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Lindsey Graham Cast Aspersions on Definite Article

Senator Lindsey Graham, who was the keynote speaker at an AIPAC dinner on Monday, made the bold statement that "Everything that starts with 'Al' in the Middle East is bad news. Al Qaeda, al Nusra, al Qaeda in the Arab Peninsula." As Haaretz noted, al is basically the the of Arabic, which means that Graham was in... More »

Here’s how Lindsey Graham’s spokesman explains his latest ‘joke’ about the Middle East

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham likes telling jokes. We know this. On Monday night, the possible 2016 presidential contender reportedly said at an AIPAC dinner in Boston, "Al Qaeda, Al Nusra, Al Qaeda in the Arab Peninsula… Everything that starts with ‘Al’ in the Middle East is bad news." The quip was first reported by former Haaretz investigative journalist […]

Hezbollah clashes with Nusra Front on Lebanon-Syria border

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Hezbollah fighters and gunmen from al Qaeda's Syria wing Nusra Front clashed on Tuesday in eastern Lebanon near the border with Syria, Hezbollah's television channel and a military source in the Lebanese group sai...

Local al Qaeda claims February murder of U.S. citizen in Bangladesh: SITE

DHAKA (Reuters) - The leader of al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) claimed responsibility for the murder of a U.S. citizen hacked to death in Bangladesh in February and the deaths of other "blasphemers" in the region, SITE Intelligence Group reported on Sunday.

A new interview sheds crucial light on ISIS's reclusive leader

There are few global figures who are as important as ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi about whom so little is known. Baghdadi has made only one public appearance since ISIS's split with Al Qaeda and blitz through Iraq and Syria in late...Show More Summary

Al Qaeda in Afghanistan Four Years After Bin Laden

Osama bin Laden, the founder of the terrorist group Al Qaeda, was killed four years ago in May, 2011. His hideout in Abbottabad, Pakistan was attacked in the middle of the night on May 2nd by the US Navy Seals and other Special Forces Operation Neptune Spear. Show More Summary

Jihad Struck Texas But Will the Obama Administration Continue to Bury Its Head in the Sand

Jihad struck Texas last night. It’s just the latest skirmish in a global radical Islamic assault on free speech – on freedom. It’s a war. ISIS, Boko Haram, Al Shabaab, and al Qaeda are just a few of the named brigades in this radical...Show More Summary

Police suspect Al Qaeda ties to death of U.S. blogger in Bangladesh

A new Al Qaeda affiliate has claimed responsibility for the killing of a Bangladeshi American blogger, although police say they believe the attack was carried out by homegrown militants who may have links to the international terrorist group.

As ISIS gains power, al Qaeda changes tactics

Many had hoped a battle for recruits and prestige between the top terrorist groups would weaken al Qaeda, but they appear to be growing stronger

Former CIA chief: We totally dropped the ball on al Qaeda's rebound

A former CIA chief has admitted in a new tell-all book that the intelligence organization badly misjudged Qaeda's rebound during the Arab Spring, Greg Miller of The Washington Post reports. In "The Great War of Our Time," former CIA chief Michael Morell recounts his three decade career in the agency. Show More Summary

Al Qaeda Takes Credit for Slaughter of Atheist Bloggers, Saying the Attackers “Taught a Lesson to Blasphemers”

Back in February, author Dr. Avijit Roy (below) and his wife Rafida Bonya Ahmed were returning home from a book fair in Dhaka, Bangladesh where they were promoting Roy's latest work when two assailants came after them with cleavers and "hacked them mercilessly."

Sunni Arab Leaders Warn Iran’s Growing Influence Is Fueling Extremism

Sunni Arab leaders are warning the United States that Iran's role in arming and funding Shiite allies in the Middle East is fueling support for extremist groups like Islamic State and al Qaeda.

Syria’s Rebels on the Move

Important victories may presage major changes in the fortunes of the anti-Assad fighters. They may also encourage Al Qaeda’s clients to break ranks. A twisted tale.

US worries increase over Saudi-led campaign in Yemen

The Obama administration is growing increasingly wary about the Saudi-led military intervention in Yemen and how to restore peace to a country wracked by sectarian divisions, endemic poverty and the Al Qaeda offshoot posing the greatest threat to the American homeland. Amid rising concerns about the civilian death toll from the month-long bombing campaign, which […]

Better the dictator you condemn than the insurgents you can’t control

The vacuum created by the fall of the tyrant yielded not democrats (or not enough), but old feuds, hatreds, divisions -- and, above all, the militants of jihadism resurgent, al Qaeda, Islamic State and others.

This map proves that Iran doesn't really want to defeat ISIS in Iraq and Syria

Iraq and Syria no longer exist as coherent unitary states. By now, followers of events in the Middle East have grown used to maps that show how ISIS, Al Qaeda, the Free Syrian Army, the Assad regime, the Baghdad government, the Kurdistan...Show More Summary

FBI supported ransom deal for slain Al Qaeda hostage: report

5 days agoNews : NY Daily News

FBI agents worked with a Pakistani middleman who transported an estimated $250,000 ransom on behalf of Weinstein’s family in 2012, senior officials said.

Rand Paul defends Obama on drones

Presidential candidate and Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) doesn't believe you should blame President Barack Obama for the inadvertent death of an American hostage and an Italian hostage of al Qaeda in a US drone strike last January. "I tend to not want to blame the president for the loss of life here. Show More Summary

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