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International outrage grows over destruction of Mali shrines updated: Thu Jul 12 2012 04:16:00

The United States is condemning the destruction of two more tombs in northern Mali as international outrage grows over Islamist militants' attacks on historic and religious landmarks in the nation.

Militant Islamist groups destroy shrines in Maliupdated: Tue Jul 10 2012 16:21:00

Members of two Islamist militant groups destroyed tombs at a shrine to Muslim saints Tuesday, according to the mayor of Timbuktu, Mali, and other residents.

Concern grows over jihadist numbers in eastern Libyaupdated: Tue May 15 2012 13:19:00

Diplomats and other observers in Libya say that with elections one month away, the National Transitional Council is struggling to exert control over various militia prominent in the uprising against Moammar Gadhafi.

France has to be vigilant against Islamists, official saysupdated: Fri Apr 06 2012 09:15:00

Islamist groups in France want to avenge the death of a Muslim radical who was killed by police, prompting France to exercise vigilance, the country's interior minister said Friday.

France deports 2 Islamic radicals, will expel 3 moreupdated: Tue Apr 03 2012 07:05:00

The French Interior Ministry announced Monday it has deported two Muslims and plans to expel three more in a crackdown after the killing of seven people by a suspected Islamic extremist.

What would an Islamist Egypt mean?updated: Tue Jan 10 2012 19:24:00

The final runoff of Egypt's first free elections in recent memory has ended and the result is clear: Islamist parties have swept the popular vote.

Measuring the homegrown terrorist threat to U.S. militaryupdated: Wed Dec 07 2011 11:46:00

On Wednesday, the Senate and House homeland security committees held their first-ever joint hearing, on the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, to address what has become a familiar theme for both committees -- the threat from "homegrown" terrorists.

Islam, democracy at heart of crucial Tunisian voteupdated: Wed Oct 19 2011 07:36:00

The people of Tunisia, who lit the fuse for protests that have ignited the Arab world, cast their votes for a constituent assembly this weekend. Ahead of this critical vote, one online video has come to represent a stark choice about the future of the country.

Study reveals the many faces of terrorismupdated: Fri Sep 09 2011 12:25:00

The credible but as yet unconfirmed reports that three men directed by al Qaeda have plans for an attack on the United States to coincide with the 10th anniversary of September 11 reminds us of the persistence of the threat from Islamist terrorists.

Bin Laden's key deputy seen as very hard to replace for al Qaedaupdated: Sun Aug 28 2011 15:33:00

The death of al Qaeda's No. 2, Atiyah Abdul Rahman in Pakistan, is a hammer blow to the terrorist organization.

Islamic militants among prisoners freed from Libyan jailupdated: Fri Aug 26 2011 18:31:00

Hundreds of Islamist militants were among the prisoners freed from a notorious Tripoli prison this week, according to a former Libyan jihadist.

Islamists hold massive protest in Egyptian squareupdated: Fri Jul 29 2011 17:42:00

Tens of thousands of people demonstrated Friday in Tahrir Square, where they called for the implementation of Islamic law in Egypt.

Al-Zawahiri has a long history with Osama bin Laden, terrorupdated: Thu Jun 16 2011 10:03:00

Ayman al-Zawahiri emerged from a privileged upbringing in Egypt to become one of the world's most wanted terrorists and now, the leader of the most notorious terror group: al Qaeda.

NATO on alert for influx of foreign fighters in southern Afghanistanupdated: Wed May 25 2011 07:50:00

Coalition forces in Afghanistan say that a recent security operation in the southeast part of the country suggests an influx of foreign fighters may be underway, just as the Taliban begins its "fighting season" against NATO troops.

Egyptian comrades remember reported leader of al Qaedaupdated: Fri May 20 2011 22:51:00

Saif al-Adl was a relatively obscure name -- until this week.

Q&A: al Qaeda's power struggleupdated: Fri May 20 2011 11:41:00

A former Egyptian army lieutenant and long-time Islamist Saif al Adel has been appointed the interim leader of al Qaeda, according to former jihadist Noman Benotman.

In Obama speech, will there be aid for Arab Spring nations?updated: Fri May 20 2011 08:44:00

In his speech on Thursday, President Barack Obama will reportedly "reset" his Middle East policy and clarify the administration's position on the Arab Spring.

In Obama speech, will there be aid for "Arab Spring" nations?updated: Thu May 19 2011 10:10:00

In his speech on Thursday, President Obama will reportedly "reset" his Middle East policy and clarify the Administration's position on the Arab Spring.

Obama to give address on Middle Eastupdated: Thu May 19 2011 10:10:00

Former U.S. Ambassador to Israel & Egpyt, Daniel Kurtzer talks about what he would like to hear the President say.

Al Qaeda's bankrollupdated: Wed May 04 2011 10:05:00

CNN's American Morning speaks with a terrorism analyst about Al Qaeda's fundraising after the death of Osama bin Laden.

Drug trafficking, kidnapping fund al Qaedaupdated: Wed May 04 2011 10:05:00

Al Qaeda Inc. might suffer some initial setbacks from Osama bin Laden's death, but so did Apple Inc. when shares dropped over rumors of Steve Jobs' illness. But it did not take long to realize that Jobs has established a highly functional corporation, and the shares bounced back.

Al Qaeda suspects arrested in Germany; explosives reportedly seizedupdated: Fri Apr 29 2011 19:22:00

German federal police on Friday arrested three men suspected of belonging to al Qaeda, a counterterrorism official told CNN.

Libyan civil war: An opening for al Qaeda and jihad?updated: Wed Mar 23 2011 08:34:00

The town of Derna is not much to look at -- a heap of Soviet-style concrete buildings in a deprived and windswept corner of eastern Libya.

President Obama's plan on Libyaupdated: Wed Mar 23 2011 08:34:00

Pres. Barack Obama tells CNN's Juan Carlos Lopez the first task is to keep Moammar Gadhafi from attacking his people.

Analysis: 1 in 5 terror cases started with tips from Muslimsupdated: Thu Mar 10 2011 14:42:00

Last month, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano said the threat of terrorism to the United States is at its "most heightened" since the September 11, 2001, attacks -- a threat that she asserted has taken on a new and disquieting form because of the growing emphasis by Islamist terrorist groups on recruiting Americans.

Peter King: What law enforcement told meupdated: Thu Mar 10 2011 14:42:00

Rep. Peter King (R-NY) tells CNN what law enforcement sources report to him about help from Muslim-American communities.

Arab youth want democracy, not theocracyupdated: Mon Feb 28 2011 11:49:00

Hosni Mubarak's resignation resurrected a tsunami wave of articles and commentaries on whether Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood would now come to power. And yet, few have asked why the primary leaders of grassroots revolt in Egypt and across the Arab world curiously have not been Islamic organizations.

Libya: An opportunity for al Qaeda?updated: Fri Feb 25 2011 12:50:00

Libya's beleaguered leader Moammar Gadhafi Thursday blamed the uprising sweeping Libya on Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda, accusing the terrorist group of supplying Libyans with pills inducing them to revolt. "Our children have been manipulated by al Qaeda," he told Libyan state television by telephone.

Moammar Gadhafi talks Osama bin Ladenupdated: Fri Feb 25 2011 12:50:00

In his latest appearance on State TV, Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi talks about Osama bin Laden.

Jihadist groups watch revolution pass them byupdated: Sat Feb 12 2011 09:39:00

Jihadist groups across the Middle East have applauded and encouraged the popular movements in Tunisia and Egypt, but their exhortations have made little impact on the course of events. In fact, they've hardly been noticed.

Terror in Europe: Why Sweden is in the crosshairsupdated: Wed Dec 15 2010 21:52:00

The people of Sweden are coming to terms with the first suicide bombing on their soil, an attack which stunned the nation and in the words of the country's foreign minister could have been "catastrophic."

Cartoons, threats preceded Sweden bombingupdated: Tue Dec 14 2010 19:05:00

The people of Sweden are coming to terms with the first suicide bombing on their soil, an attack which stunned the nation and in the words of the country's foreign minister could have been "catastrophic."

The road to terror training camps sometimes begins in the U.S.updated: Fri Aug 13 2010 15:21:00

Omar Hammami is living proof that there is no one road to terrorism.

Riddle: 'Little terrorists' born in U.S.updated: Wed Aug 11 2010 05:28:00

Texas lawmaker Debbie Riddle warns of a new terrorist strategy that involves manipulating U.S. citizenship law.

Somali fans pour into government-controlled capital to watch World Cupupdated: Sun Jul 11 2010 16:03:00

Thousands of World Cup fans poured into the government-controlled Somali capital of Mogadishu on Sunday to watch the final match in defiance of a ban on football imposed in other parts of the country by hardline Islamist groups.

Somali radio station defies Islamist ban on musicupdated: Thu Jul 01 2010 09:27:00

Somalis in Mogadishu could once again hear songs coming from their radios Thursday, as one of the city's biggest independent stations resumed playing music.

Residents: Islamist militias target Somali World Cup watchersupdated: Tue Jun 15 2010 16:17:00

The Somali government Tuesday condemned weekend killings, allegedly committed by extremist groups, of Somalis who were watching a World Cup soccer match.

Why is the Arab world frozen in time?updated: Wed May 26 2010 10:31:00

Arab modernity. Why is it that at the beginning of the 21st century the Arab world seems stuck in time? Why are most Arabs still ruled by kings or military dictatorships? And specifically, why has the most populous Arab nation, Egypt, been governed by one man for nearly three decades?

London breeding Islamic terroristsupdated: Wed Jan 06 2010 09:00:00

In assessing blame for the Christmas Day terror scare, we point fingers at Yemen, at the Amsterdam airport, even at corruption in African airports. But no one mentions where the would-be suicide bomber was radicalized: London, the capital of the ally we take for granted.

The Jihadi Codeupdated: Sat Nov 28 2009 07:42:00

Saif al Islam Gadhafi, the son of the Libyan leader talks to CNN about a new Jihadi code that could help fight terror in Libya.

Libyan group denounces bin Laden ideologyupdated: Mon Nov 16 2009 07:07:00

In what may prove one of the biggest breakthroughs against Islamist terrorism since 9/11, the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG), a militant Libyan Jihadist group, once allied with Osama bin Laden and with close personal ties to al Qaeda's senior leadership, is publicly repudiating al Qaeda's ideology.

Jihad and juice inside Libya's terror jailupdated: Tue Nov 10 2009 10:35:00

As we first stepped into Libya's forbidding Abu Salim jail we had no idea what to expect.

Iran crackdown 'shifted' prospects for U.S. talks, Clinton saysupdated: Wed Jul 15 2009 16:23:00

Iran's crackdown on protests after its disputed presidential election has "shifted" its prospects for direct talks with the United States, but they remain on the table, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Wednesday.

Brown defends Afghan missionupdated: Wed Jul 15 2009 11:38:00

CNN's Paula Newton discusses the mood of the British public as Gordon Brown defends the UK's involvement in Afghanistan.

Commentary: West stares into Afghan abyssupdated: Wed Jul 15 2009 11:38:00

Given its long history of warfare, the United Kingdom is not squeamish about fatalities in time of war and yet a debate has been ignited by the deaths of 15 British soldiers in Afghanistan over the last few weeks. The question now is whether this profound soul-searching results in a more efficient policy towards the war-torn country.

Al Qaeda message urges Pakistanis to back militantsupdated: Wed Jul 15 2009 06:51:00

The people of Pakistan must back Islamic militants to counter the influence of the United States in their country or face punishment from God, Ayman al-Zawahiri, al Qaeda's second in command, said in an audio message released early Wednesday.

Refugees returning homeupdated: Wed Jul 15 2009 06:51:00

Families return home to areas where the Pakistan government says it has defeated the Taliban. CNN's Stan Grant reports.

Pakistan offers Taliban talksupdated: Sat Jul 11 2009 05:25:00

CNN's Michael Ware reports the Pakistani military has offered to broker U.S., Taliban talks aimed at an Afghan cease-fire.

U.S. providing weapons to Somali government, officials sayupdated: Thu Jun 25 2009 16:08:00

The United States is providing weapons and ammunition to Somalia's transitional government as it fights al Qaeda-linked Islamic militants, State Department spokesman Ian Kelly said Thursday.

Blasts in northwest Pakistan kill 8, including childrenupdated: Fri May 29 2009 00:56:00

A series of explosions in northwest Pakistan killed eight people Thursday night, and two suspected militants died in a gunbattle with Peshawar police on a rooftop, authorities said.

Taliban: All local leaders must quitupdated: Thu May 14 2009 03:00:00

A Taliban spokesman issued a series of threats and ultimatums against Pakistani officials Wednesday as the country's military continued its offensive against the militant group in the Swat Valley.

Taliban attack NATO trucks in Pakistanupdated: Wed May 13 2009 03:40:00

Taliban militants attacked NATO supply terminals Wednesday morning, torching at least 10 supply trucks in northern Pakistan, local officials said.

John King: Party politics and press partiesupdated: Mon May 11 2009 22:19:00

It was an odd Washington weekend: a Sunday of sober talk about the challenges ahead in Afghanistan and Pakistan following a more relaxed Saturday night.

Exporting jihadupdated: Mon May 04 2009 22:21:00

An American jihadi stars in a slick, al-Qaeda-inspired video calling for recruits to Somalia. CNN's Paula Newton reports.

Joint Chiefs chairman: Afghanistan now top priorityupdated: Mon May 04 2009 16:55:00

The U.S. military's primary focus needs to shift immediately from Iraq to Afghanistan, Adm. Michael Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Monday.

Taliban 'not going anywhere'updated: Fri Apr 24 2009 21:03:00

Former CIA officer Gary Berntsen says the Taliban may pull back for the cameras, but are still a major threat in Pakistan.

U.S. 'extremely concerned' about Taliban movements in Pakistanupdated: Fri Apr 24 2009 21:03:00

The United States is keeping a close eye on Pakistan after this week's Taliban surge into the Buner district brought them just 60 miles from the capital, Islamabad.

Clinton: Pakistan in dangerupdated: Thu Apr 23 2009 00:10:00

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warned that Pakistan is in danger of falling into terrorist hands because of failed government policies and called on Pakistani citizens and expatriates to voice more concern.

Bergen: Pakistan lacks strategy to deal with Talibanupdated: Wed Apr 22 2009 22:25:00

Taliban militants took control Wednesday of a district 60 miles away from the Pakistani capital of Islamabad.

Pro-Taliban cleric pulls out of peace dealupdated: Fri Apr 10 2009 00:29:00

Pro-Taliban cleric Sufi Mohammad has announced he has pulled out of a peace deal in the violence-plagued Swat Valley, saying the government is not serious about implementing Islamic law, or sharia, in the region.

Archive: U.S. begins military strikes in Afghanistanupdated: Fri Apr 03 2009 15:28:00

The U.S. and Great Britain begin bombing of al Qaeda targets in Afghanistan on October 7, 2001.

Obama: Anti-terror plans focus on Pakistan, Afghanistanupdated: Fri Mar 27 2009 23:23:00

More troops, new legislation, improved troop training and added civilian expertise highlight President Obama's strategy to fight terrorism in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Obama: 'We will defeat you'updated: Fri Mar 27 2009 23:23:00

President Obama discusses fighting terrorists in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Dozens dead in Pakistan mosque attackupdated: Fri Mar 27 2009 12:34:00

A devastating suicide blast struck a mosque in the strife-torn tribal region of Pakistan Friday, killing at least 51 people and wounding more than 100 others, local officials said.

Islam helps shape coming Indonesian electionsupdated: Wed Mar 25 2009 20:39:00

Islamic parties in Indonesia will not get enough votes in the coming election to nominate a presidential candidate, according to polls, analysts and an Islamic party official.

U.S. reverses policy, drops 'enemy combatant' termupdated: Mon Mar 16 2009 11:41:00

In a dramatic break with the Bush administration, the Justice Department on Friday announced it is doing away with the designation of "enemy combatant," which allowed the United States to hold suspected terrorists at length without criminal charges.

Is talking to Taliban the right approach?updated: Mon Mar 09 2009 17:57:00

President Obama says the United States could be open to reaching out to some moderates in the Taliban in a manner similar to successful efforts with Sunni militants in Iraq.

Commentary: Deals with Taliban could be dangerousupdated: Mon Mar 09 2009 14:44:00

It is a longstanding cliché that there is no military solution in Afghanistan, only a political one.

This week on GPSupdated: Fri Mar 06 2009 07:00:00

Christopher Hitchens, Bernard-Henri Levy, and Fawaz Gerges argue if the Taliban and al Qaeda are one and the same.

Zakaria: Policy on radical Islam should see distinctionsupdated: Sat Feb 28 2009 00:15:00

The Pakistani government recently announced a truce with the Taliban and allowed it to set up Islamic courts in the country's Swat Valley. Reports abound that girls will no longer be allowed to go to school, that brutal beatings are taking place for minor infractions, and the list goes on.

Peacekeepers' fury over Somalia killingupdated: Mon Feb 23 2009 05:44:00

The African Union responded angrily and defiantly to the killing of at least 11 Burundian soldiers in an apparent suicide bomb attack Sunday in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu.

Journalist killed in Taliban regionupdated: Thu Feb 19 2009 23:07:00

Attackers in a Taliban-controlled area of Pakistan shot and tried to behead a Pakistani journalist on Wednesday, according to his employer GEO TV.

Journalist killed in Swatupdated: Thu Feb 19 2009 23:07:00

The death of a journalist covering the Swat peace deal raises questions. CNN's Stan Grant reports.

Pakistani government does deal with Taliban on sharia lawupdated: Wed Feb 18 2009 20:33:00

Pakistani government officials announced Monday an agreement with the Taliban to allow strict Islamic law, or sharia, to be implemented in parts of North West Frontier Province.

Taliban influence spreadsupdated: Wed Feb 18 2009 20:33:00

With Swat control in the hands of extremists, CNN's Stan Grant reports on Pakistani efforts to keep that control in check.

Taliban announce 'cease-fire' in Pakistani valleyupdated: Sun Feb 15 2009 11:03:00

Taliban spokesman Muslim Khan announced a 10-day cease-fire on Sunday in Pakistan's Swat Valley, a volatile region in North West Frontier Province that is largely controlled by the Taliban.

Zakaria interviews Pres Karzaiupdated: Fri Feb 13 2009 12:33:00

Zakaria speaks with Afghan Pres. Karzai for a wide-ranging interview, including his opinion of the Obama administration.

Zakaria: Afghanistan not a quagmire...yetupdated: Fri Feb 13 2009 12:33:00

Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai said that with a resurgent Taliban, a still-flourishing drug trade and a border with Pakistan believed to be home base for al Qaeda, Afghanistan can't afford for U.S. troops to leave any time soon.

Belgian 'al Qaeda cell' linked to 2006 airline plotupdated: Fri Feb 13 2009 04:25:00

Last December 11, fourteen individuals were arrested in the early hours of the morning in one of the largest counterterrorism operations in Belgian history. Six were eventually charged with participation in a terrorist group. The others were released.

Bombing kills provincial minister in Pakistanupdated: Wed Feb 11 2009 08:28:00

A bomb attack in Pakistan's North West Frontier Province Wednesday killed a provincial minister, police said. Eight others were injured in the bombing.

Mortars fired as Somali president returns from exileupdated: Sat Feb 07 2009 12:47:00

Hours after newly elected Somalian President Sheikh Sharif Sheekh Ahmed arrived in the country's capital, mortars were fired Saturday at his presidential palace, according to a journalist who witnessed the incident.

Hopes high for Somalia's new Islamist presidentupdated: Thu Feb 05 2009 09:25:00

It was an odd sight in Ethiopia's capital this week: a standing ovation for Sharif Sheikh Ahmed, the man whom Ethiopian forces had removed from power in neighboring Somalia two years ago.

Islamist fighters seize Somali government seatupdated: Mon Jan 26 2009 22:48:00

Radical Islamist fighters seized control of the seat of Somalia's U.N.-backed transitional government Monday, raiding the parliament building and demanding that several lawmakers publicly surrender, according to a journalist who witnessed the spectacle.

Ethiopia pulls its troops from Somaliaupdated: Sun Jan 25 2009 08:36:00

Ethiopia said Sunday it has withdrawn all its troops from Somalia, two years after the soldiers were deployed to prop up Somalia's transitional government.

'Terror group' joins Somali capital takeoverupdated: Thu Jan 15 2009 07:39:00

Islamist militants took almost full control of Mogadishu on Thursday, less than 24 hours after Ethiopian troops withdrew from Somalia's capital, a witness reported.

Taliban kills 2 accused of being U.S. spiesupdated: Mon Jan 12 2009 07:22:00

Taliban militants have shot dead two men in Pakistan's ungoverned tribal region, dumping their bodies in a village Monday with a note saying they were spies for the United States.

Australian troops kill Taliban commanderupdated: Mon Jan 12 2009 03:53:00

Australian commandos have killed a Taliban chief blamed for numerous attacks on coalition troops in southern Afghanistan, including one that killed an Australian soldier last week, the country's defense ministry announced.

Commentary: How Obama should run war on terrorupdated: Fri Jan 09 2009 13:54:00

In the war against al Qaeda and its allies, Barack Obama should adopt five key principles when he takes office.

British soldier slain in Afghanistan by enemy fireupdated: Wed Dec 17 2008 20:11:00

A British soldier was killed by enemy fire on Wednesday in Afghanistan's Helmand province, the Ministry of Defense said.

Commentary: How Obama should fight al Qaeda and its alliesupdated: Sat Dec 06 2008 12:39:00

The Mumbai attacks remind the world that the intertwined problems of Pakistan, India and Afghanistan will be the most extreme foreign policy challenge that President Obama will face as he assumes office.

Karzai on Talibanupdated: Wed Nov 26 2008 12:19:00

Afghan President Hamid Karzai talks about Taliban leader Mullah Omar.

Afghanistan: Karzai defends Taliban peace moveupdated: Wed Nov 26 2008 12:19:00

Afghan President Hamid Karzai has defended his peace "overtures" to some Taliban militants but emphasized the fight against terror groups like al Qaeda must continue.

U.S. fears Islamic militants involvement in tanker hijackupdated: Mon Nov 24 2008 09:52:00

U.S. military officials expressed concern Monday that Somali militants believed to be potentially affiliated with al Qaeda may become involved in the hijacking of a supertanker off eastern Africa.

Analysis: Taliban talks strategy attracts backersupdated: Tue Oct 28 2008 15:34:00

Since Afghan officials met with former Taliban leaders in Mecca, Saudi Arabia a month ago the drum beat of hammering out a political deal with the Taliban rather than smashing them militarily has been growing steadily.

Afghan officials meet Talibanupdated: Mon Oct 06 2008 23:14:00

CNN's Nic Robertson reports on Afghan officials meeting members of the Taliban in Saudi Arabia.

Sources: Taliban split with al Qaeda, seek peaceupdated: Mon Oct 06 2008 19:01:00

Taliban leaders are holding Saudi-brokered talks with the Afghan government to end the country's bloody conflict -- and are severing their ties with al Qaeda, sources close to the historic discussions have told CNN.

Source: Saudi hosts Afghan peace talks with Taliban repsupdated: Sun Oct 05 2008 22:00:00

In a groundbreaking meeting, King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia recently hosted talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban militant group, according to a source familiar with the talks.

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