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Syria's Al Qaeda Branch Kills Druze Villagers

Reuters | Posted 06.11.2015 | World

BEIRUT, June 11 (Reuters) - Members of the al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front Sunni militant group have killed 20 Druze villagers in northwestern Syria, a gr...

Al Qaeda Claims Senior Official Killed By U.S. Strike In Yemen

Reuters | Posted 05.07.2015 | World

WASHINGTON, May 7 (Reuters) - A U.S. operation has killed the senior Al Qaeda figure who issued the claim of responsibility for the Charlie Hebdo atta...

Al Qaeda In Yemen Seizes Massive Weapons Depot

AP | Posted 04.17.2015 | World

SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Al-Qaida's Yemen branch routed government forces from a large weapons depot in the country's east on Friday, seizing dozens of ta...

Al Qaeda Captures Major Airport In Southern Yemen, Officials Say

AP | AHMED AL-HAJ and SARAH EL DEEB | Posted 06.16.2015 | World

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Al-Qaida's branch in Yemen consolidated control over much of the country's largest province on Thursday, capturing a major airpo...

What Is Islam's Oldest Religious Institution Afraid Of?

Hiam Nawas | Posted 06.13.2015 | Politics
Hiam Nawas

Al-Azhar maintains that Islam is a religion of peace, yet is ambiguous in condemning ISIS, all the while using its religious authority to ban a much needed and overdue conversation not only in Egypt but all over the Muslim world. Is it just me or is there something bewilderingly wrong with this picture?

Terrorist Labels, Terrorist Sitcoms

Jeff Kreisler | Posted 04.28.2015 | Comedy
Jeff Kreisler

Watch the first episode of The Final Edition's new Jihadistan-based sitcom, "Secret Diaries of a Terrorist."

Holder: No 'Credible Information' To Determine Responsibility For Paris Attacks

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.12.2015 | Politics

Attorney General Eric Holder avoided naming a specific terrorist organization as responsible for last week's attacks in Paris during a flurry of appea...

ISIS, Al Qaeda Supporters Praise Charlie Hebdo Attack

AP | ZEINA KARAM | Posted 01.10.2015 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — The militant chatter spread like wildfire. Within minutes of news breaking about the deadly terror attack on a Paris newspaper this we...

MI5 Chief Warns Al Qaeda In Syria Planning Mass Attacks On West

Reuters | Guy Faulconbridge | Posted 03.11.2015 | World

LONDON, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Al Qaeda militants in Syria are plotting attacks to inflict mass casualties in the West, possibly against transport system...

Libyan Charged In 1998 U.S. Embassy Bombings Dies Before Trial

AP | MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 01.03.2015 | World

CAIRO (AP) — Fifteen years after allegedly helping al-Qaida plot the 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, Abu Anas al-Libi parked ...

Is There a Moses Basket for Persecuted Children?

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 02.21.2015 | World
Evelyn Leopold

The story is as old as the tale of Moses but to see it repeated and repeated is shocking - the deliberate killing of children for political or religious reasons.

Yemen's Al-Qaida Denounces Beheadings

AP | By AHMED AL-HAJ | Posted 02.08.2015 | World

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A senior military commander of al-Qaida in Yemen denounced on Monday beheadings carried out by the group's Islamic State rivals,...

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...

American Hostage Killed In Yemen Had 'Wanderlust'

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 02.05.2015 | World

Luke Somers, an American who was killed during a rescue attempt against his al-Qaida captors in Yemen, had been working as a freelance photographer an...

Yemen's Al Qaeda Threatens U.S. Hostage In New Video

AP | AHMED AL-HAJ and MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 02.03.2015 | World

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Al-Qaida's branch in Yemen threatened an American hostage who was the target of a rescue attempt by U.S. special forces last mon...

Yemen Official: American Hostage Of Al Qaeda Targeted In Rescue Attempt

AP | AHMED AL-HAJ and ROBERT BURNS | Posted 01.26.2015 | World

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — U.S operation forces took part in a rescue mission that freed eight hostages in a remote corner of Yemen, but a Yemeni official ...

Al Qaeda In Yemen Denounces ISIS

AP | AHMED AL-HAJJ | Posted 11.21.2014 | World

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's al-Qaida branch on Friday denounced the Islamic State group for declaring a caliphate on territory it seized in Syria an...

Opposition Figures Claim ISIS, Al Qaeda Group Agree To Cooperate In Syria

AP | DEB RIECHMANN | Posted 01.13.2015 | World

ISTANBUL (AP) -- Militant leaders from the Islamic State group and al-Qaida gathered at a farm house in northern Syria last week and agreed on a plan ...

U.S. Says Airstrikes Target 'Khorasan Cell' Of Syria Qaeda Group

Reuters | Posted 11.06.2014 | World

By Mark Hosenball and Susan Heavey WASHINGTON, Nov 6 (Reuters) - The United States said it conducted air strikes on Wednesday night against the so-...

Report: Senior Al Qaeda Official Killed In U.S. Drone Strike In Yemen

Reuters | Posted 01.05.2015 | World

SANAA, Nov 5 (Reuters) - A senior al Qaeda official wanted by the United States and a local leader of the militant group's affiliate...

Islamophobia as a Muslim Problem

Ali Hashem | Posted 01.03.2015 | Religion
Ali Hashem

Islamophobia has been for years the main complaint by Muslims around the world; the feeling of being discriminated for what you believe, practice or look like prompted many Muslims in Europe and America to raise the voice and seek changing the image by drawing a clear line between Islam and extremism.

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Obama Syria Strategy In Tatters As U.S.-Backed Rebels Lose To Al Qaeda

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Moderate U.S.-backed Syrian rebels seemed weaker than ever on Monday after a weekend of major defeats in the northwestern region of the...

Flight Delayed After Passenger Discovers WiFi Named 'Al-Quida Free Terror'

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 10.28.2014 | Travel

On Sunday, an American Airlines flight was delayed after a passenger noticed a WiFi hotspot named "Al-Quida Free Terror Nettwork [sic]" on her phone's...

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Al Qaeda-ISIS Merger A Terrifying, But Unlikely Possibility

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 10.10.2014 | World

WASHINGTON -- In what would be a nightmare for their enemies across the United States and the rest of the West, global terror network al Qaeda and the...

Al Qaeda And ISIS Had A Spectacular Falling Out. Here's What Happened

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 09.28.2014 | World

To an outsider it may seem they have a lot in common, but al-Qaeda and the Islamic State group, also known as ISIS, are nothing less than bitter rival...