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.
December 10, 2012 The decision to add Jabhat al-Nusra to the list of foreign terrorist organizations is meant to marginalize extremists who are among the groups working to oust President Bashar Assad. A State Department spokeswoman said the group was an al-Qaida front.
November 20, 2012 The four suspects were interested in training in Taliban camps in Afghanistan; three of the suspects were arrested in California, a fourth is being held in Afghanistan.
June 5, 2012 Officials from Pakistan and the U.S. told news outlets earlier that Abu Yahya al-Libi was among those meant to be killed. Now it's being reported he was among the fatalities.
May 24, 2012 Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says the efforts are frustrating terrorists.
May 21, 2012 The death toll from an attack on soldiers rehearsing for a military parade is reportedly approaching 100. Also today, a U.S. Coast Guard instructor was shot and wounded in Yemen.
May 9, 2012 Many stories have called him a double agent. That doesn't seem to be correct. He was, at least, an agent. But mole might be the best word for what he was.
May 1, 2012 One year ago, the news moved incredibly quickly. From rumor to confirmation to word of a burial at sea, it was all revealed in the space of about five hours.
April 2, 2012 The three women and two of bin Laden's older daughters were convicted of living illegally in Pakistan. Two of the wives are thought to be from Saudi Arabia, one from Yemen. They've all been fined about $114 each as well.
March 8, 2012 The New York Times writes about a retired Pakistani Army brigadier's attempt to reconstruct what happened last May when U.S. Navy Seals killed Osama bin Laden at the al-Qaida leader's hideout in Abbottabad, Pakistan. He got inside the house.
October 26, 2011 Opening statements are set to begin Thursday in Boston at the trial of Tarek Mehanna, an American charged with conspiracy and providing material support to al-Qaida, as well as planning to attend training camps abroad and making false statements.
October 4, 2011 A spokesman for the Islamist militant group al-Shabab has claimed responsibility.
September 30, 2011 LIVE BLOG: U.S.-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaki was killed after a missile strike on his convoy in northern Yemen. He played a "significant operational role" in plotting attacks on the U.S., according to officials. Another American militant, Samir Khan, who produced an English-language al-Qaida Web magazine, died in the airstrike.