Al Qaida

'If There Had Not Been A Rescue Attempt He Would Still Be Alive'

The Huffington Post UK | Press Association | Posted 08.12.2014 | UK

The UK-based family of a British-born hostage killed by Islamic militants has said he might still be alive had it not been for an attempted US rescue ...

'Terror' WiFi Network Grounds Plane

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.10.2014 | UK Tech

A plane has been delayed at Los Angeles LAX airport after a passenger reported a local WiFi network named "Al-Quida Free Terror Nettwork". The publ...

We Never Helped Osama Bin Laden, Say Queen's Bankers

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Politics

Queen Elizabeth's private bank Coutts has been forced to deny that it had ever handled former Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden and his family's finance...

In 2014 - Can We Stop Blaming Everything on Muslims?

Alastair Sloan | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK Politics
Alastair Sloan

Before we blame radical Islam for terrorism and loss of freedom - consider that our Security Services blame our foreign policy, not any religion, for acts of terrorism. Radical Islam is a bastardisation of true, peaceful Islam. And the effect on our social fabric of continually scapegoating Muslims for our own aggression abroad is painful, and breeds yet more jihadists.

What Can the World Learn From the Man Who Became One of the Most Influential Voices in History?

Dr Nicholas M. Almond | Posted 15.02.2014 | UK
Dr Nicholas M. Almond

Nelson Mandela was an angry young man who resorted to violence in the face of apartheid; however, after twenty-seven years in prison he understood the need to forgive and to work together with past "enemies" for the good of his nation and for mankind in general...

British Staff Withdrawn From Yemen Embassy

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.10.2013 | UK

The Foreign Office has temporarily withdrawn all staff from its embassy in Yemen "due to increased security concerns". The UK shut its operation at...

US Citizens Warned Over Global Al Qaeda Threat

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.10.2013 | UK

The US State Department has issued a worldwide travel alert for American citizens because of a potential al Qaeda threat in August. The potential f...

Is Al Qaeda Making A Comeback In Iraq?

PA | Posted 23.07.2013 | UK

Raids on two high-security prisons in Baghdad are worrying proof of an al Qaeda resurgence in Iraq, a think-tank said on Tuesday. Foreign affairs a...

The Woolwich Attack: Should We Feel Terrorised?‎

Myriam Francois-Cerrah | Posted 24.07.2013 | UK Politics
Myriam Francois-Cerrah

It is a rather trite observation to state that the term 'terrorism' has become eminently politicised, ‎used much more readily and easily to refer to violence by certain types of political dissidents, such ‎as those whose violence targets the majority, than to refer, as it was originally devised, to states, ‎or groups targeting minorities. ‎

Pakistani Taliban: 'We Will Kill Americans But We Are Not Involved In Boston'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.04.2013 | UK

The Pakistani Taliban has denied any involvement in the Boston marathon bombings saying: "Wherever we find Americans we will kill them, but we don't h...

Security For London Marathon And Thatcher's Funeral 'Under Review'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.04.2013 | UK

Security for the London Marathon and Baroness Thatcher's funeral will be under scrutiny in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombs that have killed...

Boston Marathon Bombs 'Likely To Be Al Qaeda Or Right Wing Extremist Group'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.04.2013 | UK

A terrorism expert has said he thinks the bombs at the Boston Marathon are the work of "either an Al Qaeda-affiliated group or a right-wing extremist ...

'Terror Plotters' Planned To Send Toy Car Bomb Into Territorial Army Centre

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.04.2013 | UK

Luton terror plotters discussed sending a toy car carrying a bomb under the gates of a Territorial Army centre, based upon instructions in an al Qaida...

Suicide Bomb Plot Reveals 'Changes In Al Qaida Operation'

PA | Posted 21.02.2013 | UK

The terror plot for which three men have now been convicted showed a change in the way al Qaida is operating, a counter-terrorism expert said. Irfa...

Suicide Bomb Plot Trio 'Influenced By Al Qaida'

PA | Posted 21.02.2013 | UK

The suicide bomb plotters were heavily influenced by the radical teachings of al Qaida supporter and Yemeni-based preacher Anwar al-Awlaki, according ...

Why Mali Matters

Stefan Simanowitz | Posted 26.03.2013 | UK Politics
Stefan Simanowitz

Despite little media coverage al Qaeda-linked Islamist groups have been consolidating and extending their grip across northern Mali for several months. Jihadist fighters have reportedly been crossing Mali's porous borders described by Malians as having come from as far afield as Yemen, Somalia and Afghanistan.

Mali: France's Afghanistan?

Myriam Francois-Cerrah | Posted 19.03.2013 | UK Politics
Myriam Francois-Cerrah

Is France's military intervention in Mali a neo-colonial enterprise, dressed up in the conveniently ‎nebulous language of the 'war on terror'?

Al-Qaeda Suspect Extradited To US

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.01.2013 | UK

Abid Naseer, an alleged al-Qaeda operative accused of planning to bomb UK and US targets, has been extradited from the UK to the US. Abid Naseer ...

'Staying Ahead Of The Threat': Ministers Say UK Must Plan For 'Lone Wolf' Terrorists

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.10.2012 | UK

The emergency services must be better prepared to tackle a lone gunman or Mumbai-style attack on the streets of Britain, ministers will say. Fast-m...

'The More Time Passes, The More You Realise What You Have Lost'

PA | Posted 12.10.2012 | UK

More than 100 relatives and friends of British victims of the Bali bombings will gather in London on Friday to mark the 10th anniversary of the terror...

US Soldier Facing Legal Action Over Controversial Bin Laden Book

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Lindlar | Posted 25.08.2012 | UK

An American ex-soldier, who was part of the crack special forces team that killed Osama Bin Laden, is facing a two-fronted battle over his forthcoming...

Al-Qaeda 'Offer Prisoner Swap Deal Over Abu Qatada'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.04.2012 | UK

Al-Qaeda has offered to free a British hostage if the radical cleric Abu Qatada is released by the UK, a statement claimed today. The terror group'...

No Politeness Please

Lord Weidenfeld of Chelsea | Posted 06.05.2012 | UK Politics
Lord Weidenfeld of Chelsea

The harrowing pictures of murdered children and victims of torture in Homs and other Syrian cities label the executioners of the Assad regime as true scum of the earth.

London Terror Group Jailed Over London Stock Exchange Plot

PA | Posted 09.02.2012 | UK

Nine members of an al Qaeda-inspired terror group that plotted to bomb the London Stock Exchange and build a terrorist training camp were jailed on Th...

Mind Control: Soldiers Could Fly Drones With Thoughts

PA | Posted 07.04.2012 | UK Tech

Drones guided by thought control raise the possibility of machines instead of men being blamed for military accidents and war crimes, a leading scient...