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“Al-Qaeda managed to achieve important political gains precisely because it has learned strategic benefits of civilian restraint,” says analyst
Abu Abdallah Al-Masry, strategist behind several attacks in Egypt, reportedly killed by Libyan forces early this week
As the Islamic State group (IS) suffers a downfall after its defeat in Syria and Iraq, a new challenge is rising: a revived Al-Qaeda, and its affiliates, which has started to regain its previous status as the world’s top terrorist threat. While the world focused on the self-proclaimed Islamic State, as it dominated the headlines …
With the militant group Ansar Al-Islam claiming responsibility for Wahat shoot-out on 20 October, questions rises around the involvement of Al-Qeada group in Egypt. The group asserted that one of its members Abu Hatem Emad al-Din Abd al-Hamid was killed in the air-strikes that were launched by the army following the Wahat attack. It is …
The foreign ministry’s official spokesperson considers the attacks a threat to recently achieved progress in Libya
Omar Osama Bin Laden was en route to Cairo from Qatar
Dar Al-Ifta’s terrorism observatory says Libya will likely be a springboard for Islamic State after Syria
A senior al-Qaeda figure has urged the group to do what is necessary to protect the “holy struggle of the Syrian people.” Washington voiced skepticism over the split, saying it could be an exercise in rebranding.
New documents released by the CIA have revealed details about the detention of Khalid al-Masri, a German-Lebanese man mistaken for an al Qaeda member in 2003. He is yet to be given compensation or an apology from the US.
The reality of terrorism certainly extends far beyond the alleged definition the world has assigned to it. While the US depicts terrorism within the narrow frame of specific individual groups, such as Islamic State (IS), it is in fact a universal phenomenon that needs to be addressed not only structurally, but also from the motivational …
Five years after the death of bin Laden, al Qaeda is being overshadowed by IS, which is expanding not only in Afghanistan and Pakistan but also in Bangladesh. DW examines the new challenges to the group in South Asia.
Political and security analyst Alessandro Di Maio analyses the difference between Al- Qaeda and “Islamic State” in terms of aims, funding source and use of media
Trying to cope with a steadily growing battlefield as the “Islamic State” increases its sphere of influence, the US plans to drastically up its use of drones
Syrian regime attacked marketplace in city of Douma, reportedly killing 100 people
Sister and step-mother of deceased Al-Qaeda leader were killed in plane crash
68 defendants charged with forming, managing terrorist organisation
US strikes at infamous Algerian Al-Qaeda leader
By Fadi Elhusseini In the past four years, Arabs have been living an endless Sisyphean ordeal, an unexpected nightmare after rising for what they called “the Arab Spring”. A very similar scenario was cloned in most of the Arab Spring countries. Alas, a hopeful revolution turned into belligerence, then into strife followed by a war, …
Large-scale fighting taking place, water and electricity being cut
By James M. Dorsey Recent football-related racism highlights European nations’ tortured transition from ethnically relatively homogeneous to multicultural immigration societies amid a resurgence of entrenched racial, including anti-Semitic, attitudes that flourish in times of economic crisis and are not limited to Muslim communities. Fans across Europe have lined up on both sides of the racism …
Yousry Fouda describes the details of his interview with the organisers of the attacks, and the other side of ISIS
Defendants found guilty of targeting armed forces in Sinai and US and French embassies in Cairo
Egyptian president told French counterpart that Islam condemns such brutal killings
ISIS is obsessed with the myth of the Mehdi, and is preparing for his reign, claim AUC professors
US government cites “recent anonymous post on a Jihadist website”
1998 bombings targeted two US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, killing 224 people
Supporters in the western Afghan city burnt their voter registration cards in protest against alleged irregularities in the contest between the former foreign minister and rival Ashraf Ghani.
AFP – Some 17 Yemeni policemen were wounded in an ambush by Shiite Huthi rebels as fighting between government forces and the rebels neared the capital, officials said on Sunday. The Huthis – also known as Ansarullah – have been pushing out of their northern mountain strongholds towards Sanaa in a suspected bid to expand …