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Pakistan Says Top Al Qaeda Leader Killed In Raid

AP | MUNIR AHMED | Posted 02.05.2015 | World

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani soldiers killed a top al-Qaida operative Saturday who was indicted in the U.S. for his alleged involvement in a plot to b...

What Al Qaeda Thinks Of U.S. Media Outlets And Journalists

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 05.03.2012 | Media

Materials taken from Osama bin Laden's compound following his death in May 2011, which revealed that al Qaeda has major issues with Fox News, were pub...

Al Qaeda's Secret Hate For Fox News

Posted 03.16.2012 | Media

Materials taken from Osama bin Laden's compound following his death in May 2011 reveal that Al Qaeda has major issues with Fox News. Columnist Davi...

The Rise and Fall of Al-Qaeda: Debunking the Terrorism Narrative

Fawaz Gerges | Posted 03.04.2012 | World
Fawaz Gerges

Shrouded in myth and inflated by a self-sustaining industry of so-called terrorism "experts" and a well-funded national security industrial complex, the power of Al-Qaeda can only be eradicated when the fantasies around the group are laid to rest.

Al-Qaeda, Taliban Fighters Ask To Team Up With Pakistani Militants Against U.S.

AP | ISHTIAQ MAHSUD and SEBASTIAN ABBOT | Posted 03.03.2012 | World

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan — Prominent al-Qaida and Afghan Taliban fighters asked Pakistani militants in a pair of rare meetings to set aside th...

Al Qaeda Leader Says Group Holds U.S. Aid Expert In Pakistan

AP | Posted 01.31.2012 | World

ISLAMABAD -- Al-Qaida claimed responsibility Thursday for the kidnapping of a 70-year-old American aid worker in Pakistan in August, and issued a seri...

Top Al Qaeda Suspect Arrested In Pakistan

AP | CHRIS BRUMMITT and ADAM GOLDMAN | Posted 11.05.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD — A battered al-Qaida suffered another significant blow when Pakistani agents working with the CIA arrested a senior leader believed t...

Militants Storm Pakistan Naval Base, Touch Off Intense Fighting

AP | ADIL JAWAD | Posted 07.22.2011 | World

KARACHI, Pakistan — Islamist militants stormed a naval base in the Pakistani city of Karachi late Sunday, destroying a U.S.-supplied surveillanc...

Amanda Terkel

Military Downplays Key U.S. Objective In Afghan War | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A top U.S. commander in Afghanistan is contradicting comments by Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen on whether a military o...

The Women Who Chase Terrorists

Abigail Pesta | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Abigail Pesta

This was no academic exercise. In tracking down the identities of Daniel Pearl's kidnappers and killers, students made phone calls and even face-to-face visits to relatives of suspected Pakistani terrorists.

Al-Qaeda on the Ropes?

Michael Brenner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Brenner

Al-Qaeda is a phenomenon that defies scorecard evaluations. Consequently, you never know how close you are to reaching an objective in the ongoing battle against it.

Al-Qaeda Came Within Days Of Attack On UK, Court Hears

Telegraph | Duncan Gardham | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The men, who were arrested in Manchester and Liverpool in April last year, were said to be in direct contact with al-Qaeda in Pakistan, using coded em...

Taliban And al-Qaeda May Be Descended From Jews

Telegraph | Dean Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Experts at Mumbai's National Institute of Immunohaematology believe Pashtuns could be one of the ten "Lost Tribes of Israel"....

Afghan War To Now Focus On Al Qaeda in Pakistan? | PETER BAKER and ERIC SCHMITT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

President Obama's national security team is moving to reframe its war strategy by emphasizing the campaign against Al Qaeda in Pakistan while arguing ...

My Hamid Karzai Daydream

Jamie Metzl | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jamie Metzl

Just back from Afghanistan, I began to daydream about Karzai speaking directly to the American people to take responsibility for his government's failings and seek support for U.S. engagement in the country.

Pakistan: Al-Qaida Commanders Killed In US Strikes

AP | MUNIR AHMAD and CHRIS BRUMMITT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD — U.S. missiles are believed to have killed an al-Qaida operations chief and a top Uzbek militant in northwest Pakistan, officials sai...

More Al-Qaeda Plane Terror Plots 'Likely'

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Al-Qaeda is likely to try again to use aircraft to attack the West, Whitehall officials have told the BBC. Security correspondent Frank Gardner said t...

Hakimullah, Potential Baitullah Mehsud Successor, Phones AP To Say He's Alive

AP | NAHAL TOOSI and KAY JOHNSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — A barrage of rockets hit a residential area of Pakistan's northwestern Peshawar city in a brazen pre-dawn attack Tuesday, k...

The End Of Al Qaeda?

Newsweek | Ron Moreau and Sami Yousafzai | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

If Baitullah Mehsud, the Pakistani Taliban's most dangerous and powerful leader, was indeed killed by a U.S. Predator drone strike earlier this week, ...

Some Al Qaeda Fighters Moving To Yemen and Somalia

New York Times | ERIC SCHMITT and DAVID E. SANGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON American officials say they are seeing the first evidence that dozens of fighters with Al Qaeda, and a small handful of the terrorist group...

Hafiz Saeed A 'Humanitarian': Pakistan UN Ambassador

UN Dispatch | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

I just sat down with the Pakistani Ambassador the United Nations, Abdullah Hussain Haroon. I asked Amb. Haroon to respond to Obama's Cairo speech and...

Pakistan Nuclear Power Is High Concern Amidst Rising Militancy

Radio Free Europe | Ron Synovitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Advisers to U.S. President Barack Obama's administration say their worst security nightmare is the possibility that Pakistan -- a nuclear-armed count...

Pakistan Drone Strike Kills At Least 12

Al Jazeera | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

At least 12 people in Pakistan, including suspected al-Qaeda fighters, have been killed in a missile attack thought to have been carried out by an unm...

Kerry: Pakistan Needs Close To $5Bn To Prevent Collapse

Telegraph | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The United States and Europe must give Pakistan up to $5bn (£3.5bn) in urgent aid or risk seeing the nuclear-armed country slip into chaos, two leadi...

US Envoy: A Hasty Iraq Withdrawal Could Bolster Al Qaeda

AP | ROBERT H. REID | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — A hasty departure of U.S. troops from Iraq would carry severe risks, including bolstering al-Qaida and threatening Iraqi progress towa...