Mar 5, 2014 — Prosecutors say Sulaiman Abu Ghaith agreed to become a spokesman for al-Qaida in the days after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
Feb 3, 2014 — In a message posted on jihadist websites, al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri distances the terrorist network from one of the groups fighting in Syria. There have been rebel vs. rebel clashes there.
Jan 5, 2014 — A wave of blasts in the capital targeted Shiite areas. The attacks come as Sunni militants step up their campaign against the government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. Al-Qaida-linked militants have taken over parts of Ramadi and Fallujah in Anbar province.
Dec 30, 2013 — Receipts left behind in Timbuktu show how the terrorist network tracks its expenses, The Associated Press reports. From minor amounts spent on food to much more spent on meetings, al-Qaida records expenses much like a multinational corporation would, the wire service says.
Dec 26, 2013 — Warren Weinstein, 72, was snatched from his home in Lahore, Pakistan, more than two years ago. In a video sent to news outlets by al-Qaida's media wing, Weinstein is heard appealing to President Obama to negotiate his release.
Dec 23, 2013 — Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula says one of its fighters disobeyed orders and targeted a hospital during an attack on Yemen's Defense Ministry complex.
Dec 4, 2013 — In 2000, Auliya Atrafi paid thousands of dollars and risked his life to escape Taliban-controlled Afghanistan. He spent 12 years in England, but recently returned to his homeland, where he is trying to readjust to — and change — life in a conservative society.
Nov 6, 2013 — An online statement attributed to al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb says the pair from Radio France Internationale were killed in response to French troops operating in Mali.
Oct 29, 2013 — The four, captives of an al-Qaida affiliate, will be on their way home soon, French President Francois Hollande says. They had been held since their capture at a uranium mining operation in Niger.
Oct 14, 2013 — Abu Anas al-Libi, a suspected leader of Al Qaida in Libya who was seized by U.S. special forces during a raid earlier this month, is now on American soil and will face trial in New York on existing charges for his role in 1998 African embassy bombings, a U.S. official tells NPR.