Tag Archives: Al-Qaeda

26Jan/16
President John Dramani Mahama of Ghana

Ghanaians decry transfer of ex-Guantanamo prisoners to their country

Public outcry in Ghana following decision to transfer two Yemeni detainees held for more than a decade at the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to the country. Many say they view the men as a security threat to the West African nation, located in a region struggling to cope with the rise of several militant Islamist insurgencies.
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03Jan/16
Protesters outside the Saudi embassy in London

Protesters in London demonstrate against Saudi executions

Protesters gathers outside Saudi embassy in London to condemn execution of leading Saudi cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, the most vocal critic of the ruling Al Saud among the Shi’ite minority. Continue reading

25Oct/15

Baghdad residents react to Tony Blair’s recent apology for the Iraq war

Iraqis respond to former British Prime Minister Tony Blair’s recent apology for his country’s involvement in the Iraq war. Blair acknowledged the 2003 toppling of Saddam Hussein’s regime played a part in the Islamic State’s rise.

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01Aug/15

Bin Laden relatives reportedly killed in private jet crash in Britain

British and Saudi media say that members of Osama Bin Laden’s family were on board private plane that crashed in Southern England on Friday.

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24Jun/15

Obama says U.S. will not prosecute families for paying hostage ransom

U.S. President Barack Obama says the U.S. government will no longer threaten to prosecute families who try to pay ransom to win the release of American hostages held overseas.

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06Apr/15

Scene of mass murder at Garissa University campus

Student’s belongings are seen scattered around heavily damaged Garissa University campus, a scene of massacre of 148 people by al Shabaab militants.

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