Free Press Journal
  • Al-Qaeda arm ‘ideologically inclined’ to carry out attacks in India: UN report

    United Nations : Al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS), set up by Al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri in 2014 to expand the terror group’s influence in the region, is “ideologically inclined” to carry out attacks inside India but its capability is believed to be low and is relatively isolated owing to increased security measures, according to a UN report.

  • CIA cables detail probe at base run by CIA director

    Washington: Newly declassified documents graphically describe how an accused Al Qaeda operative was stripped naked, repeatedly slammed against walls, waterboarded and confined in boxes for hours at a covert detention site that CIA Director Gina Haspel briefly oversaw after 9/11.

  • US reminds Pakistan it’s still on notice for Taliban ‘sanctuaries’

    Washington : A top US official has reminded Pakistan that it is still “on notice” to eliminate terror havens from its territory and said that Washington wants unequivocal cooperation in ending sanctuaries enjoyed by the Taliban on its soil.

  • US drone strikes Al Qaeda-held area in Yemen

    Aden (Yemen): About four militants of the Yemen-based Al Qaeda branch were killed when a US drone strike hit their hideout in the central province of al-Bayda on Wednesday, a security official told Xinhua. “A number of missiles fired by an American aircraft hit an Al Qaeda-held area in the central province of al-Bayda, leaving four militants killed at the scene,” the local security official said on condition of anonymity.  “Scores of the

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    Lahore HC restrains Pak govt from taking action against Saeed   

    Lahore : On the eve of a visit by the UNSC’s sanctions monitoring team, a Pakistani court on Wednesday restrained the government from arresting the Mumbai terror attack mastermind and JuD chief Hafiz Saeed till March 17.

  • US seeks extradition of top Al-Qaeda suspect

    Washington : The US has sought the extradition of a top Al-Qaeda suspect for allegedly providing “critical” support to “most prolific” terrorists like Osama bin Laden and plotting to target Americans and Israelis during a meeting in Pakistan.

  • Osama supervised Benazir’s assassination bid?

    Islamabad : Osama bin Laden was supervising the plot to assassinate two-time Prime Minister and PPP leader Benazir Bhutto and for this the former Al Qaeda chief had shifted to Afghanistan, according to intelligence gathered by Pakistan’s Inter Services Intelligence, a media report said on her 10th death anniversary on Wednesday.

  • EU expert warns against terrorists using killer virus

    London: Terrorist networks like the ISIS and Al Qaeda may soon begin instructing recruits on how to create killer viruses just like bomb-making lessons, a senior European Union (EU) security expert has warned.

  • Masood Azhar a ‘bad guy’: US

    Washington: Masood Azhar is a “bad guy” and the Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed chief should be declared a global terrorist, the US today said days after China blocked another bid at the UN Security Council to impose sanctions on the Pathankot terror attack mastermind.

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    Indian engineer jailed in US for 27 years for funding al-Qaeda

    Washington: A 39-year-old Indian engineer has been sentenced to more than 27 years in prison in the US for providing material support to al-Qaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaki and plotting from his cell to kill a judge who oversaw his trial.