October 29, 2013 The four, captives of an al-Qaida affiliate, will be on their way home soon, French President Francois Hollande says. They had been held since their capture at a uranium mining operation in Niger.
October 14, 2013 Abu Anas al-Libi, a suspected leader of Al Qaida in Libya who was seized by U.S. special forces during a raid earlier this month, is now on American soil and will face trial in New York on existing charges for his role in 1998 African embassy bombings, a U.S. official tells NPR.
October 8, 2013 Prime Minister Ali Zeidan says the U.S. and Libya can work out differences created by an operation to snatch al-Qaida suspect Abu Anas al-Libi from a street in Tripoli.
October 7, 2013 A Kenyan intelligence official says that the "high-value terrorist leader" whose residence was targeted in a Navy SEAL raid was the senior al-Shabab leader Abdikadir Mohamed Abdikadir, alias Ikrima. Ikrima is a Kenyan of Somali descent who boasts connections to both al-Shabab in Somalia and to a Kenyan jihadist group called al-Hijra.
September 30, 2013 In August, there were reports that the terrorist network was planning new attacks. Since then, officials tell The New York Times, there's been a sharp drop in the number of messages being passed between al-Qaida operatives. They think the leaks lead terrorists to go quiet.
September 24, 2013 The country is the crossroads of East Africa, it has strong ties to the West, and it sent troops into Somalia's endless war. For all these reasons, Kenya was vulnerable to attack from al-Shabab, the Somali militia tied to al-Qaida.
September 6, 2013 Pakistani intelligence officials say Sangeen Zadran, a commander of the al-Qaida-linked Haqqani network, was killed in North Waziristan.
July 19, 2013 The case challenges the constitutionality of drone strikes that killed three U.S. citizens in Yemen in 2011. Government lawyers seeking to dismiss the case said the courts essentially have no role in drone-strike decisions.
June 16, 2013 A string of deadly attacks that appeared to be coordinated car bombs and shootings has left at least 30 people and many more wounded across Iraq on Sunday
March 8, 2013 Sulaiman Abu Ghaith appeared in a Manhattan federal court. Prosecutors said the trial make take about three weeks. A trial date has not yet been set.
March 2, 2013 Mokhtar Belmokhtar is believed to have been behind the attack on an Algerian gas plant in January. The Chadian military said Saturday its forces had killed the senior commander for al-Qaida's wing in North Africa in an attack on a rebel base in Mali.
February 22, 2013 Among them, specific tips on how to scramble signals and more obvious tips on hiding beneath trees. The document was left behind as al-Qaida fighters streamed out of Timbuktu.
January 27, 2013 The French-led intervention against Islamist rebels is gaining strength. African military chiefs say a minimum of 5,000 regional troops are needed to join the intervention against the rebels.
January 16, 2013 The State Department said Americans are reported to be among the hostages taken by militants at an Algerian gas plant. The total number of hostages is unclear, as are the number of Americans. The attack is seen as retaliation against France's intervention against Islamists in neighboring Mali.
January 13, 2013 "Stopping the terrorists, that's done," Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said in an interview Sunday. He also said the three-day-old intervention in Mali was getting support from the U.S. and other countries.