Hamza bin Laden, the son of slain Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden (File Photo)

Osama’s son killed in US operation in Afghan-Pak region, confirms Trump

Washington: US President Donald Trump on Friday confirmed that Hamza bin Laden, the son of Osama bin Laden and a high-ranking Al Qaeda member, was killed in a US counter-terrorism operation in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region. Though the news was reported a few weeks back, this is the first official acknowledgment of the information. Hamza bin […]

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Indian forces can handle Al Qaeda threat: MEA

New Delhi:  India on Thursday dismissed Al Qaeda chief Ayman Al-Zawahiri’s appeal to the ‘mujahideen’ in Kashmir to rain “unrelenting” blows on the Indian Army, saying the UN proscribed terrorist had been issuing such threats time and again and Indian security forces were fully capable of protecting the country. A day after a video emerged […]

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Al Qaeda chief Ayman Al-Zawahiri asks Kashmiri mujahideen to deal blows to Indian Army

New Delhi:  Al Qaeda chief Ayman Al-Zawahiri has released a 14-minute video titled “Don’t forget Kashmir” in which he asks ‘mujahideen’ in Kashmir to hit the Indian Army with “unrelenting blows”. In the video released by Al Qaeda’s media arm As Sahab, Zawahiri asks the mujahideen to “single-mindedly focus on inflicting unrelenting blows on the […]

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Al Qaeda plotting plane attacks in Europe: UK Security Minister

London :  A “resurgent” Al Qaeda is looking to carry out terror attacks on passenger planes and airports, UK Security Minister Ben Wallace has warned following the widespread chaos at the country’s Gatwick Airport over multiple drone sightings that triggered security concerns and led to numerous flight cancellations. In an interview with British newspaper The […]

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Al Qaeda seeking ‘opportunistic attacks’, but capability ‘low’ in India: UN

United Nations : The Al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) is looking to carry out opportunistic attacks, but has low operational capability in India, according to a UN report. “AQIS is relatively isolated owing to increased security measures within the wider region, but the group continues to seek security gaps for opportunistic attacks,” according […]