A man identified as Ayman al-Zawahiri, al Qaeda's No. 2 man, promises his followers victory in Afghanistan and Iraq, vowing that these wars will eventually lead to a battle to liberate Jerusalem, in an audio message posted Monday on jihadist websites.
Osama bin Laden's top lieutenant has conveyed leaders' dissatisfaction with al Qaeda's operations in Iraq, according to the U.S. military, which says it has uncovered letters authored by the terror outfit's No. 2 man.
A British court ruled Thursday that radical Muslim cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri can be extradited to the United States, a member of al-Masri's defense team confirmed to CNN, though any final decision on extradition is still several months away.
The U.S. military on Wednesday announced the arrest of a senior leader of al Qaeda in Iraq, an insurgent who, the military said, is casting himself as a "conduit" between the top leaders of al Qaeda and al Qaeda in Iraq.
For a second day, gunmen dressed as Iraqi government forces staged a mass kidnapping Monday, raiding several computer stores in central Baghdad and seizing at least 14 people, a Baghdad emergency police official told CNN.
Iraq's national security adviser Sunday issued a warning to the new leader of al Qaeda in Iraq, telling Abu Ayyub al-Masri that Iraqi troops are close to getting him "either as a corpse or tied up to face justice soon."
The leader of al Qaeda in Iraq urged his followers to kill at least one American in the next two weeks using a sniper rifle, explosive or "whatever the battle may require," according to an audiotape that aired Thursday on Al-Jazeera.
Iraq's prime minister on Wednesday called for an independent Iraqi investigation or at least a joint U.S.-Iraqi probe into the March killings of an Iraqi female and three members of her family as well as her alleged rape.
U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice authorized up to a $5 million reward Friday for information leading to the capture of Abu Ayyub al-Masri, believed to be the replacement for the late leader of al Qaeda in Iraq -- Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.
British police are facing criticism over the length of time it took them to take action against radical Muslim cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri, who is starting a seven-year prison sentence for inciting the murder of non-believers.
The jury in the trial of Abu Hamza al-Masri has heard recorded sermons of the Muslim cleric telling followers to "join the front line" in the fight against infidels and calling for children to be trained for a violent struggle.
A man British investigators have told Pakistani authorities they want to interview as part of the London bombings inquiry was previously implicated in a U.S. investigation, officials familiar with both investigations said.
Controversial Muslim cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri has been arrested in London on an extradition warrant issued by the U.S. government and is due in court later Thursday to answers charges relating to terrorism.
Controversial UK-based Muslim cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri has been charged with providing material support to terrorists and aiding a kidnapping in an 11-count U.S. indictment released in New York Thursday.