(Paul Mirengoff) I believe it’s widely known, though also widely forgotten, that then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton orchestrated “peace talks” with the Taliban. Clinton discussed her role in some detail in her book, Hard Choices. Show More Summary
ADEN (Reuters) - An explosion in the Yemeni city of Aden killed and wounded several people on Monday, residents said, as security forces throughout southern Yemen struggle to defeat al Qaeda and Islamic State militants.
Eyeing a former ally that has now become a rival for world-wide attention, Al Qaeda is reportedly headed to Syria to take on ISIS for supremacy in the region, reports Business Insider. According to Ali Soufan, the CEO of strategic-security firm The Soufan Group, the brutal activities of ISIS...
Yemeni troops killed 13 fighters in a raid outside the city of Mukalla, which was ruled by Al-Qaeda until last month.
Experts have been warning for a while now that Al Qaeda is still very much a presence as a jihadist group, posing perhaps an even bigger long-term threat than ISIS. And now, Al Qaeda is planning to challenge ISIS in its stronghold —Show More Summary
Long before ISIS or Al Qaeda, killers from a secret base attacked great cities all over the world and invented assassin. It took a feisty British explorer named Freya Stark to find them.
Exclusive: The Obama administration claims Syrian rebels in Ahrar al-Sham deserve protection from government attack although they have close ties to Al Qaeda and joined its official Syrian affiliate in a slaughter of Alawites, writes Daniel Lazare. By Daniel Lazare On May…Read more ?
Rukmini Callimachi, New York Times correspondent focusing on ISIS and al Qaeda, talks with Rachel Maddow about how ISIS typically behaves after a successful...
BEIRUT/AMMAN (Reuters) - Jihadi militants in Syria including al Qaeda are mobilizing again for all-out war against President Bashar al-Assad, taking advantage of the collapse of peace talks to eclipse nationalist rival insurgents that signed on to a faltering truce.
KABUL (Reuters) - A draft agreement that could lead to a peace deal between the Afghan government and a militant group linked by Washington to the Taliban and al Qaeda will be signed on Wednesday, a senior official said.
On May 2, 2011, a US Special Forces operation, code named "Neptune Spear," ended the life of Osama bin Laden (OBL). In the ensuing 5 years there has been much debate on whether OBL's demise benefited the war on terror. After all, many...Show More Summary
The U.S. says it is fighting the same Al Qaeda affiliates that are allied with elements of the coalition America is backing. The Obama administration has said little about its fresh deployment of American troops to Yemen, where the U.S. Show More Summary
The group’s leadership in Pakistan has secretly dispatched seasoned veterans there to create an alternate headquarters and compete with the Islamic State.
The accused terrorist wore boxers, not briefs.
Osama bin Laden's young son might be next in line to lead the terrorist group his father founded decades ago. Hamza bin Laden, thought to be in his mid-20s, released an audio message this week calling on jihadists to unite and "liberate...Show More Summary
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Britain, the United States, France and Ukraine blocked a Russian proposal at the United Nations to blacklist Syrian rebel groups Jaish al-Islam and Ahrar al-Sham for links to Islamic State and al Qaeda militants, diplomats said on Wednesday.
The youngest son of the late Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden has recently called all jihadists to unite and fight in an audio message posted online, according to US terrorist-tracking organization Search for International Terrorist Entities (SITE). Show More Summary
Ayman al-Zawahri releases tape calling on mujahideen to come together to "liberate" Syria from "Russians and Western Crusaders"
ADEN (Reuters) - The airport has reopened at the Yemeni coastal city of Mukalla which was recaptured by government and Emirati soldiers in April after a year-long occupation by al Qaeda, local officials said.
AMMAN (Reuters) - Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri urged rival jihadist fighters in Syria to unite or risk death but again decried fellow Sunni Muslim militants Islamic State as "extremists" in an audio recording posted online on Sunday.