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US positions troops in Yemen, steps up anti-Qaeda strikes

The Pentagon acknowledged for the first time Friday it has deployed US troops to Yemen since the country's collapse last year to bolster government...

US strike kills ‘dozens’ at Qaeda training camp in Yemen

US military planes killed dozens of fighters at an Al-Qaeda affiliate's training camp in a mountainous region of Yemen, the Pentagon said. The raids came...

CIA drone strike targets top Al-Qaeda leader in Yemen: Report

The leader of Al-Qaeda's branch in Yemen was targeted in a CIA drone strike last week, though US officials would not immediately confirm he...

US drone war under scrutiny after botched strike

President Barack Obama's admission that a US drone strike accidentally took the lives of two hostages has raised fresh questions about the limits and...

US weighing drone strikes in north Africa: report

The White House may extend its campaign of drone strikes against Al-Qaeda to target the desert bases of the group's north African arm, the...

North African fighters joining AQIM in Mali

About a hundred fighters from across North Africa have joined the ranks of an Al-Qaeda offshoot which now dominates northern Mali, a Malian defence...

Al-Qaeda offshoot acquires Libyan air missiles: EU

Al-Qaeda's north African branch has acquired a stockpile of weapons in Libya, including surface-to-air missiles that are threatening air travel, the EU's counter-terrorism coordinator...

US cutting back troops in Pakistan: Pentagon

The US military said Wednesday it has begun pulling some American troops out of Pakistan after Islamabad requested a smaller presence, amid tensions over...

Stratospheric UAV Payloads Provide New Ways to Chase Al Qaeda

The classic special operations success in killing Osama bin Laden was certainly supported by Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). That was undoubtedly a difficult operation...

Al-Qaeda groups threaten to avenge bin Laden

Al-Qaeda-inspired insurgents in Yemen and Somalia have threatened to avenge the killing of Osama bin Laden by US commandos and are chillingly warning the...