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Al-Qaida message threatens White House

BAGHDAD, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- An alleged audio recording of the leader of al-Qaida in Iraq has him vowing to fight on until "we blow up the wicked house known as the White House."

Terrorist got job on London Underground

LONDON, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- A man convicted of terrorist offenses in Yemen has been fired from a job on the London Underground.

Britain seeks repayment from Muslim cleric

LONDON, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- An investigation by Britain's Legal Services Commission has delayed the sale of a London house allegedly owned by radical Muslim cleric Abu Hamza.

Al-Qaida targeting Westerners, tape says

LONDON, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Al-Qaida has switched tactics and is now targeting Western contractors working in Iraq, a top leader of the armed Sunni lslamist organization says.

Al-Qaida message urges more violence

BAGHDAD, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- An audiotape message allegedly from the leader of al-Qaida in Iraq called Thursday for more acts of violence, including the kidnapping of foreign hostages. CNN said it was unable to confirm that the message came from Abu Hamza al-Muhajer, who succeeded th

Iraq terror leader calls for attacks

BAGHDAD, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- The leader of al-Qaida in Iraq has instructed his followers in an audiotaped message to kill at least one American within the next 15 days.

TV shows Bin Laden, Sept. 11 hijackers

DOHA, Qatar, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- A videotape apparently showing Osama bin Laden and the Sept. 11, 2001, hijackers has been broadcast by Al-Jazeera.

Bin Laden tape urges Sunnis to strike Shia

BAGHDAD, July 1 (UPI) -- A message on the Internet, purportedly from terror master Osama bin Laden, urges Sunni Muslims to strike Shiites in Iraq and oppose a unified government.

Al-Qaida Iraq leader said he killed troops

BAGHDAD, June 21 (UPI) -- Al-Qaida in Iraq claims its new leader, Abu Hamza al-Muhajir, personally slit the throats of two U.S. soldiers recently captured and found dead in Iraq.

Zarqawi 'successor' identified by U.S.

WASHINGTON, June 15 (UPI) -- U.S. military officials in Iraq say they believe they have identified the successor to the slain terrorist leader Abu Musab al Zarqawi.

Al-Qaida names Zarqawi replacement

BAGHDAD, June 12 (UPI) -- The al-Qaida terror group on Monday announced a replacement on the Internet for slain Iraqi leader Abu Musab al Zarqawi.

Book: French wanted to kidnap Abu Hamza

LONDON, May 31 (UPI) -- Books excerpts carried by The Times of London claim France considered kidnapping Islamic hate preacher Abu Hamza from London in 1998.

Abu Hamza turns into exercise maven

LONDON, March 14 (UPI) -- Abu Hamza, serving a 7-year prison term in Britain for incitement to murder and racial hatred, has become fanatical about losing weight, says a report.

Britain called lax in screening imams

LONDON, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Britain's terror watchdog has warned that Muslim imams in the country are not being monitored sufficiently to determine if they are recruiting young terrorists.

Report: London bombers listened to Hamza

LONDON, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Three of the suicide bombers who struck London's transit system in July attended speeches by newly convicted radical imam Abu Hamza al-Masri.

U.K. cleric Hamza guilty of incitement

LONDON, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- A London jury found Muslim cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri guilty Tuesday of 11 of 15 counts of preaching racial hatred and incitement to murder.

Imam allegedly told followers to kill

LONDON, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- The prosecution in the trial in Britain of Abu Hamza told the court the Muslim cleric encouraged his followers to kill those he deemed to be non-believers.

Pakistani journalist reported kidnapped

PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- A Pakistani journalist was reported kidnapped after photographing apparent remnants of a U.S. missile that killed a reputed senior al-Qaida leader.

U.S. may be involved in Rabia death

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- There are conflicting accounts over the possible U.S. role in the explosion that killed an al-Qaida leader in Pakistan.

Top al-Qaida member dead in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Pakistan said the operational leader of al-Qaida was killed near the Afghan border along with four other men although details of the operation were not clear. Information Minister Sheikh Rashid confirmed the death of Abu Hamza Rabia, an Egyptian-born man

Yemen wants Britain to hand over extremist

SANAA, Yemen, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Yemen will renew demands for the extradition of Abu Hamza al-Masri, one of the most radical Islamic figures in Britain, who is wanted for terrorism.

Muslim leader says U.S. behind Sept. 11

MELBOURNE, July 25 (UPI) -- A Melbourne Islamic leader says most Muslims in Australia believe the United States authorized the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.

Worldwide manhunt on for bombing aide

LONDON, July 21 (UPI) -- British police have requested a worldwide manhunt for a former aide to a militant Islamic cleric who they believe had a role in the July 7 terror attacks.

London terror suspect has foot problems

LONDON, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- An Islamic cleric jailed in London on terror charges refused to make a video court appearance Tuesday because his toenails are too long.

British cleric at terror trial by video

LONDON, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Egyptian-born Islamic cleric Abu Hamza appeared by video link in London court Tuesday at his trial on 16 terror-related charges, Sky News reported. The 47-year-old who has no hands and just one eye formerly ran a north London mosque, where he was arrested
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