Skip navigation

Insight: From remote Mauritania, hacker fights for Islam worldwide

DAKAR (Reuters) - In Nouakchott, a dusty city wedged between the Atlantic ocean and western dunes of the Sahara, a young hip-hop fan coordinates a diverse group of hackers targeting websites worldwide in the name of Islam.Full story

U.S. transfers suspected senior al Qaeda member to Mauritania

NOUAKCHOTT (Reuters) - U.S. authorities have transferred Younis al-Mauritani, a suspected senior member of al Qaeda previously held in Afghanistan, to Mauritania, officials in the West African nation said on Saturday. Full story

Mauritania jails Canadian for two years for terrorist conspiracy

NOUAKCHOTT (Reuters) - A 24-year-old Canadian man held in Mauritania was sentenced to two years in prison for terrorist conspiracy in the West African state, according to judicial documents seen by Reuters. Full story

Sponsored Links

Articles

Mauritania says holding Canadian linked to suspected militants

Gaddafi ex-spy chief investigation completed, charged next week

advertisement | ad info

Related Photos

Mauritania's President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz reads a document during the opening of the Arab League summit in Doha
Mauritania's President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz reads a document during the opening of the Arab League summit in Doha

Mauritania's President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz reads a document during the opening of the Arab League summit in Doha March 26, 2013. A summit of Arab heads of state opened in the Qatari capital Doha on Tuesday expected to focus on the war in Syria as well as on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. REU

Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz
Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz

In this Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, handout photo released by the Mauritanian government news agency AMI (Agence Mauritanienne de l'Information), Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz recovers at the Ksar Military Hospital in Noukchott, Mauritania before being evacuated to France for further trea