Al-Qaeda (AQ) condemned the historic papal mass in Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates, considering it a manifestation of of the shame into which leaders plunged Muslims, and called on Muslims in the entire Arabian Peninsula to embrace jihad and seek help from and lend support to AQAP and the Shabaab in Somalia.
The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed killing a UAE-based DP World executive in the Port of Bosaso, Somalia.
The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement claimed credit for the assassination of a manager for the UAE-based DP World Company in the port city of Bosaso, and blast in Mogadishu's Hamar Weyne district, targeting security officials.
To take advantage of "white-collar recession" in Dubai, and to "avenge" Muslims, a jihadist suggested attacks on tourists and churches, synagogues, and Buddhist temples in the Emirati city.
Al-Qaeda (AQ) leader Ayman al-Zawahiri urged Saudi Muslims to immigrate for jihad and strategic planning in existing battlefields, and called on them to attack American and Israeli interests to bring down Gulf governments.
Yemen’s Houthi rebels fired a ballisitic missile towards the port of Hodeidah, reports the Saudi-led Arab coaltion.
Companies and individuals charged with facilitating oil trade for the Syrian government, including with the Islamic State (ISIS/IS), have been sanctioned by the U.S.
Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) published the text of an interview with group official Khalid bin Umar Batarfi addressing topics such as the current military situation of fighters, Yemeni public perception of U.S. forces, and the role of the UAE in the country.
The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement released an audio speech from its leader - the third within three weeks - slamming the Somali government as having a "parliament of mercenaries," and declaring that nearly 200 AMISOM forces were killed in the past three months.
Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) released the second issue of its Madad Bulletin, wherein it charged UAE-backed forces in Yemen with waging a war on Islam and Sunni Yemenis through assassinating religious scholars.
Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) warned tribesmen in Yemen’s Shabwa governorate from joining the battle against its fighters, threatening to ‘cut the hand’ of anyone that attempts to harm them.
Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) threatened to execute Houthi prisoners in its possession if Houthis proceed to implement death sentences on jailed fighters, and urged tribes in Yemen’s Abyan governorate to prevent military recruitment of their people.
Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) released a video speech from one of its officials, Khalid bin Umar Batarfi, urging Muslims in southern Yemen to resist forces from the United Arab Emirates and its allies, claiming that they and the Houthis are “two sides of the same coin”.
Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) official Khalid bin Umar Batarfi condemned the reception by Saudi leaders for U.S. President Donald Trump, remarking that it demonstrates their lack of religiosity and morals, and urged Yemeni tribes to battle any U.S. military presence on the ground.
The Benghazi Defense Brigade (BDB) criticized its designation as a terrorist organization by Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates, claiming that it a move driven by the UAE in order to remove an obstacle in its “attempt at dominating Benghazi”.
The Afghan Taliban further denied the January 10, 2017 bombing at a government compound in Kandahar, which killed five diplomats from the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
The Afghan Taliban reiterated that its fighters were not involved in the bombing in Kandahar in which five diplomats from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) were killed, and expressed that it wishes to have good relations with the UAE.
The Shura Council of Benghazi Revolutionaries (SCBR) released a video charging the United States, Britain, Egypt, France, Italy, Jordan, and the United Arab Emirates with "conspiring" together against Benghazi.
A pro-Islamic State (IS) Twitter account called for attacks on the Netherlands and United Arab Emirates (UAE) government buildings.
Jihadist social media accounts circulated an article detailing military bases in the Middle East “belonging to the White American Master.”