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Alarming video shows large al-Qaida gathering

Alarming video shows large al-Qaida gathering

SANA'A, Yemen, April 16 (UPI) -- A 15-minute video circulating around jihadist websites shows a large outdoor meeting of Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula vowing to attack the United States.
Aileen Graef

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UPI Almanac for Monday, April 7, 2014.
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Al-Qaida attempts to rein in Syrian splinter group

Al-Qaida attempts to rein in Syrian splinter group

DAMASCUS, Syria, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Al-Nusra Front, an al-Qaida affiliate operating in Syria and Lebanon, issued an ultimatum to a splinter group to cease its activities.
JC Finley

Al-Qaida disavows Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant

DAMASCUS, Syria, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Al-Qaida disavowed Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, whose members have had deadly clashes with Syrian rebels, a statement on jihadist websites said.

Deadly U.S. airstrike in Somalia marks jihadist dangers

MOGADISHU, Somalia, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- A U.S. missiles strike that reportedly killed a senior commander of al-Shabaab, the Somalia Islamist group linked to al-Qaida, indicates that the organization remains threat despite recent military setbacks.

Israel fear of jihadist raids mounts after 'plot to hit U.S. Embassy'

TEL AVIV, Israel, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Israel's claim to have thwarted a Gaza Strip-based al-Qaida plot to blow up the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv has heightened fears that it's just a matter of time of time before the jihadist forces building up in Syria, Egypt and the Palestinian territories launch a major strike on the Jewish state.

U.S. looking into Israeli threat claims

WASHINGTON, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- A spokeswoman for the U.S. State Department said work was under way to confirm claims of an al-Qaida threat against U.S. interests in Israel.

Al-Qaida leader calls for truce between jihadists, Islamists in Syria

DAMASCUS, Syria, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Al-Qaida chief Ayman al-Zawahiri called on jihadists and Islamists in Syria to "immediately" stop fighting each other and work together to oust the regime.

Al-Qaida wages assassination war against Yemen's spy services

SANAA, Yemen, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Dozens of top intelligence and military officers have been assassinated in recent months in a savage campaign widely attributed to jihadists, while complex attacks have been conducted against key military installations, all indicating that al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula is still a force to be reckoned with despite recent setbacks.
Israelis alarmed at prospect of 'jihadist tsunami' on borders

Israelis alarmed at prospect of 'jihadist tsunami' on borders

TEL AVIV, Israel, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Israel's security chiefs are increasingly concerned about what one analyst terms a "jihadist tsunami" building up around the Jewish state for the first time as al-Qaida groups emerge in war-torn Syria, turbulent Egypt and even in the Palestinian territories.
Jihadists see Sinai as 'next frontier' in war against U.S., Israel

Jihadists see Sinai as 'next frontier' in war against U.S., Israel

CAIRO, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Some security analysts believe the brewing jihadist insurgency in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula may be the next major arena in the battle against militant Islam.

Egypt beefs up security along Suez Canal

CAIRO, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Egypt stepped up security along the Suez Canal after threats were received that jihadists were planning attacks along the waterway, officials said.

State Department declares Muhammad Jamal, his network, terrorists

WASHINGTON, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- The Muhammad Jamal Network and its founder, Muhammad Jamal, were declared terrorists, the U.S. State Department announced Monday.
Al-Qaida leader urges more attacks on U.S.

Al-Qaida leader urges more attacks on U.S.

NEW YORK, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Ayman al-Zawahiri, the leader of al-Qaida, called on followers to keep up their battle on U.S. soil and goad the United States into spending more on security.

The war in Egypt is on

ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 6 (UPI) -- War, maybe in the form of a low-intensity conflict, has descended upon Egypt.
JEFF M. MOORE, UPI Outside View Commentator

Kenyan soldiers kill al-Shabaab guerillas

NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- The Star newspaper reported on Wednesday a clash between Kenyan Defense Forces and al-Shabaab guerrillas.

Brother of al-Qaida leader and Jihadist figure arrested in Egypt

CAIRO, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Police in Cairo arrested Mohamed al-Zawahiri, a leading figure in the Egyptian Jihadist Salafist group and the brother of a an al-Qaida leader.

Brother of al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri arrested in Egypt

CAIRO, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Government forces cleared supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi from a Cairo mosque Saturday, an Egyptian Interior Ministry spokesman said.

Security needs urgent, Yemen says

SANAA, Yemen, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- There is an urgent need for resolute and real action to enhance the national security situation in Yemen, the country's president said.

Al-Qaida ally labeled terrorist by U.S.

WASHINGTON, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- The commander of a Taliban ally in Pakistan said to have ties to al-Qaida was labeled a terrorist by the U.S. government, the State Department said Tuesday.
Air Force evacuating U.S. Embassy personnel in Yemen

Air Force evacuating U.S. Embassy personnel in Yemen

WASHINGTON, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- The U.S. Air Force transported State Department personnel out of the embassy in Sanaa, Yemen, Tuesday, Pentagon spokesman George Little said.

U.S. House Homeland chairman sees dangerous end to Ramadan

WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- The chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee said the high-profile terror alert could cause al-Qaida to think twice about carrying out an attack.

In online message, al-Zawahiri criticizes Morsi ouster

CAIRO, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri purportedly posted a message to jihadist forums online criticizing the ouster of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi.

Al-Qaida leadership rift hints at future trouble

BEIRUT, Lebanon, June 24 (UPI) -- The shadowy leader of al-Qaida in Iraq is the first commander of the organization's branches to openly defy the top jihadist leader, Ayman al-Zawahiri, who ordered him to stop claiming control of al-Qaida's Syrian affiliate, the al-Nusra Front.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, June 17, 2013.
By United Press International
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