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3rd generation al-Qaida is 'deadliest yet'

BEIRUT, Lebanon, April 3 (UPI) -- Despite Western claims that al-Qaida's on the ropes, counter-terrorism experts warn that jihadist forces remain as dangerous as ever.

Cradle of Arab Spring fears jihadist surge

TUNIS, Tunisia, April 2 (UPI) -- Tunisian jihadists are flocking to Syria to fight alongside Islamist forces fighting to topple the Damascus regime, just as they did in Iraq in 2003.
Transcript of Obama SOTU

Transcript of Obama SOTU

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- The following is President Barack Obama's State of the Union address delivered Tuesday at the U.S. Capitol:

Al-Qaida car bomb kills 8 in Yemen

SANAA, Yemen, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Al Qaida is being blamed for a suicide car bomb in central Yemen that killed at least eight government soldiers, military officials said.

After Amenas, risk of energy raids grows

ALGIERS, Algeria, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- The bloodbath at a major natural gas complex in Algeria has raised concerns that other key energy centers across the Middle East could now become targets for Islamist militants.

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France to send additional troops to Mali

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- France will send nearly 2,000 additional troops to Mali to assist the country's army until African troops arrive, President Francois Hollande said Tuesday.

In Mali, an old war on terror reignites

BAMAKO, Mali, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- French military operations in Mali against Islamist militants who have carved out a desert sanctuary in the north of the country could trigger a new wave of terrorist attacks on Western Europe, a war that began long before the carnage of Sept. 11, 2001.

Pakistan to review U.S. military agreement

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, May 14 (UPI) -- Pakistan has called for a review of its agreement to work with U.S. military forces in the aftermath of the raid that killed al Qaida leader Osama bin Laden.
Obama salutes tolerance at 9/11 ceremony

Obama salutes tolerance at 9/11 ceremony

ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 11 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama said Saturday that Americans remain united and committed to liberty nine years after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

Suspected suicide bomber arrested in Yemen

SANAA, Yemen, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- A 25-year-old man with an explosives-equipped belt was arrested, allegedly on his way to carry out a suicide mission for al-Qaida, Yemeni officials said Friday.

AQAP target of Yemeni raids

SANAA, Yemen, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Security forces stormed al-Qaida positions in the Yemeni province of Abyan, killing seven militants in the raid, Yemeni security officials said.

War documents link Taliban, al-Qaida

WASHINGTON, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Al-Qaida might play a larger part in the war in Afghanistan than previously believed, The Washington Post reported.

7 al-Qaida fighters killed in Yemen

LOUDAR, Yemen, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Yemeni security forces engaged in a battle with al-Qaida fighters Sunday, killing seven of the militants, the Defense Ministry said on its Web site.

Al-Qaida warns al-Shabaab against exposure

WASHINGTON, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Al-Qaida called on its Somali affiliates in al-Shabaab to suppress the ties between the two terrorist organizations, an intelligence official said.
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Iraqi's Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki shows pictures of Abu Omar al-Baghdadi after he was killed by Iraqi forces, supported by U.S. forces, on April 19, 2010. Al-Baghdadi was one of two top al-Qaida leaders killed in Iraq. UPI/Iraqi Government/HO
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