 10 months in Syria returned home on Sunday to joyful families awaiting them at a military airport outside Paris. More »

  • Deaths in latest attack on Egypt's police
    Deaths in latest attack on Egypt's police Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    Two police killed by gunmen while patrolling road between Cairo and Suez, in latest assault on security forces. More »

  • San Francisco probe leading to entrapment claims
    San Francisco probe leading to entrapment claims Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The FBI used millions of dollars, liquor and cigarettes seized in other cases and more than a dozen undercover operatives in an elaborate, seven-year sting operation targeting a San Francisco Chinatown association thought to be a front for a notorious organized crime syndicate. More »

  • Security forces stand guard on a ridge looking down on the city of Ghardaia, central Algeria on March 18, 2014
    Algeria army hunts Islamists behind … AFP - 1 hour 31 minutes ago

    Algeria's army was hunting on Monday for an armed Islamist group linked to an attack in the rugged Kabylie region in which 11 soldiers were killed, a security official … More »Algeria army hunts Islamists behind …

    Security forces stand guard on a ridge looking down on the city of Ghardaia, central Algeria on March 18, 2014

    Algeria's army was hunting on Monday for an armed Islamist group linked to an attack in the rugged Kabylie region in which 11 soldiers were killed, a security official said.

  • A Yemeni soldier carries out vehicle checks in the capital Sanaa on April 20, 2014, following a tightening of security measures after a series of US drone strikes
    Yemen, US mount 'unprecedented' … AFP - 1 hour 35 minutes ago

    An "unprecedented" US and Yemeni aerial campaign has killed more than 40 Al-Qaeda militants in recent days in a bid to thwart attacks by the network's local … More »Yemen, US mount 'unprecedented' …

    A Yemeni soldier carries out vehicle checks in the capital Sanaa on April 20, 2014, following a tightening of security measures after a series of US drone strikes

    An "unprecedented" US and Yemeni aerial campaign has killed more than 40 Al-Qaeda militants in recent days in a bid to thwart attacks by the network's local affiliate, officials said.

  • Somali lawmaker killed by car bomb - … Reuters - 1 hour 50 minutes ago

    By Abdi Sheikh and Feisal Omar MOGADISHU (Reuters) - A Somali lawmaker was killed when a bomb planted by Islamist militants ripped through his car in the capital Mogadishu … More »Somali lawmaker killed by car bomb - …

    By Abdi Sheikh and Feisal Omar MOGADISHU (Reuters) - A Somali lawmaker was killed when a bomb planted by Islamist militants ripped through his car in the capital Mogadishu on Monday, officials said. Al Qaeda-linked group al Shabaab told Reuters it set off the device to punish parliamentarians for backing foreign forces …

  • Somali lawmaker killed in car bomb  … Associated Press - 2 hours 13 minutes ago

    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A Somali police official says a legislator in the country's parliament has been killed in a car bomb explosion in the Somali capital on … More »Somali lawmaker killed in car bomb  …

    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A Somali police official says a legislator in the country's parliament has been killed in a car bomb explosion in the Somali capital on Monday.

  • File photo shows Somali soldiers stopping a resident at a checkpoint in Mogadishu on February 22, 2014 a day after nine Al-Shabab insurgents attacked the presidential palace
    Somali lawmaker killed by Mogadishu … AFP - 2 hours 33 minutes ago

    A Somali lawmaker was assassinated and another wounded on Monday by a car bomb in Mogadishu, the prime minister said, the latest in a series of bomb attacks in the war-ravaged … More »Somali lawmaker killed by Mogadishu …

    File photo shows Somali soldiers stopping a resident at a checkpoint in Mogadishu on February 22, 2014 a day after nine Al-Shabab insurgents attacked the presidential palace

    A Somali lawmaker was assassinated and another wounded on Monday by a car bomb in Mogadishu, the prime minister said, the latest in a series of bomb attacks in the war-ravaged capital.

  • Five face execution for Saudi Arabia attacks
    Five face execution for Saudi Arabia … Al Jazeera - 3 hours ago

    Thirty-seven others received three to 35 years' jail for aiding al-Qaeda-led violence that killed hundreds. More »Five face execution for Saudi Arabia …

    Five face execution for Saudi Arabia attacks

    Thirty-seven others received three to 35 years' jail for aiding al-Qaeda-led violence that killed hundreds.

  • Saudi and foreign citizens gather on May 13, 2003 around the devastated Al-Hamra expatriate housing compound that was hit by a suicide car bombing in Riyadh
    Saudi sentences five to death over 2003 … AFP - 4 hours ago

    A Saudi court has sentenced to death five people over deadly 2003 attacks that marked the start of a wave of Al-Qaeda violence, media reported Monday. More »Saudi sentences five to death over 2003 …

    Saudi and foreign citizens gather on May 13, 2003 around the devastated Al-Hamra expatriate housing compound that was hit by a suicide car bombing in Riyadh

    A Saudi court has sentenced to death five people over deadly 2003 attacks that marked the start of a wave of Al-Qaeda violence, media reported Monday.

  • Saudi Arabia sentences five to death … Reuters - 5 hours ago

    A Saudi Arabian court on Sunday sentenced five men to death for their involvement in a suicide attack on expatriate residential compounds in Riyadh in 2003, the state … More »Saudi Arabia sentences five to death …

    A Saudi Arabian court on Sunday sentenced five men to death for their involvement in a suicide attack on expatriate residential compounds in Riyadh in 2003, the state news agency reported. Another 37 people were sentenced to terms of three to 35 years for assisting the attacks in north-eastern Riyadh, which were part of …

  • Armed pro-Russian militants stand guard at a check-point outside the eastern Ukrainian city of Slavyansk, on April 20, 2014
    Ukraine business card 'proof' … AFP - 11 hours ago

    A business card brandished by pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine as proof that a deadly attack on their checkpoint was the work of ultra-nationalists quickly … More »Ukraine business card 'proof' …

    Armed pro-Russian militants stand guard at a check-point outside the eastern Ukrainian city of Slavyansk, on April 20, 2014

    A business card brandished by pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine as proof that a deadly attack on their checkpoint was the work of ultra-nationalists quickly became an object of derision on the Internet.

  • People inspect the wreckage of a car hit by an air strike in the central Yemeni province of al-Bayda
    Air strikes in Yemen kill 40 al Qaeda … Reuters - 14 hours ago

    By Mohamed Mukhashaf ADEN, Yemen (Reuters) - Air strikes in southern Yemen killed about 30 suspected al Qaeda members on Sunday, local tribal sources said, in the second … More »Air strikes in Yemen kill 40 al Qaeda …

    People inspect the wreckage of a car hit by an air strike in the central Yemeni province of al-Bayda

    By Mohamed Mukhashaf ADEN, Yemen (Reuters) - Air strikes in southern Yemen killed about 30 suspected al Qaeda members on Sunday, local tribal sources said, in the second day of strikes against militant targets in the country. On Saturday an air strike killed 10 al Qaeda militants and three civilians in central Yemen, …

  • Security forces stand guard on a ridge looking down on the city of Ghardaia, central Algeria on March 18, 2014
    Gunmen kill 11 Algerian soldiers in … AFP - 14 hours ago

    Gunmen killed 11 Algerian soldiers in an ambush overnight, the defence ministry said on Sunday, in the first attack of its kind since President Abdelaziz Bouteflika won … More »Gunmen kill 11 Algerian soldiers in …

    Security forces stand guard on a ridge looking down on the city of Ghardaia, central Algeria on March 18, 2014

    Gunmen killed 11 Algerian soldiers in an ambush overnight, the defence ministry said on Sunday, in the first attack of its kind since President Abdelaziz Bouteflika won a fourth term.

  • Al Qaeda kills 14 Algerian soldiers … Reuters - 16 hours ago

    By Lamine Chikhi ALGIERS (Reuters) - Islamist militants killed at least 14 Algerian soldiers in an ambush in mountains east of the capital Algiers at the weekend in … More »Al Qaeda kills 14 Algerian soldiers …

    By Lamine Chikhi ALGIERS (Reuters) - Islamist militants killed at least 14 Algerian soldiers in an ambush in mountains east of the capital Algiers at the weekend in one of the deadliest attacks on the military in years. The troops were in the Tizi Ouzou region, 120 km (75 miles) east of Algiers, when they were attacked …

  • In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian President Bashar Assad, right, holds a broken religious mosaic during his visit to the Christian village of Maaloula, near Damascus, Syria, Sunday April, 20, 2014. Assad toured a historic Christian village his forces recently captured from rebels, state media said, as the country's Greek Orthodox Patriarch vowed that Christians in the war-ravaged country "will not submit and yield" to extremists. The rebels, including fighters from the al-Qaida-affiliated Nusra Front, took Maaloula several times late last year. (AP Photo/SANA)
    Ahead of vote, Syria's Assad visits … Associated Press - 16 hours ago

    BEIRUT (AP) — Syria's embattled president marked Easter with a tour Sunday of an ancient Christian village recently recaptured by his forces, an important symbolic … More »Ahead of vote, Syria's Assad visits …

    In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian President Bashar Assad, right, holds a broken religious mosaic during his visit to the Christian village of Maaloula, near Damascus, Syria, Sunday April, 20, 2014. Assad toured a historic Christian village his forces recently captured from rebels, state media said, as the country's Greek Orthodox Patriarch vowed that Christians in the war-ravaged country "will not submit and yield" to extremists. The rebels, including fighters from the al-Qaida-affiliated Nusra Front, took Maaloula several times late last year. (AP Photo/SANA)

    BEIRUT (AP) — Syria's embattled president marked Easter with a tour Sunday of an ancient Christian village recently recaptured by his forces, an important symbolic prize for his government ahead of coming presidential elections he appears poised to contest.

  • Insurgents kill at least 11 Algerian … Associated Press - 16 hours ago

    ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Islamist insurgents ambushed an Algerian military convoy in a mountainous region, killing 11 soldiers and wounding five others, the Defense Ministry … More »Insurgents kill at least 11 Algerian …

    ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Islamist insurgents ambushed an Algerian military convoy in a mountainous region, killing 11 soldiers and wounding five others, the Defense Ministry said Sunday.

  • Many dead in Iraq violence ahead of vote
    Many dead in Iraq violence ahead of … Al Jazeera - 17 hours ago

    Blasts, including one at a college, kill 18, while fighting in Fallujah leaves 15 dead. More »Many dead in Iraq violence ahead of …

    Many dead in Iraq violence ahead of vote

    Blasts, including one at a college, kill 18, while fighting in Fallujah leaves 15 dead.

  • Picture uploaded on the official Facebook page of the Syrian Presidency on April 20, 2014, shows Syria's President Bashar al-Assad looking at icons at a monastery in the ancient Christian town of Maalula, recently recaptured from rebels
    Syria's Assad pays Easter visit … AFP - 17 hours ago

    Syria's President Bashar al-Assad paid an Easter Sunday visit to a historic Christian town newly recaptured from jihadist-backed rebels as opposition fighters counter-attacked … More »Syria's Assad pays Easter visit …

    Picture uploaded on the official Facebook page of the Syrian Presidency on April 20, 2014, shows Syria's President Bashar al-Assad looking at icons at a monastery in the ancient Christian town of Maalula, recently recaptured from rebels

    Syria's President Bashar al-Assad paid an Easter Sunday visit to a historic Christian town newly recaptured from jihadist-backed rebels as opposition fighters counter-attacked his forces in a key battleground city.

  • People gather near a destroyed car that was carrying militants in the Sawmaa area of al-Bayda province, Yemen, Saturday, April 19, 2014. A Yemeni military official says an American drone strike has killed nine suspected al-Qaida militants and inadvertently killed and wounded some civilians. (AP Photo/Nasir al-Sanna'a)
    Yemen: Airstrike targets al-Qaida training … Associated Press - 18 hours ago

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — An airstrike targeting suspected al-Qaida training camps in a rugged mountain region in southern Yemen killed a number of fighters Sunday, a high-level … More »Yemen: Airstrike targets al-Qaida training …

    People gather near a destroyed car that was carrying militants in the Sawmaa area of al-Bayda province, Yemen, Saturday, April 19, 2014. A Yemeni military official says an American drone strike has killed nine suspected al-Qaida militants and inadvertently killed and wounded some civilians. (AP Photo/Nasir al-Sanna'a)

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — An airstrike targeting suspected al-Qaida training camps in a rugged mountain region in southern Yemen killed a number of fighters Sunday, a high-level government security committee said, without specifying a casualty figure.

  • Iraqi security forces guard the main gate of a Shiite private college following a deadly suicide attack, in Baghdad’s eastern neighborhood of Ur, Iraq, Sunday, April 20, 2014. A series of attacks, including a coordinated assault on a private Shiite college in Baghdad, killed over a dozen people and wounded scores of others in Iraq on Sunday, officials said. Less than two weeks ahead of parliamentary elections, Iraq is struggling to keep a lid on a surge in sectarian violence that has sent bloodshed soaring to levels not seen since the country balanced on the brink of civil war in 2006 and 2007. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
    Attacks kill at least 18 people in  … Associated Press - 18 hours ago

    BAGHDAD (AP) — A series of attacks, including a coordinated assault on a private Shiite college in Baghdad, killed at least 18 people and wounded nearly 50 in Iraq on … More »Attacks kill at least 18 people in  …

    Iraqi security forces guard the main gate of a Shiite private college following a deadly suicide attack, in Baghdad’s eastern neighborhood of Ur, Iraq, Sunday, April 20, 2014. A series of attacks, including a coordinated assault on a private Shiite college in Baghdad, killed over a dozen people and wounded scores of others in Iraq on Sunday, officials said. Less than two weeks ahead of parliamentary elections, Iraq is struggling to keep a lid on a surge in sectarian violence that has sent bloodshed soaring to levels not seen since the country balanced on the brink of civil war in 2006 and 2007. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

    BAGHDAD (AP) — A series of attacks, including a coordinated assault on a private Shiite college in Baghdad, killed at least 18 people and wounded nearly 50 in Iraq on Sunday, officials said.

  • Yemeni soldiers stand guard in the capital Sanaa on April 20, 2014, as they check passing vehicles as authorities tightened security measures a day after a US drone killed Al-Qaeda suspects
    Drone attacks kill dozens of Qaeda suspects … AFP - 18 hours ago

    Weekend drone strikes in Yemen killed more than 40 suspected Al-Qaeda militants, including 30 on Sunday, days after the jihadist network's Arabian Peninsula offshoot … More »Drone attacks kill dozens of Qaeda suspects …

    Yemeni soldiers stand guard in the capital Sanaa on April 20, 2014, as they check passing vehicles as authorities tightened security measures a day after a US drone killed Al-Qaeda suspects

    Weekend drone strikes in Yemen killed more than 40 suspected Al-Qaeda militants, including 30 on Sunday, days after the jihadist network's Arabian Peninsula offshoot vowed to fight against Western "crusaders".

  • Dozens Of 'Al Qaeda Militants' Killed In Yemen
    Dozens Of 'Al Qaeda Militants' … Sky News - 19 hours ago

    Dozens of suspected al Qaeda militants have been killed in a weekend of air strikes in Yemen. About 25 died on Sunday when training camps were targeted by drone attacks … More »Dozens Of 'Al Qaeda Militants' …

    Dozens Of 'Al Qaeda Militants' Killed In Yemen

    Dozens of suspected al Qaeda militants have been killed in a weekend of air strikes in Yemen. About 25 died on Sunday when training camps were targeted by drone attacks in a remote mountainous region in the south of the country, reports said. They said at least three separate strikes had taken place after dawn prayers, …

  • French President Francois Hollande, third from left, speaks with released French hostages, from left, Didier Francois, Edouard Elias, Nicolas Henin and Pierre Torres, at the Villacoublay military airbase, outside Paris, Sunday, April 20, 2014. The four French journalists kidnapped and held for 10 months in Syria returned home on Sunday to joyful families awaiting them. The four were freed by their captives a day earlier at the Turkish border. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)
    4 French journalists home after long … Associated Press - 21 hours ago

    PARIS (AP) — Four French journalists kidnapped and held for 10 months in Syria returned home Sunday to joyful families, a presidential welcome and questions about how … More »4 French journalists home after long …

    French President Francois Hollande, third from left, speaks with released French hostages, from left, Didier Francois, Edouard Elias, Nicolas Henin and Pierre Torres, at the Villacoublay military airbase, outside Paris, Sunday, April 20, 2014. The four French journalists kidnapped and held for 10 months in Syria returned home on Sunday to joyful families awaiting them. The four were freed by their captives a day earlier at the Turkish border. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)

    PARIS (AP) — Four French journalists kidnapped and held for 10 months in Syria returned home Sunday to joyful families, a presidential welcome and questions about how France managed to obtain their freedom from Islamic extremists.

  • Iraqi security forces guard the main gate of a Shiite private college following a deadly suicide attack, in Baghdad’s eastern neighborhood of Ur, Iraq, Sunday, April 20, 2014. A series of attacks, including a coordinated assault on a private Shiite college in Baghdad, killed over a dozen people and wounded scores of others in Iraq on Sunday, officials said. Less than two weeks ahead of parliamentary elections, Iraq is struggling to keep a lid on a surge in sectarian violence that has sent bloodshed soaring to levels not seen since the country balanced on the brink of civil war in 2006 and 2007. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
    Attacks kill at least 15 people in  … Associated Press - 21 hours ago

    BAGHDAD (AP) — A series of attacks, including a coordinated assault on a private Shiite college in Baghdad, killed at least 15 people and wounded nearly 50 others in … More »Attacks kill at least 15 people in  …

    Iraqi security forces guard the main gate of a Shiite private college following a deadly suicide attack, in Baghdad’s eastern neighborhood of Ur, Iraq, Sunday, April 20, 2014. A series of attacks, including a coordinated assault on a private Shiite college in Baghdad, killed over a dozen people and wounded scores of others in Iraq on Sunday, officials said. Less than two weeks ahead of parliamentary elections, Iraq is struggling to keep a lid on a surge in sectarian violence that has sent bloodshed soaring to levels not seen since the country balanced on the brink of civil war in 2006 and 2007. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

    BAGHDAD (AP) — A series of attacks, including a coordinated assault on a private Shiite college in Baghdad, killed at least 15 people and wounded nearly 50 others in Iraq on Sunday, officials said.

  • Syrian President Bashar al-Assad visits Maaloula town
    Syria's Assad pays Easter visit … Reuters - 22 hours ago

    By Firas Makdesi MAALOULA, Syria (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Sunday visited an ancient Christian town recaptured from rebels last week, state media … More »Syria's Assad pays Easter visit …

    Syrian President Bashar al-Assad visits Maaloula town

    By Firas Makdesi MAALOULA, Syria (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Sunday visited an ancient Christian town recaptured from rebels last week, state media said, as he seeks to persuade minorities that the government is their best protection against hardline Islamists. Assad's Easter visit to Maaloula - a …

  • In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian President Bashar Assad, center, tours the Christian village of Maaloula, near Damascus, Syria, Sunday April, 20, 2014. Assad visited a historic Christian village his forces recently captured from rebels, state media said, as the country's Greek Orthodox Patriarch vowed that Christians in the war-ravaged country "will not submit and yield" to extremists. The rebels, including fighters from the al-Qaida-affiliated Nusra Front, took Maaloula several times late last year. (AP Photo/SANA)
    Syria's Assad visits recaptured … Associated Press - 22 hours ago

    BEIRUT (AP) — Syria's president marked Easter with a tour Sunday of an ancient Christian village recently recaptured by his forces, state media said, as the country's … More »Syria's Assad visits recaptured …

    In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian President Bashar Assad, center, tours the Christian village of Maaloula, near Damascus, Syria, Sunday April, 20, 2014. Assad visited a historic Christian village his forces recently captured from rebels, state media said, as the country's Greek Orthodox Patriarch vowed that Christians in the war-ravaged country "will not submit and yield" to extremists. The rebels, including fighters from the al-Qaida-affiliated Nusra Front, took Maaloula several times late last year. (AP Photo/SANA)

    BEIRUT (AP) — Syria's president marked Easter with a tour Sunday of an ancient Christian village recently recaptured by his forces, state media said, as the country's Greek Orthodox Patriarch vowed that country's Christians "will not submit and yield" to extremists.

  • Militants kill 11 Algerian soldiers … Reuters - 22 hours ago

    By Lamine Chikhi ALGIERS (Reuters) - Islamic militants killed at least 11 Algerian soldiers in an ambush on a patrol in mountains east of the capital Algiers, a security … More »Militants kill 11 Algerian soldiers …

    By Lamine Chikhi ALGIERS (Reuters) - Islamic militants killed at least 11 Algerian soldiers in an ambush on a patrol in mountains east of the capital Algiers, a security source said on Sunday, in one of the deadliest attacks on the military in years. The troops were searching for militants in the Tizi Ouzou region, 120 …

  • Militants kill 14 Algerian soldiers … Associated Press - 23 hours ago

    ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Islamist insurgents ambushed an Algerian military convoy in the mountainous Kabylie region, killing 14 soldiers, the state news agency reported Sunday. The attack came two days after Algeria's presidential election.

  • Syria media reports Assad visits Christian … Associated Press - 23 hours ago

    BEIRUT (AP) — President Bashar Assad on Sunday toured a historic Christian village his forces recently captured from rebels, state media said, as the country's Greek Orthodox Patriarch vowed that Christians in the war-ravaged country "will not submit and yield" to extremists.

  • William Shawcross, chairman of the Charity Commission, seen in an undated handout photo received from the Hong Kong Trade Development Council on July 19, 2013

    Islamic extremism is the "most deadly" problem faced by British charities, the head of the sector's watchdog said Sunday.

  • Yemen drone strike 'kills al-Qaeda … Al Jazeera - Sun, Apr 20, 2014
    Yemen drone strike 'kills al-Qaeda fighters'

    At least five suspected al-Qaeda fighters killed in Abyan province in second such attack in as many days.

  • Fourteen Algerian soldiers killed in … Al Jazeera - Sun, Apr 20, 2014
    Fourteen Algerian soldiers killed in ambush

    At least 14 soldiers killed after fighters attack a military patrol in mountains 120km east of the capital Algiers.

  • France has 'information' Assad … AFP - Sun, Apr 20, 2014
    French President Francois Hollande arrives to welcome the four French journalists taken hostage in Syria last year and freed yesterday, at the Villacoublay air base southwest of Paris on April 20, 2014

    France has "information" but no firm proof that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime is still using chemical weapons, President Francois Hollande said Sunday.

  • Islamist Extremism 'A Deadly Problem … Sky News - Sun, Apr 20, 2014
    Islamist Extremism 'A Deadly Problem For Charity'

    A charities' watchdog has warned that Islamist extremism is the "most deadly" problem the sector faces. William Shawcross, chairman of the Charity Commission , said it was "ludicrous" that people convicted of terrorism offences or money laundering are not barred from setting up charities. He told The Sunday Times the …

  • 4 French journalists back home after … Associated Press - Sun, Apr 20, 2014
    In this photo made from video, two of the four French journalists who went missing in Syria last summer, Didier Francois, foreground, and Edouard Elias, right, leave a local hospital after a medical check, in Akcakale, Turkey, Saturday, April 19, 2014. Four French journalists who went missing in Syria last summer were found blindfolded and cuffed in Turkey's southeast Sanliurfa province late Friday, according to a private Turkish news agency. Dogan News Agency (DHA) said Edouard Elias, Didier Francois, Nicolas Henin and Pierre Torres were found by Turkish soldiers on routine patrol after the journalists were dropped off near the Turkey-Syria border by an unknown group. (AP Photo/DHA) TURKEY OUT TV OUT

    PARIS (AP) — Four French journalists kidnapped and held for 10 months in Syria returned home on Sunday to joyful families awaiting them at a military airport outside Paris.

  • Deaths in latest attack on Egypt's … Al Jazeera - Sun, Apr 20, 2014
    Deaths in latest attack on Egypt's police

    Two police killed by gunmen while patrolling road between Cairo and Suez, in latest assault on security forces.

  • San Francisco probe leading to entrapment … Associated Press - Sun, Apr 20, 2014
    FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2006 file photo, Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow smiles after being sworn in as the "Dragon Head" of the Chee Kung Tong in Chinatown in San Francisco. Chow, a central figure in a sweeping San Francisco organized crime and public corruption case, pleaded not guilty. The FBI spent many millions of dollars and used more than a dozen undercover operatives posing as honest businessmen and Mafia figures alike during its seven year organized crime investigation centered in San Francisco’s Chinatown. Now, an increasing number of the defendants caught up in the probe that has ensnared a state senator and an aide are arguing that the FBI and its undercover agents are guilty of entrapment, luring otherwise honest people to go along with criminal schemes hatched by federal officials. (AP Photo/Sing Tao Daily, File)

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The FBI used millions of dollars, liquor and cigarettes seized in other cases and more than a dozen undercover operatives in an elaborate, seven-year sting operation targeting a San Francisco Chinatown association thought to be a front for a notorious organized crime syndicate.