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al-Qaida

Al-Qaida claims responsibility for hijacking a Pakistani naval ship and trying to use it to fire rockets at US vessels - @Reuters

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

Al-Qaida branches in Yemen and North Africa call for jihadists in Iraq and Syria to unite against the common threat from a US-led coalition - @AFP

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Israel-Syria tensions

Diplomatic source: UN peacekeepers in the Golan Heights are being relocated from 4 positions and 1 camp on the Syrian side of the Syrian-Israeli border after recent clashes with al-Qaida-linked militants - @Reuters

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

Cell of jihadis from Afghanistan, Yemen, Syria and Europe pose more direct threat to the US than Islamic State, American officials say - @AP

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al-Qaida

#BreakingNews: Syria's Al-Qaeda affiliate al-Nusra frees kidnapped UN peacekeepers: NGO - @AlArabiya_Eng

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India

India has put several provinces on heightened alert after al-Qaida announced the formation of a wing of the militant group in India and its neighborhood, senior government official says - @Reuters

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al-Qaida

Al-Qaida leader declares in video message that new branch has launched in Indian-sub-continent - @AFP

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Yemen crisis

Sunday's 2 suicide car bombings against military locations in the south Yemen province of Shabwa have killed at least 13 Yemeni soldiers, medics say - @Reuters

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Israel-Syria tensions

UN peacekeepers were kidnapped near Quneitra, Syria; crossing point was seized Wednesday by al-Qaida affiliated fighters from Al-Nusra Front - @KaLebhour

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The White House, Washington, DC, US

#BreakingNews: White House: American journalist held by al-Qaida-linked group in Syria freed. http://t.co/Ij3oABBBqX - @ABC7News

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al-Qaida

US says American held in Syria by al-Qaida group has been released after about 2 years #BREAKING http://t.co/5E95HCTm46 - @abc13houston

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al-Qaida

#BREAKING: US says American held in Syria by al-Qaida group has been released after about 2 years http://t.co/qsu1wft7Sk - @ABC11_WTVD

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al-Qaida

#BREAKING: US says American held in Syria by al-Qaida group has been released after about 2 years. - @KTVU

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al-Qaida

Al-Qaida posts message telling family of American hostage Warren Weinstein to press for exchange of prisoners held by US - @Reuters

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Yemen crisis

Al-Qaida militants kill 15 Yemeni soldiers, per military officials and witnesses - @AP

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al-Qaida

#BreakingNews: Al-Qaeda executes 15 Yemen soldiers: military - @AlArabiya_Eng

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Yemen crisis

Yemeni security forces killed 7 suspected al Qaeda militants when they tried to attack an army facility - @Reuters

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Yemen crisis

Yemeni troops kill 9 suspected al-Qaida militants who tried to ambush troops, according to state media - @ReutersWorld

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Yemen crisis

Militants have killed at least 9 soldiers in attacks in south and eastern Yemen over the past 3 days, local officials say - @Reuters

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Iraq crisis

France says it is ready to welcome Christians from northern Iraq who have been told by ISIL to either convert to Islam, pay a religious levy or face death - @Reuters

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