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Tag: Al Qaeda
August 13, 2012 | 11:40 am
August 13, 2012 | 11:01 am
August 10, 2012 | 2:16 am
As Syria disintegrates and an Israeli strike threat grows, Iran is deploying an elite terror unit for easy targets abroad, writes Kevjn Lim in the National Interest.
Nearly two dozen incidents within the past eighteen months (including recent...
August 9, 2012 | 2:02 am
New Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi may have to rethink his animosity to Israel in the face of a shared threat, writes Alan Elsner in the Algemeiner.
The situation in Sinai creates a dilemma for Egypt’s newly-elected President...
June 15, 2012 | 4:35 am
What do Israelis think about the US?
A new poll by the Anti-Defamation League and the Begin Sadat Center at Bar Ilan University asks Israelis about a range of issues, including US-Israel ties, Obama and Romney.
Israelis view President Obama with increasing...
June 7, 2012 | 3:50 am
Writing in the National Interest, Aaron David Miller fears the wave of revolutions across the Arab world cannot lead to democracy.
Real power sharing requires a commitment by politicians and publics to a national vision designed to...
June 5, 2012 | 6:08 pm
A U.S. drone strike in Pakistan killed one of al Qaeda’s most powerful figures, the U.S. government said on Tuesday, dealing the biggest in a series of blows to the militant group since the raid that killed founder Osama bin Laden last year.
Abu Yahya al-Libi, a veteran militant...
March 30, 2012 | 11:22 am
March 26, 2012 | 5:38 am
Israel would be better off cooperating with the UN Human Rights Council and possibly avoiding a similar palaver to the Gaza war probe, writes Raphael Ahren in the Times of Israel.
Jerusalem did not learn any lesson from...
March 22, 2012 | 11:18 am
March 22, 2012 | 9:04 am
March 21, 2012 | 12:27 pm
March 7, 2012 | 4:40 am
The international community is prioritizing Iran over action in Syria, costing lives every day, writes Tariq Alhomayed in Asharq Alawsat.
What is most likely is that Iran has now become the focal point for Washington, behind Israel of course,...
January 31, 2012 | 4:03 am
In the wake of dramatic changes in Egypt, writes Omar Ashour in Project Syndicate, the new parliament and the military are fighting for political control of the country.
“If the generals do not want democracy, nor do they want direct military rule...
December 1, 2011 | 3:37 pm
Al Qaeda has claimed responsibility for the kidnapping of an American man in Pakistan and demanded the release of prisoners and an end to air strikes in Muslim countries in exchange for his freedom, according to the SITE online monitoring service.
SITE said the announcement was made...
October 1, 2011 | 2:46 am
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May 26, 2011 | 8:41 am
May 12, 2011 | 11:04 am
Files taken from Osama bin Laden’s compound reveal intent to plan another 9/11-scale attack on cities like Los Angeles, the Associated Press reports.
He was well aware of U.S. counterterrorist defenses and schooled his followers how to work around them, the messages to his followers...
May 12, 2011 | 10:53 am
U.S. President Barack Obama’s grandmother has received death threats from the African branch of al-Qaida, prompting stepped up security around her home in Kenya, ABC News reported on Thursday.
Sarah Obama, the U.S. president’s step-grandmother, informed the Kenyan police that she...
May 6, 2011 | 10:25 am
May 3, 2011 | 11:33 am
The United States will aim to destroy al-Qaida’s central organization now that its leader Osama bin Laden has been killed and its capabilities degraded by U.S. operations, a top White House adviser said on Tuesday.
Since the 2001 attacks on New York and Washington, al-Qaida has...
May 2, 2011 | 10:02 am
Israeli officials lauded a Monday statement by U.S. President Barack Obama announcing the assassination of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu saying Israel shared the “joy of the American people.
“Obama issued a statement just before midnight on...
May 2, 2011 | 8:01 am
April 26, 2011 | 3:33 pm
June 15, 2009 | 5:55 pm
November 20, 2008 | 5:55 pm
An al-Qaida online message mocks U.S. President-elect Barack Obama for praying with Jews.
The audio message, by Ayman al-Zawahri, Osama bin Laden’s deputy, appears against a backdrop of Malcolm X, the slain 1960s Muslim black leader, and Obama wearing a kipah, praying...
October 26, 2008 | 8:04 pm
October 6, 2008 | 1:59 am
I try to never lead you astray, but last month I wrote about some broad speculation that Azzam the American—aka Adam Gadahn—a former Southern Californian who converted to Islam and later radicalized to the point he became the spokesman for al Qaeda—yeah, he’s been charged with...
September 8, 2008 | 7:59 pm
“Killer computer nerd” Adam Gadahn, the California native who converted to Islam and took over al Qaeda’s propaganda machine, hasn’t been heard from in months, leading intelligence officials to speculate that he’s dead. here’s the story from The Telegraph:
Mr Gadahn has been...